Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. The Wednesday Hodgepodge this week falls on John Chapman's birth date. He's more famously known as Johnny Appleseed...what's your favorite variety of apple?

I will go with the Granny Smith Apple...

2. When did you last say 'ick'?

The moment my doctor said the word diet.  Low carb, no caffeine and no processed foods.  That was my whole diet.

3. Do you think there's a generation gap? Explain.

As a professor, I hear about this all the time.  Yes, there is a generation gap.  The rapid advancement of technology combined with a 9-11 world and a bad economy has affected this generation.  This is not necessarily for the worse.  A few points for each argument: 


This generation are in the Google world.  They understand how to find the answer to just about any question quickly and easily.  As a result of technology they are very good at multitasking and being highly efficient with their time.  The downside is that they are not necessarily good at going deep.  Deep one-on-one conversations in a texting world is tough.  Also projects that take a lot of redundancy or in-depth inquiry can be painful to them.  

9-11 World:

This generation is more concerned with having a more well rounded lifestyle.  It is not all about work to them.  They also talk to their friends and family frequently. Relationships are very important to this generation. On the downside, they are willing to trade freedom for security.  They do not mind having their bags searched or information taken.  It is part of their world.

Poor Economy:

This generation knows it will be the first in a long time that will not live better than their parents.  As a result of this realization they work hard in school.  Most have a part time job on top on an internship while also going to school full time.  They do all of this to ensure that they will be competitive for a job upon graduation.    This often leaves them little time for social life. So when they play, they play hard.  They are also growing up in a corporate world.  They understand that companies will discard them like yesterdays garbage; as a result they tend to have little patience and 'loyalty' to a company.  Someone makes them a better offer, they will leave.  They have loyalty to people yes, companies not so much.  A job is not personal, it is business.

4. What's on your computer screen saver? Do you leave it alone or change it often?

Good computer screen just goes blank.

5. If you had the attention of the entire world for two minutes, what would you say?

Stuff is not important, people are.  We are so concerned with getting the next greatest thing, we have forgotten about what is truly important.  If we became as concerned with the well being of our society as we are about the latest iPhone, we would eliminate most human suffering.

6. Four fashion trends to try this fall are-brocade/jacquard (fancy printed fabrics), peplum, lace, and printed pants...which of these four would you be most likely to wear?

Ummmm, guy here.  Fashion and I are not well acquainted.  I will stick with suiting up!

7. What can make your bad day better?

Sex, good music or a funny moment.  These are not mutually exclusive categories.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

What is the next generation going to be like?

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