I don't think the "Generation Gap" is as big as people think. Sure, each generation has its own set of challenges and circumstances that form the identity of that generation...but when you get down to the basics--each generation learns a lot of the same life lessons--that working hard pays off; that family and relationships are most important; that we all still have a lot to learn. The young, the middle-aged, the old...we all have a lot more in common than we initially might think.
Take my 91-year-old Grandma for example. She was visiting my aunt and uncle in Louisville, KY (only 7 hours from us) so we went up there to visit her a few weekends ago. My cousin took my family and Grandma shoe shopping. I thought I was a major shoe-shopper and that I could spend days looking at shoes, but my Grandma outshopped us all. In the crowded mega-shoe sale, she was squeezing through the crowd and trying on shoes like nobody's business. And then in the checkout line? My cousin had one pair of shoes, I had 2 pairs for me and one pair for Miss B....but my Grandma? 6 pairs. And she could have kept going!!
She is my hero.
Generation gap? Nah.