Have you heard of the Mindset list, which tells much about changing times? If so, what do you think about its findings?
It is a list compiled yearly that shows how America is changing. I shall copy and paste a bit of how the class of 2014 differs from those of, say, my generation. Here is the Mindset list from 2014 (link has an introduction to this study):
32. Czechoslovakia has never existed.
58. Beethoven has always been a dog.
4. Al Gore has always been animated.
One from the Mindset list for 2012
38. Lenin’s name has never been on a major city in Russia.
A couple more from the Mindset list for 2011
1. What Berlin wall?
53. Tiananmen Square is a 2008 Olympics venue, not the scene of a massacre.
45. They learned about JFK from Oliver Stone and Malcolm X from Spike Lee. (This means that they are learning about huge parts of history from actors, not in school)
I could list more but do not want this to be overly long.
This makes me feel old but that does not bother me. I am not bothered by how life has changed. What bothers me is history is being forgotten.