Re: Another question to ponder

Subject: Re: Another question to ponder
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:23:42 -0400


I know what you mean about feeling like a chaperone. Some of those situations can be awkward. What I've found, though, is that not all young people are agists. The fact that among themselves they talk about musical artists I've never heard of or how cool some horror movie was doesn't mean they can't and won't get involved in a conversation that's more in keeping with my interests. You'd be amazed the extent to which these kids are familiar with old movies and old music (meaning stuff you grew up on, not stuff from your parents' generation).

Aside from movies, music, and the always appropriate cross-generational topic of local sports (count me out on that one because I don't know anything about it), consider that you have stories to tell about your experience that twenty-somethings might actually be interested in. They've only read in high school history texts about decades you've lived through. Tell them how it really was. Share work-related war stories (how you dealt with a lousy manager, for example).

Of course I'm much older than you are, so there's more of a respect-your-elders dynamic that goes on in my case. And I've probably also got more stories to tell. But overall I think what you're describing will become a non-problem if you work at it a bit.



James Barrow wrote:

Okay, this question may not come out right, but it's a serious nonetheless:

Has anyone's age been a factor on a tech writing assignment?


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