When The Digital Generation Gets Old

When The Digital Generation Gets Old

There’s an article on a Daily Kos diary based on World of Warcraft guild that’s making the rounds and, of course, that’s pretty joke-worthy in and of itself.

I mean, can you imagine all these liberals gaming? Have they pushed for a new server-wide tax to pay for sex change operations for troubled Orcs? Have they created a Necromancers’ union to raise the dead to vote in their in-game elections? Do they accuse people of being racist because they fight trolls?

However, here was the part from the piece that really stood out for me.

There’s plenty about Wreck List of Garrosh (US-H) that’s a little different from your run-of-the-mill World of Warcraft guild. The sprawling social guild doused Ragnaros just days ago with a team of core raiders rooted by several members in their 50s and 60s. In fact, the guild is run primarily by women over the age of 50 — “at age 51, I’m the baby of the group.”

This is one of those weird little tics of our modern era.

We have an increasingly elderly population in a youth-obsessed culture. So, we have sixty-year-olds who are hard core gamers. This also reminds me of a woman I still vividly remember seeing a few months back. This woman must have been in her mid-sixties and yet, she had large, pert, perfect breast implants. As you can imagine, it created kind of a weird effect — sort of like watching a Viagra commercial or seeing the Rolling Stones perform and knowing Mick Jagger is 68 years old.

In one sense, these are all minor, nearly insignificant things, but I wonder if it says something larger about the culture we’ve created in this country.

There’s a famous verse from the Bible that goes like so…

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. — 1 Corinthians 13:11

In modern America, a lot of the adults haven’t put their childish ways behind them and you have to wonder how much of a negative impact that’s having on our culture, our country, and the way we’re governed.

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