Both of the readings this week I found to be very interesting because the article “When I Was Your Age” pertains to us college students and the in the reading of chapter 5 I found the section about the relationship between milk and height ironic because that has come up in my life before.
Most of us are either entering our twenties in the next two or so years, or are already currently in our twenties. Throughout reading “When I Was Your Age” I felt as though I could relate to it easily. I have grown up with older siblings and they always talk about how different my generation is than theirs, so although I don’t get the old “Back in my day” talk I still can relate to this article. The part that I really liked said:
“We forget those same periods of stagnation in our own lives and focus instead—and selectively—on the moments where that stagnation gave way to something new and was stagnant no more. No wonder that in comparison, the youth of today suffers. Over. And over. And over.” (Konnikova, 2013, para 15).
I found this to be interesting because I do always feel as though older generations are always looking down on ours saying that we have it so easy, but we do have hard times just like them, they just don’t see them like we do.
In the chapter reading, I was most interested by the milk and height part because when I was younger my mom would always make me drink milk and would say that she wanted me to grow in a healthy way. Therefore when I read about it and saw that there really is a correlation between it and that the health benefits it related to my life. The way that we grow is an extremely important topic and I can’t wait to discuss it!