"Where’s Berlin?" some may ask.
Keeping up with the world around you gives you an edge in relating to others. Just as much as youth is wise to respect age and experience, our elders would be wise to acknowledge the difference in perspective for the people just entering adulthood. The eye-opening Beloit College Mindset List® for the Class of 2011 is out, and you can read for yourself why things like the Berlin Wall have no relevance to today’s college freshmen.
However, I will argue with #66: The World Wide Web has been an online tool since they were born. Considering that the Mosaic web browser didn’t enter college consciousness until 1993, these kids were more inclined to be exposed to the World Wide Web beginning at earliest age 4. More realistically, though, the web browser is still struggling to get into some classrooms, so I’d hold off another five years before adding this statement to the list. Being the social analyst that I am… not.