Is the generational gap real?
From attitudes on LGBT issues, traditional family values to climate change and individualism vs collectivism, the perceived differences between the younger and older generations are well documented. Around the world, it has also been said that younger people want a bigger say in how things are run, be it in companies or governments which are correspondingly devoting much resources to engaging and involving youths in decision-making. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and one may realise that what the younger generations are looking for are not much different from their older counterparts. How can we connect the different generations and bring out the best in each other, while recognising that the outlook of each generation is distinctly shaped by their own experiences?
Shock and paw: SPCA uses 'experiential tools' to educate youth, deter rising animal abuse
For the second year running, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has used somewhat unconventional methods to educate young people about respecting animals. During an event on Saturday (May 27) it offered experiential learning elements like shock collars, dog cages, and virtual reality simulations to let participants experience abuse from an animal's perspective. Video: Leonard Leong, Mak Jia Kee/TODAY