Not just me and my family, but everyone reading this might have gone through such a conflict in and out of home, where ever maybe and then left thinking all over again where you ended up wrong.
Generation gap, as what we name it is nothing but a conflict of interests and choices between a group of people. Gen-Y might not like Gen-X's interests, similarly Gen-Z might find it better to stay away from Gen-X as well as Gen-Y at the same time. The seeds of generation gap are sown as early as in childhood and it takes the form of harmful weeds as the time elapses, taking a toll on relationships. Yes, I respect my parents and their wishes but that does not mean I have to follow them and whatever they think. I surely sonot mean I'm rebellious, but I'm free spirited. I don't wish to stay in someone else's influence of thoughts. They are right the way they think and we are right the way we think. The gap is due to the contradictory milieu in which both are raised. We are raised in the age of technology and commerce, while they did not have access to any such things. Mahatama Gandhi's ideals of non violence donot apply to the contemporary world. No one puts another side of his face forward for one more slap!
This so called generation gap can be rooted out only if both the ends try to meet unconditionally. If parents put a step forward the child too needs to step ahead. You need two hands to clap, one does not make it done. Running away from the fact will not help anyone. Compassion and patience are the need of the hour. If not the world we can at least change ourselves.