Beloit College releases the Mindset List every year. It is a list that places in perspective what the cultural perspective of incoming Freshmen is. They just released the 2015 Mindset List (Freshmen will graduate in 2015…well…some of them). Here are just a few of those items that make me start to feel old.
The only significant labor disputes in their lifetimes have been in major league sports.
“Don’t touch that dial!”….what dial?
O.J. Simpson has always been looking for the killers of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Their older siblings have told them about the days when Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera were Mouseketeers.
Music has always been available via free downloads.
Sears has never sold anything out of a Big Book that could also serve as a doorstop.
New kids have always been known as NKOTB.
They’ve often broken up with their significant others via texting, Facebook, or MySpace.
They’ve always wanted to be like Shaq or Kobe: Michael Who?
“PC” has come to mean Personal Computer, not Political Correctness.
Anyone else starting to feel a little old? For the complete Mindset List click here.