Nugget of Knowledge: 18-year-old mindset

College freshmen are too young to remember 9/11

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A college in Beloit, Wisconsin has some interesting statistics about incoming college freshmen.

The study calls it the mindset of the 18-year-old. It’s a way for faculty to understand that these young people have no clue about many things older people take for granted.

Here are some of the findings on the 18-year-old mindset.

1.) There has always been eBay.

2.) Vladimir Putin has always been calling the shots at the Kremlin.

3.) Serena Williams has always been winning Grand Slam singles titles.

4.) They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time.

5.) If you want to reach them, you’d better send a text. They often ignore emails.

6.) They disagree with their parents as to which was the “first” Star Wars episode.

7.) A Bush and a Clinton have always been campaigning for something big.

8.) John Elway and Wayne Gretzky have always been retired.

9.) They have never seen billboard ads for cigarettes.

10.) Airline tickets have always been bought online.

11.) Michael J. Fox has always spoken about having Parkinson’s disease.

12.) They have no memory of 9-11 NYC tragedy.

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