In case you haven’t seen it yet this year, here’s Beloit College’s Mindset List for the graduating class of 2011 (Those entering college this fall.) A list of 70 items defining the 18-year-old mindset by what they’ve never witnessed directly, or what has always been around. Beloit does this every year. If you haven’t seen these before, go a few years back, and experience how old you really are.
#1 on the list is definitely jarring.
(and when you’re done feeling old, and need a laugh, here’s a parody: the mindset list for the class of 1918.)
Compared to other years’ lists, I think they really had to stretch to make this year’s.