I'll elaborate on that post. Today people just five years younger than me are so much smarter than I was. I feel like an idiot around them.
I used to think that wasn't the case because if you quiz them on general trivia and factoids most of them will have no clue. Like, I am amazed how many people don't know who Jimmy Carter is or something like that. But ask them something that involves depth of knowledge and complexity and your mind will be blown. I guess the reason is that anything that can be googled within a few seconds they don't really care to memorize like we had to. But instead of wasting brain power on that stuff they become expert critical thinkers.
Well, yes, that makes a lot more sense than your previous post. I think it goes beyond google and being connected electronically to others. I do believe you are right that teenagers today at least understand people on a much deeper level than older generations did / do.
My generation as teenagers would likely beat up the cranky old man yelling at us to get off his grass. This generation today is all like "I apologize, sir."