Agreeing with this statement would amount to casting aspersions on the wisdom of parents, to which all teenagers looked up to. The teenagers knowledge maybe significantly more on a particular subject, but with respect to being worldly wise, they are far behind their parents. This is for parents have knowledge blended with years of experience. This makes them more worldly wise then the teenagers, who are on the threshold of life.
Years of experiencing the many ups and downs of life make parents a better judge of human character and nature. They can therefore judge people more accurately and are not waved by superficial factors. On the other hand teenagers are swayed by superficial factors. On the other hand teenagers are swayed by superficial, irrelevant factors which may just be a facade and far away from reality.
The information explosion in the print and electronic media, may give more information to teenagers. This however cannot make them more worldly wise then their parents. For their knowledge obtained from such sources are primarily confined to what they have seen, heard or read. The parents on the other hand can better use this knowledge, blending it with their personal experiences in life. it is because of this we find teenagers looking up to their parents for advice, in important decisions relating to their work or career.
Moreover teenagers being young are more enthusiastic and optimistic by nature, This i for they have seen the brigliter side of life only, being protected from its harsh realities by their parents. They are therefore prone to taking decisions in a haste. Parents on the othe4r hand, being seasoned and cautious, make more rational decisions, for they take a balanced view of things they know the virtue of patience and tolerance, and are there fer in a better position to evaluate options more logically and practically, before arriving at a firm decision, There advise is thus more practically, before arriving at a firm decision. There advise is thus more practical and useful.
Besides being optimistic and rash, the teenagers have a tendency to follow the dictates of the heart, rather then their mind. They are easily moved by superficial considerations like colour, looks or aesthetic appeal. on the other hand parents take decisions on merit, with sound time tested logic, using their mind. They are therefore less prone to error. it is because of this we find successful teenagers like models, actors etc. seeing the advise of parents, in matters concerning their career or future. on the other hand, we have numerous instances of teenagers ruining their lives, in the misconception of being more worldly wise then their parents.
Thus teenagers even to day are not more worldly wise than their parents. They lack experience, and wisdom which comes with age. These attributes are possessed by the parents in ample measure. Teenagers therefore must make proper use of this invaluable resources to enrich their lives.