It’s that time of year again. A new semester has sprung and you are thinking to yourself, wow, these students are idiots.
They are not. What has actually happened is that you are the olds. It’s true. It’s happening to the best of us right now. These students aren’t aggressively apathetic to your jokes, they just don’t get them. When they do get them, they think they are dad jokes. Now, are you thinking, they aren’t any younger than my other students? You are right! They aren’t. You are older. You keep getting older, they keep staying the same age.
So just how young are your new students?
On average, they graduated high school in 2010. Take a minute. Drink that in. This was in 2010:
So was this: