Generations misunderstand each other’s motives
One study done by the Harvard Business Review found there is a disconnect between how each generation feels about their careers and perceives others to feel about theirs. It turns out, every generation wants a job that offers personal fulfillment, and yet they tend to think the other generations are just interested in money. This was found to be true throughout four generations of individuals born in the 1920s all the way through the mid-1980s. Translation: having parents misunderstand our careers is practically baked into the fabric of society.