Back in the last century, kindred families lived close by or directly with each other. Our grandparents did not have the opportunity to obtain or buy separate housing and were forced to live with their matured children in the same territory. Grandmothers nursed their grandchildren, read fairy tales to them, took them to mugs, told stories from their lives and passed on their wisdom accumulated over the years. At first they passed all this to their children, and then to their grandchildren. Granddaughters were taught to cook, sew, wash, grandchildren tried to teach grandchildren simple household skills. They also tried to convey the spiritual values of their family: whether to work honestly, how to behave in the family, how to earn money, whether to act honestly, etc. A child from childhood absorbed the values, skills, abilities, wisdom of his family and subsequently transferred this knowledge and experience to his children. And so the succession of generations took place.
At present, there is no such close connection between generations. Children try to separate from their parents and live their own lives as quickly as possible, often restricting the communication of children with their parents. Some after leaving school they leave for another city to study and rarely see their loved ones. What happens when the continuity of generations is violated?
On the one hand, it may seem that this is bad when there is no continuity. Values are no longer transmitted, the wisdom accumulated by previous generations is also not transmitted, and a person begins his journey from scratch. Or develops its own value system, which may conflict with the values of previous generations.
Historical facts suggest that knowledge, experience, values must be stored and increased and add something extra. If everything is destroyed, then development will go from scratch. Continuity also gives people support in life, which helps them make decisions, go forward and pass it on to their descendants. Without support, life becomes harder, decisions are made more difficult, and situations where you are at a crossroads and do not know which way to go are left without the participation and help of ancestors. In general, I can say that without the continuity of the positive experience of generations, without the transfer of real spiritual values, humanity will begin to degrade.