Interesting program on NPR recently that compared society today to the baby boomers & it kind of plays into this.
When I grew up everyone wanted that first car. We didn't have 3 TV's in the house & all the social sites that are internet dependent. If we wanted to get together with friends outside of school we needed wheels or peddled our 10 speeds around town.
Times have changed. You can sit in the comfort of your home & stay in touch with all 700 of your Facebook friends