They are not pretending, they actually believe they are. In some ways they are actually. My kids learned things in school that were unknown when I went. They learned things that have been corrected from what I learned. They grow up using the latest and greatest tech. That tech was once a VCR and how to connect it to a TV. For them, it is second hand. For the older folks, they need to relearn. The younger generations see these sort of things and that leads them to believe, they are smarter and wiser. They are too young to have seen the cycles, the trends, the loops. Too young to fully understand real interactions. They tend to go through best friends seasonally as opposed to knowing them for decades. They feel to have the depth of those relationships. In some ways, they know more but in many others, they don't know what they don't know. So they can't understand.