Don't worry it's not just your generation, it's society in general. For the first time in the history of humanity every human on Earth can connect and communicate with every other human regardless of geographic location. Humanity is beginning to go through a change that we haven't seen since the invention of the printing press.
You have instant access to information. Many have unfettered access to the world and say or do anything you want with little understanding of the long term consequences of your actions, for good or bad. That is very different from my teen years.
Ever generation is different. As technology develops so does society. We just happen to be in a more technology society than another generation but will be less than generations before us. Kids our now taught to be "pansies" Schools won't even let some kids run or play ball during recess. Parents become too protective.
Life got too fast. We used to work... Go to school and set down at the dinner table as a family. We talked. Now life is too fast to even eat at home. Work.. School... Dance lessons.. Football practice...soccer.. Basketball... Grab a mcDonalds burger and fries. To bed by 11:00am. Too sleepy to talk. Kids on computer or phone 10-12 hours in between. Its one big blur.
Parents started getting lazier, North America got paranoid by 9/11 and Columbine, kids got left home alone more often, higher rate of divorces, awful reality shows and garbage like Duck Dynasty and the Hunger Games was created, vampire romance became popular, the internet connected kids from all different perspectives together and chain stores began to take over.
It is do very diff. I was a teenager in the 80s. Sometimes I miss the phone on the wall or no remote control. People were outside alot, now I see no kids out tearing it up. But life evolves. However I find your gen more knowledgeable and interesting. The funny stuff Your gen comes up with makes me wish I grew in this time era. Enjoy your youth. Get out and have fun. Including soaping a few windows toilet paper a tree etc.
In some ways it's the same, some ways it's different. I used to explore videogames with my dad. Now I play videogames together with my kids and spouse. From PC games to Dungeons and Dragons night. I built stuff using LEGOs with my dad. Now my family build entire monuments and castles in Minecraft. My dad taught me automotive. I teach my kids computer programming, multimedia , and autoCAD. My parents took me to the zoo and amusement parks. I take my kids to tour Google, Space X, Valve, Apple, Tesla, Stanford alumni events and Intel's Museum. The sentiments are still the same regardless of how different it may be.