To Generation Me

To Generation Me - Instead, the movement gave rise to an...

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Instead, the movement gave rise to an entirely new set of excuses for GenMe’s social malpractices. “GenMe’s focus on the needs of the individual is not necessarily self-absorbed or isolationist…it’s a way of moving through the world beholden to few social rules and with the unshakeable belief that you’re important” (Twenge, P. 760). These excuses have thrown GenMe’s egos into overdrive, causing a false sense of entitlement and narcissism. Generation Me’s overly inflated egos have realized nothing but laziness. The general idea behind self-esteem was to promote excelling in school and becoming an active citizen. But, according to Twenge, one cannot possess self-esteem without engaging in these activities before hand. “Self-esteem without basis encourages laziness rather than hard work” (Twenge, P. 773). GenMe has been led to believe that if they put themselves first, all else will follow. This mode of thinking has led them to become listless which, later in life, will give way
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