Narcissism and Generation

Topics: Narcissism, Entitlement, Generation Y Pages: 4 (863 words) Published: January 21, 2013
My generation, also known as Generation Y, is defined as a technology based generation. We have grown up surrounded with all sorts of technologies that make our lives easier. In some ways this has been beneficial to us. It has enabled us to get information about something at the touch of a button or keep us from getting sick. In other ways it has caused us to grow up lazy and wanting to do the least amount of work as possible. Many adults believe that Generation Y feels entitled to certain privileges and that most luxuries are necessities. According to Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled -- and More Miserable Than Ever Before, “Teens feel entitled and are coddled, disrespectful, narcissistic and impatient”. I agree with this because many people my age are very self-centered. -------------------------------------------------

The main thing that defines Generation Y is our technology based upbringing. We have grown up with televisions , microwaves, dishwashers, and other gadgets that entertain us or make our lives easier. We are so consumed with technology that issues such as “nomophbia” or "no mobile-phone phobia," (Vicky Kung, CNN) and other psychological problems have recently been discovered when Generation Y was separated from technology. As one of the examples of excess attachment to technology, researcher, Michael Carr-Gregg, stated that "Many of my clients go to bed with their mobile phones while sleeping just like how one will have the teddy bear in the old days." This just goes to show how attached Generation Y is to technology. -------------------------------------------------


There are two main characteristics that Generation Y have: they are feelings of entitlement and the belief that luxuries are necessities. We believe that...
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