There Will Be Our Generation Analysis

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It only makes sense that the Me Generation would raise the next generation of narcissists, but millennials are being coined the Me Me Me Generation. That’s two more Me’s than the last. Which begs the question: is our generation significantly more selfish than those before us? If so, what does that mean for the future? One theory is that although the majority of our generation is self interested we are not selfish; our ideology is to the world’s advantage because thinking about our core identity will be what makes us able to tackle the future. A different viewpoint agrees that it’s not millennials that are selfish, but rather the youth of any generation. There is, however, a perspective dead set on the fact that millennials are significantly …show more content…
Admitting that as “anyone else in their twenties who is new to the work world, [he is] on a journey to find who [he] is, what [he is] passionate about and the tools [he needs] to compete.” Therefore, taking the time to think about himself will make him better capable to serve others and in that context the means of being selfish are justified by the end. In the article “Every Every Every Generation Has Been the Me Me Me Generation”, Elspeth Reeve simultaneously agrees and disagrees with Rubin’s stance by claiming that “it’s not that people born after 1980 are narcissists, it’s that young people are narcissists, and they get over themselves as they get older.” Basically, Reeve is saying Rubin is wrong because right now Millennials are selfish. Then again, Rubin is right because being narcissistic temporarily means the age group is selfish not the …show more content…
I will have prepared myself to take on conflicts with confidence and I might fail, but I believe the point Rubin’s trying to make is that our generation is filled with people that try because we don’t think we’ll fail. I also agree with Reeve because I know that not everyone is self-interested for the sake of one day being selfless. Some people think because they are young, they have the right to be selfish. In terms of those people Reeve is right to say it isn’t the generation they were born into but the age they are in that makes them selfish. For their sake, I hope they grow out of it. I can also manage to agree with Stein and Sanburn and say that my generation was born into a world that made it easier and more acceptable to be selfish. Rubin accounts for those people when he says “[i]f you want to instagram your face and stare at it all day, then you’re playing into the expectations society has for our generation.” This puts me in a difficult situation because although I don’t want us to play into society’s expectations and stay the selfie loving teenagers we are, I also know that our boost of confidence is what society expects will be the reason “[w]hy Millennials will save us all” (Stein and

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