TIME’s new cover makes me so mad I could write essays about it, but instead I’m going to keep job hunting since in today’s world a university degree means nothing and therefore like much of my generation, I’m stuck choosing between minimum wage jobs and internships that I can’t afford to accept in an attempt to pay off my tens of thousands of dollars worth of student debt.
I’d be interested in reading this article to see exactly what makes us entitled and lazy. Are we lazy because more of us are completing high school and going to college than ever before? Are we entitled because our standard of living is declining? Do we live with our parents because we’re too slothful to leave or is because our education costs are getting steeper and steeper while we’re getting less and less aid?
Tell us, Time Magazine, about how we’re narcissistic little slugs when we’re faced with an economic crisis that resulted in a lowering of our standard of living, an increase in tuition costs and how when we get out of our very expensive schools, more and more of us are going to end up working minimum wage jobs.
neither of you are actually trying to formulate a serious counter-argument to stein’s headline, are you? because if you are, stop now. you are failing hardcore. NOBODY can argue that millenials are not narcissistic and entitled without changing the definitions of those terms because all Joel has to write is a one word, one sentence paragraph called: Facebook.
If you’re going to pick a line to argue with, try dashed out follow up. Of course millenials are stupid brats with nothing but how they think they appear to other to go off of, but it’s not their fault, its the industry that they’ve grown up in, which started off in the 50s after the baby-boom because children started to control all household financial decisions. No, this generation will not save us all. They are all going to be complaining service sector jack offs whose only important activity will be arguing with one another about the merits of their own generation. Now, if you do want to mess with his argument, you could obviously trifle with his definition of millenials, which, since it only includes white, upper-middle class suburban folks who are half of Joel’s sorry age (or, I don’t know, attack his credibility in this case, since he has literally no perspective or claim to understand anything about sociology since his degree is in journalism) it’s a pretty racist category in general and your underarching point does hold - the vast majority of this young generation doesn’t actually possess the resources by which one would become a straight up narcissist.