I haven’t blogged in a while as last week was very emotionally charged for me personally – maybe it was for you as well.
Between giving the weeks’ sermon, the events of the week, some wonderful family things and some obligations, I was running short on bandwidth. But here’s a bit of what I was going through my mind and likely will for a good while.
Time Magazine’s The Me, Me, Me” article on the Millennial Generation by Joel Stein.
Unfortunately, you can’t read the article online for free (unless you are a subscriber or pay one of their content packages.) I identify myself as a Gen Xer (those born between 1968-1979) but I have a great deal of affinity and affection for the Millennials. The piece was well-written, the title and intro was a bit sensational (that’s how you try to sell magazines right?) but I did appreciate that he identifies his own narcism and his speculation of the Millennials actually being the ones to change the world and do the greatest amount of social good of any recent American generation has seen/done. Not exactly sure how that is measured though.
Just like I’m not sure how narcism is really measured. I get that Stein cited this generation has the highest clinical cases of narcism but can he really compare the countless untreated people throughout the generations with the Millennials, especially since they are the largest, the youngest and fortunately, the ones whose Boomer parents have been able to send them to therapy/counseling?
Is there really more narcism today? Or is impossible it is more evident/verifiable because of social media? Did it really not [Read more…]