Analysis Of Generation Me

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On page sixty-four of Generation Me by Jean Twenge, the list contains answers to certain questions in the way most Generation Me’ers would answer. I hear many of these same responses in my own conversations with friends. Typical everyday phrases I hear are “Just be yourself” and “Believe in yourself, anything is possible.” These phrases express one’s interest solely in oneself. I believe selfishness is also expressed in the phrases “you have to respect yourself” and “you have to love yourself first before you can love someone else.” These Generation Me quotes state that the younger generation desires attention only on themselves; they care not what others opinions are of them. I believe people do need to respect and show confidence in themselves;…show more content…
Philippians 2:3 states, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” It is okay to love yourself and enjoy pleasure in life; however, do not show off at the expense of others. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 states, “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrong.” I would like to point out specific wording. “Love is not self-seeking…”; therefore, love is not selfish. I believe Generation Me goes beyond love and states that obtaining all the pleasure out of life that one can at anyone else’s expense is loving yourself. This is, in fact, contrary to love and leads to egocentricity. If love is not self-seeking, then love should be more about appreciating oneself, being thankful, and helping other people. Generation Me’s self-worship will haunt them in their later years of…show more content…
If the student fails, it is the student’s fault, not the teacher‘s fault. However, Generation Me blames the teacher for the fact the student did not learn the material. Parents argue with teacher over grades. Lack of accountability is everywhere in Generation Me.. This is completely wrong. Teachers used to be able to discipline students in class, teach, and assign grades. But now, teachers cannot place a finger on a student without the parents becoming mad and complaining to the school principal. In conclusion, Chapter 2 of Generation Me is mainly about selfishness. Generation Me is headed in the wrong direction of loving oneself above others. The younger generation needs to learn to be less prideful and have less self-worship. Generation Me need to learn to put others first- to love someone besides themselves. Love is not about oneself, but about sacrifice. Christ loved the world that He sent his one and only Son down to earth. Jesus died on the cross for our sins because he loved us. He sacrificed himself for us. He sacrificed himself for
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