Self-preservation is the protection of oneself from harm or death, a basic instinct that humans have. The millennial generation refers to individuals born between 1980 and 2000. Rob Fournier in his essay “The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?”,argues that the only way Millennials will engage in Washington is if they change it. David and Jack Cahn in their introductory chapter to When Millennials Rule offers a solution to this issue by asserting that young people will use their votes to radically change Washington and win the war against the Washington elite. Self-preservation is usually perceived as an individual doing whatever they have to get by or provide for themselves. Common issues relating to the millennials is that they are seen as selfish individuals. Cahn and Cahn’s argument extends Fournier’s argument of how millennials will change Washington, offering a solution to make a better economy for themselves and future generations. Collective self-preservation,the idea of behaving in a way that assures someone survival. Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher that believed self-preservation was the right of nature, meaning that is everyone’s natural instinct. He believed that man had the liberty to use their power to preserve the nature, …show more content…
They extend Fournier’s argument by raising awareness and offering a solution to how Millennials will win against the Washington elite. They illustrate that independent voters can unify around political center. Their purpose is to raise awareness about the potential for millennials to radically change Washington by identifying the common millennial positions on key issues. Cahn and Cahn establish a confident semi-formal illustrated tone for a non-millennial aged audience. Cahn and Cahn want readers to think about how millennials can reshape
An excerpt from “CQ Researcher” wrote a summary that focuses on how Millennials is one of the most diverse generations of America 's, leading them to possibly reshape our country in their image. The first time I read this, I thought that young adults may not have what it takes to change America’s society. That they didn’t know how, but then you have Millennials vote for President Obama which in fact were most hispanic people, we may have a shot. According to the “CQ Researcher” “ Millennials launch into successful adulthood, causing many to delay getting married, starting families and purchasing a home. This is good because setting back with marriage and families, gives enough time for an individual to understand our country and what is the
Selina Raymond English 102 Mrs. Hildebrand 2 February 2018 Rhetorical Analysis of “The New Greatest Generation” Words that most resonate with Millennials are narcissistic, lazy, and entitled which many people feel to be true. Author Joel Stein, Wrote “The New Greatest Generation,” published in 2013, and he argues that while the data he provides proves Milliennials may be narcissistic, lazy, and entitled, they are not defined by it; they are defined by how they respond to real life situations. Stein begins to strengthen his purpose by using a sarcastic tone while providing the facts and statistics, successfully making the readers question whether the evidence is valid; another way stein successfully furthers his purpose by using an order of
In his article “The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation Is Reshaping American Politics,” Russell Dalton, an author and political analyst, focuses on a specific issue in regards to “Citizenship and the Transformation of American Society.” Dalton tries to shine light on a complicated paradox issue by asking a stimulating question: ‘What does it mean to be a good citizen?’ Throughout the article, Dalton explores two types of citizenships while cross analyzing three generations that could resolve the paradox issue. His answer was confusing throughout the article, until it became apparent at the end of the article when Dalton explains the respect he has for his fellow peers views’ on ‘what does it mean to be a good citizen’ and who’s to blame
Sanders has the same political views as millennials, targets and debates the issues that millennials care about, and is the best candidate to be the next president of the United States of America in millennials’ eyes. Because of Sanders, millennial voter turnout has increased by a large percentage and millennial involvement in politics has increased as well. Sanders is the politician that was the inspiration for millennials to get involved in politics. Bernie Sanders was the catalyst to change the millennial voter turnout from a small percentage to a large percentage; he brought millennials into
Change takes places everywhere, everyday. If we as humans experience change on a daily basis, it should be no surprise that even “The Land of the Free” must eventually evolve. A Fierce Discontent by Yale alumni Indiana University historian and Michael McGerr documents this change that spread throughout America, which is known as the Progressive Movement. Michael McGerr believed that “the people and struggles of that age of “fierce discontent” a century ago still command our attention” (McGerr, xiii), which sheds a little light as to why he chose to write about the Progressive Era. It was social and political reform and activism that made up the Progressive Era and
He pointed out that I needed to exercise my rights and put my input into the country. Many students my age are never taught the importance of voting; therefore, they lose many opportunities to let their voices be heard until later in their lives. When students register to vote, a spark arises into researching government so that they know they are making gown up choices like the new adult title. The government would have no choice but to listen to young Americans if they became involved with the issues and demanded representation. Young adults must understand the impact that voting today has one their future.
Urbanization in America Business and industrialization centered on the cities in America like New York, Boston, and Chicago. The increasing number of factories created an immense need for labor which got people in rural areas to move to the city, and bringing immigrants from Europe to the United States. Urbanization changed America in many ways but specifically in a social and economic way leading to today’s America. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, urbanization was increasing at a startling rate.
“He suggested that the problem was not mine alone, that it seemed to afflict a great many people, prominent among them writers, artists and thinkers…” (Birkerts 164). I find this statement to be somewhat false. Although many artist focus more on just creating art and nothing else, Gen Y has been to prove this wrong. More of them have molded their passion for art and politics into a way of "doing" politics.
A Rhetorical Analysis of Kyle Reyes’ Millennials Are Destroying the Next Generation and It’s Ruining America From not dining as often at fast casual restaurants, and playing golf less often, to almost completely killing the napkin industry (Forbes), younger generations, especially millennials, are responsible for the end of eras. Not only is this group responsible for the extinction of these industries, they’re also responsible for moral corruption. Apparently, Millennials are Destroying the Next Generation and it’s Ruining America. Kyle Reyes, self-proclaimed “liberal troll”, published this article on the NewBostonPost, a conservative news outlet and blog.
He denounced tyranny. He insisted that when government violates individual rights, people may legitimately rebel” (Powell 2). He believed that the government was created for the people and not just the monarchy and if the government fails it’s up to the people to ‘fix’ it. He influenced many people and philosophers, including Thomas Paine and Thomas
In chapter four of Russell J. Dalton’s “The Good Citizen,” he discusses different forms of political participation, including Internet participation. He acknowledges that the Internet has helped getting young people to participate. He states, “If we had more recent survey evidence, or especially a survey of young Americans, we would find new forms of online activism that didn’t exist a generation ago.” (63) Dalton informs us that young Americans do not vote as much as older Americans do, but that younger people are more active when it comes to Internet participation. Dalton pointed out that this is because the Internet “opens the door to participation by individuals who might not otherwise be active, such as young people.”
“Millennial drop-off voters do not feel informed enough to vote in local elections. They struggle to find information about local elections and don 't know which sources to trust," according to the Knight Foundation study” (High 1). Until recently, many information about local elections could be only found on newspapers and television in which those two sources are being used less by millennials every single day. Younger people rely on the internet and other social media outlets to gather information in today’s modern world. Younger people simply do not read newspapers or watch television as much as before due to the internet
Some people argue that Millennials are entitled, self-centred, and uninterested in anything other than their own Facebook and Twitter page. This generation has been known to have high self-esteem, assertiveness, self-importance, narcissism, and high expectations. Having a higher self-esteem comes with many positive outcomes and benefits. People high in self-esteem claim to be more likable, attractive and make better impressions on others in a working environment than other people with low self-esteem. Millennials with greater self-importance are the ones who help others and care about large social