The article “The Me Me Me Generation” by Joel Stein mentions how Millennials are a self-centred generation who have been raised with many participation awards and parents who mistakenly believed that strengthening their self-esteem was they key to success rather than focusing more on strengthening up their character and skills. Stein mentions that the younger generation lives mostly through screens, whether those on phones, iPad’s, or computers, and believes someway that it is entitled to success without experiencing the rough situations in lifetime. Stein also presented studies showing that the incidence of narcissistic personality disorder among Millennials is massive. Stein concludes the article by mentioning that this has not taken him by surprise, because this began with their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, or known as the “Me Generation.” Millennials seek to make their own mark on the world. This generation exhibits higher levels of work ethic than any other in history.
One’s childhood can have lasting effects on their adulthood and excessive use of technology is preventing natural coping mechanisms from forming. Sinek claims that it is unhealthy to be on electronics for extensive periods of time, but millennials are not always going to put it down (Sinek). Millennials are the first generation to experience advanced technology and are not to be blamed for their mistakes. That generation can make mistakes, because the generations prior did not have access to this technology and all of the issues are happening for the first time. Everyone, including the author of this essay, agrees that the childhood in question can be more pleasant, but the psychological effects of the childhood are not ideal in the workplace (Paras).
That is wrong for two reasons. Reason one, young people 's use of technology is not a necessity. Millennials and Gen Z use technology for leisure and fun most of the time. There is no reliance (for the most part) other than what teachers and bosses assign. Which leads to reason two; the people that rely on technology the most are the older generations.
Jean Twenge, an associate professor at San Diego State University, has found through studies that “people who graduated from high school in the 2000s dislike the idea of work for work’s sake…” (Bass) Millennials do not like working just because they do not like the idea of a job. In a job you are relied upon, and millennials do not like having expectations. That’s why millennials often work in easy jobs,
Youths from Generation Z are showing less attention to their parents, as they’re becoming more connected to their mobile devices. Lynch stated that ‘youths are more intrigued in their mobile phones, and social media, compared to listing to the previous generations’ experiences and knowledge’. Although most youths don’t reflect on their elders’ advice, mobile phone technology has helped teenagers become accepting of others and their beliefs. According to a recent MTV report, 91% of Generation Z stated that technology has helped them become more understanding of people from different backgrounds and are optimistic that Generation Z can help build and create "a better world" (Xero Blog, 2015). Mobile phones and social media have helped people build confidence and create a better accepting place for youths, but youths aren’t listening nor accepting in advice from previous
The generation is more empathetic and outward looking and has lesser stereotypes than the previous two generations. At work, Millennials are collaborative. They want to be seen as individual contributors, who make a difference. They look to leverage their strengths to deliver results at the
In the era of new generation, people are depending on technology. Through this technology, they can become more creativity. As an example they can create many miscellaneous things and sources. Technology not only able to lead mankind to creativity but it also can help mankind to communicate with other people who are miles away from their home or country. Other than that, people also can access information easily at anytime and anywhere.
Nowadays, social media has become a huge part of the lives of the people in this generation. Us, the millennial, are born in an era of rapid advances in technology. Since a really young age we are taught to use a variety of these innovations such as computers, video games, and televisions. It has become part of our DNA’s and our daily lives to use technology and what comes with it, social media. These two things have created a sense of dependence in millennial that basically we can say that our smartphones and computers are a part of us.
Technology has clearly given our world numerous advantages and positive resources. One of the most controversial aspects to technology, however, holds many negative opinions. These debated views are geared towards smartphones because of their accessibility. From a young age children are introduced to these devices, and when they finally get one of their own they rarely put them down. One of the reasons that youth find smartphones so difficult to turn away from is social media.
Furthermore, they have a constant quest for updating and expanding their knowledge. Millennials’ use of technology clearly sets them apart. One of the defining characteristics of the millennial generation is their affinity with the digital world. They have grown up with broadband, smartphones, laptops and social media being the norm and expect instant access to information. This is the first generation to enter the workplace with a better grasp of a key business tool than more senior