September 19, 2013
The Young Generation
The article from the Time Magazine “The Newest Generation” by Joel Stein and Josh Sanburn delves on various issues aligned with the current generation of youth often termed as the “tech scurvy,” “millennia,” or the “Y” generation. Contrary to persistent claims from various avenues that have often termed the young generation as shallow, selfish, and lazy, the article is well articulated and contains evidence based claims aligned with the behaviors of the young generation. In fact, the article is based on pure statistical evidence derived from different surveys. In substantiating its claims, the article states that researches carried out in the recent past indicate that the prevalence of narcissistic personality disorders amongst the young generation is three times higher when compared to that of the older generation (Stein and Sanburn 28).
In analyzing these claims, the author articulates that the current generation may have been forced by a myriad of circumstances and experiences to adopt their current trends aligned with being addicted to different technological innovations. Overall, the article does not target a specific audience, but is purposed for different populations segment both the young and the old, who have a fascinating admiration to exploring the relationship between the young generation and technology.
While much has been hypothesized regarding the negative behavior and attitudes harbored by the younger generation as a result technological innovations, it is essential to note that there are a number of cases whereby such technological innovations work for the mutual benefit of this generation. Indeed, technology has become so addictive to the modern generation; hence, making them selfish, and lazy. But at the same time, technological innovations offer various viable avenues, which can enhance the realization of different goals. For this purpose, I disagree with Stein articulates regarding the...