Skip to comments.We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists
Posted on 01/09/2013 10:24:53 AM PST by rarestia
A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing.
Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years. This data is not unexpected. I have been writing a great deal over the past few years about the toxic psychological impact of media and technology on children, adolescents and young adults, particularly as it regards turning them into faux celebritiesthe equivalent of lead actors in their own fictionalized life stories.
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Generally, kids don’t understand pecking orders. They do think as you stated.
My son graduated college last December, but could only find a job putting tires on cars at a tire store. He stayed at it nine months, until he found a better job as shipping manager in the warehouse of a good-sized plumbing/HVAC wholesaler. I told him they would not have been interested in him if he hadn’t been working at the tire place. They wanted someone willing to get their hands dirty as well as had a degree. If he’d been waiting tables, or doing nothing, he would not have landed the job.
Not enough young people are learning this lesson. This is what good employers are looking for.
We have one lost generation raising another lost generation on progressive "truths" that have a lifetime of a weekend or so, where self esteem has a higher value than honesty, character and integrity and all in a dumbed down world determined to remove from our collective consciousness God and the concept of an authority higher and greater than our immediate personal wants and desires.
We are reaping the seed we have sown and are raising those who will eventually be our caretakers. You'd think we'd be more interested in the quality our golden years and future, but you'd be wrong.
It's also not that important. This is an Internet forum, not a writer's workshop.
Did you have trouble understanding the point of the post, or are you just being pedantic for pedantry's sake?
It was hilarious. Basically it said:
1. they don't like long hours or hard work so accept the fact that they can't put in the traditional 40-60 hours.
2. They need a "cause" (well, yeah, they've all been brainwashed that causes are omni-important) so make them feel as though they are contributing to some big picture. They need a purpose and meaning, not just a paycheck.
3. As an employer make sure you know the answers to two questions: How does what we do, as an organization, change the world? How does what we do change human experience in the world? (again from the communist brainwashing they've had all their lives)
4. They need constant feedback as to how wonderful they are and how valued they are.
I couldn't believe my eyes. Bottom line: I wouldn't hire one of these people with someone else's payroll. I am sure there are exceptions but I wouldn't take the gamble.
Yeah, but post an excerpt from your blog and you'll get more attention than at all them other sites.;)
Yeah, but post an excerpt from your blog and you'll get more attention than from all them other sites.;)
“Must be they all got gold stars at the end of the skool year.”
Then we wonder why people dismiss conservatism out of hand. We wonder why conservatives have a reputation for being cold and heartless. We wonder why we lose elections.
Maybe it is because of piss poor attitudes like yours that drive other people away because you get your jollies tearing them down, as opposed to helping people get on board with our conservative values. Sorry, but you’re not that superior just because you can spell. A blowhard with good grammer is still a blowhard.
Why would anyone want to be in a political foxhole with someone like you?
Reality will do just fine. In the cycle of human beings, this "era of self" will be rewarded grandly with plenty of bad news.
My son is a member of our local volunteer fire department. He is the youngest and newest memeber. That and Royal Rangers taught him respect for the older and more experienced.
I hope he finds a wife when he turns 18. A nice one. So far his list is that she has to be able to cook well, ride four wheelers, snowmobiles, dirtbikes, trucks, and love children and want a lot of them, and be nice, and not eat junk food. And not be too fat or too thin. And be blond, or brown haired. And have pretty eyes.
Not a bad list.
“I hope he finds a wife when he turns 18.”
Are you serious? Seems young to me.
Woman: “How do you write women so well?”
Melvin: “I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.”
its not grama, its puncutations
0811: Be nice. :)
me were not tot propper grammer n thee skool so ummmmmmm nope mein fuhrer
Wow, thats for sure. Hard to get by a day without an insult. LOL
I am 60 and have raised 3 boys. I think this article is spot on too.
People are crabby lately, with good reason, due to acute Obamitis.
Shake it off and keep up the good fight.
Ignorance is not sarcasm.
If you want to be understood try using standard English. Of course, that takes away from the ever more popular childish form of language called texting.
If you want people's votes or attention or spending money, the easiest way to get it is to flatter them.
Well, you could rob or defraud them, but on balance, it's flattery that gets you everywhere.
That might not have worked a generation or two ago -- or it might not have had any ill effects -- but over time the consequences are clear.
Are you serious? Seems young to me.
Yes. I married when I was 16. Problem?
Yeah, but post an excerpt from your blog and you’ll get more attention than from all them other sites.;)
Yeah, mostly from HumbleGuner.
“People are crabby lately, with good reason, due to acute Obamitis.”
Yep, the “Won” is the cause of severe depression, both economic and emotional.
New tag line post
My dear friend Chickensoup, whatever do you mean? ;)
Glad to hear your son is doing well.
I just cant take you serious and besides its not that serious
Yes, he is doing well. He finishes his heavy eqipment certification this spring, and CDL 1. CDL 2 next year, or a job that will train him. Next, the Shelter Institute for some homebuilding skills. He is a busy guy.
What I find sad is supposed grown ups texting OMG and LOL. If they’re really laughing out loud at their own statements it proves they’re narcissists.
And believe me, I know a lot of narcissists from GenX on down. It’s all “me” and “It’s not fair”. Clinton taught them well.
you bet series and hugh