Critical Analysis Of Daniel Stein's 'The New Greatest Generation'

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Stein, Joel, and Josh Sanburn. "The New Greatest Generation." Time 181.19 (2013): 26. Academic Search Complete. Web. 13 Mar. 2016. The new greatest generation was written by Joel Stein, and is critical analysis of the new generation in this article Stein states that people that are in the new millennial generation are considered narcissistic, lazy, and highly unmotivated. He is a writer for the world famous time magazine. The author thinks the only thing the new generation cares about is themselves. The author ran some tests on a huge amount of college students to see if they were narcissistic or not, according to those statistics he found that about fifty percent in 2009 are al considered to be narcissistic. The author shows that technology…show more content…
Howe goes and does tons of speeches all over the world about the millennials. Howe actually says good things about the new generation he says that " we are out to do very big things". So Howe actually believes in the millenial genration and that were capable of a lot. He talks about how when how went ot present information about the new millenial generation a lot of teachers were not on board with it because they could see some of the critsizms about the new genration in his speech. Teachers believe in their student they don’t want to put them down. The critics are saying that we are narcissistic , self centered and just plain out selfish.He talks about a woman named Ms. Twinge who is a professor in psychology who was completely against the idea of telling millennials that they are special. She says they shouldn’t be just told that because its simply not true because no…show more content…
And say that between 2007 and 2014 people who claimed Christianity to now dropped a lot. Millennials are much less religious than previous generations because it’s not there number one priority. This lack of Christianity caused by the new generation created a much larger and broad society of people who are either atheist or agnostic. Some millennials are not interested in the idea of believing in a god because it’s not something they are concerned about at all. Some just do not know what it is that they do believe in. John and Hannah discuss how there have been a series of books on atheism that would not have been written before millennials that millennials are reading which also convinces them not to believe in Christianity. It made them feel safer. Hannah displays the belief that it is also due to the fact that science is moving farther forward which gives more evidence, and also that parents are giving there children the free will to believe what ever they want. They aren’t being forced to believe it. They say there is actually rising numbers in smaller religions other than Christianity that millennials
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