‘Millennials’ is often linked to narcissism or self-centered characteristic. This can be easily concluded from the confidence, high expectation and haughtiness attitude they show. They grew up being told they are special or better than others. Eventually, when they are about 14 years of age, they will come to a realization and be downhearted upon knowing that the world refuses to uphold how amazing they think they are. In addition, they were born in an era whereby technology is so advanced in assisting their education. An example will be the presence and invention of calculators. These young people are just clicks away from solving mathematical problems rather than solving them in their heads. Adding up to being helped in education, something that has led to the globalization of Western culture to the world is social media. Social media has made the dispersion of a self-involved culture worldwide in a quicker and easier manner. Most this ‘Generation Me’ is addicted to their mobile phones, especially social media. “What they do understand is how to turn themselves into brands, with “friend” and “follower” tallies that serve as sales figures.” Says the author of Me Me Me Generation. They treasure and pursue fame more tha...
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In conclusion, it is still a dispute whether ‘Generation Me’ is a good or bad generation. However, we still need to believe in these millennials as they are the future of the world economy. Instead of denouncing about them, we should try to find solutions to their weaknesses. “Focusing on self is very good … But you need to find the boundaries” (Cindy Perman) is a quote reflecting to what we, as millennials, are supposed to do. Personally, I am a part of ‘Generation Me’ and I believe in achieving something extraordinary. In my opinion, as long we want to succeed as bad as we want to breathe, our goal will be attainable. We might not be independent but we are extremely motivated in doing something unique and original which may change the world. Therefore, in every generation there will be strengths and weaknesses, and advantages and disadvantages.
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