“This generation is delaying life choices that traditionally signaled adult hood. Like marriage, parenthood, or establishing a career – choosing to travel and experiment with different jobs. Many from this generation end up returning to live at home and or rely on parents for financial support, putting stress on family relationships and own mental health” (Pg. 198).I feel as though social media, independency, and relationships have made me become emotional, petty and childish. I think it’s harder for us to get a job because we give the impression that we are lazy, and childish. “Generation Y initiated text messages as normal, but generation Z prefers communicating through images, icons, and symbols” (Par.10). I believe we spend too much time on social media. Social media includes Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. Being too involved in social media can be an issue. Issues such as laziness, overly trusting, and dumb. To the average teenager spending a lot of time on social media is normal. If a teenager doesn’t have any type of social media account they are considered weird. Social media allows you always know th...
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...y are selfish and petty. They get upset over the little things and blow things out of proportion. Misunderstandings happen in relationships but you must think about the other person. We should consider all of this before getting into a relationship.
In conclusion, my generation is known as the Boomerang Generation for numerous and various reasons. Characteristics like childish, apathetic, petty, lazy, emotional, and incompetent are all words that would describe this generation. We need to change our actions so we can rename our generation to something better. That means we have to limit our time on social media, become more independent, and do better in our relationships. Change is the key to solving the mystery as to why we always return back home. In the long run, our parents will benefit and be grateful for our change of action as we mature in intelligent adults.
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