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Many people see the current group of college students — sometimes called 'Generation Me ' — as one of the most self-centered, narcissistic, competitive, confident and individualistic in recent history," said Konrath, who is also affiliated with the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry.
Compared to 30 years ago, the average American now is exposed to three times as much nonwork-related information," Konrath said. "In terms of media content, this generation of college students grew up with video games , and a growing body of research, including work done by my colleagues at Michigan, is establishing that exposure to violent media numbs people to the pain of others
The ease of having 'friends' online might make people more likely to just tune out when they don't feel like responding to others' problems, a behavior that could carry over offline," O'Brien said
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Weren't they calling the modern era the "Me Decade" way back in the 1970s?
THE ME GENERATION
Sally sixteen thinks she's a star
Spends lots of time in a bar
Or in a drive in restaurant
Never lets a greaser by in his car
Jim's tough in his redneck shirt
His face half covered in dirt
He thinks he's tough when he knows he's stoned
But he's never quite so alert
The future of the world lies with
this boy and girl
Ain't your head in a whirl when you
look at this boy and at this girl
Cos' they're the me generation
They're the assholes of the eighties
They're the me generation
They'll be lonely old men and ladies
They're the me generation
Are we old or are we crazy?
Are we crazy? Are we crazy?
Jill's parents they got a divorce they both found somebody else
Ain't that quite an example to set for the kids
# everyone' Just love yourself.
Joe Rocker says he gets sex a lot
But we know he's full of #
But he's got lots of high school groupie kids
Who really think that he's it.
The future of the world lies
with this boy and girl ....
Originally posted by andy1033
I noticed it in the 90's, people just desperate to destroy others lifes.
Originally posted by tauempire
My generation must NEVER gain power...NEVER.Or this country is finished! God help the world if generation y or z gets in power!
Originally posted by whitezombie93
Jeez what a bunch of cynics! Just about every aspect of my generation is being attacked here! I'm 16 and I most of the music I listen to doesnt go beyond 75', I read Carl Jung and Krishnamurti. Instead of following pop culture i follow international politics and I in my free time i like to study psychology! Alot of my friends have the same interests as i do and resent being associated with the unintentionally ignorant narcissistic peers of our generation. I understand why one may tend to generalise as the posters on the first page do but c'mon, we dont all have the single minded mentality they speak of.
Originally posted by ararisq
I'm sure you are all right - 70s, 80s, 90s. Its just this ME generation that has absolutely perfected narcissism, disrespect, and lack of ethics.