This Is What’s Wrong With Our Generation

This Is What’s Wrong With Our Generation

By always being preoccupied with our phones, we are in our own little worlds blocking out the outside world and missing out on a lot of things. Listening to Simek’s words, he says that people view the people of the Millennial as lazy, narcissistic, unfocused, entitled and tough to manage. As a ‘Millennial’, I do agree with this statement. However, not all of it. We take advantage of the opportunities that we’re given. From our guardians telling us that we were special. That we deserve everything that comes to us, but when reality hits us that we were not actually ‘special’, we feel terrible and worthless. Being that we are impatient and we did not work hard for these such opportunities. We get things given to us yet, we are still not happy. We think too much ahead in wanting to make an impact and to reach the top of the mountain of success but, we miss the whole climbing part and that takes a whole lot of effort and it takes time. Also, the internet is a wonderful place however, it causes a lot of damage, depression and anxiety to people without even them knowing. Hiding behind a device only showing the highlights of our lives and not the downfalls as others would just call it ‘attention seeking’. All we care about is how many likes we receive on our pictures, or how many followers we have. Until you realize that majority of those followers are not really your friends and they are not going to be there for you when you are in need of a real conversation. We spend a lot of times on our phones and we get so addicted to the point that we are lacking in communication and feel so lost just being away from it. Now instead of using words, we are using emoticons and such to express ourselves. We fail to notice the beautiful things that is happening all around us and the next thing you know, until we look up from our ego, it would be all gone. Although, Simek’s accusations are only half right as some of us are not spoon-fed to success and actually have potential and have achieved bigger and great things. Those are the people that set good examples for the nation and this generation to look up to.

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