Generation U, the Useless generation
There is a story in the Daily Mail about how collage students think they are entitled to things. In other words, these spoiled brats think the world revolves around them.
The story, titled How college students think they are more special than EVER, shows just how much these worthless brats think they are “Special.”
Young people’s unprecedented level of self-infatuation was revealed in a new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has been asking students to rate themselves compared to their peers since 1966. Pyschologist Jean Twenge and her colleagues compiled the data and found that over the last four decades there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of students who describe themselves as being ‘above average’ in the areas of academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability, and self-confidence.
Of course, once these two legged turds leave their parents basement and walk into the world, reality comes up and smashes them in the back of the head…repeatedly.
Researchers also found a disconnect between the student’s opinions of themselves and actual ability. While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts.
Also on the decline is the amount of time spent studying, with little more than a third of students saying they study for six or more hours a week compared to almost half of all students claiming the same in the late 1980s.
Now what is different between the 80’s and today? A few things. First, the dumbing down of the education system. Then there is the rise of the Internet and computer games. In fact, there are far more ways for kids not to do things like study then there were in the 80’s.
The education system, going back to the 60’s and 70’s, has gotten incredibly moronic. Back then, you actually got held back if you failed a grade. You were told that you were lazy and to get your rear in gear and study. These days, schools are all about making the little twerps feel good about themselves. Never mind if they can’t read, write, or know anything at all about the history of the United States. It’s all about “Feeling good about yourself.”
I recall my niece when she brought home her first report card. My brother showed it to me and I was flummoxed by what I saw. I was expecting things like “A-”, “B+”, etc. What I saw were things like “Niece is very good at personal interactions”, and “Has a good sense of being.” I was shocked and asked my brother about it. He said that’s what they put on report cards these days. (This was 15 YEARS AGO!)
Now I didn’t want to utterly destroy my nieces self-esteem, just bang it around a bit. I started translating the progressive feel good gobbledegook in such a manner that I showed my displeasure to my brother, but had my then 7 year old niece in stitches. She recently finished collage and is now working in the Real World. She also has a good head on her shoulders, thanks to her parents, her grand parents, and me, and wasn’t brainwashed by the morons in either the public school system or the collage she went to. (She is a bit self centered, but what 20 something isn’t?)
Though they may work less, the number that said they had a drive to succeed rose sharply. These young egotists can grow up to be depressed adults.
Well of course they end up depressed. They expect to be offered great jobs with oodles of money being thrown at them, and then they find out that their degrees in “The culture of Star Trek” is useless. That’s why so many end up saying things like “Would you like fries with your order?”
A 2006 study found that students suffer from ‘ambition inflation’ as their increased ambitions accompany increasingly unrealistic expectations.
‘Since the 1960s and 1970s, when those expectations started to grow, there’s been an increase in anxiety and depression,’ Twenge said. ‘There’s going to be a lot more people who don’t reach their goals.’
And a lot more who are going to realize that they utter failures and that the world not only doesn’t love them, but doesn’t give a rats behind about them.
Twenge is the author of a separate study showing a 30 per cent increase towards narcissism in students since 1979.
Gee whiz, when did Obama finish school? That would be in the 80’s wouldn’t it? He is the ultimate expression of “I worship the very ground I walk on and it loves me right back!”
One in four recent students responded to a questionnaire called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory with results pointing towards narcissistic self-assessments.
Narcissism is defined as excessive self-love or vanity; self-admiration, or being self-centered.
Twenge said that’s a trait that is often negative and destructive, and blames its boom on several trends – including parenting styles, celebrity culture, social media, and easy credit – for allowing people to seem more successful than they really are.
I never had THAT problem. My parents made no bones about things when I screwed up. In several instances, I got to meet the “Board of Education” my father had hanging on a hook in the basement. My niece and nephew have also been introduced to the Board when they were younger, and screwing up.
You know what we need these days? A few good Marine Corp drill instructors in schools. When it comes to self-esteem, the DI’s are very good…at utterly destroying it.
In all seriousness though, the Occupy Wall Street movement is a classic case of these spoiled walking diaper stains finding out that they aren’t all that great and that yes, they actually do have to start at the bottom rung and work their butts off to climb up it. Yep, that Real World thing sucks, doesn’t it you utter wastes of oxygen.
As much as I detest military conscription, (And the military isn’t overly thrilled with it either at the moment), I would like to see something where these little twits are run through a version of Marine boot camp and shown just what they are really worth.
Not much as it turns out.
~The Angry Webmaster~