If you’re sitting in my class reading this, you are part of Generation Y (some would fall into Z depending on the date of your birth). As am I (I just make the cut). There has been a lot discussion as this generation grows into “productive” members of society on whether their perceived self worth matches that of their actual worth. Many critics (in the older generations) feel that Y & Z generations have a strong sense of self-entitlement, don’t want to work hard for results, can’t read and/ore write at an acceptable level, have a lower moral/ethical standard, are addicted/too dependent on technology, etc,. Some blame technology itself. Some blame parenting. Some blame the overall governmental policy shifts that some claim to cater to lack of effort and sense of responsibility.
Qualman, however, has a different perspective on your (our) generations. He claims that Generation Y & Z are willing and eager to give back. Qualman mentions how it seems these generations want to give back, and want to donate, vote, raise awareness, etc.,
So as you sit here reading this. Think about yourself, your friends, your siblings. Are “they” painting an accurate picture of your generation as a whole (not necessarily you in particular)? Do you agree with these assessments or not? Post your response to this article today (9/26).