Thursday, December 05, 2013

A generation's narcissism and value of a college degree

I recently tweeted this article and while it's a lot more deeper that what I'm presenting here it's definitely a bit disheartening:
Millennials do have to face some issues that previous generations did not. A college degree is now the career equivalent of what a high school degree used to be. This increases the pressure on kids to go to college and makes the process more competitive. The sluggish economy no longer yields a wealth of jobs upon graduation.
Wow! My Morehouse College degree is the equivalent of a high school diploma. Well Morehouse isn't the only university out there, but this is what the expectation gets you. The goal must be college, except college isn't for everybody. I'm starting to learn that.

I could just focus on the degree, but this paragraph also got me thinking:
The big problem is not that [millennials] think too highly of themselves. Their bigger challenge is conflict negotiation, and they often are unable to think for themselves. The overinvolvement of helicopter parents prevents children from learning how to grapple with disappointments on their own. If parents are navigating every minor situation for their kids, kids never learn to deal with conflict on their own. Helicopter parenting has caused these kids to crash land.
You know amongst some I'm sure there is a problem with the involvement of parents. There are some who feel like there is a problem between two people and they must get someone else involved. If it's not parents it's others.

Well, there's a lot to be digested from this article.

Via Instapundit!

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