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Gen Y
A SDSU associate professor Jean Twenge is concerned that Generation Y is becoming a narcissistic society. Social websites are increasing and the new trend Gen Y is doing is “self promoting”. Technology is becoming more advanced and Gen Y’s are more obsessed with their cell phones and I-pads rather than spending quality time with their families. Children prefer to watch popular shows such as “Sweet 16” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians” than the ABC news. Gen Y’s are too focused on the “self” and have lost their ability to live in a society that is not focused on the “self”.
Online social websites such as Facebook, and YouTube are some of the highest rated websites. People are fascinated to either self promote or to gain self-confidence by watching other’s life style online. There is no boundaries sharing their information online and almost everything is about the self. People on YouTube advertise what they wear and what products they buy. YouTube gurus are trying to influence their viewers to gain self-esteem by looking a certain way. And in order to look confident you must by certain products. A college degree is not enough in a competitive work field because a certain image is now required. Twenge mentioned in her article that the competition is fierce. To get hired you must look and dress a certain way. Therefore, Gen Y’s are focused on the self and improving their self-ego and confidence to beat the competition.
Everywhere we go we see people with some type of electronic device such as cellphones, I-pads, or I-pods. Technology are becoming a part of our life, jus like oxygen, we cannot live without. Sometimes we are so focused on what is going on behind our cellphone screen rather than the real world. From my experience, one time during family dinner my grandma asked me to share my thoughts on their conversation and I was completely clueless because…...

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