The “Me” Generation

February 4, 2007 0xanna

I came upon this article as I was searching for opinionated articles. The words “Generation” and “Me” really stood out. The author of this article is Lara Crane who wrote this February first, 2007. Her article discusses the idea of what’s going to happen in the future with the new generation and what’s wrong with it?

First of all she wants to know what the world is teaching the next generation. She talks about her childhood and how on her 16th birthday she never recieved a car. She had to earn her car and work hard for it. She puts up a good argument. i must say that I completely agree. How is the next generation ever going to succeed when they don’t work hard for what they want? I love how she uses herself as an example of how things should be. She is completely right.

Her next point is the question, how did things get to be like this? She states the obvious idea that “things cost money” and “money does not grow on trees”. She says this because of her next point about brand names. She talks about how certain brands are so expensive and how back in her day, people would have never been able to afford things if they costed what they do now back then. I love how she uses the example of Nike shoes because that is a familiar subject to me and probably others as well. Her other example is clothes, but that was pretty obvious.

As I was reading this article, a show on Mtv popped into my head “My Super Sweet Sixteen”. It’s about these spoiled kids who have these huge parties for 6th birthday parties. Amazingly, later on in the article, Crane address that exact show. I loved this because I realized that the author and I had a lot in common.

I enjoyed reading this article. Crane backed up all her statements with great examples. Examples not only easy for people to understand, but for people to relate to, me especially.

Link to Article

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_100893.asp

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. hillbadill  |  February 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    It sounds like this writer really knew what she was talking about and how to get through to her audience. That Super Sweet 16 show is crazy!! All of those girls are extremly spoiled! They aren’t going to learn to fend for themselves! They can’t rely on their parents forever!

  • 2. colepr  |  February 5, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    I definatley agree with the author of this articel. The newer generations don’t have to work at all, and are never going to learn anything! Great article!

  • 3. Lisa Rozema  |  February 10, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    I’m interested that you found this article so appealing; she could have written it in a way that made her sound old and crotchety. “Back when I was a kid…” It sounds like she used a lot of examples from her own experience, but did so in a way that didn’t turn off her readers.


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