Essay on The New Greatest Generation By Joel Stein

1097 Words Apr 26th, 2016 5 Pages
In the article, “The New Greatest Generation,” Joel Stein talks about the millennial generation and the labels that are put on their generation. Stein tells that over the years, millennials have been labeled narcissistic, lazy, and self-absorbed. Stein proclaims that the millennial generation only cares about themselves and everything they do, say, or think revolves around them. Stein informs that many people, including older generations, believe that the generation is selfish. They are said to not respect authority and worry too much about their self-appearance. As stated by Stein, “Their self-centeredness could bring about the end of civilization as we know it.” In other words, Stein is warning that the millennial generation’s mindset that they are more important than others and should only care about themselves could destroy the human race, altogether. I disagree with the accusation that millennials are selfish and want everything to revolve around them because of their involvement in charity. The millennial generation actually cares about the world and others; they want to make a difference in everyone’s lives, by involving themselves in charity. Millennials really do care about the world they live in and want to help it to the best of their abilities. Charity gives the millennial generation a sense of satisfaction that they are actually doing something to help, and charity is an opportunity for millennials to actually reach out and help. I raise money for an…

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