Why Millennials Will Save Us All Summary

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In his Time article “Why Millennials Will Save us All,” well­known journalist Joel Stein, opens the article denouncing millennials. Throughout the first half of the article, Stein points out several imperfections that the millennials have, but then expresses the true character and worth of millennials. Stein is successful in his attempt to change the negative view of millennials to a positive view through the use of statistical data, humor, and relatable writing.
Beginning the article, Stein expresses that millennials are narcissistic and entitled, but also proves this point by using statistical data. Given this point of view, people that agree with him about millennials would be drawn to this piece for work. He backs his opinions of this generation by quoting the National Institutes of Health by explaining, “58% more college students on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982. Millennials got so many participation trophies growing up that a recent study showed that 40% believe they should be promoted every two years, regardless of performance” (Stein 28). Stein uses these references from the National Institutes of Health in an effort to make his point of view more effective. Using these pieces of evidence make Stein’s article trustworthy and valid, rather than opinionated and single­minded. As the article continues, Stein
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He gives several negative facts and statistics about millennials and how they are not like the generations before, but expresses that are possibly better because of their differences. Stein is an intellectual writer who specifically wrote with his audience in mind. He uses details that could possibly interest the readers. He attracts them to his article by writing what they want to hear and then includes statistical data, comedy, and an appealing writing style to persuade the readers’ initial judgements about millennials to become more

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