This is a discussion on "We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists" within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; These trends come from a whole generation of politically correct "self-esteem buiding". Self esteem doesn't come from telling kids how great they are all the ...
These trends come from a whole generation of politically correct "self-esteem buiding".
Self esteem doesn't come from telling kids how great they are all the time whether they are doing anything worthwhile or not. It comes from teaching kids how to set achievable but challenging goals, and then making sure they work hard to actually achieve them.
When you tell kids how great they are all the time without challenging them and making them try hard you get (surprise!)... a generation of deluded narcissists.
This whole country sucks. You want to talk about misguided and delusional, look no further than Congress. Average age roughly 60.
To single out one generation is narrow-minded. This is not a broad stroke, an entire generation is not to blame. It's many factors starting with parenting, ranging from not enough butt-beatings to host teen-drinking parties. It's like saying, "every gun owner is a killer"...just naive.
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your last sentence explains this very wellNot being allowed to play video games until chores and homework are done is a good start. Too many children and young adults these days feel they are entitled to everything rather than earning it.As a former athlete that used his God-given talent to earn a scholarship and graduate college, I teach my kids the value of winning, and also the value of losing. There is in fact first place, and then the rest. As a former little league coach, I despised the whole "all games are ties" approach. Drove me nuts. We won, you lost.In my opinion, this attitude of inflated self worth and entitlement began with making every child feel like a winner. If you run in a race you get a trophy or ribbon just like the person who finished in first place, what does that teach? When these children grow up and get into the world that treats them like second place is only "first loser" they can't cope with it. Teaching children that they need to work for what they get and if they don't like what they get then they need to work harder to get more next time is the way to get them to understand the world and their place in it. Do the work first, then reap the reward.
Funny thing is, my middle child (8 year old daughter) is driven to win at everything. She, and her 3 year old sister, will benefit from the lessons learned raising our 13 year old son.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman weighed in recently with his take on the media's role in shaping our children's behavior.
How do we stop the next Sandy Hook? Glenn talks with Dave Grossman about gun violence in schools – Glenn Beck
The problem with gun control is that drugs are already illegal.
You reap what you sow... I love technology, and I cannot imagine going back to a simpler time... Think about it: when was a simpler time inherintly better? The '70's had disco, Middle East war, gas shortages... 60's had social unrest. Vietnam, and drugs... 50's had scandalous rock and roll, Cold War, Korean War, and apartheid 40's had World War II... 30's had Depression... 20's had prohibition, Gangsters and Stock Market Crash..... bottom line, everything seems simpler and better if you look at it from rose colored rearview mirrors, but it's still better now, if only we would manage our economy better... The "me" generation isn't to blame for the finacial mess we're in... they didn't cause the housing bubble; they never decided to expand the empire by invading two Asian countries at the same time...
The main problem with our younger generations and their sense of "me/entitlement" is that they cannot even see the huge collapse we have set them up for with our staggering national debt. Their sense of entitlement won't get them jack squat when they realize that everything around them is actually owned by someone in China..