“We made them this way.”
The generation born in the mid 1990’s through the mid 2000’s. They are the generation where putting everything on video and uploading to the internet is the norm. There is really no such thing as oversharing, and they are most of all, far too sensitive. And why are they so sensitive; it could be that society has made them this way.
When you are young, we all have this thin skin as it pertains to dealing in the world because we have not developed the rejection mechanism to deal in life. By the time you reach a certain age that should be ingrained because you’re starting to understand what society is all about. But not this group, they have such a hard time losing, taking criticism, or even being told they can’t have something. Especially in a world where the world itself is at their fingertips. They just cannot take the heat and the pressure.
When you’re in school, this is supposed to be a place where you’re learning to deal with all sorts of people. It’s not just the academics you most remember, but the social aspects of life. No matter if it’s elementary school or college. This is where you get your bad grades so you can see failure for the first time in life. It’s where you ask someone on a date and meet rejection for the first time. Yet, for some reason today, we give them credit for nothing. They fail a test, they retake the test; why, well we don’t want them to experience hurt too young. But I say, get it out the way now, so they’re prepared for later on life when things get real difficult.
Maybe, just maybe we’re overreacting a little bit. Because every generation wants to be “THEE” generation. But to the previous generation before them, they will still be soft themselves. And you know what, maybe it’s good that the world is getting softer. We’ll cut down on friction, and the human species might be better off overall.
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