Kids These Days: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

In recent years we’ve heard a lot about “Generation Me”—young people born between 1981 and 2000, which makes them 32 and under—who are constantly being characterized as selfish, having overinflated egos, no work ethic, and no empathy. Books, articles, TV shows, and every other kind of media insists that today’s young people are qualitatively different than young people of a few generations ago. But is that really true?
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