It’s All About ‘Me’

Generation gets bad rep in society

Kade McNutt, Editor-N-Chief


***Opinion pieces reflect the opinion of the writer only, and not the opinion of the newspaper staff, student body, administration or school faculty.***

Obsessing with your self-image or striving for a brighter future may tie you into my generation, known as the “Me” generation or “I” generation. Articles from news sites and countless adults have said this to be a flaw.

But I don’t see this as a flaw. I see this as an advantage, with our obsession of our future we could work out the problems that will be passed down from our elders, especially since most of our elders are from the last generation where they cared more about starting a family and settling down. Now, yes, I would like to start a family, but not right out of college. After college is still the time where you discover yourself and then eventually get to a point where you might want a family.

Then there comes our self-image “problem” where we are more worried about how we look than the last generation. I mean, so what if we do, we want to be happy with the way we look and not be sad about it. Plus, by buying clothes, products, accessories, etc., we’re providing income for our economy, boosting our self-esteem along with it, so we have the courage to go after more upstanding jobs that require us to look appropriate for the task, instead of looking like we’ve been at a party the whole day.

Now my generation may not be the most giving, but I do know we are the most determined. Determined to make a better life for ourselves and our children, if we choose to have them.

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