Skip to comments.Was Generation Z Miseducated about Life?
Posted on 09/19/2020 2:51:15 PM PDT by Rummyfan
Its a tough time for Generation Z. Mental health problems, specifically mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, are skyrocketing. Gen Z is the least likely to report good or excellent mental health and the most likely to report poor or fair mental health. Suicide rates for US teens and young adults are the highest ever.
As a 24-year-old Gen-Zer who has dealt with these issues personally and has seen the impact on fellow friends and loved ones, it breaks my heart.
On the path of bettering my mental health and trying to help others, my journey has led me to seek explanations on why things have gotten so bad, and I found a compelling hypothesis in the work of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and legal scholar Greg Lukianoff.
In their co-authored book, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Haidt and Lukianoff examine Gen Zs mental health problem. They argue that youths have been immersed in a world characterized by paranoid concerns for safety, which distorts their thoughts and is detrimental to their mental well-being.
Many university students are learning to think in distorted ways, and this increases their likelihood of becoming fragile, anxious, and easily hurt, they say.
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In a word, yes.
But why? There has never been a better time to be alive IMHO. We live in a wonderful time but so many of our young seem determined to make their lives miserable.
Without God, there is no purpose in life. If you have no purpose, you get depressed and angry, and many people don’t know why.
Depressed and angry equals what we see and read about every day lately.
How is it that so many people could be so ignorant when almost everyone can go online and learn about almost anything - you can have anything from the Gilgamesh Epic to a free course in Physics or History right at the computer you have in your pocket or at home. And people don’t know when WWII happened? Are people that dull and lazy? It seems so.
Theyre addicted to their devices in every waking moment. What could go wrong? They are the first generation to begin device usage in junior high. Their brains are wired for constant approval stimuli. Its sad. Im trying to prevent my kids from letting it happen to their kids.
Hell yes, single parent homes and/or blended families, participation trophies, no work ethic instilled, deep in debt for a worthless educationeducation debt is result of collusion between academia and financial institutions...
Progress paradox. The better life is the more time we have to stop and think. But humans aren’t good at focusing on what we have and what’s good. Too many centuries as hunter gatherers. We think about what’s missing, what’s wrong. So we sit in our living room thinking about how Bob’s got a bigger TV. Mary’s got a better couch. And Jeremy and Silvia have more sex. Therefore everything is terrible. No matter how great it is.
And of course for the young it’s more so. They don’t remember before. They know now. They can’t compare our current environmental issues to when Lake Erie regularly burned. They don’t know then, they only know now. They can’t compare the economy to the Carter years. They don’t know then. Happiness breeds misery.
Our workers have been sold out to slave states for corporate profits for decades by both parties. Overseers from such states like China are then allowed to buy up property here and become their landlords.
The result is very few young people see any hope of being able to afford even the most meager home and affording a family seems like going to the moon. Unless they have a rare talent in some tech field or family connections to get into a high paying industry (with few jobs open).
When I was starting out it was absolutely possible to buy a decent home on a single blue collar salary in your early 20s. Today most white collar kids can’t afford to and see no hope with rents outpacing salaries.
We have a HUGE percentage of young people who see no hope but to burn it all down. Because they are being forced to compete with and live like workers in 3rd world slave states
The little Hutu want to be means exactly what he said.
He wants all people that he deems "White" dead.
That is not paranoia that is based on a realist examination of what this kind of propagandized nit-wittery leads to.
For one thing I think they have been way over medicated. All those ADD diagnoses. Head meds in developing minds. Pregnant moms taking anti depressants. Its unprecedented.
The beginnings of Generation Z is birth dates of the mid 1990's and was to be the last due to some belief in the Mayan Calender that the World would end 12.21.2012.
Their sourness is that World did not end and the next Generation now has to be Z.2.
I see and hear it at work. Snowflakes demanding the company pay off their college debt. Complaining life is rigged against them. Get real.
What is this Gen Z?
I am Gen X. That was supposed to end about 1984. The next was going to be called Gen Y then they started carelessly using Milleniel. So where does this Gen Z start?
I’m Gen X too.
It says born between 1997-2012.
Only those who went to public school and to Ivy League or most other universities. The rest have a better grounding in reality.
My kids are “Gen Z” ... they aren’t perfect but, DD is a college graduate, has a job, married and has a house. Her hubs is a certified welder and makes more $ than I do.
DS1 is a mechanic and truck driver, hard core Trump supporter.
DS2 just graduated and is looking for a job. We have no doubt he will find one.
Because ... Trump economy.
The kids and their friends are conservative, hard working and many are Christian. The boys particularly like shooting sports and hunting.
They are a breath of fresh air.
Ridiculous. Used to be generally 20 years was given for a Gen.
Does that mean only about 10-15 years given for Gen Y?
Youre from IN.
That might be pretty predictable there.
Millennials are roughly 1980-1998. Gen Z is typically 1998 forward. I’ve seen some say as early as 1996. It’s pretty janky methodology.
Some sociologists use 20 year blocks and other 22 year blocks. In some eyes the boomers ended in 60. Others say 64.
I was born in 60. My siblings as early as 54. The difference is night and day. I tend to relate a lot more to Gen X, than Boomers.
They are all generalizations anyway. But the kids use the terms without understanding what they mean or the thinking behind the study of Generation from a Sociologist point of view.
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