From the Editor
By Vicki Leeper
I recently had a conversation where someone mentioned todays youth feel they are entitled. Many declare that millennials expect special treatment, do whatever they feel like, and think they deserve to have things handed to them. But this is a myth. By looking deeper we can argue that the majority of millennials are actually disentitled, facing bleak economic prospects and potential ecological disaster.
I am certainly aware that my coming out of high school or college put me in a position to afford housing, a car, etc.on a nearly minimum wage job. And buying a house was pretty much standard at some point. But that’s all different right now. Many aren’t able to move out of their parents home, and the dream of buying a house just isn’t there. I think instead, these young people have lost hope, there is no “American Dream” anymore. So I think the conversation needs to be not “entitlement” but “disillusion-ment”.
Quotes to make you think!
“Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom”. ~ Ashleigh Warner, holistic family psychologist