The harsh, results of society’s need to foster and propagate the idea of ”overparenting” (Helicopter parenting)?
It’s having pretty much the consequence, any reasonable, common sense capable person would be able to come up with.
It’s creating people not worth a DAMN!
People who are focused?
Solely on themselves.
[via LiveScience] Today’s young adults are more “Generation Me” than “Generation We,” according to a new analysis, which found a decline over four decades in civic engagement and concern for others, alongside increases in such life goals as making a lot of money.
“The data analyzed here suggest that the popular view of millennials (those born after 1982) as more caring, community-oriented and politically engaged than previous generations is largely incorrect,” wrote the researchers, led by psychology professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University.
The researchers examined survey data collected since 1975 from high school seniors, as part of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future project, and, beginning in 1966, from college freshmen, as part of the American Freshman survey by the University of California, Los Angeles.
Data on life goals showed a shift away from those related to intrinsic values — such as developing a meaningful philosophy of life — and toward more extrinsic ones, such as being well-off financially — over the three generations. [Read More]
A consequence which is only made FAR worse?
By the fact that now not only are these young adults narcissistic wastrels…
The still live at home to boot.
[via CSMonitor]Three in 10 young adults live with parents, highest level since 1950s
After graduating from Brown University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and completing a Fulbright scholarship in Brazil, Cassie Owens was left with a few dollars on her stipend and no job in sight. So, Ms. Owens returned home to her mother in Philadelphia.
“I moved back home pretty much for lack of money and prospects,” she says. Owens’s cousin, Evon Burton, who also returned home after graduating from Morehouse College in 2009, adds, “The choice is to go out and be in debt or to pursue your dreams and save up money at home, in a safe, stable environment.”
Owens and Burton are among the scores of so-called “boomerang kids,” young adults who move out of the family home for school or work and then return home. Unable to find well-paying work in a weak economy, escalating numbers of young adults – as many as 3 in 10 – are returning home to the family nest, resulting in the highest share of young adults living in multigenerational households since the 1950s, according to a Pew Research Center report released Thursday. [Read More]
Which, at the end of the day if one thinks about…
A very karmic outcome to an utterly stupid train of thought.
One could even say justifiable.
It’s hard to feel bad for Helicopter Parents…
Indeed it is.