The kindest thing we could do for kids graduating this spring is to tuck a copy of this old quote into their back packs before they head off into adulthood. This instagram obsessed generation is stuck like a needle in a gouged record replaying the same line over and over again..
“It’s all about me..me..me..me..”
And just like any reality show on TV, the bar on personal behavior keeps sinking as the need to generate attention grabbing, self promoting content escalates. Values have been replaced with shock-value, producing a generation of young adults with short circuited moral compasses.
Little wonder that anxiety and depression have a foothold on our youth..they have traded sustainable joy, satisfaction, meaning and purpose for the jolt of instant gratification and found it to be not only lacking.. but addictive, short-lived and stressful.
Joy is found outside the box.
We need to spread the word..
and lead by example.