My Generation is Just Awful, and Colleges are Making it Worse
James Richardson
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I enjoyed reading your article, James. The policies you rightly decry don’t “require either conformity or silence.” They require rebuttal. Seems like you’re well-equipped to do that, but you’re going to have to do better than dismissing your entire generation as “narcissistic little jerks.” Most of my students — they’re from your generation and they’re no more “hysterical” than I was in college, believe you me — are far from that. They’re taught not to whine or cry ‘woe is me.’ They’re taught how to get in the game and be the better persuader. If you really want to make a difference, lose the snark and try that instead. Best of luck.

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