Dear Gen Z, yes, you’re entitled and here’s why
October 9, 2019 Divine Sanchez
This issue has been around for a while now but it’s time to breakdown why Gen Z-ers are considered entitled.
Ugh, kids these days! That’s what you’d usually hear from elders as more and more Gen Z-ers succumb to entitlement. But who am I to say this? Well, I am actually a part of this generation and this is an open letter to my fellows of the same generation out there.
So you’re probably asking, “Who are the Gen Z (Generation Z)?” Well, these are people born during the mid-1990s to early-2000s. Succeeding the millennials, the Generation Z has been blessed with many privileges and one of these privileges is basically being born into a generation wherein freedom is exercised and opinions are being heard. In turn, unethical behaviors like being self-absorbed and unreasonable arise from this entitlement. But it’s important to understand the origin of why this came to be. So here are some of the reasons why Gen Z-ers are considered entitled.
Entitlement isn’t just blatantly labeled to a generation rather, it’s a learned behavior. Gen Z may have never thought of themselves as entitled, but their parents might have given them everything they need. In the end, they will come to believe that all good things will come their way because they are deserving of them, making them unprepared for the real world and have high expectations.
Let’s not deny this. Social media users of the same generation are most evident in ranting their views when it comes to political, social, and environmental issues. And truth be told, it’s getting out of hand. There are even some instances wherein they create this social noise without having any hard evidence to back them up. They just believe that it’s enough that they have the freedom to express their views since–well–it’s their right.
Change of time
As time passed, we’ve lived in a world full of Gen Z-ers who have high expectations of what’s possible. They’re also less tolerant of what once was because they know what they want. We are a group of individuals who expect people to cater to our every need just because we believe we deserve it.
With this, we can be considered as the most diverse, connected, educated, and idealistic generation ever but take into mind that this big privilege of our needs to be kept in place.
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