Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jean M. Twenge's "iGen": smartphones have caused teens to miss out on real life (what about adults?)


Here’s another preview, from 2017, “iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood – and What That Means for the Rest of Us”, by Jean M. Twenge, Atria Books, reprint, 463 pages.

Here’s some constructive criticism by Annalisa Quinn on NPR.

The book was mentioned on Smerconish Saturday morning (Sept. 18).  Social media is especially brutal with teenage girls, setting up standards that they must compete to meet for men to want them.  Really, it seemed to be that way when I was going up.  People were expected to outgrow the pickiness.  In a way, that had something to do with what happened to me at William and Mary.

Tim Pool in Timcast IRL talked about how today’s teens and young adults are demoralized, after an unsuccessful (it seems) interaction on Twitter with March for our Lives cofounder Cameron Kasky (when Kasky had a breakthrough case).

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