In May, Time mag­a­zine ran a cover story on “The Me Me Me Gen­er­a­tion,” the social media loving, status-​​sharing mil­len­nials that writer Joel Stein described as “enti­tled narcissists.”

Yet despite the enti­tle­ment he finds so irri­tating, Stein acknowl­edges mil­len­nials also have the poten­tial to be our sav­iors. He just might have that part cor­rect, but helping them channel that ambi­tion, cre­ativity, and belief in self appro­pri­ately is the key to the sal­va­tion he describes.

The mil­len­nial gen­er­a­tion includes those born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Born in 1980, I squeak by, but I con­sider my nine years as a writing instructor to col­lege stu­dents a much more useful look into how mil­len­nials think, how they get their infor­ma­tion, and what their expec­ta­tions are. After all, when I grad­u­ated col­lege in 2002, we had cell phones, but we used them just to call people. We had e-​​mail, but no social media personas.

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