Fascinating! I’m living in the 21st century, and the people who surround me at school don’t like reading books! How, may I ask, can a person find books disagreeable, and worse, think that it’s a waste of time?!
Whenever I try to (casually) ask anyone at school, what was the latest book they’ve read, the answer I get most of the time is either that they hate books, never read them, or the more obvious one - they just couldn’t bother to remember...
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the Matrix, surrounded by a developing community of people that might as well have jumped out from one of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction horror stories. Incredible!
Oh yes, I always forget that I’m living in the so-called Me-Me-Me generation, where youths are self-conscious, lazy, and narcissistic, perfecting their online alter-egos by posting pathetic updates over Facebook and Twitter every day (which nobody ever bothers to read).
It is reported that The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that’s now 65 or older, which proves the point that the attempt to improve kids’ chances of success by instilling self-esteem during the ‘70s was a failure - It was an honest mistake, says Roy Baumeister, a psychology professor, who explained that the problem was that when people try to boost self-esteem, they accidentally boost narcissism instead, which is great for getting a job, but not so good for keeping one.
Hmm, I got carried away there, brainwashed by my English classes...
... Who am I to judge? That was pathetic of me. In fact, if I think a bit harder, I might come up with a few names who are filled with knowledge to the brim. It feels that the school is divided into two classes - the lazy, do-whatever-I-wants, and the serious, hard-working, no pain, no gains. There is no middle.
Sometimes, I’m not even sure if I’m hard-working or just an ordinary pleb. I’m splitting...
$root - whoami ordinary pleb
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