Me, Myself and I: Generation deemed selfish, needs to consider others


Hope Brown, Features Editor

There’s always one person you never go to for advice.

Instead of listening to you, they will drone on for hours about how insignificant your situation is compared to theirs.

The problem is, they don’t even realize what they’re doing.

Today, our generation has the mentality that we are more important than those around us.

We are so obsessed with ourselves that we fail to consider the feelings of others.

Instead of stopping to ask a crying stranger in the hallway if she’s OK, we gossip about her at lunch.

Rather than apologizing first, we assume others are at fault.

Don’t get me wrong, not everyone is like this.

But have you ever stopped to think about the amount of time you spend talking about yourself?

Your fashion emergency is more important than your friend’s AP U.S. History test.

The amount of likes you get on your Instagram post is more bothersome than the number of hours your chemistry partner slept last night.

Rather than ask your locker neighbor about his Spanish presentation, you complain about your homework load.

The selfishness of our generation is astonishing.

This continual emphasis on ourselves creates a feeling of insignificance in our companions.

Jump off the pedestal you’ve placed yourself on.

Being unselfish doesn’t mean you don’t value yourself.

It just means you devote time to making others feel worthy, too.

It’s OK to talk about your drama once in a while, but don’t forget to listen to your friends.

You’ll be surprised how refreshing it is to consider something besides yourself.

If you start caring about others, others will begin to care about you.