This is interesting…and I think, actually pretty accurate.
It also may explain why I recently whitnessed a group of 20-somethings hovering around a coffee urn, chatting and sipping a cuppa Joe at the end of a wedding that featured an open bar ALL NIGHT LONG. Unlike the Boomers and fellow GenX’ers in attendance, when word of ‘last call’ was announced, these kids all flocked to the the dessert table to make sure they didn’t miss out on cake.
Perhaps having 1 million video/camera/phones able to record and immediately share your f-up is actually conditioning a generation to avoid other people, places and things that might otherwise encourage them to act out. In other words, they’d rather be connected and well-behaved then disconnected and wild. I only hope I’m in a safe location – and state of mind – when the pendulum swings back the other way in 20 years and we’re all living in The Purge.
As Millennials have come of age, young adult entertainment has softened—a trend with profound generational undercurrents.
Source: Millennials Gone Mild