Study reveals rocketing sense of entitlement on U.S. campuses. “Books aside, if you asked a college freshman today who the Greatest Generation is, they might respond by pointing in a mirror.” I’m waaay above average, just like everybody else. “Self-love: New data suggests students today are convinced of their own greatness regardless of whether they’ve accomplished anything.” No wonder they’re such fans of you-know-who.

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ooddballz January 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

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Give ‘em a participation trophy, a boot in the ass, and send them into the REAL world.

Not so silent January 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

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They would sell the trophy for cash to buy dope, sue you for kicking them in the ass, and then claim to be permanently disabled and collect welfare or social security for life because they had “ass trauma”..that is their real world.

danybhoy January 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

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ooddballz,

there are only Nobel Prizes to hand out.

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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These whiny excuses for citizens are in for a rude shock when their 4 years of partying is over. Most businesses that hire them are going to be on their asses like a diaper, and those who don’t produce, I hope they like being homeless.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 5:34 am

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You mean people like jcrowley1985?

jcrowley1985 January 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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danybhoy January 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

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Serious question, crowley. What would America have become if we did’nt have buisinesses with a profit motive?

Not so silent January 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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You won’t get an answer till he researches it to see what Ron Paul said…or he will respond with corporate greed while he sits home collecting welfare…

KimmyQueen January 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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Sounds like Obama who wrote two autobiographies before actually accomplishing anything of purpose.

I am going to be real here… I blame the parents at a great percentage and degree.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 5:36 am

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Writing those autobiographies are his only accomplishments.

flashingscotsman January 7, 2013 at 11:43 am

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And he didn’t even do that.

KimmyQueen January 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

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Wow how lame he had ghost writers? That is so lame…

Alien January 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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I’m getting to the age now where I’m in competition with megalomaniacal twenty somethings who all prefer to hire their own clones, and possess questionable skill. Can’t stand the cocky fruits of all that self esteem crap that started in the eighties.

danybhoy January 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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Don’t feel too bad, because they’ll have to figure out how & why the Chinese kicked their worthless asses. The sad part, they won’t have the intelectual ability to do so.

jcrowley1985 January 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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danybhoy January 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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No, Gov’t greed. Corporartions have nothing to do with how sh!tty our public education has become. Look at the Dept. of Education & the NEA, not corporations.

Sidekick January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

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Crowley, you dumbass, if corporate greed, as if there were such an entity, controlled education, then you’d likely see a population that is well educated. Why? Two reasons. One, a modern economy needs an educated workforce that can actually reason as well as perform their tasks competently. Secondly, corporations are basically meritocracies and demand ROI. The poor teachers would be weeded out and there would be efficiencies placed into the curriculum to promote actual learning rather than all of the John Dewey crap that has been going on for years.

Karmaa January 7, 2013 at 4:11 am

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Do you really think that the clueless wünderkind has any idea what ROI is? Not even the acronym, much less the concept? He clearly believes that business exists for HIM – to make products that HE wants, and to help pay for things for him, that he doesn’t feel like earning. If they charge enough to make a profit, they are greedy. He may think he’s libertarian, but he is nothing but a little socialist.

Sidekick January 7, 2013 at 4:15 am

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I see your point but even special ed teachers teach. They may get minimal results but they still try. I’m like a special Ed teacher in this instance.

flashingscotsman January 7, 2013 at 11:52 am
poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 5:42 am

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Hey dumbass, if you are so dead set against corporate greed, why did you take a major that requires you to work for a corporation?

Joe January 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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I used to think I was the shit. 3.59 GPA in an engineering degree, I was the guy people came to when they needed help, so forth and so on. Then I graduated, still can’t find a job in my field (well I could, but I’m not moving to NY or Cali), worked a few shitty jobs, have a tolerable job now (my boss is the kindest boss I’ve ever had), and it’s honestly the best thing that happened to me. While I would love to find a job in my field, these last couple years have given me a perspective that college can not offer.

If it’s any consolation, these kids will probably have a similar story with Obama being reelected. It’ll either help them grow up or our nation is doomed and they’ll look to the government to solve all their problems.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

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My uncle graduated from college with a teaching degree, math major.
After about 3 years teaching High School math, he quit and went to work for Nescafe, in a coffee plant. He retired from there.
He said quitting teaching was the smartest thing he ever did. He swears he would have been killed by a student if he had stayed.
Sometimes, not keeping in your chosen field is best.

Joe January 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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Well I really really want a job as an electrical engineer, I just refuse to move to New York or California because I REALLY REALLY like my guns.

That’s why life’s great though, she’s crazy and you never know where she’ll take ya. Your uncle started out as one thing, ended in another, and probably ended up being a happy man. He had the freedom to do what he wanted. That’s a good thing. I have the freedom to be underemployed and not move to NY or CA, or work for the government, and that’s a good thing.

I just hope these kids realize one day the only thing they’re entitled to is living their lives as they see fit and not forcing others to subsidize them or forcing their beliefs on others. We’re all unique individuals, that’s what matters and that’s the most important thing people need to learn.

Alien January 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

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Tejas, man. Tech is exploding there. Austin is a cool city and has quite the tech corridor. Gotta be something there. I like Texans. Married one… And a couple of my best friends live there now

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

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Tech was exploding back in the 80′s when I was there.
After I got out of the Air Force, I went to work for a startup that was founded by a group of former Datapoint engineers.
San Antonio and Austin will always be a good place for that.