In the News (Jean Twenge, PhD, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, from American Psychological Association): “The times are changing, and not necessarily for the better when it comes to giving back to society, according to 40 years of research on 9 million young adults. Since the baby boomer generation, there has been a significant decline among young Americans in political participation, concern for others and interest in saving the environment, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
“‘Popular views of the millennial generation, born in the 1980s and 1990s, as more caring, community-oriented and politically engaged than previous generations are largely incorrect, particularly when compared to baby boomers and Generation X at the same age,” said the study’s lead author, Jean Twenge, PhD, a psychology professor at San Diego State University and author of the book, ‘Generation Me.’ ‘These data show that recent generations are less likely to embrace community mindedness and are focusing more on money, image and fame.’”
“The same trend is observed In Russia: Romanticism, which was noticed 10 years ago, vanished, people want clarity, which is primarily associated with their material conditions. When a person sets in front of himself only economic goals, he becomes one-dimensional and easily manageable.” (Source: rbcdaily.ru)
My Comment: That is why in a state of crisis it is easier for the authorities to manage people, but under the condition that the authorities can manage the crisis. But when the desire for wealth is not supported by its realization, the authorities are blamed. Isn’t it better to start raising generations in the spirit of yearning for different values?