So this is in a textbook that I PAID MONEY FOR:
Those in Generation Y (typically born between 1979 and 1984)[sidenote: this is actually objectively incorrect and should give you an idea of the quality of this textbook] are the children of the baby boomers. Numbering about 80 million, these Generation Yers (also known as the Millennial or Internet Generation) have been the focus of their parents’ attention. They have been nurtured, coddled, and scheduled into day care to help them get ahead. The result is a generation of high self-esteem, self-absorbed individuals who believe they are “the best.” Unlike their parents, who believe in paying one’s dues, getting credentials, and sacrificing through hard work to achieve economic stability, Generation Yers focus on fun, enjoyment, and flexibility. They might choose a summer job at the beach if it buys a burger and an apartment with six friends over an internship at IBM that smacks of the corporation America sellout.
Because God forbid someone choose an actual paying job over an unpaid internship. I can’t believe I paid money to read some old asshole’s opinion of his college-aged children. My only source of relief is that I got this used off of Amazon, so none of my money went to the actual publisher or the useless trashcans who wrote it.
Some other doozys from this book include:
–Consistently stating that some states don’t allow gay marriage, despite being reprinted in 2016
–an entire section on cross-sex friendships and how men who hang out with women friends tend to want sex from them. In case you were wondering: No, this section makes no mention of cross-sex friendships between non-hetero people
–Lists “pressure to avoid close other-sex friendships” as a limitation of marriage
I’m sure there’s way more examples, but I’m reading this book as little as possible because I value my blood pressure and my brain cells.