I don't think we're raising a dumb generation, I think we're raising a confused one. We live in a society that preaches about self-love and "let people do what they want" but those are the same people who will turn around and criticize someone for not having the perfect eyebrows or skin or body. I see it so much on social media and all it does is send mixed messages. It's hard for young people to accept themselves when everyone is talking about "goals" and aesthetics they want to emulate
Couldn’t have phrased it better. Social media is so contaminated with these things that wherever you go, you can feel the influence. This generation is confused. No doubt. Our society is hypocritical and it is not going to learn from itself mistakes anytime soon. The upcoming generations are being ruined and I want to say that media is a very big player in this. People are intentionally being dumbed down too.
What I’ve observed is that people don’t care about originality, they just want to follow the trends. Tumblr itself is full of these “aesthetics”. It breaks my heart to see these things but it is so tough to even get noticed these days unless you follow the same tricks to get instant fame. It’s a vicious cycle.