The thing is, such behavior is consistent with our sin nature. We all think more highly of ourselves than we ought because our sin nature has us believing that we can be like God, that if given half a chance, we might actually be better at His job than He is. – Continue Reading
Narcissism is not the only issue. In another article, millennials are said to prefer an all-inclusive belief system. Their moral compass is pointing Northeast, and that’s how they like it. I’ve also noticed an attitude of enlightenment when Millennials are around people “inferior” to them. Others who don’t think like them are labeled (the very labels they hate on themselves), and whatever others say are dismissed.
Rebecca says, “Millennials, those born between the 1980s and the early 2000s, have been accused of being narcissistic, but they’re just the latest—and perhaps greatest—version of the Me Generation. The Baby Boomers once wore the Me Generation tag, and it was appropriate. We stood in sharp contrast to the Greatest Generation who scraped through during the Great Depression and sacrificed for their country in World War II. They literally carried the weight of the world on their shoulders.”
So maybe it’s about growth.
“A man who has not been a socialist before 25 has no heart. If he remains one after 25 he has no head.” —King Oscar II of Sweden
I still have faith that some millennials exist who are not narcissistic and who aren’t “enlightened.” When they label us, it is important to continue working to keep a relationship with them. Pray for them because, at one time, we, too, were in their shoes.
Meanwhile, I continue to encourage my close friends to point out when I get out of hand, when my social media becomes self-centered, and embrace the politically incorrect term, accountability. I choose to please God rather than people. It’s a heartfelt response to God’s work in my life. People have let me down, but God has always been constant.