"The early findings showed that, indeed, kids with high self-esteem did better in school and were less likely to be in various kinds of trouble.It's just that we've learned later that self-esteem is a result, not a cause." The problem is that when people try to boost self-esteem, they accidentally boost narcissism instead. It's a better message," says Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, who wrote Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic.If you want to sell seminars to middle managers, make them about how to deal with young employees who e-mail the CEO directly and beg off projects they find boring.English teacher David Mc Cullough Jr.'s address last year to Wellesley High School's graduating class, a 12-minute reality check titled "You Are Not Special," has nearly 2 million hits on You Tube.You've seen them at bars, sitting next to one another and texting.They might look calm, but they're deeply anxious about missing out on something better.Read on for Jennifer's latest story about how she wrote and published her book, reached bestseller lists, and earned national press attention.Correction Appended: May 9, 2013I am about to do what old people have done throughout history: call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. Millennials got so many participation trophies growing up that a recent study showed that 40% believe they should be promoted every two years, regardless of performance.
)Millennials consist, depending on whom you ask, of people born from 1980 to 2000.
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