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I came across an interesting article on Individualism among the People in general and students in particular.
I have reproduced excerpts and some comments on the article.
To day, people seem to have a sense of Entitlement in the World, forgetting that the world does not owe them a living and you have to earn it.
At the root of this is the call for Individualism, a strong Belief that the Individual alone is Supreme.
To be happy, one can not live as an island; he needs others as well.
One has to make adjustments , realize that he/she has limitations and Life need not,in fact it does not, go your way.
To be prepared for obstacles is a way to healthy Life sans mental illnesses.
This Individualism is fueled by the great Danger ‘Ambition’
Ambition is all right if it is realistic and not on a collision course with others.
Parents instill in their children this ambition and the necessity of competing as early as LKG.
At the age of 5 or 6, children are asked to come on top of the Class!
The child can not even understand the Concept of ’ Being on’Top’ .
Ranks,Money,Ambition..unless these are held in check we shall be regressing into a Sick Anarchic Society.
“University has typically been referred to as a privilege. This is true, especially in the age where a girl can get shot for wanting to receive an education. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) of UCLA surveyed thousands of “college freshmen” (for those who are not American, “college” refers to both university and college students) on their perception of their own abilities.
Many described themselves as exceptional.
A 2006 study from CIRP showed that modern college students are more ambitious, leading to an “ambition inflation”. This is a more eloquent way of saying “the bigger something is, the harder they’ll fall”. A quick example can be drawn from some American Idol contestants and the shock registered when a judge says that the contestant isn’t their cup of tea…..
The media tends to portray lifestyles that cannot exist for the average person, despite starring average people. Today’s youth are much more exposed to reality shows. They learn that acting stupidly can earn more money than studying for 10 years to become a neurosurgeon.
That’s valid thinking. Whenever money is involved, of course we need to measure the expenses and revenue. If I can earn a lot more for working less, why not?
Because this is a pipe dream for most people.
The cult of individualism, especially in North America, is part of the blame as well. Social agents constantly feed the young with sugar-coated phrases. You may have heard them before; they appear on posters sold in stores that target teachers. “You are special”, “The world is your oyster”, “You are unique”, etc. Everyone is being told they are special. Everyone is unique.
Due to this mindset, it is too easy to adopt a sense of entitlement. I have noticed this in my schools as well, and particularly on social media sites such as tumblr, where people genuinely get upset over the fact that their parents bought them an iPhone 4 instead of an iPhone 5.
Youth today have a stronger sense of entitlement, and unfortunately, we can’t really blame them for it. Society, parents, teachers, and other caregivers have fed them pretty phrases rather than saying, “You have a special ability, and you should work with others to create a better future”. It is unfortunate that some youth feel they can take on the world by storm, and end up being too competitive to work with their peers. Too much competition spoils any progress they make, or can potentially make, and ruins relationships….
Some comments on the Article.
Excellent article. calling Spade a Spade.
To praise Individualism is the fashion of the day, other wise you are not an intellectual and A Right Winger!
Individualism with out Altruism will be detrimental both to the Individual and the Society.
People tend to forget One’s Freedom ends where ‘others’ Nose begins’
Who defines Individualism?
Whatever that suits You!
If every one were to think this way where will it end?
Ambition, this is yet another bane that is causing problems for the Society and the Individuals..
May be Wealth increases.
But Quality of Life?
A rethink is necessary , especially by the parents.
Technology brings with it its problems.
One such is internet and the other iPhone.
With so many applications one can do anything one wishes .
Exercising parental control on this issue is , in my opinion, is not possible.
But ours is to Advice, that’s all
One mother took this issue and has laid down a Code of Conduct to her son after presenting him with a iPhone..
Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son’s “maturity and growth” at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.
Eighteen strings, to be exact, in a written code of conduct that placed the mommy blogger at the center of the debate over how parents should handle technology in the hands of their teens, especially younger ones just entering the frenetic world of social networks and smartphones.
Thousands of people, including those bemoaning too much helicopter parenting, commented and shared the funny, heartfelt agreement posted at the holiday by the Cape Cod, Mass., mom of five. The interest crashed her website and led her to appear with her eldest, Gregory, on morning TV.
Hofmann’s first order of business: “1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?”
She included caveats that some parenting and tech addiction experts consider crucial in easing new entrants onto Facebook, Instagram and shiny new mobile devices:
You must share passwords with a parent, answer their calls, hand over said device early on school nights and a little later on weekends. You must avoid hurtful texts and porn and pay for a replacement if your phone “falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air.” Of the latter Hofmann advises her teen, “Mow a lawn, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.”
“We have ritualized the gift of the smartphone,” he said, yet many parents don’t have the know-how, stomach, time or interest in actively guiding kids when they first jump into digital life. For some parents, he said, it’s only when things go horribly wrong that attention is paid.
He knows of parents who have gone so far as to jam all Internet and cell phone signals at home when they couldn’t get their kids to power down. Police in Rocklin, Calif., said two girls, ages 15 and 16, used a prescription sleeping medication recently to spike the milkshakes of one’s parents so they could log onto the Internet after 10 p.m.
Greenfield recommends contracts like Hofmann’s, if parents follow through. Others creep using apps and monitoring software. He thinks that’s fine, too.
There’s little data broken down by age on the number of Internet users whose lives are negatively impacted by smartphones, tablets, laptops and other technology, Greenfield said. In the general population, studies range from 1 percent to 10 percent of users whose digital habits interfere with their lives. Greenfield estimates the reality is somewhere between 2 and 6 percent.
Hofmann was looking for a way to open the conversation with her son. Many other parents are, obviously, concerned as well about what their teens are doing online, but also what is being done to them.
In a recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 81 percent of parents with online teens said they are concerned about how much information advertisers can learn about their kids’ behavior and 72 percent said they’re concerned about how their children interact online with people they don’t know.
It was recently found that an iPhone that had been stolen was sold by Amazon!
So much for reliability!
A Customer found this whenhe tried to activate the iPhone.
I bought my my Mom an iPhone for Christmas off Amazon and when she tried to activate it they told her it had been stolen.
Ben had bought the phone off Amazon, one of their refurbished warehouse deals—which are usually smart buys. (Buying refurbished Apple gear is always a good call.) This time, however, it turned out to be a raw deal. Sorry, Ben’s mom; we hope you have a merry Christmas and get issue this resolved quickly—you’ve got to load up that new phone with awesome apps!
This was probably an honest mistake—Amazon is a stand-up company. We’ve reached out for comment, but, you know, it’s Christmas Day, so we’re not holding our breath. Ben has already contacted Amazon, and they said to return the thing.
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