i wanted to read this book, but haven't gone looking for it.
Amazon link to above book
by chance, came across this article by the author of the book.
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
now, it's a habit of every generation to talk down of the younger generation. "my generation is better!"
but not in this case here.
I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years, starting when I was a 22-year-old doctoral student in psychology. Typically, the characteristics that come to define a generation appear gradually, and along a continuum. Beliefs and behaviors that were already rising simply continue to do so. Millennials, for instance, are a highly individualistic generation, but individualism had been increasing since the Baby Boomers turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. I had grown accustomed to line graphs of trends that looked like modest hills and valleys. Then I began studying Athena’s generation.
Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. The gentle slopes of the line graphs became steep mountains and sheer cliffs, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the Millennial generation began to disappear. In all my analyses of generational data—some reaching back to the 1930s—I had never seen anything like it.
the traits the author described, i see in many of my generation and younger generation too, but widespread among iGen is a serious issue.