The Impact on Society of the Entitlement Effect Essay

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The issue of entitlement elevated in the 1980’s and led to a whole generation of youth thinking someone owes them; migrating from the thought process ingrained in previous generations. This era generally has an exaggerated sense of self importance that is not commensurate with their actual level of achievement. Every generation changes, adjusts in many ways due to the influence from the previous generation. In an effort to co-exist, adult generations tend to relax or over adjust on morals, values, and ethics passed down from their parents. These are done passively with the intention to avoid hurt, to right a wrong, or to fix an injustice they feel was done in their childhood. Consequences of the entitlement effect span …show more content…
These negative affects however, are contradicted and counterbalanced by their loyalty to individual managers, a commitment to idealistic corporate visions and values, and willingness to work hard despite their desire for immediate rewards and recognition. (Alexander, Sysko 127)
Some authors think the positive impacts Gen Y is having on society exceed the negative. Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais discuss how the current Millenials are reshaping the workforce by having a positive impact on the position of labor and management in the U.S. economy and American politics. They are a civic generation-optimistic about societal structures and the future, with a tendency to be pragmatic about resolving problems. A generation that responds to fear, uncertainty, and doubt by attempting to better the world through public service, personal engagement, and demand for a transparent and responsive government. A unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable them to overcome the internal culture wars and institutional malaise currently plaguing the country. Millennial momentum offers a message of hope for a deeply divided nation or so is the general theme of the book. This generation played a huge part in placing the first African American president in office, legalizing gay marriage in some states, and other issues that value social equality and

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