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Gen Z is more pessimistic than other generations, as characterized by mental illness and isolation. One expert thinks that social media and a focus on the self are to blame.

From NewsNation. Jean Twenge, author of “Generations,” said Tuesday on NewsNation’s “On Balance” that more young adults today express pessimism about their future and a lack of hope for the world compared to previous generations at the same age.

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“Gen Z is just a lot less connected to institutions, whether that’s religion or government,” Twenge said. “There’s a tremendous amount of pessimism among young adults today.” …

Twenge cited rising rates of depression and the negative impacts of social media as key factors behind Gen Z’s gloomy outlook. …

Twenge argues that greater individualism and focus on the self, which has grown out of technology, has some upsides like promoting equality.

However, she says it also has major downsides, including disconnection from others, less respect for institutions, a lack of shared social rules/norms and having nothing bigger than the self to believe in.

She states that this extreme individualism and lack of larger belief systems “is not a good formula for mental health and optimism.” …

To address the problem, Twenge recommended restricting young children and teens from social media, which she said could help them develop more in-person relationships and become “a lot less depressed and pessimistic.” …

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(Excerpt from NewsNation. Photo Credit: Anh Nguyen on Unsplash)

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Ann NMN Shaw
May 26, 2024

Almighty Father and Savior grant us wisdom to be encouraging to the younger adults.

In Jesus’s name Amen

May 24, 2024

I pray for parents to become aware of what their children are doing and who they associate with. May the revival we are all looking for, starts in our individual homes. Holy Spirit fire fall. From our homes to the schools and the cities and the nation. In Jesus’ name I pray.

Darlene Estlow
May 23, 2024

Father, I pray for our young people. Thank you for the revival that is going on. I pray that you would touch many Gen Zers. Let them experience your love and walk in your truth.

May 23, 2024

FATHER, revive the Ekklesia and send an Awakening to the youth to Your Will for their lives IN YESHUA’S HOLY NAME AMEN AMEN


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