My Generation

" . . . my peers and I were the first to experience grade inflation, where we got A's for excavating our feelings and 'doing our best' at calculus. We were among the first to be programed for self-esteem, as we learned that having a pulse made us wonderfully special. For as long as we can remember, we've been destined for superstardom. Some of us have been prepared for elite schooling since before we could use the potty, and we've been on the traveling soccer teams before we knew not to touch the ball with our hands. We've been stuffed full of praise for mediocrity and had our foibles diagnosed away with hyphenated jargon and pop psychology."
~ Kevin DeYoung, "Just Do Something" p. 30