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    Show a little empathy. Get off my lawn!

    Today's college kids lack empathy
    Compared to 30 years ago, it's all about me now, study finds


    College students today are less likely to "get" the emotions of others than their counterparts 20 and 30 years ago, a new review study suggests.

    Specifically, today's students scored 40 percent lower on a measure of empathy than their elders did.

    The findings are based on a review of 72 studies of 14,000 American college students overall conducted between 1979 and 2009.

    ...Compared with college students of the late 1970s, current students are less likely to agree with statements such as "I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective," and "I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me."

    "Many people see the current group of college students — sometimes called 'Generation Me ' — as one of the most self-centered, narcissistic, competitive, confident and individualistic in recent history," said Konrath, who is also affiliated with the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry.

    Konrath's colleague graduate student Edward O'Brien added, "It's not surprising that this growing emphasis on the self is accompanied by a corresponding devaluation of others.”

    ..."College students today may be so busy worrying about themselves and their own issues that they don't have time to spend empathizing with others, or at least perceive such time to be limited," O'Brien said.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37399539...alth-behavior/
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    Empathy was yesterday. Today, you're wasting my mother$#@! time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumBarnes View Post
    Empathy was yesterday. Today, you're wasting my mother$#@! time.
    Did you fall in love last night?

    (Genius)

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    current students are less likely to agree with statements such as "I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective," and "I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me."
    Why should I empathize with pussies who don't work as hard or exhibit the same fortitude in emphasizing personal responsibility and competition?

    It's like my daddy says, "if you ain't first, you're last." Then he'd beat my mom and drink himself into unemployment benefits.

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    Looks like another Baby Boomer failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi View Post
    Why should I empathize with pussies who don't work as hard or exhibit the same fortitude in emphasizing personal responsibility and competition?

    It's like my daddy says, "if you ain't first, you're last." Then he'd beat my mom and drink himself into unemployment benefits.
    You may be missing the boat a bit. I'm not really sure that they were singling out "pussies who don't work as hard or exhibit the same fortitude in emphasizing personal responsibility and competition" as the only group being deprived of compassion. Then again, after reading your last statement, I may be the one missing the sarcasm boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Looks like another Baby Boomer failure.
    We were the first ME generation and it's appropriate that we'd fail.

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    A lot of today's parents rely on television to raise their children. In between and after their cartoon watching years they are constantly made aware of the fact that the U.S. Government / Congress and the Corporate world that are controlling this world do not care about anything other then power and personal gain. You just can't expect to see the same quality of compassion as older generations that were not constantly exposed to the mess that these kids are today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Looks like another Baby Boomer failure.
    rant on/ this. my parent's generation were some of the most selfish, me, me, me, now, now, now $#@!sticks EVER. (before you babyboomers who aren't that way...i said some of...not all.) then they have kids and teach their kids that same $#@! but the kids take it to a whole new level and now the kids are the problem? $#@! that noise even though it's too late to go back and correct things I will take responsibilty for my own actions and say $#@! that $#@! but don't blame me for your stupidity and lack of emotional intelligence. rant off/

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