Being described and depicted as the Me, me, me generation, the most narcissistic generation ever or the generation that is the most addicted to social media, one would assume that Generation Millennials are experiencing a strong measure of happiness and personal satisfaction. However, recently published surveys have proven that this is the most fragile generation yet, and that anxiety is something that a big percentage of youth today are dealing with on a daily basis. One must ask why?
They say every time has its illness. And if we scan through the history books we can truly see that. We all know about the black plague in the medieval period, malaria, smallpox, cholera, and the most recent HIV/AIDS outbreak. The time has come to identify and face the illness of the Millennials, and for this health threat there is no vaccine that can help out, at least not yet.
Do parents ask their children for permission to publish their photos on social networks? Usually not. Do children get annoyed by unauthorized violations of their privacy? Usually yes. Austrian media reported last month that an Austrian girl is taking her parents to court for posting photographs from her childhood without first gaining her consent. And she is just one out of many teenagers who don't want their lives to be displayed by their parents on the Internet.