The We Generation & Why We Must Consider the Stoics Now
For Nick and Clayton
Let’s begin with the idea that the Me Generations exist. Since the end of the baby boom, there has been a generalized belief that subsequent generations were, to some degree, considered to be Me Generations. Whether it was the find-yourself 60’s or the find-your-passion millennials, there has been a collective awareness that the last 50 years have been marked by gazing inward.
It’s a remarkable narrative: the last five decades have been all about Me. Pursue your dreams. Find yourself. Assuming that it is true, that we have been habitual navel-gazers, I’m here to say that the Me Generation is already dead. The time has come to pull your head up and look around.