Why is This Generation So Sensitive?
Over recent years, there has been much discussion about why this generation is so sensitive. From accusations of participants in this generation’s ‘snowflake culture’, to criticism of what can be deemed as an over-reliance on emotive language, it’s true to say that the conversation surrounding this issue is a complex one.
Modern Society as a Whole
In some respects, it could be argued that modern society as a whole contributes to this generation’s sensitivity. With the ongoing deluge of messages and images, constantly bombarding us with extreme highs or lows, it’s easy to see how this sort of saturation by these stimuli can lead to a heightened sensitivity.
Increased Pressure to Perform
Moreover, an increased pressure to perform may also account for why this generation is particularly sensitive. With earlier and earlier start times in education and academic ability now being seen in some respects as a measure of worth, there exists a great deal of pressure on students to achieve, leading to a heightened level of anxiety and sensitivity where failure seems to carry more stigma than ever before.
The Cognitive Revolution
Finally, the cognitive revolution has arguably been a key contributor to why this generation are so sensitive. Due to the increased awareness of mental health issues and greater understanding of our underlying psychology, people in this generation have become more informed than any other before it. As such, it’s only natural that this knowledge should be used as an entirely valid reason for certain reactions and behaviours.
In conclusion, understanding why this generation is sensitive is a complex process, with various contributing factors and underlying issues at play. From the cognitive revolution to an increased pressure to perform, the overriding message here appears to be one of consideration and compassion.
What can We Learn from this?
- Modern society as a whole contributes to this generation’s sensitivity
- Increased pressure to perform may account for this level of heightened sensitivity
- The cognitive revolution has also contributed to why this generation is so sensitive
- The overriding message appears to be one of consideration and compassion
5. What can be done to create a culture of healthy dialogue instead of hostile confrontation among members of this generation?
Creating a culture of healthy dialogue instead of hostile confrontation among members of this generation can start by encouraging open communication and understanding between people. This can be done by creating safe spaces for people to open up, share their perspectives, and listen to others with respect and empathy. Developing social and emotional skills, such as active listening, can also help to foster healthier conversations between individuals. Additionally, engaging in self-reflection about one’s own biases and trying to understand the various perspectives of people can help create an atmosphere of respect and dialogue. Finally, teaching the importance of civility and mutual respect in developing relationships can help shape a culture of healthy dialogue.