“They Like Themselves” is the title of a recent post on AlbertMohler.com. The students graduating high school in 2006 have a more positive outlook on life than those in 1975. Dr. Mohler is referring to the USA Today article, where this bit of news is reported:

Today’s teenagers and young adults are far more likely than their parents to believe they’re great people, destined for maximum success as workers, spouses and parents, suggests a report comparing three decades of national surveys.

And these so-called Millennials or Gen Y young people may be heading for a fall when their self-esteem is punctured by reality, says psychologist Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. She examined changes from 1975 to 2006 in yearly surveys, given to thousands of high school seniors by University of Michigan researchers.

Just on a side note, I briefly met Dr. Mohler last Sunday at Berkland Baptist Church, where he preached at the ordination church service. He was there along with five other presidents of Southern Baptist seminaries.

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