Self-Reflection

There are ideals and realistic pressures set in place by employers that employees should work their absolute hardest at their jobs as much as possible. A contributor for The Washington Post detailed how this type of work ethic made an entire generation of employees cocky. What’s even better than that, is the humility that the generation has come to just ten years later. The contributor remembered how ten years prior to his college reunion the graduating class left with their chest out in their heads held high. When they met next, everyone talked about their jobs and employment with a great sense of humility.

The author challenged himself to figure out where all of this humility came from. A huge shift in moral climate in the country was his mitigating factor. Ten years ago, the author and his peers would focus mainly on self and on building a life of wealth and prosperity. Now, his colleagues are doing what they can to help those around them and taking care of forgotten neighborhoods or ancient ethical practices. Maybe somewhere deep in the psyche of this generation, lies a sense of instinct where focusing on world repair lies within the generation analyst Dr. Jennifer Walden says of his self reflection. Instead of building an entire world where we are the center, his peers as well as himself, have built themselves around preparing for the day when they have to repair the world in which they live in.

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