Matthew McConaughey’s 2014 Oscar Speech for best actor summarizes Generation Me’s narcissism perfectly. In his acceptance speech, he recounted how a very important person, whose name was never mentioned, asked him at 15 who his hero was? After several weeks of mulling over the question, he came to the profound realization that it was him in 10 years!
This is the first of a three part series on generational trends and we’ll begin with orienting ourselves as to who are Generation Me. But first, I have a confession to make; I love my iPhone. I can easily check my e-mail 15 times a day. Recently, I was at the airport waiting in line to check my baggage when I realized there was an album I wanted to buy. With only a few clicks, I downloaded it and had it ready to listen to before I even got to the gate. Want to know where I am? Let me take a picture, edit it, and send it off through cyberspace into social media and instant messaging.