Who’s the most entitled of them all?”
This should come as no surprise:
Young people's unprecedented level of self-infatuation was revealed in a new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has been asking students to rate themselves compared to their peers since 1966.
Roughly 9 million young people have taken the survey over the last 47 years. Pyschologist Jean Twenge and her colleagues compiled the data and found that over the last four decades there's been a dramatic rise in the number of students who describe themselves as being 'above average' in the areas of academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability, and self-confidence.
Researchers also found a disconnect between the student's opinions of themselves and actual ability.
“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” ~ Bernard Baily