THE great generational divide has always been there, whether it is the baby boomers and Gen X-ers, as there is always a perceived difference in prevailing attitudes, values and mindsets.
However, given that the latest generation have been born while the world has undergone incredible change thanks to technological advances, that divide seemed far more pronounced as Gen Zs are viewed as a species that seemingly subsists only in cyberspace.
For context, Wikipedia defines Generation Z as:
“Generation Z (often shortened to Gen Z), colloquially known as zoomers, is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media use the mid-to-late 1990s as starting birth years and the early 2010s as ending birth years. Most members of Generation Z are the children of Generation X or younger baby boomers.”
So when a netizen observed that Gen Z co-workers as having attitude problems on the “Meanwhile in Malaysia” Facebook forum, it elicited a slew of responses.
Of course there were plenty who shared the poster’s sentiment:
Another netizen observed that many Gen Zs seem to have an attitude of self-entitlement:
An educator shared her experience which seemed to reinforce the opinion that Gen Zs are entitled and spoilt:
A youngster though added some perspective by saying:
Some did jump to the defence of these youngsters:
All said and done, quite a few netizens did point out that whatever flaws Gen Zs may have, it is down to their upbringing which was the responsibility of the older generation.
What say you? Do Gen Zs really have an attitude problem? – Dec 27, 2023