Speaking on the University of Virginia in 2013, author and host Stephen Colbert infused his attribute wit in his speech. “If you younger of us will take recommendation from anybody, in spite of everything, I don’t know for those who’ve seen it — this week’s Time Magazine referred to as you ‘lazy, entitled narcissists’, who’re a part of the ‘Me, Me, Me’ era. So self-obsessed – tweeting your Vines, hashtagging your Spotifys and Snapchatting your YOLOs – your era wants the whole lot to be about you. And that’s very upsetting to us child boomers as a result of self-absorption is form of our factor. We’re the unique ‘Me Generation,’ we made the final 50 years all about us,” he stated.
He added, “We took all the money. We soaked up all the government services. And we’ve deep-fried nearly everything in the ocean. It may seem that all that’s left for you is unpaid internships, Monday to Tuesday mail delivery, and thanks to global warming, soon Semester at Sea will mean sailing the coast of Ohio.”
He acknowledged, “But while we may be leaving you with an economy with fewer job opportunities for the new graduate to slip into and while traditional paths may seem harder to find, that also means that you will learn sooner than most generations the hard lesson that you must always make the path for yourself. There is no secret society out there that will tap you on the shoulder one night and show you the way. Because the true secret is – your life will not be defined by the society that we have left you.”