From a local newspaper:
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
How do the values of today's youth differ from those of previous generations?
ANSWER FROM A TWENTY YEAR OLD MALE UNIVERSITY STUDENT:
We are more conscious of the world, more willing to try to influence it positively, more tolerant of difference and more active in our communities than previous generations were.
Certainly we are more enaged than our parents were. We are also the most diverse generation in American history, and our ethics and values reflect that.
We're also very different from our parents in that many of us recognize that we will probably not enjoy the bounty and excess that they enjoyed.
We are going to have to survive in an America where living within your means is encouraged and where success is measured less materially than it was in the past.