I don't see humility very much promoted among generation Y, even a false one. If anything I often see certain forms of narcissicism and overflated egos.
True that for sure.
To be honest I would say the values of generation Y are those which are implicit in Elfboy's critique of the supposed values of generation Y which are in some shape more perrenial things or at least related to them.
As far as equality(or levelling) goes, that's kinda been the rallying cry for a few generations now. Even Tocqueville noted that Americans tended to prefer equality to freedom, and this was in the 1840s he was writing.
Yeah... was sort of thinking that if anything, Gen Y seems to have more of an entitlement complex?
Eh. Most of my generation has never had to work for anything growing up like the youngins in the previous generations did. Myself included. I think working gave previous generations (rightfully so) the idea that they had to work for what they got. We never got that lesson.
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman