The Navy also calls this generation a "somewhat alien life force".
According to a Wired story about a recent Navy recruiting presentation:
"These kids grew up hearing nothing but praise, all the time, everywhere. Recent childhood has been defined by ego-stroking... [They] can get disgruntled if not praised for simply 'showing up' at work," according to the report, which calls the millenials "a 'coddled' generation."For some years we have been busy, educationally, neglecting basic academic stuff such as math, reading, writing skills in favor of developing kids with high self-esteem. Who would ever have guessed that this would have led us to having difficulty defending ourselves?