Millennials are often painted as entitled, selfie-snapping narcissists, but do they deserve the “kids these days” label? On today’s show we’ll attempt to transcend the generation gap with a strong defense of the youngsters.
Then, we celebrate graduation season with author George Saunders, whose 2013 commencement address at Syracuse University contained a simple message: “be kinder”. The speech went viral, became a short film, and a book. He’ll explain why it rippled out far beyond that group of graduates.
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David Burstein is author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World. He is also the founder of Generation 18, a nonpartisan young voter engagement organization, as well as a documentary filmmaker.
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In 2013, writer, journalist, and college professor George Saunders made a short speech at a graduation ceremony that quickly went viral. He was speaking to the class of 2013 at Syracuse University where he teaches. His book: Congratulations, By the Way elaborates on the speech he gave and encourages a life of kindness.