Millennials are struggling to grow up. What is going on, and how can we work to fix the problem for the next generation? Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) talked about his new book exploring this issue on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
“A lot of our kids are caught in a state of perpetual adolescence,” Sasse explained. His new book is titled “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis — and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.”
Parents and guardians haven’t done their job teaching self-reliance, and younger generations are getting caught up in consumer culture, Sasse asserted. A prolonged state of adolescence isn’t good for families, communities or the country as a whole.
Adolescence is treated as a destination when it should be a temporary phase in life that focuses on growth and preparation for adulthood. “We have started to think of life as different consumption opportunities,” Sasse said of today’s society. "We are largely unable to feel in our belly the distinction between production and consumption, and that's new."