Why Millennials Are Failing To Launch: Nature or Nurture?
Programs like Red Mountain Sedona don't focus on forceful change, but they also don't focus on enabling. The focus is to get students into a mindset where personal change and circumstantial transcendence become their direct goal. Change is achievable, and many have been helped toward a path of sustainable recovery by accepting the reality of their situation: it can be overcome.
It Is Your Choice To Change
The nature versus nurture discussion often ignores choice. People can choose a better life even in the worst possible circumstances. Danny Trejo was in and out of prison years before becoming an international film star. The anti-nurture of institutionalized captivity came from his nature as a criminal.
In prison, Trejo decided to quit being interred regularly via substance abuse and law-breaking. He changed successfully, and has been sober 42 years. Since he's 77 today, that means he didn't make the right choice until his mid-thirties. It wasn't prison that changed his mind. If it were, recidivism wouldn't be so high in the United States. Neither nature nor nurture decided Trejo's ultimate outcome. Choice did.
Reality demonstrates our choices ultimately determine our outcomes; nature and nurture just make those choices more or less difficult. When this thinking is brought to millennials, it's easy to see why said generation has imploded. A culture of victimhood has permeated America, and by proxy the world (via media, etc.) since at least the early 80s--there's a great Calvin and Hobbes comic strip about this. Bill Watterson hit the nail on the head when he invited us to consider our nation's future between 1986 and 1996 while C&H was syndicated.
It Really Is All About You
Calvin's words are repeated seriously by adults in their mid-twenties today--they'd have been around six years old when the comic strip was prominent; the age Calvin was. Calvin regularly implies he'd have good self-esteem if he would only whine until people gave it to him. He made his poor mindset not about him, but about others. Millennials unconsciously do the same.
Today, most don't take responsibility for their lives or actions, allowing themselves to become controlled instead and then lamenting their slavery. Often this control comes in the form of addiction. While Trejo proves addiction isn't restricted to the millennial generation, modern culture encourages it now more than then. Modernity also encourages us to regard poor decisions of youth as natural consequences of our unchangeable selves, when the reality is that anyone can change.
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