A Rhetorical Analysis Of Generation Nice By Sam Tanenhaus

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In Sam Tanenhaus’s article “Generation Nice” which was published in the New York Times, Tanenhaus effectively conveys his views on this generation; the millennials. Tanenhaus breaks his article into three modes of thought: lifestyle, prejudices against the millennials, and their general personalities. Tanenhaus does this to better show how millennials will affect the world through a positive approach. Tanenhaus addresses this issue towards millennials themselves and also towards the baby boomers and generation X’er’s. The majority of the New York Time’s audience consists of millennials, so this article most likely has a positive feedback. Millennials include empathy in all aspects of their life such as; food, work and shopping. “For millennials,…show more content…
There are an increasing amount of vegetarians and vegans in this generation than there were in the past. Because of this, gluten free and vegetarian options are no more readily available in grocery stores and the food industry. These options give everyone the choice of going out together which increases the community in a positive way. With the economy crashing, millennials have become more focused on the aspect of the philosophy of life than any older generations ever were. Millennials would much rather enjoy life than slave for the sole purpose of gaining money. “Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of millennials said they would rather make $40,000 a year at a job they love than $100,000 a year at a job they think is boring.” (pg. 3). Unlike older generations, millennials have obtained the mindset for finding solutions for one problem at a time. There is no one solution for every problem, and in order to find the solutions for these specific problems, millennials use creativity to their advantage. Because of the great recession, millennials no longer have trust in the political and religious institutions, which makes them more likely to pursue what

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