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ADAMS: Keeping Our Youngest Generation From Becoming The Lost Generation

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The moment my oldest daughter was born the word “love” suddenly seemed wholly insufficient. It didn’t describe, or even come close to capturing, the enormity of what I felt for her.

And now, in just a few weeks, I will do the very thing I have been dreading since she entered the world eighteen years ago: I will help her leave home by dropping her off to begin her freshman year of college.

But the cause of my current anxiety is about much more than predictable paternal sadness. Much of my concern stems from the fact that I am deeply worried about all of the young people starting their adult journeys this fall. You see, I am not just the father of a young adult. I have been teaching high school and college students for over two decades, and the sudden changes I have noticed in the past half-decade or so are more than a little bit worrying.

Many of our young people today are anxious, depressed and friendless. Their entire existence is funneled through a screen where they spend hour upon hour scrolling, gazing at mindless algorithmically-produced minutiae in utter........

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