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Imponderable questions: What is the meaning of life?
Dec 2nd, 2013 by Warren Swil

Millennials search for

answers, but word of

the year is ‘selfie’

First Lady Michelle Obama is seen in this “selfie” with her dog Bo.

First Lady Michelle Obama is seen in this “selfie” with her dog Bo.

SOME WISE ACADEMICS revealed the totally unshocking news on Sunday that the young men and women coming of age since the Great Recession are seeking more than material success in life.
We are told in The New York Times that those struggling to gain a foothold in these brutal times are not obsessed with money and career. They are not the most “self-absorbed generation ever.”
Meanwhile, just a few days previously, no lesser authority than the Oxford English Dictionaries anointed “selfie” as the word of the year for 2013.
Perhaps we need to adjust the focus a bit. They can’t both be right.


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