As a 20 year old, I'm speaking from the minority here (along FightinIrish26 and a few others).
I do believe my generation has been raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue.
Image is everything now. Everything at face value. It seems we are more interested in finding ways to fake confidence, intelligence, compassion and honesty than we are to actually seek those qualities out through trial and error, experience, and open-mindedness.
We (as a generation, of course) sit inside all day. Our interaction stems from chat rooms, text messages, and vicariously living through whoever is on TV.
When we leave that comfortable, climate controlled, automatic safety zone, we carry those flimsy views of reality with us and suffer accordingly.
I believe that finding T-Nation was a tool that has helped me immensely in all levels, especially fitness-related...
...however, I wasn't quite the asshole to begin with. I didn't shelter myself or allowed myself to be sheltered by anyone else. I've said this on many posts before, but I think it deems repeating:
I learn. I apply. I discard whatever isn't necessary. I grow. I live.
And that's just the bottom line that I don't think my generation is getting.
Then again, that's just my one, know-it-all, can't-teach-me-anthing,-you-bastard!, philosophy.