Ncmo Essay

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We are generation Y, millennials; thinkers, entrepreneurs, risk-takers, innovators; proponents of individualism, opponents of conformity. We are, whether the world fully accepts it or not, the greatest generation to ever exist. While some smirk at our presumed naivety and ignorance, we gladly wave our college diplomas before them; signaling in our rise to the top of social and economic ladders. We are good, of that I am certain, but we are not without our flaws. We grew up with the phrase, “You are special,” even more true as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This statement has almost become our motto, something that drives us to be better and strive for success; however, BYU millennials, when did it become special or acceptable to engage in such childish games as hooking up? Hooking up, if you’re not familiar with the term, is the act of engaging in some sort of sexual relationship, from making out to you-know-what, with someone you truly have no intention of dating. In the BYU-produced article “A Survey of Dating and Marriage at BYU” a survey of 1,000 students was conducted. 90% of those who participated reported that hooking-up was a regular activity on their campus. In the little time I’ve been here at BYU, I’d say I have to agree. I don’t know what it is about starting a new semester of school, but as soon as that first class commences it’s off to the races to find your fling. As one with past experience of the subject, and very penitent now for it, I feel this culture of hooking-up is detrimental to the relationships we have with others not only as “The Millennials” but as children of God. For those of you who don’t harbor the same sentiments as I do in regards to this subject or who don’t feel there is a real problem with this at BYU, I have but one thing to say to you: NCMO. NCMO (pronounced nicmo) is the abbreviated form of

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