On “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” – Pre-writing 3

Respond in 3 lengthy paragraphs to the prompt below.

First, summarize Henig’s view, then use your own experience and quotes from Henig and Konnikova to frame your responses using Yes, No, or Okay, But and naysayer templates.


According to Henig, one of the elements of emerging adulthood is a focus on exploring one’s passions and life goals.

In what ways might social media and the internet facilitate these goals?

In your response, include and respond to the view to a naysayer who argues that social media sites like Instagram distract emerging adults (and others) from pursuit of their own unique passions and goals by serving them images of “influencers” whose sites seem designed to sell products and lifestyles to them.