>"I am in my early twenties and the level self-accountability among my generation/peers is a sad state indeed."
Boomers grew up with the Andy Warhol quote, "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
I frequently paraphrase that for Gen Y: "In your future, everyone will 15 naked photos on line."
And for Gen Z: "Of course you'll have a 15-minute xtube of you having drunken sex, but none of your peers will care."
Boomers forget that we listened to music, wore swimsuits, and practiced serial monogamy that would have scandalized our parents.
The Taliban tried to turn back the clock. Look what it got them - Predator-launched missles into their bedrooms.
I agree that caution and forethought are called for and often lacking. But what is shocking today is going to be commonplace in a decade. Consider the history of inter-racial marriage, racial equality, woman's rights, Gay rights, birth control, music, art, tattoos, piercings, etc.
Hurting other people gets me upset and I hope it always does. TMI, though, isn't so striking after you get used to it.