Someone says that today's young generation i.e. 'we'
want what we want when we want it.
I want to describe that group of people in one word.
[She] says that today’s teens are
toomuch too _____ and as a result, lazy.
'Pampered' and 'spoonfed' are two possible options. Their meanings are more or less identical. But, I feel each of them has a different connotation.
A pampered kid sounds like someone who has rich parents at his side all the time, fulfilling their child's every wish.
Spoonfed brings to mind the picture of a toddler being spoonfed. That sounds like a weak prince who has servants to do literally everything for him and never has to face any challenge on his own.
Which one should I use?
A word that conveys the exact meaning as the first sentence won't do. I also need to reflect upbringing (as well as attitude). Here's the full context:
Kelly Benoit, a 20-year-old political science student, went as far as calling her peers ‘lazy’. ‘I think it can be due to our upbringing. We want what we want when we want it,’ said Benoit, who has worked in her State to try to ban the use of plastic bags in stores. She thinks members of her generation, like a lot of people, simply don’t want to give up conveniences.
The environmentally conscious have several criticisms to make of American teens in general. [She] says that today’s teens are much too pampered and as a result, lazy. [...] while most teens are aware of the need to preserve nature and its resources, they are not interested in actually taking any steps at their own cost.
Note that it's not a exact paraphrase of her words. This piece of text is part of a broader writing (which is about how much eco-conscious young people in America are).