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(Daily Mail)   Never mind the "millennials," studies show that "Generation Duckface" is even more shallow, entitled, spoiled and narcissistic   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 212
    More: Obvious, actual cause, Tweng, Roy Baumeister  
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2013-01-06 10:26:18 AM
Whoa. Who would have expected hard-hitting journalism like this from the Daily Fail? Take that, young-uns!
 
2013-01-06 11:18:39 AM
How will America's "Generation Duckface" ever compete with its UK equivalent, "Generation Nightclub Toilet Seat Cocaine Face?"
 
2013-01-06 11:32:30 AM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-06 11:46:32 AM
So they're... duckadent?
 
2013-01-06 11:46:43 AM
Six hours of studying? How does anyone get by on that?
 
2013-01-06 12:28:27 PM
While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts.

But their 1960s counterparts were much more likely to call themselves "far out" when they were actually  "groovy" at best.
 
2013-01-06 12:52:29 PM

Lionel Mandrake: While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts.

But their 1960s counterparts were much more likely to call themselves "far out" when they were actually  "groovy" at best.


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theconcentrium.com
 
2013-01-06 01:08:10 PM
Moreso than the boomers? I find this difficult to believe.
 
2013-01-06 01:09:05 PM
Who would have though getting 10,000 likes & compliments on a year on Facebook would spoil our teenage girls? You can't expect girls to be humble when EVERYONE tells them how beautiful they look.
 
2013-01-06 01:09:34 PM
"Generation" = granfalloon.
 
2013-01-06 01:10:01 PM
I'm surprised the OBVIOUS tag isn't on fire and shaking like an epileptic.
 
2013-01-06 01:10:33 PM
Job security for my generation.
 
2013-01-06 01:10:56 PM
Consumerism and the ME ME ME culture (because we're worth it!)

Mark my words, children, it is going to be the end of us.
 
2013-01-06 01:12:43 PM
Pretty sure this story has been written about every "generation" since the beginning of time.
 
2013-01-06 01:12:45 PM
From TFA: "A 2006 study found that students suffer from 'ambition inflation' as their increased ambitions accompany increasingly unrealistic expectations.

"Since the 1960s and 1970s, when those expectations started to grow, there's been an increase in anxiety and depression,' Twenge said. 'There's going to be a lot more people who don't reach their goals.' "


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2013-01-06 01:12:48 PM
This just in: Young people are selfish, lazy, and annoying.

/except when I was young
//we were all responsible, respectful, and shiat
 
2013-01-06 01:14:15 PM
But, if I tell my kid he is "average", that means he is "better" than 155,000,000 people (and that's just the US).....
 
2013-01-06 01:14:56 PM
To everyone who finds people more "entitled" today than previous decades/generations, how do you square the circle of competitive GDP in a climate of record unemployment? Or the increasing polarization of wealth and social inequality since the 70s... Seems to me people are getting by on less than ever...
 
2013-01-06 01:17:07 PM
They are deh-spicable
 
2013-01-06 01:19:06 PM

AliceBToklasLives: This just in: Young people are selfish, lazy, and annoying.

/except when I was young
//we were all responsible, respectful, and shiat


You can't be my age because we weren't just selfish, lazy, and annoying, we were also drunken, irresponsible and destructive.
Or maybe that was just me and the people like me I hung out with, YMMV ;)
 
2013-01-06 01:19:32 PM

AliceBToklasLives: This just in: Young people are selfish, lazy, and annoying.

/except when I was young
//we were all responsible, respectful, and shiat


Am I the only one who's going to admit I couldn't stand the kids when I was one of them? Then again I had "real things" to do.
 
2013-01-06 01:20:16 PM

ggecko: But, if I tell my kid he is "average", that means he is "better" than 155,000,000 people (and that's just the US).....


Don't like to the poor boy. He's only better than 75,000,000 people. 100,000,000 tops.
 
2013-01-06 01:21:29 PM
Just wait until Generation Duckface gets their dick kicked up to their watch pocket when reality sets in.
Most of these kids are still in daddy's wallet and on mama's teat.
 
2013-01-06 01:21:53 PM

Luca de Balzac: From TFA: "A 2006 study found that students suffer from 'ambition inflation' as their increased ambitions accompany increasingly unrealistic expectations.

"Since the 1960s and 1970s, when those expectations started to grow, there's been an increase in anxiety and depression,' Twenge said. 'There's going to be a lot more people who don't reach their goals.' "


BUT I CAN BE ANYTHING I SET YOUR MIND TO, MY PARENTS TOLD ME SO!
I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
 
2013-01-06 01:23:35 PM
Just found a narcissism quiz on some psych website.

When they give you your results, there's a big "share on facebook" button. I suspect that's the real test.
 
2013-01-06 01:23:36 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: AliceBToklasLives: This just in: Young people are selfish, lazy, and annoying.

/except when I was young
//we were all responsible, respectful, and shiat

Am I the only one who's going to admit I couldn't stand the kids when I was one of them? Then again I had "real things" to do.


Define "kids". I hated college students when I was one. None of them knew how to take care of themselves. It was amazing. The dorms regularly had fires because people would microwave metallic objects.
I don't mean like a fork, I mean like stovetop popcorn.
 
2013-01-06 01:23:44 PM

david_gaithersburg: Job security for my generation.


Not really. The packaging is worth more than the contents of the box.
 
2013-01-06 01:25:06 PM
Or I suppose you could say that our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, and they show disrespect for their elders and love chatting in place of exercise. You might be shocked to know that they no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, text instead of entertaining company, gobble up their food, and of course, they tyrannize their teachers.
 
2013-01-06 01:25:17 PM
So wait, expecting to earn $80,000 in my first job out of university was unrealistic? Why then did everyone tell me I was a special snowflake who could accomplish anything I set my mind to?

WHY THEY LIE? WHY?
 
2013-01-06 01:27:08 PM

ggecko: But, if I tell my kid he is "average", that means he is "better" than 155,000,000 people (and that's just the US).....


That would make your kid "median"
 
2013-01-06 01:28:16 PM
For the last time.... Stop callng it Duckface. The correct term is "AnusFace".

the faster you adopt that term, the faster this fad will go away.

"Hey, look, your sister posted her AnusFace on her facebook page."
 
2013-01-06 01:28:43 PM

SirMadness: Or I suppose you could say that our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, and they show disrespect for their elders and love chatting in place of exercise. You might be shocked to know that they no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, text instead of entertaining company, gobble up their food, and of course, they tyrannize their teachers.


Thanks Aristotle, or possibly Plato.

/plans to take the "Calvin's dad" approach to character building when I have kids
 
2013-01-06 01:29:29 PM

carnifex2005: Pretty sure this story has been written about every "generation" since the beginning of time.


And we're done here.

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2013-01-06 01:30:01 PM
Semi recent graduate (class of 2010) here. Yeah, it's kind of adorable watching a good chunk of my generation learn about bills when they get their handshake/piece of paper.

I have a safety net available if I need it (mom and dad have said I'm welcome to move home if finances get out of control), so I don't get some smug "I did it myself" crap. Right now, I don't need it, and I LIKE that. The ability to do what I want, when I want, and spend money how I want is a fantastic freedom. It's worth living paycheck to paycheck for it.

Everyone figures out really damn quick what it means to be an adult (usually back pain and stress about money). I'm glad I was given enough preparation for it, and I consider myself a bit further ahead of the curve than my peers (ironically, that's the topic of the article).
 
2013-01-06 01:31:06 PM
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates

/obligatory
 
2013-01-06 01:31:07 PM
And we wonder why people of our generation have no compunction about violence towards each other.
 
2013-01-06 01:31:23 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: AliceBToklasLives: This just in: Young people are selfish, lazy, and annoying.

/except when I was young
//we were all responsible, respectful, and shiat

Am I the only one who's going to admit I couldn't stand the kids when I was one of them? Then again I had "real things" to do.


You, the sock, and a Farah Fawcett poster? Yeah, I had real things to do too.
 
2013-01-06 01:32:57 PM
Does the realization that you're not "special" suddenly hit as a huge, life-changing epiphany? Or is it a slow realization that you gradually come to terms with? Or does it even hit at all?
 
2013-01-06 01:33:06 PM

LegoLewdite: To everyone who finds people more "entitled" today than previous decades/generations, how do you square the circle of competitive GDP in a climate of record unemployment? Or the increasing polarization of wealth and social inequality since the 70s... Seems to me people are getting by on less than ever...


poor people problems
 
2013-01-06 01:34:29 PM
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Yeah, these kids out here, they're a new breed! I ain't never seen anything like this before! This the end of the world now!
 
2013-01-06 01:34:58 PM
Kids these days.
 
2013-01-06 01:35:26 PM

Kit Fister: And we wonder why people of our generation have no compunction about violence towards each other.


As opposed to any other generation in the history of people. No, your generation is actually quite a bit less violent than the last. In this country, that's been true for every generation since the civil war.
 
2013-01-06 01:35:30 PM
What's wrong with Danny Kaye?
 
2013-01-06 01:35:32 PM

Luca de Balzac: From TFA: "A 2006 study found that students suffer from 'ambition inflation' as their increased ambitions accompany increasingly unrealistic expectations.


That's the opposite of what I've seen, being a member of that-ish age group. Everyone I know just wants a freaking steady wage, a nice place to sleep, maybe some pot and beer and to not have to waste our time on useless farking shiat like wars.
 
2013-01-06 01:36:16 PM

ggecko: But, if I tell my kid he is "average", that means he is "better" than 155,000,000 people (and that's just the US).....


1, 7, 8, 9, 10
The average of those 5 numbers is 7.
The person with 7 is better than only 1 other person.
 
2013-01-06 01:37:11 PM

Lionel Mandrake: While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts.

But their 1960s counterparts were much more likely to call themselves "far out" when they were actually  "groovy" at best.


This is what happens when you give praise where praise isn't deserved, ensure that achievement isn't recognized but participation is, and somehow claim that the ignorance of one is just as good as the knowledge of another. It's what happens when one generation rides on the achievements of the previous, rather than ascending on their own achievements, and we've been doing it now for roughly three generations, thanks to the 1980's and the "greed is good" mantra. Why create when you can exploit? Why work when you can manipulate? As with so many other societies in history, when duty and honor become unfashionable, when labor is considered a sign of inferiority, when the need to inflate the balloon is more important than the need to fill it with substance, collapse is inevitable.

kerryfarkingking: The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates

/obligatory


And, just as obligatory, a reminder that the civilization of Socrates is just something we read about now, yet another ancient history involving an advanced civilization that slowly degraded through such actions. It's a fun quote, but it's a semaphore for calamity, not a signal of curmudgeonly griping.
 
2013-01-06 01:37:23 PM
Kids these days.
 
2013-01-06 01:37:39 PM

Begoggle: ggecko: But, if I tell my kid he is "average", that means he is "better" than 155,000,000 people (and that's just the US).....

1, 7, 8, 9, 10
The average of those 5 numbers is 7.
The person with 7 is better than only 1 other person.


Hey now, that was just plain mean.
 
2013-01-06 01:38:18 PM

FormlessOne: Lionel Mandrake: While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts.

But their 1960s counterparts were much more likely to call themselves "far out" when they were actually  "groovy" at best.

This is what happens when you give praise where praise isn't deserved, ensure that achievement isn't recognized but participation is, and somehow claim that the ignorance of one is just as good as the knowledge of another. It's what happens when one generation rides on the achievements of the previous, rather than ascending on their own achievements, and we've been doing it now for roughly three generations, thanks to the 1980's and the "greed is good" mantra. Why create when you can exploit? Why work when you can manipulate? As with so many other societies in history, when duty and honor become unfashionable, when labor is considered a sign of inferiority, when the need to inflate the balloon is more important than the need to fill it with substance, collapse is inevitable.

kerryfarkingking: The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates

/obligatory

And, just as obligatory, a reminder that the civilization of Socrates is just something we read about now, yet another ancient history involving an advanced civilization that slowly degraded through such actions. It's a fun quote, but it's a semaphore for calamity, not a signal of curmudgeonly griping.


Your newsletter. I wish to subscribe.
 
2013-01-06 01:38:53 PM

joonyer: Begoggle: ggecko: But, if I tell my kid he is "average", that means he is "better" than 155,000,000 people (and that's just the US).....

1, 7, 8, 9, 10
The average of those 5 numbers is 7.
The person with 7 is better than only 1 other person.

Hey now, that was just plain mean.


nice
 
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