Bobbi Wickham: they act like the whole world must be in college and it's soooo important
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, 10The average of those 5 numbers is 7.The person with 7 is better than only 1 other person.
pissnmoan: "The average IQ is 100. Half the people are even more stupid than that." George Carlin"Same as it ever was." David Byrne
lordjupiter: I wonder if the "same old anti-youth crap every generation" people bothered to read the article. Because, you know, making assumptions with no basis in reality is part of the study.
olddinosaur: Every generation thinks the young people are a bunch of snits
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Occam's Disposable Razor: timelady: I must be lucky, or doing something right. I have five kids - 26, 20, 18, 11, 9. Not a single self entitled twat. This is how we have raised them:You want it, you work for it. World owes you nothing. Don't like society? Me neither, that's why I work from within it to improve it. Respect other people of you wish to be respected, but not everyone is worthy of your respect. Be a good person, not a shiate. Luck is random, and life is not fair. Who told you to expect fair? Because I said so is perfectly valid while we pay the bills, but we will debate it reasonably if you don't turn into whiny brat. Do not treat me like an idiot if you don't want to be treated as an idiot. A family is a team of people - we work together, we can fight each other, but these are the people who will always have your back, so do not shiate in your own nest. Also, fun is a damn good thing, but so is the satisfaction of working hard at what you love. It took me thirty years before I had worked hard enough to have the luxury of working at what I love, things often have to be earnt. Then they are valued. What gets given has less value. And always apologize if genuinely in the wrong, and once sorry is said and meant, it is over. No grudges held. And we love you deeply - but there is no rule that says we have to like everything you do. We will always be here to support you, but we will tell you if we think t is wrong. You can then make your own mistakes. Anything between consenting adults, fine. Good manners are the social lubricant, apply freely and frequently and things run more smoothly. Even more important to apply it to your own family.It is pretty simple to be a parent. Raise kids you will like as adults. I lucked out. Damn fine, smart kids. And that damn expression is known fondly here as 'cat bum face'.Did you teach them to use paragraphs or any kind of formatting? "Don't make the same mistakes I did, kids..."
mgshamster: cuzsis: Free Radical: 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!Of course you can.But that doesn't necessarily mean you will. Things happen, stuff doesn't always go as planned, but that doesn't mean you never try./your parents told you the truthAnd yet, they get blamed when they try to reach their goals, instead of just getting a degree or a job that will work well with the current/future market. I've heard many on fark call them stupid for daring to do something other than what the market desires.
omeganuepsilon: miss diminutive: 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?This. Gets right down to the cause and effect of it all.
i upped my meds-up yours: 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?Ha. You don't. You don't even think about it in those egghead libby-lib terms. You keep it to the individual and the work ethic you grew up with, and you blame the victim.Or the increasing polarization of wealth and social inequality since the 70s... Seems to me people are getting by on less than ever...If you grew up around people who remembered the 1930s, you give less than no farks about the problems of people today. The modern world is paradise, and those who are not measuring up have only themselves to blame.
Thunderpipes: Can tell how douchey people are by how they vote. Young people almost all vote liberal now, which reflects their character. Entitled, lazy brats.
McGrits: red5ish: You all get trophies, just for being you.Your simple statement has finally let me figure out why I hate video game trophies. Back in the day we got trophies for winning and we only had our bragging rights for finishing a video game. There were no trophies for completing level one!/ I have the crescent hawk LAM miniature from finishing the game// how is that for a trophy!
SDRR: BoothbyTCD: "The next generation is spoiled, and the one after that even more so!" said adults since always.
cuzsis: i upped my meds-up yours: 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?Ha. You don't. You don't even think about it in those egghead libby-lib terms. You keep it to the individual and the work ethic you grew up with, and you blame the victim.Or the increasing polarization of wealth and social inequality since the 70s... Seems to me people are getting by on less than ever...If you grew up around people who remembered the 1930s, you give less than no farks about the problems of people today. The modern world is paradise, and those who are not measuring up have only themselves to blame.Really? Because my grandfather is one of them and he is quite sympathetic to folks facing the problems of today./hardship can turn you into an empathetic human being or an asshole.//I don't have time for assholes myself.
WhippingBoy: 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?
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Pumpernickel bread: "The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They haveno reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of allrestraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passesfor wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they areforward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress" - Plato
OscarTamerz: The NEA is doing to America's children what the UAW did to America's automobile manufacturing. Thanks!
WhoopAssWayne: The most stunning aspect of this new sense of entitlement is the new liberal mantra that hard work is not a factor in success. They keep spreading this self-serving idiocy that successful people are mostly the result of either luck, rich parents, handouts, or dishonesty. Holy sh*t man, these kids are setting themselves up for a lifetime of fail...
edmo: Six hours of studying? How does anyone get by on that?
mike_d85: 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 shiatAm 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.
Lionel Mandrake: 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"
Abacus9: Lionel Mandrake: 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"Median is a type of average.
omeganuepsilon: olddinosaur: Every generation thinks the young people are a bunch of snitsJust because they think it does not mean that they're not also correct.In the last hundred years or so, it's a reality. The growing liberal world has preached over and over to it's kids that they're special, that they deserve X, etc. It's the most literal definition of spoiling children, as most children who hear that crap every day will have higher than rational expectations that inevitably get dashed on the rocks.It breeds complacency, the belief that benefits/rewards need not be earned. It removes reality, it's as much indoctrination as everyone says religion is.We need to teach children reality, not feed them with the misinformation that they're super-human and can do whatever they want in life and be good at it. A lot of children only have so much potential. You can't be successful in the modern world on a degree in Basket Weaving with a minor in Tie-dye. Kids, in order to grow up healthy and adapt to adult life, need realistic goals.Being willfully ignorant to the point of delusionally thinking we live in a better world does no one any favors, and really has more of a negative effect on society, such an effect that would make actual anarchist punks jealous.
gunther_bumpass: BuckTurgidson: [i14.photobucket.com image 545x409][i14.photobucket.com image 420x546][i14.photobucket.com image 515x313][i14.photobucket.com image 400x300]how do you even MAKE that farking face?? it's unnatural, is what.
NCg8r: Those incompetant Libs are all powerful, I tell ya!!!! Libs! LIBS!!!!!
SanjiSasuke: I imagine a big part of the drop in scores is the participation rate. Used to be only the "best" would go to colleges, so there were few that were not good enough to be there, and there was little incentive to separate the good from the bad in college. Now that 'less qualified' individuals are going, they drag the scores down.
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