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2013-01-13 10:28:05 AM

As a college age student I can flatly deny any allegations of narcissism.

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What a happy go lucky,
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Sadly, as a college age student I am forced to confirm many of the author's claims about the entitled generation. Kids my age are wayyyy pampered, and they literally cannot handle any sort of criticism, no matter how constructive and objective those critiques are.

Makes learning kind of hard when you can't accept corrective input.

I once saw a student my age break down in tears because he had to complete a self-critique form for a group project. He kept saying, "But I didn't make any mistakes!" He was home schooled. Big shock.

/OK, I'm done.
//Going to my happy place.
 
2013-01-13 11:01:55 AM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: He was home schooled.


Well there you go.
 
2013-01-13 12:07:14 PM
Shocking to hear such an assessment in a world where the most popular website is rife with "status updates" (replete with "LIKES") like "Taking a shiat! When did I eat corn?" and "In line at the supermarket. stoopid n00bs at sefl-checkout can suck it!" and "Your to stupid to undersand the truth about (name issue here)."
 
2013-01-13 12:09:52 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Shocking to hear such an assessment in a world where the most popular website is rife with "status updates" (replete with "LIKES") like "Taking a shiat! When did I eat corn?" and "In line at the supermarket. stoopid n00bs at sefl-checkout can suck it!" and "Your to stupid to undersand the truth about (name issue here)."


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2013-01-13 12:14:14 PM
We already DID breed a generation of deluded narcissists. They're the "American Exceptionalism" "Prosperity Gospel" types.

The parents of the kids he's angry about.
 
2013-01-13 12:14:31 PM
And their music! It's just noise!
 
2013-01-13 12:16:42 PM
I didn't realize John Locke was a political columnist.
 
2013-01-13 12:16:45 PM
God damned kids
 
2013-01-13 12:19:20 PM
Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."

-Attributed to Socrates.

Or, in short, STFU you old hack.
 
2013-01-13 12:22:44 PM
Also, you're biatching about how your children are raising your grandchildren. Logically, the failure was with your generation because you raised these supposedly excessively indulgent parents. The fault is entirely yours.

But I've long since learned that members of the Greediest Generation are unable to accept any blame for their own mistakes.
 
2013-01-13 12:30:16 PM
Two words will fix'em "Frontline Infantry".
 
2013-01-13 12:30:47 PM
can't really disagree that generation everyone-gets-a-trophy has an unjustified sense of entitlement.

then again, if they help change businesses to be more employee friendly, that benefits me...who has a justified sense of entitlement.
 
2013-01-13 12:30:48 PM

LasersHurt: We already DID breed a generation of deluded narcissists. They're the "American Exceptionalism" "Prosperity Gospel" types.


Or, as history knows them, the Baby Boomers.
 
2013-01-13 12:31:38 PM
He certainly didn't miss his opportunity to take potshots at the present administration:

All the while, these adolescents, teens and young adults are watching a Congress that can't control its manic, euphoric, narcissistic spending, a president that can't see his way through to applauding genuine and extraordinary achievements in business, a society that blames mass killings on guns, not the psychotic people who wield them, and-here no surprise-a stock market that keeps rising and falling like a roller coaster as bubbles inflate and then, inevitably, burst.
 
2013-01-13 12:32:00 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And their music! It's just noise!


Back in my day, we made music with analog noise. Kids these days don't even want to know about analog, they only use digital noise. And don't get me started about their glitches.
 
2013-01-13 12:32:02 PM
Nothing that starving because you can't get a job can't fix.
 
2013-01-13 12:32:54 PM
Facebook and Twitter aside, I have a cousin suffering from this. He went to private school, was bred to be "the best" and now suffers from "why do I have to start at the bottom at work? I have great education, why don't these people who've been in the profession 20+ years realize I know more than them?!"
 
2013-01-13 12:33:28 PM
"Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team."

Up next, Jamie Dimon will tell us about how too much wealth is destroying our morals. Stay tuned!
 
2013-01-13 12:33:29 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: As a college age student I can flatly deny any allegations of narcissism.

[global.fncstatic.com image 156x195]
What a happy go lucky,
lovable galoot may look like.

Sadly, as a college age student I am forced to confirm many of the author's claims about the entitled generation. Kids my age are wayyyy pampered, and they literally cannot handle any sort of criticism, no matter how constructive and objective those critiques are.

Makes learning kind of hard when you can't accept corrective input.

I once saw a student my age break down in tears because he had to complete a self-critique form for a group project. He kept saying, "But I didn't make any mistakes!" He was home schooled. Big shock.

/OK, I'm done.
//Going to my happy place.


And with that...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-13 12:33:31 PM
I blame dubstep.
 
2013-01-13 12:33:44 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: I once saw a student my age break down in tears because he had to complete a self-critique form for a group project. He kept saying, "But I didn't make any mistakes!" He was home schooled. Big shock.


No no no no. You must be mistaken. It's gummint-run schools and union teachers that give everyone a gold star so their feelings don't get hurt. Home schooling is far superior - no old-earth evolutionism and what-have-you being presented as fact. Also no school dances.
 
2013-01-13 12:34:04 PM
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2013-01-13 12:34:11 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: I blame dubstep.


A+++ Would LOL again
 
2013-01-13 12:34:16 PM
Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ow, my sides.

*tear*
 
2013-01-13 12:35:42 PM

DamnYankees: I didn't realize John Locke was a political columnist.


Well, you know him as Ender
 
2013-01-13 12:36:31 PM
I really want Dr. Keith to get busted Ablowing some dude, because I've got my HOTY all ready to go. But I ain't gonna tell you pikers what it is, that's for sure.

Wait...
 
2013-01-13 12:37:19 PM
facebook doesn't encourage narcissism. It lets people who were already narcissistic continue to be
 
2013-01-13 12:37:27 PM
So narcissistic, in fact, Fark is even running the same story twice.

Must be that "constant need for positive affirmation" they're talking about.
 
2013-01-13 12:37:50 PM

Bedstead Polisher: Facebook and Twitter aside, I have a cousin suffering from this. He went to private school, was bred to be "the best" and now suffers from "why do I have to start at the bottom at work? I have great education, why don't these people who've been in the profession 20+ years realize I know more than them?!"


I worked with a kid like that at $LargeCompany who was 22 and it was his first job -- ever. It was obvious that he was a pampered little douche.

So, he leans in to ask me a question (this was tech support) on day one to which I responded, "Hey, aren't *you* the one with the degree?"
 
2013-01-13 12:38:24 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 12:40:14 PM
I hear this load every few years. The younger generation will be the end of us all! derp derp
 
2013-01-13 12:40:16 PM
Is there ANY topic posted on Fox News that can't somehow work in the gun debate?

FTA: All the while, these adolescents, teens and young adults are watching a Congress that can't control its manic, euphoric, narcissistic spending, a president that can't see his way through to applauding genuine and extraordinary achievements in business, a society that blames mass killings on guns, not the psychotic people who wield them, and-here no surprise-a stock market that keeps rising and falling like a roller coaster as bubbles inflate and then, inevitably, burst.

These kids are watching their Twitter feed for pictures of boobs, not watching Congress debate spending.
 
2013-01-13 12:41:25 PM
In all of my kids's sporting events that they participate in, there are no losers any more.. Everyone gets a trophy regardless of how they performed.
Yay, you're the second winner!!

While I understand the thought behind the action, what it teaches them is completely wrong. It does nothing to prepare them for the real world that does not give a crap about how the "feel".

My kids are all grouped decades apart from each other (it's complicated) I have them at 8, 18, and 28 and a few mixed in the middle and I agree with the article completely. I see it at my workplace as well. The entitlement mentality is ingrained deep..
They are extremely difficult to work with, don't listen to anything anyone else has to day, completely come apart when they get criticized and ultimately end up pretty dissatisfied with the working world in general...
 
2013-01-13 12:41:38 PM

pxlboy: I worked with a kid like that at $LargeCompany who was 22 and it was his first job -- ever.


Hey me too. Except on PayDay[0], my $NaiveYoungColleague went around asking everyone how much they got paid. He couldn't figure out why everyone was laughing at him.
 
2013-01-13 12:43:23 PM

GriffXX: Is there ANY topic posted on Fox News that can't somehow work in the gun debate?

FTA: All the while, these adolescents, teens and young adults are watching a Congress that can't control its manic, euphoric, narcissistic spending, a president that can't see his way through to applauding genuine and extraordinary achievements in business, a society that blames mass killings on guns, not the psychotic people who wield them, and-here no surprise-a stock market that keeps rising and falling like a roller coaster as bubbles inflate and then, inevitably, burst.

These kids are watching their Twitter feed for pictures of boobs, not watching Congress debate spending.


The whole function of Faux right now is to keep pointing fingers at everything and everybody to try and avoid having any kind of rational discussion about gun control.

I'm not sure demagoging like that will work anymore, but I'm not sure it won't either.
 
2013-01-13 12:43:32 PM

GriffXX: Is there ANY topic posted on Fox News that can't somehow work in the gun debate?

FTA: All the while, these adolescents, teens and young adults are watching a Congress that can't control its manic, euphoric, narcissistic spending, a president that can't see his way through to applauding genuine and extraordinary achievements in business, a society that blames mass killings on guns, not the psychotic people who wield them, and-here no surprise-a stock market that keeps rising and falling like a roller coaster as bubbles inflate and then, inevitably, burst.

These kids are watching their Twitter feed for pictures of boobs, not watching Congress debate spending.


Apparently not. As I posted a little further up, he didn't miss his chance to somehow blame all this on Obama. Then too, you have to consider the source. Fair and balanced, indeed.
 
2013-01-13 12:43:40 PM

GriffXX: Is there ANY topic posted on Fox News that can't somehow work in the gun debate?


Sort of. Articles/opinions that don't invoke the 2nd amendment have to trash our blah President. Editorial guidelines.
 
2013-01-13 12:43:56 PM
I teach English at a research university. Many of my students snap like a greasy potato chip when you put the slightest bit of pressure on them. It's sad.
 
2013-01-13 12:45:01 PM
They can block anyone who disagrees with them


I see he's been on Fark.
 
2013-01-13 12:45:05 PM

pxlboy: Bedstead Polisher: Facebook and Twitter aside, I have a cousin suffering from this. He went to private school, was bred to be "the best" and now suffers from "why do I have to start at the bottom at work? I have great education, why don't these people who've been in the profession 20+ years realize I know more than them?!"

I worked with a kid like that at $LargeCompany who was 22 and it was his first job -- ever. It was obvious that he was a pampered little douche.

So, he leans in to ask me a question (this was tech support) on day one to which I responded, "Hey, aren't *you* the one with the degree?"


Yep, easy to see how he was pampered. In my day we just knew how to do our jobs on day 1...and we didn't need no fancy diplomas to do 'em, either, let alone a degree!
 
2013-01-13 12:46:18 PM
Narcissism in the clinical context refers to a tendency to be overly protective of one's familial reputation. It has nothing to do with the myth of Narcissus.
 
2013-01-13 12:46:52 PM
I call them the "do a trick" generation.  I would tell them to get off my lawn but most of them have never been on a lawn.
 
2013-01-13 12:46:57 PM

computerguyUT: In all of my kids's sporting events that they participate in, there are no losers any more.. Everyone gets a trophy regardless of how they performed.
Yay, you're the second winner!!

While I understand the thought behind the action, what it teaches them is completely wrong. It does nothing to prepare them for the real world that does not give a crap about how the "feel".

My kids are all grouped decades apart from each other (it's complicated) I have them at 8, 18, and 28 and a few mixed in the middle and I agree with the article completely. I see it at my workplace as well. The entitlement mentality is ingrained deep..
They are extremely difficult to work with, don't listen to anything anyone else has to day, completely come apart when they get criticized and ultimately end up pretty dissatisfied with the working world in general...


I am old enough to remember getting a participation trophy, but not knowing why. It confused, rather than made me feel better. Our little league team sucked. Why couldn't we just get a snow cone and call it a day?
 
2013-01-13 12:47:58 PM

jayhawk88: [i.imgur.com image 499x370]


HAWKGUY!
 
2013-01-13 12:48:26 PM

LasersHurt: We already DID breed a generation of deluded narcissists. They're the "American Exceptionalism" "Prosperity Gospel" types.

The parents of the kids he's angry about.


The apple don't fall far from the tree.
 
2013-01-13 12:49:24 PM
I posted this link on my Facebook. It got 19 likes in 10 minutes!!

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2013-01-13 12:51:11 PM
At least it's an ethos.
 
2013-01-13 12:51:15 PM
You got a real attitude problem, McFly. You're a slacker. You remind me of your father when he went here. He was a slacker, too.

www.smartersoftware.de
 
2013-01-13 12:51:17 PM
So when do we summon pinhead?
 
2013-01-13 12:51:33 PM
FTA: All the while, these adolescents, teens and young adults are watching a Congress that can't control its manic, euphoric, narcissistic spending, a president that can't see his way through to applauding genuine and extraordinary achievements in business, a society that blames mass killings on guns, not the psychotic people who wield them, and-here no surprise-a stock market that keeps rising and falling like a roller coaster as bubbles inflate and then, inevitably, burst

So in an article bemoaning the narcissistic generation that demands validation of their dubious achievements, the article calls out the president for not "applauding" business and validating their dubious achievements.
 
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