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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,
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.
 
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)."


blog.therisetothetop.com
 
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  
i107.photobucket.com
 
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 12:37:50 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!!

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
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.
 
2013-01-13 12:51:34 PM  
"A" generation of deluded narcissists? We're on at least our third in a row, and it's only getting more effective.

/in one of those generations
//not claiming to have gotten out unscathed
 
2013-01-13 12:53:28 PM  

IlGreven: 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!


It was a basic Windows question, which is why I was surprised to hear it asked. I didn't like the kid, so that's why I answered the way I did.

I was also young and stupid, too. But, I digress.
 
2013-01-13 12:53:57 PM  
Why are there more spoiled brats on campus? Partly because we're getting to the point where only spoiled brats can afford to go to college straight out of high school. Consider that the numbers of working class and poor students going to college has been falling year after year, and that for "diversity" universities have simply starting admitting more spoiled brats from China and India. So perhaps then a partial solution is to get more poor and working class students on campus? That would dilute the spoiled brat pool and gee, might even prime the pump of social mobility in this country.
 
2013-01-13 12:54:04 PM  

GAT_00: 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.


BAM, absolutely correct.
 
2013-01-13 12:55:38 PM  
As a representative of this generation, born out of the ether into this sort of attitude without the effects of a Boomer-ruled society in a false prosperity bubble, I truly apologize for us choosing to be this way.
 
2013-01-13 12:58:11 PM  
Old farts picking on youth - I'm shocked. Come meet my narcissist sociopath 82 yr old mum. Fully convinced she has never been wrong about anything, unable to apologize to anyone regardless of her guilt, will tell you it's her place in life to tell people what they need to hear because someone has to. Children are as you made them, for the most part.

Personality flaws, mental illness and poor parenting is nothing new. Leave the farking kids alone. I had attitude galore in my youth too. Sadly we didn't have hand held gadgets of convenience with computing power that surpassed what landed men on the moon in the 1960's. And back in my day we had to put up with musicians that had talent. Lawn, offs.

Two stupid things: Ugg boots. Honey, you think truly unattractive overpriced boots are complimenting you or telling the world you are fashionable or cute? Silly girl. It says "I'm a sheep unable to think outside social pressure and advertising". #2: Those that have yet to catch on that wearing your blouse sticking out the bottom of your sweater is a good look. Holy Christ sister, buy a farking mirror. Better yet, just pull yer head out yer arse and buy yourself some common sense instead of Ugg boots.

PS: love you kids, you make me happy with your chocolatey goodness. wish i was young again, i loved to fu(k.
 
2013-01-13 12:59:21 PM  
Can we just get a "KIDS THESE DAYS" tag or something? The discussion of how incorrigible and discouraging the current generation of youth is isn't original. Hasn't been for about 6,000 years.

Besides, everyone knows Gen X is the best. W00t.
 
2013-01-13 12:59:43 PM  
Dunning-Kruger Effect.
That is all.
 
2013-01-13 01:01:14 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?!"


That sounds like me from 7 years ago.

I am improving, though criticism still cuts like a knife. Doesn't help that I've grown up in a family where even minor criticism is serious butthurt. Doesn't help that in my present job, one of my bosses is a bully who laughs derisively when I come up with an idea that's not great.

/too bad I have a history of contract jobs that were short term over the last five years, because I'm having trouble finding another job that isn't quite ass. I only took those jobs out of desperation for work, since the economy was smashed!
 
2013-01-13 01:01:56 PM  

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


I did not read that as "Clint". Thought Marvel was finally getting "edgy" for real.
 
2013-01-13 01:02:15 PM  

Buttle not Tuttle: Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ow, my sides.

*tear*


is he murdoch?
 
2013-01-13 01:02:21 PM  
Oh, way to go Mr. Article Writer Guy, use Pogo and don't even attribute.

I'm 32...We're kinda "in-between" two different generations.

Yeah, I feel sorry for myself, I feel even suicidal at times. (not really), I have a decent work ethic, got out of freelance art degree shiat and got into supporting nano-tech., but every farking time I get that way I eventually realize I'm being a farking pussy and people have it a lot worse than me. At least I can eat chicken nuggets. At least I can see my son whenever I want. At least I have this stupid framed degree on the wall. At least I can post creepy pictures online in hopes of luring in a vagina. At least I have a bathroom.

This article is annoying and I am the oldest of those that the author speaks of.

I can't wait until "yelling at cloud" is replaced by "yelling at facebook"

still trying to get the login to my friendster account.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-13 01:04:31 PM  
I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my awesome
 
2013-01-13 01:04:45 PM  
Let's look at some of the traits of a narcissist:

An obvious self-focus in interpersonal exchanges
Difficulty with empathy
Hypersensitivity to any insults or imagined insults
Detesting those who do not admire them (narcissistic abuse)
Using other people without considering the cost of doing so
Pretending to be more important than they really are
Bragging (subtly but persistently) and exaggerating their achievements
Claiming to be an "expert" at many things
Inability to view the world from the perspective of other people
Denial of remorse and gratitude


These traits describe most Americans and America as a whole since Manifest Destiny.
 
2013-01-13 01:05:06 PM  
"i'm old and I hate everything"
 
2013-01-13 01:08:46 PM  

MadSkillz: Doesn't help that in my present job, one of my bosses is a bully who laughs derisively when I come up with an idea that's not great.


There are two ways of looking at this. Sure, it doesn't do any good to "participation trophy" every idea that they know won't work out. But at the same time, it's poor management to create a corporate culture where people are too afraid to come forward with ideas - that's a great way to end up stifling innovation, lagging the competition, and going out of business.
 
2013-01-13 01:09:25 PM  
Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism. The delusions are

1. God exists
2. People are so important that God gives a shiat about them
3. People are so important that when they worship God it makes him feel good.
 
2013-01-13 01:09:57 PM  
Using computer games, our sons and daughters can pretend they are Olympians, Formula 1 drivers, rock stars or sharpshooters. And while they can turn off their Wii and Xbox machines and remember they are really in dens and playrooms on side streets and in triple deckers around America, that is after their hearts have raced and heads have swelled with false pride for "being" something they are not.

My god, what a douche. Heaven forbid that people enjoy an escapist simulation once in a while. I'm sure these vapid simpletons of Not-The-Greatest-Generation totally confuse playing CoD with being an actual war hero, or game racing with actually driving a car at 200 mph.

What a douche.
 
2013-01-13 01:11:07 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)."


And Lord knows, only people under 30 are on it!

/the next generation is ALWAYS the one that will bring ruin and wrack to the myriad of spectacular accomplishments that the previous one achieved...
 
2013-01-13 01:11:22 PM  

dennysgod: Let's look at some of the traits of a narcissist:

An obvious self-focus in interpersonal exchanges
Difficulty with empathy
Hypersensitivity to any insults or imagined insults
Detesting those who do not admire them (narcissistic abuse)
Using other people without considering the cost of doing so
Pretending to be more important than they really are
Bragging (subtly but persistently) and exaggerating their achievements
Claiming to be an "expert" at many things
Inability to view the world from the perspective of other people
Denial of remorse and gratitude


These traits describe most Americans and America as a whole since Manifest Destiny.


But...but...we're AMERKA!
Link
 
2013-01-13 01:11:39 PM  
It's fun watching these little shiats hit the workforce. They flame out and wonder why they never get promoted. Could it be because you've never produced anything of substance? They jump from job to job every six months because they don't feel appreciated. They don't understand the concept of shutting up and doing their damn job.
 
2013-01-13 01:12:02 PM  
Probably already posted, but....

Example A ... Fark.com
 
2013-01-13 01:12:06 PM  
It's a good thing I can read a fox article and just take it at literal value.  I almost had a snarky comment on generalizations and quoting no real statistics, but they satisfied my need to hear what I wanted.
 
2013-01-13 01:12:36 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I blame dubstep.


I don't think Fox News knows what dubstep is yet.
 
2013-01-13 01:13:40 PM  
The Lake Woebegone Generation: they're all above average.
 
2013-01-13 01:14:38 PM  

pxlboy: 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?


We all got participation trophies, but we didn't give a fark about them. When we lost, we knew we lost, even if we had a trophy. If they didn't keep score, we were keeping score on the field/court ourselves.

The "everyone gets a trophy" mentality doesn't spoil kids. It spoils PARENTS who can't bear to see their kids not get a trophy.

Blame the parents.
 
2013-01-13 01:15:34 PM  
What's up with those frickin kids? Amirite?
 
2013-01-13 01:15:43 PM  
Agreed 100% with the writer.

I noticed changes back when morons decided that a simple spanking of your child was basically a felony. (Please note: a spanking is NOT a beating.)

20 years later, I got to see the 'no spank' generation enter the work place, along with the 'No Child Left Behind' group, the 'Children's Rights' cluster and the 'everybody wins' crowd.

Shortly after, our economy tanked, business practices changed for the worst, interest rates soared past those set by the Federal Government as racketeering and a whole new group of predatory companies opened up, taking advantage of the poor. It stunned me when, at the beginning of the housing boom, people lined up to buy places which were obviously hyper inflated in price.

I was around when we churned out more lawyers than physicians, because it's easier to make a bundle of cash in less time with less effort by twisting the law. I watched the loyal, long term Company Employee suddenly become expendable. Idiots now could access the stock market from home and these Paper Tigers crashed it at least once by depending on technology they didn't understand.

I also watched the devaluation of human life and our educational system become f**ked up nearly beyond belief.

I never thought I'd see the day when people would be moronic enough to drive 1500 lbs of machine at 70 mph on a crowded highway -- not looking at the road because they're texting. Then again, I never expected a car to cost as much as a three bedroom house did in the 60's.

Times are changing and Stupid is becoming the norm.
 
2013-01-13 01:16:16 PM  

offmymeds: 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.


Well obviously he knows better than the president about what real success is. He got an article complaining about 'kids these days' published on foxnews.com.
 
2013-01-13 01:16:16 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: It's fun watching these little shiats hit the workforce. They flame out and wonder why they never get promoted. Could it be because you've never produced anything of substance? They jump from job to job every six months because they don't feel appreciated. They don't understand the concept of shutting up and doing their damn job.


That strategy makes sense when there's reason to believe you will be rewarded for hard work and dedication. That's not really the case these days. Not as much as it used to be. So for some of these kids, finding the shiat job that you can stand the most is the optimal path.
 
2013-01-13 01:16:22 PM  

computerguyUT: 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 used to feel a little worried about job security, looking at the sheer size of the next few generations, but witnessing their attitude, work ethic, and total lack of leadership ability for a few years--well, us GenX'ers have nothing to worry about from them. We need to focus our efforts on finally displacing those old crufty Boomers who still don't know how to use E-mail and won't retire gracefully.
 
2013-01-13 01:16:33 PM  
www.cynicaltimes.org

We have been raising narcissitic delusionals for a while now...
 
2013-01-13 01:16:34 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: [global.fncstatic.com image 156x195]
What a happy go lucky,
lovable galoot may look like.


www.nndb.com
"Who loves ya, baby?"
 
2013-01-13 01:17:20 PM  

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


This made me laugh. Twice.
 
2013-01-13 01:17:24 PM  

Millennium: "A" generation of deluded narcissists? We're on at least our third in a row, and it's only getting more effective.

/in one of those generations
//not claiming to have gotten out unscathed


Boomers ---- Gen-X-------- Gen-Y/Snowflakes

/ sadly, can't say I disagree
// I blame "The Greatest Generation", they farked up and started this trend...
/// Gen-X here...
 
2013-01-13 01:17:35 PM  

HairBolus: Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism. The delusions are

1. God exists
2. People are so important that God gives a shiat about them
3. People are so important that when they worship God it makes him feel good.

4. All other religions are false. Kill all the non-believers. (sure, they hide that one NOW ....)
 
2013-01-13 01:17:39 PM  

Rich Cream: What's up with those frickin kids? Amirite?


They're all hopped up on the goofball dope.
 
2013-01-13 01:18:04 PM  

MadSkillz: 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?!"

That sounds like me from 7 years ago.

I am improving, though criticism still cuts like a knife. Doesn't help that I've grown up in a family where even minor criticism is serious butthurt. Doesn't help that in my present job, one of my bosses is a bully who laughs derisively when I come up with an idea that's not great.

/too bad I have a history of contract jobs that were short term over the last five years, because I'm having trouble finding another job that isn't quite ass. I only took those jobs out of desperation for work, since the economy was smashed!


How does the same boss react when you come up with an idea that's good, workable and can be positively identified as an improvement over the previous method or process?

I parent largely as I was parented, a fair dose of sarcasm when dopiness is offered as genius, but I'm equally happy to ladle praise when the insight is worthy. And yes, as the old dad of an old dad, I generally do have the answers. If I don't, I am happy to say "I dunno, it's outside of my experience. Let's try it and see".

Although born after most of the boomers and prior to the Gen-Xers (meaning I've been following a fat demographic wad of goddamn hippies turned greedy, right-wing farktards my entire working life), my parents were older than most. Dad was a teenaged sailor in WWII and ran off to sea because dragging corpses out of bombed-out buildings was harshing his youth. Mum was a WWII army brat. They had known war, minor diseases that would kill children in two days, hunger, cold and limited opportunities.

I, generally, did not. But through the magic of extrapolation, and being told "we will feed and clothe you economically and give you toys at Christmas and birthdays and give you a small allowance for stuff done above and beyond what we expect of you to do because you live here", I got small jobs quite early and was generally able to buy and do things I wanted because I always had the ability to shell out for it.

I realize kids don't have paper routes any more, and it's been years since they've been allowed to knock on strangers' doors to ask for lawn mowing or shovelling jobs (because all strangers are lustful pedos with rape racks next to the ping pong table, right?), but I do insist my kid, who is 11, pry himself off the couch long enough to do some work, and I do not buy him much stuff beyond the occasional book. So if he was "Kirby and the Cathar Heresy", he has to buy it out of his savings.

It's an uphill battle, however. The seeds of lazy entitlement sprout on even stony ground. I just told him to make his own lunch. He would have preferred I do it. Of course.
 
2013-01-13 01:18:37 PM  

GAT_00: 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.


^this^
 
2013-01-13 01:18:55 PM  

BigNumber12: They can block anyone who disagrees with them


I see he's been on Fark.


You can't just block or ignore someone. For full effect, you have to let them know you've done it:

"Welcome to my ignore list!"
"This thread should cause me to bulk up my ignore list!"

The shock that Joe Nobody or Sally J Dumfark has actually blocked them from an anonymous internet site will surely cause them much shame and force them to reexamine their lives.
 
2013-01-13 01:20:33 PM  

No Such Agency: Using computer games, our sons and daughters can pretend they are Olympians, Formula 1 drivers, rock stars or sharpshooters. And while they can turn off their Wii and Xbox machines and remember they are really in dens and playrooms on side streets and in triple deckers around America, that is after their hearts have raced and heads have swelled with false pride for "being" something they are not.

My god, what a douche. Heaven forbid that people enjoy an escapist simulation once in a while. I'm sure these vapid simpletons of Not-The-Greatest-Generation totally confuse playing CoD with being an actual war hero, or game racing with actually driving a car at 200 mph.

What a douche.


This. What are movies and plays if not escapes? Sounds like an old fart trying to justify his irrational distaste with the younger generation.
 
2013-01-13 01:20:49 PM  
Britta: You are a textbook narcissist.
Jeff: I'm an exceptional narcissist.
 
2013-01-13 01:20:54 PM  
Let's bring back the dunce hat!
 
2013-01-13 01:20:56 PM  

hobberwickey: offmymeds: 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.

Well obviously he knows better than the president about what real success is. He got an article complaining about 'kids these days' published on foxnews.com.


If he's so farkin' smart, then what the hell is he doing writing for Fox News?
 
2013-01-13 01:21:45 PM  
This thread again?

Iheard all the same crap as a 70s teenager. It's good to see my generation working so hard to feel good about themselves by carrying out the time-honored tradition of trashing the newest generation.
 
2013-01-13 01:21:52 PM  
Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty, and so released himself from suffering. Answering the monk Sariputra, he said this:

Body is nothing more than emptiness,
emptiness is nothing more than body.
The body is exactly empty,
and emptiness is exactly body.
The other four aspects of human existence --
feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
and emptiness nothing more than they.

All things are empty:
Nothing is born, nothing dies,
nothing is pure, nothing is stained,
nothing increases and nothing decreases.

So, in emptiness, there is no body,
no feeling, no thought,
no will, no consciousness.
There are no eyes, no ears,
no nose, no tongue,
no body, no mind.
There is no seeing, no hearing,
no smelling, no tasting,
no touching, no imagining.
There is nothing seen, nor heard,
nor smelled, nor tasted,
nor touched, nor imagined.

There is no ignorance,
and no end to ignorance.
There is no old age and death,
and no end to old age and death.
There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
no end to suffering, no path to follow.
There is no attainment of wisdom,
and no wisdom to attain.

The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and so with no delusions,
they feel no fear,
and have Nirvana here and now.

All the Buddhas,
past, present, and future,
rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and live in full enlightenment.

The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
It is the clearest mantra,
the highest mantra,
the mantra that removes all suffering.

This is truth that cannot be doubted.
Say it so:

Gaté,
gaté,
paragaté,
parasamgaté.
Bodhi!
Svaha!
 
2013-01-13 01:22:29 PM  
HairBolus: Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism.


Atheism is a Religion based upon Deluded Narcissism.
 
2013-01-13 01:23:11 PM  
Why are you all giving your opinions? You must think people want to see them.

/your so vain, you think this thread is about you, don't you
 
pla
2013-01-13 01:24:14 PM  
GriffXX : These kids are watching their Twitter feed for pictures of boobs, not watching Congress debate spending.

Actually, although I agree with the "same argument every generation ever has made about today's youth", your last point there I would call a real problem, not just fashion.

No one seems interested in holding the government accountable for its complete failure to do its damned job - Not to legislate morality, but to keep the goddamned lights on in both the metaphorical and literal senses. And no, not a partisan issue - Tweedledee needs to stop spending what he doesn't have; and Tweedledum needs to write the checks for what he has already bought.
 
2013-01-13 01:24:27 PM  

MadSkillz: 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?!"

That sounds like me from 7 years ago.

I am improving, though criticism still cuts like a knife. Doesn't help that I've grown up in a family where even minor criticism is serious butthurt. Doesn't help that in my present job, one of my bosses is a bully who laughs derisively when I come up with an idea that's not great.

/too bad I have a history of contract jobs that were short term over the last five years, because I'm having trouble finding another job that isn't quite ass. I only took those jobs out of desperation for work, since the economy was smashed!


His father also puts a lot of emphasis on status. He recently left a job he hated at a large company ("ooh, you work there? *status points*") to a much smaller place where he'll get more of the experience he wants. I think it's good for him.

And good luck finding a job with a better boss. It makes all the difference. Sometimes you don't know what you didn't have until you have a boss that encourages your ideas and trusts you.
 
2013-01-13 01:25:52 PM  
Using computer gamesour imaginations, our sons and daughters can my generation liked to pretend they were Olympians, Formula 1 drivers, rock stars or sharpshooters.

What is the significant difference between kids playing computer games "pretending" to be something their not, and when I was a kid: making a "sword" out of anything handy and pretending to be a "gladiator," or perhaps grabbing an old wood shovel handle and making like you were Bob Seagren doing the pole vault, or finding a cowboy hat and kerchief and playing "cowboys and indians"?

Come on, role playing as a form of play has been around forever.

But then again, this is Keith Ablow we're talking about and the guy is a complete and utter joke and rarely if ever has anything worthwhile to say.
 
2013-01-13 01:25:52 PM  
Rik01:
I never thought I'd see the day when people would be moronic enough to drive 1500 lbs of machine at 70 mph on a crowded highway -- not looking at the road because they're texting. Then again, I never expected a car to cost as much as a three bedroom house did in the 60's.

Times are changing and Stupid is becoming the norm.


Yes, I'm sure there were no terrible drivers cruising around with a sandwich in their face or reading the paper or drinking a thermos of coffee or getting road head from Gilda the secretary back in "the day". Let alone rampantly DUI'ing, not wearing seatbelts, speeding etc.

Also cars cost more now because they don't turn you into pizza sauce the minute you have a collision. If he'd crashed a modern car instead of steel tub with wheels, James Dean would still be alive.
 
2013-01-13 01:26:42 PM  

offmymeds: If he's so farkin' smart, then what the hell is he doing writing for Fox News?


Telling people what they want to hear so that they pay him?
"Oh, you're frustrated and confused about the modern world? Everything seems topsy-turvy and wrong? It's this group over here who's to blame, see? Now by my book! Fund my "research", and I'll keep you comforted with many beautiful lies."
 
2013-01-13 01:26:59 PM  

otto the bull: Let's bring back the dunce hat!


i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-13 01:28:39 PM  

Warriors Warriors Warriors: 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.


I teach English at a community college in Tennessee, and I can say you are correct. A lot of my students cannot take criticism or pressure to meet a deadline. Here is my favorite statement from many "English is subjective. That grade is your opinion." No. . .a comma splice, fragment, run-on, error in agreement, or other sentence fault is not simply my opinion, asshat. Why can't I turn the work in 3 months late--why do you not want me to succeed? Why can't I get extra credit? My teachers in high school gave it. Finally, my all-time favorite, but I earned an "A" in Honors English in high school.
 
2013-01-13 01:28:48 PM  

letrole: HairBolus: Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism.


Atheism is a Religion based upon Deluded Narcissism.


Trolling is a masturbatory exercise based on deluded narcissism.
 
2013-01-13 01:29:31 PM  

No Such Agency: Rik01:
I never thought I'd see the day when people would be moronic enough to drive 1500 lbs of machine at 70 mph on a crowded highway -- not looking at the road because they're texting. Then again, I never expected a car to cost as much as a three bedroom house did in the 60's.

Times are changing and Stupid is becoming the norm.

Yes, I'm sure there were no terrible drivers cruising around with a sandwich in their face or reading the paper or drinking a thermos of coffee or getting road head from Gilda the secretary back in "the day". Let alone rampantly DUI'ing, not wearing seatbelts, speeding etc.

Also cars cost more now because they don't turn you into pizza sauce the minute you have a collision. If he'd crashed a modern car instead of steel tub with wheels, James Dean would still be alive.


I was reading this with all seriousness until I got to the bold portion and then promptly blew a booger out of my nose from sudden laughter.
 
2013-01-13 01:32:23 PM  
Article from 1930:

Watching these new "motion pictures", our sons and daughters can pretend they are Olympians, great explorers, cowboys or sharpshooters.  And while they leave the theater and remember they are really live in normal houses on side streets and in triple deckers around America, that is after their hearts have raced and heads have swelled with false pride for "being" something they are not.
 
2013-01-13 01:33:23 PM  
My opinion is that since the religious organizations are so dysfunctional and full of bs dogma, there does not seem to be a safe place to nurture the spiritual side. The best answer for people who feel emptiness inside is through spiritual participation and growth.
Sadly the most compelling argument in the realm of spirituality is that of atheism, which just makes the hole inside bigger. It will take centuries to fix this in our culture because people need to come to spirituality on their own terms and that is very hard to do.
 
2013-01-13 01:34:45 PM  
The younger generation voted for Fartbama, and they are completely ruining the Teabaggers' demographics, so naturally Fox is going to go on a relentless attack on the younger generation.
 
2013-01-13 01:39:30 PM  

rev. dave: My opinion is that since the religious organizations are so dysfunctional and full of bs dogma, there does not seem to be a safe place to nurture the spiritual side. The best answer for people who feel emptiness inside is through spiritual participation and growth.
Sadly the most compelling argument in the realm of spirituality is that of atheism, which just makes the hole inside bigger. It will take centuries to fix this in our culture because people need to come to spirituality on their own terms and that is very hard to do.


I'd suggest food if you're feeling empty inside.
 
2013-01-13 01:40:24 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: It's fun watching these little shiats hit the workforce. They flame out and wonder why they never get promoted. Could it be because you've never produced anything of substance? They jump from job to job every six months because they don't feel appreciated. They don't understand the concept of shutting up and doing their damn job.


To be fair, if you just shut up and work, somebody else will take the credit and you'll get laid off at the end of the project. Things don't work the way they used to. You put in your time, pay your dues, and get shiatcanned in favor of the next guy that isn't expecting anything.
 
2013-01-13 01:40:35 PM  
They can choose to show the world only flattering, sexy or funny photographs of themselves (dozens of albums full, by the way)

As long as they're of legal age, of course. No need to get the party van involved.
 
2013-01-13 01:41:00 PM  

computerguyUT: 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...


This describes my 60-year old pain in the rear boss perfectly.
 
2013-01-13 01:42:05 PM  
This is a worthy headline.
 
2013-01-13 01:44:13 PM  
i274.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-13 01:48:20 PM  
I'm in my first year of university now, and I'm a bit older than the majority of my classmates at (almost) 26.

It never ceases to amaze me how bratty many of my fellow students are. They whine and cry about profs having it out for them when they get bad grades that they 'don't deserve' and challenging grades in courses where they clearly don't have a good grasp of the material. I overhead one student talking to our prof after class, in tears, saying "I had a 90% average in high school. I don't deserve grades like this!" Suck it up, buttercup.

I've actually been surprised by the amount of hand-holding there is; worst-quiz-dropped policies, 5%/day late deduction, makeup labs, notes and lectures posted in full online, free tutoring for 'difficult' courses. Yet they still whine about it, as if actually having to work for grades is an offense against their sensitive sensibilities.
 
2013-01-13 01:50:05 PM  

Shakespeare's Sister: Warriors Warriors Warriors: 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.

I teach English at a community college in Tennessee, and I can say you are correct. A lot of my students cannot take criticism or pressure to meet a deadline. Here is my favorite statement from many "English is subjective. That grade is your opinion." No. . .a comma splice, fragment, run-on, error in agreement, or other sentence fault is not simply my opinion, asshat. Why can't I turn the work in 3 months late--why do you not want me to succeed? Why can't I get extra credit? My teachers in high school gave it. Finally, my all-time favorite, but I earned an "A" in Honors English in high school.


I get a lot of this as well.

One thing I've found that works well is what I call "microgoals."
Kind of like video game achievements, these are small goals that have to be reached in a certain time frame.
For example, 'Write a formal memo that achieves the goal of (X) in ten minutes. Begin...NOW.'

It's a good tool for working with short attention spans, because it keeps things active and achievable.
 
2013-01-13 01:52:23 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.


Thats nothing. A few generations back you criticized someone they pull you in front of a congressional committee as a communist spy or want to drop a nuke on your country.
 
2013-01-13 01:52:46 PM  

FTA:


I have been writing a great deal over the past few years about the toxic psychological impact of media and technology on children, adolescents and young adults, particularly as it regards turning them into faux celebrities-the equivalent of lead actors in their own fictionalized life stories.

I'm no psychologist, nor a fox news talking head, but to me the only thing that would reallly be disturbing, and deeply so, was if someone was not the "lead actor intheir own fictionalized life stories".

I mean, it's your life. How sad and completely disturbing would it be if you were only a member of the supporting cast in your own life story?

Considering this is Fox News, I suspect this has something to do with how the GOP rejects critical thinking skills, and how that hinders their intention to dictate what everyone can and cannot do with their life. I mean, if you try to dictate orders and tell everyone what and what not to do, those pesky brats who ask quesitons such as "why?" or "how is that legal" end up giving a headache or two. Look at how the Occupy Wall Street movement made them worry. I mean, if the US population actuallly stops with all the apathy and actually becomes active in politics, trying to defend their own best interests, then they simply can't pass laws that only grant priviledges to their cronies at the expense of the entire population.


And ya know where else the political establishment abused psychology to push a political agenda? The soviet union.  Way to follow on Brejnev's footsteps.
 
2013-01-13 01:53:08 PM  
I hate being alive today knowing that this problem is not going to be solved in my lifetime.

What a f)cking waste.
 
2013-01-13 01:56:44 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...


Hate to break it to you, but those multiple trophies aren't for the kids. They're to shut the parents up. The parents can't start a fistfight in the parking lot over trophies if they have the same one. Admittedly, they'll then start a fistfight over the referee calling THEIR PRECIOUS BABY out when he CLEARLY WASN'T!!!11!!, but don't bother whining about the trophy thing when it's got jack shiat to do with the kids.

And as for why  your snowflakes and employees seem entitled, maybe it's because you're starting from that mentality and being an asshole. When you hate someone to begin with, don't be surprised when they act on it.

/I have seen families fall apart because one person, usually the dad, decided he disliked whoever was the teen boy. These boys were stupid, but nice, same as any other teen boy. Snippy, yes, and certainly teenagers, but nothing wrong with them. But once their dads started up, you'd never know they were anything but pure assholes, because it's what their fathers taught them to be.
//Some mothers, too. Being an asshole terrified of TEENAGERS isn't limited to gender, apparently.
 
2013-01-13 01:58:49 PM  

Katolu: GAT_00: 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.

^this^


Double-goodness proof the author is correct.

Of course, every generation starting with Teh Greatest Generation has fallen into the narcissistic trap of thinking themselves special and entitled. They because they considered what they accomplished in WW2 "exceptional", and the American prosperity that followed to be the God-given reward for their efforts. You have never met arrogant and entitled if you didn't know and interact with TGG in their prime. Then they raised us Boomers with that same "you can do anything" expectation. We raised Gen X to expect even more and better, and so on and so forth.

But fear not. As the world turns and new great countries rise to compete on more even footing with the USA, new generations will relearn the old lessons of hard work and thrift, and things will right themselves. Give it time. This too shall pass.
 
2013-01-13 02:03:01 PM  

Stone Meadow: Of course, every generation starting with Teh Greatest Generation has fallen into the narcissistic trap of thinking themselves special and entitled.


It's not every generation starting with them, it's every farking generation. The only difference is that with mass culture it becomes easier to observe the petty parts of people's lives from a distance.
 
2013-01-13 02:03:36 PM  
I'd also argue that this is largely due to the incredibly diminished return on investment we've seen compared to our forebears. We grew up under in an America where a Bachelors degree was valuable, where employment was plentiful and stable, where a lot of people could buy their own home at thirty, and the dollar had actual buying power. We kind of feel "entitled" to some of that, but it all was yanked out from under us.
 
2013-01-13 02:05:31 PM  

AcneVulgaris: To be fair, if you just shut up and work, somebody else will take the credit and you'll get laid off at the end of the project. Things don't work the way they used to. You put in your time, pay your dues, and get shiatcanned in favor of the next guy that isn't expecting anything. is a flaming narcissist who knows exactly how to groom the people he needs to get ahead.


What I've seen. The world rewards narcissists. And no, "karma" doesn't come to get them. They flourish, and the regular, un-self-centered people get thrown under the bus. Since most of us have already been rewarded for our egocentric behavior, for a couple of generations now, by having a very high standard of living, lots of possessions, and an easy life, why would anyone think it's a bad thing?

And if we ever doubt ourselves, why, we can just indulge ourselves in some retail therapy or think about what miraculous new product we need next, and whew, after we get done with that--who has time to care about what we're doing to other people?  I NEED to be this way to get ahead.
 
2013-01-13 02:06:08 PM  
What is it that causes people to completely forget their own youths and how they were treated by the generation prior to their own?
 
2013-01-13 02:06:29 PM  
How the hell did he work this nonsense in there?

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...

Oh, right, it's Fox News...
 
pla
2013-01-13 02:07:27 PM  
MidnightSkulker : 5%/day late deduction

Believe it or not, that sadly counts as the "suck it up, Princess" compromise in this case. If professors didn't have policies like that, 75% of the class would beg the professor to accept every major project a few weeks late "just this once". And the professors, for their part, do want to reasonably accommodate legitimate lateness; so, turn it in a day late because your car broke down, hey, no biggie. Randomly email that final paper to the professor three weeks late, instant zero.


notes and lectures posted in full online

I don't really have a problem with that one - I remember having a Chinese calc III prof that I couldn't understand a goddamned word she said, it would have helped immensely if I could have read the lecture notes outside class. And on the flip side of that, I've had professors who test word for word from their lectures - Miss writing down one clause as they speed-read the last five minutes of a class running behind schedule, and congrats, you just got a final exam question wrong.


Overall, though, I agree with you completely. I've recently gone back to school after a couple decades out, and it just blows me away when other students (at the graduate level, keep in mind) whine about the length or time allowed for every... single... assignment. Seriously? a two page paper due in a month, and you want to complain about the work-load?
 
2013-01-13 02:08:38 PM  

Huggermugger: and they are completely ruining the Teabaggers' demographics,


Wut???
 
2013-01-13 02:11:28 PM  
NO, Smitty - we have to blame Mark Zuckergerggerberg schmerg
 
2013-01-13 02:12:18 PM  
From what I've seen, nothing has changed:
- those that whine and make excuses end up on the street corner chugging cock for rent money
- those that don't make excuses and work hard end up succeeding
 
2013-01-13 02:15:15 PM  

rev. dave: My opinion is that since the religious organizations are so dysfunctional and full of bs dogma, there does not seem to be a safe place to nurture the spiritual side. The best answer for people who feel emptiness inside is through spiritual participation and growth.
Sadly the most compelling argument in the realm of spirituality is that of atheism, which just makes the hole inside bigger. It will take centuries to fix this in our culture because people need to come to spirituality on their own terms and that is very hard to do.


i.imgur.com
/the dude abides in the ether
 
2013-01-13 02:16:33 PM  
Just love all the responses from those who clearly see themselves identified in the article. For older folks, the truth does indeed sometimes hurt them, and they realize there's a problem, and then make an effort to change. But for the narcissists in question here, they just deny and attack. Priceless.
 
2013-01-13 02:17:57 PM  
"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words... When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise [disrespectful] and impatient of restraint" (Hesiod, 8th century BC).
 
2013-01-13 02:21:42 PM  
Send them all to a foreign country to kill people. Problem solved.
 
2013-01-13 02:23:33 PM  

logicalman: Just love all the responses from those who clearly see themselves identified in the article. For older folks, the truth does indeed sometimes hurt them, and they realize there's a problem, and then make an effort to change. But for the narcissists in question here, they just deny and attack. Priceless.


Sounds like you making the same old angry person argument that the writer of the article made.

I don't see the point. Just live your life the way you want to and try not to fark with the way others are living theirs.

And stop worrying so much.
 
2013-01-13 02:25:19 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Stone Meadow: Of course, every generation starting with Teh Greatest Generation has fallen into the narcissistic trap of thinking themselves special and entitled.

It's not every generation starting with them, it's every farking generation. The only difference is that with mass culture it becomes easier to observe the petty parts of people's lives from a distance.


I agree in principle, though not in degree. TGG was the first entire generation to feel that sense of entitlement. Prior generations felt America was special, of course, but they also had no safety nets nor widespread educational opportunities, and America was an insular, isolationist country, by and large. WW2 thrust America onto center stage, and TGG felt it was only their due. Like I said, though...only a matter of degree.
 
2013-01-13 02:26:07 PM  
HairBolus: Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism.

letrole: Atheism is a Religion based upon Deluded Narcissism.

GhostFish: Trolling is a masturbatory exercise based on deluded narcissism.

Accusations of trolling being a masturbatory exercise is a courtesy reach-around based upon Deluded Narcissism
 
2013-01-13 02:28:45 PM  

Mantour: We have been raising narcissitic delusionals for a while now...


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 02:29:13 PM  

Huggermugger: The younger generation voted for Fartbama, and they are completely ruining the Teabaggers' demographics, so naturally Fox is going to go on a relentless attack on the younger generation.


I was wondering when the leftist was going to show up for the requisite two minute hate. Thank you for delivering.
 
2013-01-13 02:29:28 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.


It's not entirely their fault. Liberal grading policies in public school, a deeper reliance of the state to raise kids from lazy parents and bad parently are to blame. When liberals quit keeping score in sports, or grading with red ink, or firing bad teachers we get what we have now.
 
2013-01-13 02:29:42 PM  

MidnightSkulker: I've actually been surprised by the amount of hand-holding there is; worst-quiz-dropped policies, 5%/day late deduction, makeup labs, notes and lectures posted in full online, free tutoring for 'difficult' courses. Yet they still whine about it, as if actually having to work for grades is an offense against their sensitive sensibilities.


meh, I havent been in college for .... FFS 30+ years, but there were similar things even back then.
Teacher would drop the lowest quiz, because everyone has bad days. If every test you take is 90+ except for 1, meh, whatever.
Some teachers would use your homework to push a grade up if you were on the edge. The homework could be used to "prove" that you had a good understanding and just missed on the test.
Labs, I always turned mine in late. Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???
 
2013-01-13 02:35:51 PM  

namatad: Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???


It's also about making progress in your learning. Deadlines with penalties help keep things moving along.
You know damn well that if there were no interim deadlines, half the people in a class would be desperately doing the entire semesters work in the last two weeks.
 
2013-01-13 02:40:03 PM  

BigNumber12: They can block anyone who disagrees with them


I see he's been on Fark.


Bears repeating.

/why block when you can ignore
//some Farkers just can't stand to get their feelings hurt
 
2013-01-13 02:40:17 PM  

dfenstrate: namatad: Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???

It's also about making progress in your learning. Deadlines with penalties help keep things moving along.
You know damn well that if there were no interim deadlines, half the people in a class would be desperately doing the entire semesters work in the last two weeks.


oh god yes
I had at least two incomplete classes which stayed that way until I handed in the lab write-ups months later.
Sigh. Nothing has changed, I am still a day late and a dollar short. Ok, I have lots of dollars, so I end up paying late fees instead. LAWL
 
2013-01-13 02:41:11 PM  
Wait, what? Generation Duckface is full of deluded narcissists? Gee, you do not say?
 
2013-01-13 02:42:34 PM  

Riotboy: /why block when you can ignore


do you mean ignore in the fark ignore button sense or ignore as in the just dont read what they said?

When I ignore trolls (and replies to trolls), I save myself 1000s of hours a year with wasted discourse.
I dont ignore people I disagree with, I just ignore the crazies and the trolls.
 
2013-01-13 02:43:19 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Kids my age ... they literally cannot handle any sort of criticism, no matter how constructive and objective those critiques are.


That's called being human. It isn't unique to kids your age.
 
2013-01-13 02:45:12 PM  
When you raise your children on Ferengi principles, don't be surprised when they start growing lobes.
 
2013-01-13 02:47:04 PM  

kevinfra: 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,

Vulture Kapital?

Golf clap for vulture capitalists.

/Go Mitt. Go away.

 
2013-01-13 02:47:04 PM  
I remember always going to class even though the notes were posted online, knowing full well that my presence was useless but doing it all the same. Nowadays, I work right through the two 15 minute breaks allotted to my job (not the lunch break though), despite knowing that everyone else is too busy to notice and that it won't help my career.

I should probably be more narcissistic. Maybe then I'll have the illusion of liking myself.
 
2013-01-13 02:50:21 PM  

dfenstrate: You know damn well that if there were no interim deadlines, half the people in a class would be desperately doing the entire semesters work in the last two weeks.


That's not how it's done?

/....ohhhhhhh
 
2013-01-13 02:51:16 PM  

cryinoutloud: The world rewards narcissists. And no, "karma" doesn't come to get them. They flourish, and the regular, un-self-centered people get thrown under the bus.


I've happily been part of getting two wretchedly toxic narcissists/sociopaths fired from what they believed were cushy, unassailable positions of power. DAMN but that felt good, for the people they were hurting, for the health of organizations and relationships they were using as their personal playground, and for seeing their faces as they went down.

And proud to be in a professional situation that is able to reward seriously hardworking, un-self-centered people. There are bright spots to the crazy world.
 
2013-01-13 03:02:37 PM  

kevinfra: 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.


I could just imagine how Republicans would like that "applauding" to go... "Today, I applause businesses like Hobby Lobby and Papa John's for finding loopholes to get around paying money for Obamacare. When a Christian business like Hobby Lobby can see such a travesty in allowing employees to make their own health decisions in denying birth control options, it fills me with joy. Or when Papa John's knows that you can make more money by giving away free pizzas and at the same time eliminating full time jobs to avoid having to pay the health care requirements of Obamacare, it shows the efficient attitudes of job creators. By that note, I hereby am resigning the presidency and vice president Joe Biden is joining me on this effort, in order for John Boehner to become president. I am requesting all Democratic politicians to follow me in resigning and appoint Tea Party platform people, so that extraordinary businessmen like the Koch brothers get more say in our republic. Now I know John Boehner will cry at this turn of events, so I am going to give him a tissue and offer to shine his shoes later before I make my trip back to Kenya. Goodnight and may Jesus save you someday too."
 
2013-01-13 03:03:13 PM  

No Such Agency: Rik01:
I never thought I'd see the day when people would be moronic enough to drive 1500 lbs of machine at 70 mph on a crowded highway -- not looking at the road because they're texting. Then again, I never expected a car to cost as much as a three bedroom house did in the 60's.

Times are changing and Stupid is becoming the norm.

Yes, I'm sure there were no terrible drivers cruising around with a sandwich in their face or reading the paper or drinking a thermos of coffee or getting road head from Gilda the secretary back in "the day". Let alone rampantly DUI'ing, not wearing seatbelts, speeding etc.

Also cars cost more now because they don't turn you into pizza sauce the minute you have a collision. If he'd crashed a modern car instead of steel tub with wheels, James Dean would still be alive.


Who was James Dean? ;)
 
2013-01-13 03:04:36 PM  

namatad: MidnightSkulker: I've actually been surprised by the amount of hand-holding there is; worst-quiz-dropped policies, 5%/day late deduction, makeup labs, notes and lectures posted in full online, free tutoring for 'difficult' courses. Yet they still whine about it, as if actually having to work for grades is an offense against their sensitive sensibilities.

meh, I havent been in college for .... FFS 30+ years, but there were similar things even back then.
Teacher would drop the lowest quiz, because everyone has bad days. If every test you take is 90+ except for 1, meh, whatever.
Some teachers would use your homework to push a grade up if you were on the edge. The homework could be used to "prove" that you had a good understanding and just missed on the test.
Labs, I always turned mine in late. Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???


I graduated 20 yrs ago - they flunked us without a second thought if we didn't do the work.
 
2013-01-13 03:10:55 PM  

Rik01: 20 years later, I got to see the 'no spank' generation enter the work place, along with the 'No Child Left Behind' group, the 'Children's Rights' cluster and the 'everybody wins' crowd.

Shortly after, our economy tanked, business practices changed for the worst, interest rates soared past those set by the Federal Government as racketeering and a whole new group of predatory companies opened up, taking advantage of the poor.


Um... are you suggesting that the newest, lowest-level employees are responsible for changes in corporate policy and strategy?


gordian: I've happily been part of getting two wretchedly toxic narcissists/sociopaths fired from what they believed were cushy, unassailable positions of power.


I'm working on one right now. Arrogant brat right out of school who confuses "getting a job offer" with "being at the top of his game" and regularly condescends to subcontractors and "inferior" employees who have been in this business for 20, 30 times as long as he has. We've been building relationships for 100 years, and I'll be damned if I'll sit by and watch him undermine them because of his poor understanding of his relative worth.
 
2013-01-13 03:11:40 PM  

al's hat: Who was James Dean? ;)


Sausage king of Chicago
 
2013-01-13 03:15:36 PM  

Donnchadha: al's hat: Who was James Dean? ;)

Sausage king of Chicago


Well played. What's your address? I'll send you a trophy...oops, never mind, I don't have enough for everyone.
 
2013-01-13 03:20:26 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave:

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



This thing right here that was said? Yeah, It needs sayin' again.

/not because I see others guilty of it, but because *I* am guilty of it
 
2013-01-13 03:23:08 PM  

skobot: Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty, and so released himself from suffering. Answering the monk Sariputra, he said this:

Body is nothing more than emptiness,
emptiness is nothing more than body.
The body is exactly empty,
and emptiness is exactly body.
The other four aspects of human existence --
feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
and emptiness nothing more than they.

All things are empty:
Nothing is born, nothing dies,
nothing is pure, nothing is stained,
nothing increases and nothing decreases.

So, in emptiness, there is no body,
no feeling, no thought,
no will, no consciousness.
There are no eyes, no ears,
no nose, no tongue,
no body, no mind.
There is no seeing, no hearing,
no smelling, no tasting,
no touching, no imagining.
There is nothing seen, nor heard,
nor smelled, nor tasted,
nor touched, nor imagined.

There is no ignorance,
and no end to ignorance.
There is no old age and death,
and no end to old age and death.
There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
no end to suffering, no path to follow.
There is no attainment of wisdom,
and no wisdom to attain.

The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and so with no delusions,
they feel no fear,
and have Nirvana here and now.

All the Buddhas,
past, present, and future,
rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and live in full enlightenment.

The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
It is the clearest mantra,
the highest mantra,
the mantra that removes all suffering.

This is truth that cannot be doubted.
Say it so:

Gaté,
gaté,
paragaté,
parasamgaté.
Bodhi!
Svaha!



BURMA-SHAVE
 
2013-01-13 03:25:53 PM  
For those grinding axes about Boomers, or quote Socrates, etc., please don't forget that TFA's touchstone is the American Freshman Survey-which provides a reliable index of change in student attitudes since 1966.

Especially in comparison with some published "scientific findings" these days, I'd actually consider this a pretty trustworthy barometer of said attitudes.
 
2013-01-13 03:26:59 PM  

No Such Agency: Rik01:
I never thought I'd see the day when people would be moronic enough to drive 1500 lbs of machine at 70 mph on a crowded highway -- not looking at the road because they're texting. Then again, I never expected a car to cost as much as a three bedroom house did in the 60's.

Times are changing and Stupid is becoming the norm.

Yes, I'm sure there were no terrible drivers cruising around with a sandwich in their face or reading the paper or drinking a thermos of coffee or getting road head from Gilda the secretary back in "the day". Let alone rampantly DUI'ing, not wearing seatbelts, speeding etc.

Also cars cost more now because they don't turn you into pizza sauce the minute you have a collision. If he'd crashed a modern car instead of steel tub with wheels, James Dean would still be alive.



...and giving road head - but to Gildersleeve, not to Gilda
 
2013-01-13 03:28:02 PM  

Nemo's Brother: When liberals quit keeping score in sports, or grading with red ink, or firing bad teachers we get what we have now.


No need to post - that was covered earlier.

Fuggin Bizzy: 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 03:28:58 PM  
Boomers talking about a generation of narcissists?

Well, of course. Every time someone talks about the new generation it takes time away from Boomers recounting their own trials and tribulations...
 
2013-01-13 03:43:08 PM  
The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.
 
2013-01-13 03:48:05 PM  

boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.


I've got cowardice and I generally won't stand up to violence. I'm quite obedient, even if I make snarky comments behind the authority's back (which is obviously useless and serves no purpose but to make me feel briefly better about things).

I didn't get overconsumption though, since I'm still really cheap. No real substance abuse, other than coffee. I guess I learned most of the important lessons.
 
2013-01-13 03:57:27 PM  
Heaven help us, young people actually want to enjoy their youth and don't want to listen to bitter, old people who think they should just be miserable all the time! How dare they! I am closing in on 40 and it actually makes me happy when I see young people acting like, well, young people. Most teens and early 20 somethings tend toward a bit of narcissism; it's always been that way. I haven't noticed any more entitlement with my daughter's peers than I remember from my own youth.

I do have an issue with the amount of time some kids spend online just being spectators, but mostly because it means they aren't doing something or creating something or learning something useful for the future.

The douche who wrote this 'article' seems to be upset because young people's narcissism gets in the way of them feeding his own narcissism.
 
2013-01-13 03:58:47 PM  

boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.


lolwut?
everyone I know, ok most, went to public schools and none of them fit what you have described.
better yet, I spent 1 year in catholic high school and 3 years at public.
The catholic private school perfectly fits your description and the public school wasnt even close.

ROFL
 
2013-01-13 04:01:01 PM  
So when do we summon pinhead?

Which pinhead? Zippy the Pinhead,or the Hellraiser Cenobite pinhead.
 
2013-01-13 04:06:20 PM  

optional: boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.

I've got cowardice and I generally won't stand up to violence. I'm quite obedient, even if I make snarky comments behind the authority's back (which is obviously useless and serves no purpose but to make me feel briefly better about things).

I didn't get overconsumption though, since I'm still really cheap. No real substance abuse, other than coffee. I guess I learned most of the important lessons.


I remember watching hung over teachers pop handfuls of pills, slam mugs of coffee, and sneak off for a cigarette, to return to class all glassy-eyed and blissed out. Then it was time for our "just say no" worksheets. The only consumption paradigm taught was "more is better". The bigger, more expensive, and more wasteful something was, the more we were expected to admire the owner.
 
2013-01-13 04:13:39 PM  

boobsrgood: optional: boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.

I've got cowardice and I generally won't stand up to violence. I'm quite obedient, even if I make snarky comments behind the authority's back (which is obviously useless and serves no purpose but to make me feel briefly better about things).

I didn't get overconsumption though, since I'm still really cheap. No real substance abuse, other than coffee. I guess I learned most of the important lessons.

I remember watching hung over teachers pop handfuls of pills, slam mugs of coffee, and sneak off for a cigarette, to return to class all glassy-eyed and blissed out. Then it was time for our "just say no" worksheets. The only consumption paradigm taught was "more is better". The bigger, more expensive, and more wasteful something was, the more we were expected to admire the owner.


I never really learned that last part. Most of the above our personal failings of mine, and aren't really the fault of schools. Granted, the school system is screwy as hell, but let's not get carried away blaming people.

More folks should blame themselves for things.
 
2013-01-13 04:18:23 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...


The ever shifting global economy kinda plays a role in this current generations disillusion. Not to mention all those adults running companies who gladly sell them their narcissistic fantasies.
 
2013-01-13 04:23:21 PM  

cmb53208: Why are there more spoiled brats on campus? Partly because we're getting to the point where only spoiled brats can afford to go to college straight out of high school. Consider that the numbers of working class and poor students going to college has been falling year after year, and that for "diversity" universities have simply starting admitting more spoiled brats from China and India. So perhaps then a partial solution is to get more poor and working class students on campus? That would dilute the spoiled brat pool and gee, might even prime the pump of social mobility in this country.


This.
 
2013-01-13 04:26:43 PM  
Children are spoiled entitled brats because that's how they're trained by their parents. The qualities that they see are selfishness and lack of empathy, and that's what they learn from their helicopter parents. They don't learn that from academe.
 
2013-01-13 04:32:22 PM  
This is why I am so glad I teach nurses - specifically, those enrolled in a master's program.  We're talking 99% women, all between the ages of 25 and 40, who are taking a challenging online course where they have to earn a B or higher, while juggling other coursework plus jobs and families.  Not only do they get with the program ASAP, but they work their tails off, they never complain, and they don't ask for special treatment even when it's warranted.

Last quarter I insisted on giving an extension to one student who was called away to be part of the Hurricane Sandy preparedness effort, and an extension to another woman who gave birth right before the final homework deadline (she'd let me know all along that she was pregnant but figured she'd have time to finish up before her due date).  A third student was suddenly diagnosed with a serious illness and had to schedule her surgery right before the final exam period.  She asked me for a one-week extension on the exam.  I emailed her and said, "Are you insane?  You're having emergency surgery. You're taking an incomplete in the course anyway.  I'm giving you an additional 8 weeks."  She still finished up only about 2 weeks late.

Nurses, man.  Forget motivating or managing them - I can barely stay ahead of them.
 
2013-01-13 04:34:27 PM  

StickyBunBandit: So when do we summon pinhead?

Which pinhead? Zippy the Pinhead,or the Hellraiser Cenobite pinhead.


Depends. Are we having fun yet?
 
2013-01-13 04:36:37 PM  

Mantour: [www.cynicaltimes.org image 800x600]

We have been raising narcissitic delusionals for a while now...


Pot, meet Kettle.
 
2013-01-13 04:38:51 PM  

Snakeophelia: This is why I am so glad I teach nurses - specifically, those enrolled in a master's program.  We're talking 99% women, all between the ages of 25 and 40, who are taking a challenging online course where they have to earn a B or higher, while juggling other coursework plus jobs and families.  Not only do they get with the program ASAP, but they work their tails off, they never complain, and they don't ask for special treatment even when it's warranted.

Last quarter I insisted on giving an extension to one student who was called away to be part of the Hurricane Sandy preparedness effort, and an extension to another woman who gave birth right before the final homework deadline (she'd let me know all along that she was pregnant but figured she'd have time to finish up before her due date).  A third student was suddenly diagnosed with a serious illness and had to schedule her surgery right before the final exam period.  She asked me for a one-week extension on the exam.  I emailed her and said, "Are you insane?  You're having emergency surgery. You're taking an incomplete in the course anyway.  I'm giving you an additional 8 weeks."  She still finished up only about 2 weeks late.

Nurses, man.  Forget motivating or managing them - I can barely stay ahead of them.


Nice. Not surprising that they give shiat and try/work hard considering their choice of field. Kudos to you for being compassionate.

/CSB
//Rock on!
 
2013-01-13 04:43:28 PM  
This generation was raised poorly, and it's all their fault somehow?

/Let me tell you a fictional anecdote about one
 
2013-01-13 04:46:28 PM  

logicalman: Just love all the responses from those who clearly see themselves identified in the article. For older folks, the truth does indeed sometimes hurt them, and they realize there's a problem, and then make an effort to change. But for the narcissists in question here, they just deny and attack. Priceless.


However, doesn't recognizing you're narcissistic and want to change narcissism in and of itself?
Seems like a sort of infinite loop. I'm probably wrong here though.
 
2013-01-13 04:46:32 PM  
 . . . and a cyclist?
 
2013-01-13 04:50:37 PM  

skobot: Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty, and so released himself from suffering. Answering the monk Sariputra, he said this:

Body is nothing more than emptiness,
emptiness is nothing more than body.
The body is exactly empty,
and emptiness is exactly body.
The other four aspects of human existence --
feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
and emptiness nothing more than they.

All things are empty:
Nothing is born, nothing dies,
nothing is pure, nothing is stained,
nothing increases and nothing decreases.

So, in emptiness, there is no body,
no feeling, no thought,
no will, no consciousness.
There are no eyes, no ears,
no nose, no tongue,
no body, no mind.
There is no seeing, no hearing,
no smelling, no tasting,
no touching, no imagining.
There is nothing seen, nor heard,
nor smelled, nor tasted,
nor touched, nor imagined.

There is no ignorance,
and no end to ignorance.
There is no old age and death,
and no end to old age and death.
There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
no end to suffering, no path to follow.
There is no attainment of wisdom,
and no wisdom to attain.

The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and so with no delusions,
they feel no fear,
and have Nirvana here and now.

All the Buddhas,
past, present, and future,
rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and live in full enlightenment.

The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
It is the clearest mantra,
the highest mantra,
the mantra that removes all suffering.

This is truth that cannot be doubted.
Say it so:

Gaté,
gaté,
paragaté,
parasamgaté.
Bodhi!
Svaha!


"We are all creatures of ambition, even if that ambition is to free ourselves of responsibility. The desire to escape ambition is, in and of itself, ambition, and thus ambition is an inescapable truth of rational existence."

R.A. Salvatore - Road of the Patriarch
 
2013-01-13 04:56:51 PM  

Mighty Puzz: When you raise your children on Ferengi principles, don't be surprised when they start growing lobes.


You magnificent bastard!
 
2013-01-13 04:58:06 PM  

boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.


I don't think it's the public schools, but society in general.
 
2013-01-13 05:07:37 PM  

boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.


Hey, it makes good little worker slaves that worship pyramid hierarchy, and their percieved place within it, above all else.
 
2013-01-13 05:19:01 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.

I don't think it's the public schools, but society in general.


I'm with you and optional about blaming in absolutes, but a large part of our society is the result of our public school system. We hand kids over for 8 hours a day, for 13 years. They end up with the lowest literacy rate in the first world, nonexistent critical thinking skills, low creativity, a social order based on violence, and then...military recruiters show up. Surely education is only ostensibly their primary function, or they wouldn't be so pathetically bad at it.
 
2013-01-13 05:23:54 PM  

Snakeophelia: This is why I am so glad I teach nurses - specifically, those enrolled in a master's program.  We're talking 99% women, all between the ages of 25 and 40, who are taking a challenging online course where they have to earn a B or higher, while juggling other coursework plus jobs and families.  Not only do they get with the program ASAP, but they work their tails off, they never complain, and they don't ask for special treatment even when it's warranted.

Last quarter I insisted on giving an extension to one student who was called away to be part of the Hurricane Sandy preparedness effort, and an extension to another woman who gave birth right before the final homework deadline (she'd let me know all along that she was pregnant but figured she'd have time to finish up before her due date).  A third student was suddenly diagnosed with a serious illness and had to schedule her surgery right before the final exam period.  She asked me for a one-week extension on the exam.  I emailed her and said, "Are you insane?  You're having emergency surgery. You're taking an incomplete in the course anyway.  I'm giving you an additional 8 weeks."  She still finished up only about 2 weeks late.

Nurses, man.  Forget motivating or managing them - I can barely stay ahead of them.


Wow, that sounds nice. I had to suffer so many fools in my Bachelor's of Nursing program. People who text in class or sign the roll and then leave, beg and complain for bonus points, etc. There was one class with a big group project shoehorned in because previous classes had begged for something besides the tests to pad their grade out. I usually just kept my mouth shut but I had no problems calling the idiots out when their performance affected mine, or when I was stuck with them on a clinical rotation. For example, our teacher gave in to the whines and let us put together presentations for a few bonus points, and as part of it we had to submit sample questions to the teacher and class. Several groups wrote awful questions without clear good answers and some didn't put answers at all. Of course, the teacher picked some of the ones with no answer for the final exam and lots of people missed them. Of course, the slackers banded together and got super defensive when I called them out on the class message board. I got my A and some of them failed out. It makes me happy that it seems like the kids who made it to grad school had their heads on straight.

The thing that gets me the most is the ones who are doing poorly thinks it all comes so easy to the ones who are doing well. No, haxxor85, I didn't play Halo until 4 last night or go to the bar for 3 for 1 wednesdays. Crack a book. Also, they are apparently so ashamed that they think going to see the teacher might make their grade worse.
 
2013-01-13 05:27:25 PM  

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


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.


Wait till you take stats and learn neither anecdotes nor outlier groups (home schooled kids) show trends in generations as a whole.
 
2013-01-13 05:29:03 PM  
My guess is that this guy doesn't know many young people and this another for him and his readers to be outraged about.

/know lots of young people
//some are deluded narcissists just like the author of this pos article
 
2013-01-13 05:30:49 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: It's fun watching these little shiats hit the workforce. They flame out and wonder why they never get promoted. Could it be because you've never produced anything of substance? They jump from job to job every six months because they don't feel appreciated. They don't understand the concept of shutting up and doing their damn job.


Yep, everyone else is lazy. Except for me, 'cuz I'm awesome.

/And we wonder why the economy is shot.
 
2013-01-13 05:31:18 PM  

noitsnot: namatad: MidnightSkulker: I've actually been surprised by the amount of hand-holding there is; worst-quiz-dropped policies, 5%/day late deduction, makeup labs, notes and lectures posted in full online, free tutoring for 'difficult' courses. Yet they still whine about it, as if actually having to work for grades is an offense against their sensitive sensibilities.

meh, I havent been in college for .... FFS 30+ years, but there were similar things even back then.
Teacher would drop the lowest quiz, because everyone has bad days. If every test you take is 90+ except for 1, meh, whatever.
Some teachers would use your homework to push a grade up if you were on the edge. The homework could be used to "prove" that you had a good understanding and just missed on the test.
Labs, I always turned mine in late. Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???

I graduated 20 yrs ago - they flunked us without a second thought if we didn't do the work.


Some of us still do. I will work with a student who needs some time due to a death in the family or other such issue. However, bring in a semester's worth of work two days before grades are due and say here, grade this. I don't farking think so.

I am not only a college professor, but I am also in graduate school at Austin Peay. I teach 5 classes (maybe 6 this semester) and go to school. I have a house and 2 kids. I do my work on time. Earned a 4.0 this last semester. If I have the time, so do they. Do they have to earn a 4.0? No, of course not. That is what I expect of myself. I do expect, however, that they do the work they agreed to when they accepted my syllabus and decided to stay in the class.  The syllabus is a contract between student and instructor--I outline what I will do and it outlines what the student will do. I hold up my end of the contract, for every student, every semester. If the students can't. . .well. . .Burger King is hiring.
 
2013-01-13 05:33:58 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: It's fun watching these little shiats hit the workforce. They flame out and wonder why they never get promoted. Could it be because you've never produced anything of substance? They jump from job to job every six months because they don't feel appreciated. They don't understand the concept of shutting up and doing their damn job.


They've seen their parents try that. Then when the Top Executives started looking for ways to 'save money' by 'rightsizing', the ones that didn't show off got laid off.
 
2013-01-13 05:35:13 PM  

boobsrgood: The public school system in America is a training camp for dysfunctional personality traits. Narcissism is one of the least destructive among them. By the third grade, they are already programmed for a lifetime of overconsumption, cowardice, blind obedience, substance abuse, and kowtowing to violence.


And this is the fault of...
Come on, let's hear you say it...
 
2013-01-13 05:36:53 PM  

al's hat: Who was James Dean? ;)


Sausage?

/It's also fun to hear the Elvis Generation talk about today's entertainment cults of personality like its a new and bad thing
 
2013-01-13 05:37:59 PM  

dfenstrate: Huggermugger: The younger generation voted for Fartbama, and they are completely ruining the Teabaggers' demographics, so naturally Fox is going to go on a relentless attack on the younger generation.

I was wondering when the leftist was going to show up for the requisite two minute hate. Thank you for delivering.


Well, to be fair, only the Teabaggers could take the act of dragging your testicles over another man's face and turn it into something cheap and tawdry.
 
2013-01-13 05:43:22 PM  
The end result of our dilapidated public schools doubling as walless prisons is that average kids are led to believe they are geniuses. Interview those kids as college juniors, not freshmen. By then reality will have set in for most of them, at least concerning their ability levels.
 
2013-01-13 05:47:24 PM  

Rik01: Agreed 100% with the writer.

I noticed changes back when morons decided that a simple spanking of your child was basically a felony. (Please note: a spanking is NOT a beating.)

20 years later, I got to see the 'no spank' generation enter the work place, along with the 'No Child Left Behind' group, the 'Children's Rights' cluster and the 'everybody wins' crowd.

Shortly after, our economy tanked, business practices changed for the worst, interest rates soared past those set by the Federal Government as racketeering and a whole new group of predatory companies opened up, taking advantage of the poor. It stunned me when, at the beginning of the housing boom, people lined up to buy places which were obviously hyper inflated in price.

I was around when we churned out more lawyers than physicians, because it's easier to make a bundle of cash in less time with less effort by twisting the law. I watched the loyal, long term Company Employee suddenly become expendable. Idiots now could access the stock market from home and these Paper Tigers crashed it at least once by depending on technology they didn't understand.

I also watched the devaluation of human life and our educational system become f**ked up nearly beyond belief.

I never thought I'd see the day when people would be moronic enough to drive 1500 lbs of machine at 70 mph on a crowded highway -- not looking at the road because they're texting. Then again, I never expected a car to cost as much as a three bedroom house did in the 60's.

Times are changing and Stupid is becoming the norm.


Driving is your peeve? Back in your day drinking and driving was common.

Your post stands out as a great example of how delusional those who pretend the new generation is somehow crap compared to their own, though.

Hope you meant it that way.
 
2013-01-13 05:47:34 PM  
Here's my csb:

I graduated from college in 2005 when I was 42. I worked in the writing center at the University of Michigan, whose writing center has been a model for many others. It was for those who didn't do well on English placement tests, as well as ANYONE writing ANY kind of paper in ANY class. There were a few who came in with papers on subject matter I couldn't begin to comprehend, but their papers had a strict format and I would help them with that. It was a challenge and I enjoyed it. However, I can't tell you how many times I had students come in whining about having to come to the writing center in the first place, because they aced all of their honors English classes and knew how to write, and the English placement test was flawed. I swear, some of them wrote papers that might as well have been written with a crayon. Keep in mind that we were not allowed to use ANY sort of negative criticism...that is to say, we weren't allowed to "hurt their self esteem" by denigrating their writing, which I can understand to a degree. However, when they marched in literally crying about the shiatty grade they got on their shiatty paper, it was all I could do to hold my tongue. If I asked them why they thought they got a bad grade, it was always any reason EXCEPT that their writing sucked.

/It never occurred to them that they could be wrong
//It was really kind of sad
///Had some awesome stories at the bar with the other tutors about their students
 
2013-01-13 06:25:49 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.


"I learned it from you dad! I learned it by watching you!"

Classic PSA
 
2013-01-13 06:29:29 PM  
Do they feel entitled to raise a family with a stay-at-home parent and only one breadwinner?
Entitled to attend college without crushing debt?
Or maybe they feel entitled to medical care?
 
2013-01-13 06:36:27 PM  
and Fox News is the most watched cable news channel so FN is obviously part of the problem. keep dumbing down your viewers and then whine about how dumb they are. that's fair and balanced.
 
2013-01-13 06:55:52 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Do they feel entitled to raise a family with a stay-at-home parent and only one breadwinner?
Entitled to attend college without crushing debt?
Or maybe they feel entitled to medical care?


Do they feel entitled to retire at the age of 65 or younger with a full pension as well as social security benefits?
 
pla
2013-01-13 06:58:34 PM  
Mighty Puzz : When you raise your children on Ferengi principles, don't be surprised when they start growing lobes.

Meh. As long as their females don't wear any disgusting clothing.

/ Once "of age", of course.
// And not ugly
/// Or fat
 
2013-01-13 06:59:17 PM  

BigNumber12: I'll be damned if I'll sit by and watch him undermine them because of his poor understanding of his relative worth.


Nice! Good luck, and build a good bonfire when he goes. Some people make schadenfreude a near-sacrament.

*Colorado fist-bump*
 
2013-01-13 07:33:10 PM  
global.fncstatic.com

"We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists," "Jacob says we have to move the Island"
 
2013-01-13 07:46:19 PM  

Snakeophelia:
al's hat:
Snakeophelia: This is why I am so glad I teach nurses - specifically, those enrolled in a master's program.  We're talking 99% women, all between the ages of 25 and 40, who are taking a challenging online course where they have to earn a B or higher, while juggling other coursework plus jobs and families.  Not only do they get with the program ASAP, but they work their tails off, they never complain, and they don't ask for special treatment even when it's warranted.

Last quarter I insisted on giving an extension to one student who was called away to be part of the Hurricane Sandy preparedness effort, and an extension to another woman who gave birth right before the final homework deadline (she'd let me know all along that she was pregnant but figured she'd have time to finish up before her due date).  A third student was suddenly diagnosed with a serious illness and had to schedule her surgery right before the final exam period.  She asked me for a one-week extension on the exam.  I emailed her and said, "Are you insane?  You're having emergency surgery. You're taking an incomplete in the course anyway.  I'm giving you an additional 8 weeks."  She still finished up only about 2 weeks late.

Nurses, man.  Forget motivating or managing them - I can barely stay ahead of them.

Nice. Not surprising that they give shiat and try/work hard considering their choice of field. Kudos to you for being compassionate.

/CSB
//Rock on!


Yep.  Indeed.
 
2013-01-13 08:09:01 PM  

pxlboy: 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?


Snow cones are for winners.
 
2013-01-13 08:13:05 PM  
If all of your dear friends just had to click a button to be your friend, they just clicked a button. And then you clicked a button. So, yeah, uh... go outside or some sh*t.
 
2013-01-13 08:23:01 PM  

bunner: If all of your dear friends just had to click a button to be your friend, they just clicked a button. And then you clicked a button. So, yeah, uh... go outside or some sh*t.


So is that already a diagnosis in the DSM?
Not enough FB friends syndrome??
:D
 
2013-01-13 09:09:49 PM  
So is Dr. Keith Ablow a doctor like Dr. Pepper is a doctor?
 
2013-01-13 09:11:43 PM  

HairBolus: Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism. The delusions are

1. God exists
2. People are so important that God gives a shiat about them
3. People are so important that when they worship God it makes him feel good.


What a deluded narcissist looks like

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-13 10:19:48 PM  
I think the biggest disservice to education these days are the for profit schools.
 
2013-01-13 10:43:04 PM  

Novart: What a deluded narcissist looks like

upload.wikimedia.org


is that Obama?

/this country is ghey now.
 
2013-01-13 10:44:41 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: I graduated from college in 2005 when I was 42. I worked in the writing center at
...
got a bad grade, it was always any reason EXCEPT that their writing sucked.


tl;dr tr;dl.
we don't care.
 
2013-01-13 11:28:42 PM  

Novart: HairBolus: Almost all religions are based on deluded narcissism. The delusions are

1. God exists
2. People are so important that God gives a shiat about them
3. People are so important that when they worship God it makes him feel good.

What a deluded narcissist looks like

[upload.wikimedia.org image 396x480]


Well he was a womanizer, and most womanizers are narcissists. You ever notice how often his "I have a dream" speech uses the word "I"? A lot.
 
2013-01-13 11:32:39 PM  

Novart: What a deluded narcissist looks like


Yes, all delusional narcissists will turn out just like King. Or, maybe Goering or Kim Sung Il.. Hard to say. Some sort of big wheel.
 
2013-01-13 11:48:41 PM  
Using books, our sons and daughters can pretend they are Olympians, Formula 1 drivers, rock stars or sharpshooters. And while they can put down their books and remember they are really in dens and playrooms on side streets and in triple deckers around America, that is after their hearts have raced and heads have swelled with false pride for "being" something they are not.
 
2013-01-14 12:00:34 AM  

Shakespeare's Sister: noitsnot: namatad: MidnightSkulker: I've actually been surprised by the amount of hand-holding there is; worst-quiz-dropped policies, 5%/day late deduction, makeup labs, notes and lectures posted in full online, free tutoring for 'difficult' courses. Yet they still whine about it, as if actually having to work for grades is an offense against their sensitive sensibilities.

meh, I havent been in college for .... FFS 30+ years, but there were similar things even back then.
Teacher would drop the lowest quiz, because everyone has bad days. If every test you take is 90+ except for 1, meh, whatever.
Some teachers would use your homework to push a grade up if you were on the edge. The homework could be used to "prove" that you had a good understanding and just missed on the test.
Labs, I always turned mine in late. Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???

I graduated 20 yrs ago - they flunked us without a second thought if we didn't do the work.

Some of us still do. I will work with a student who needs some time due to a death in the family or other such issue. However, bring in a semester's worth of work two days before grades are due and say here, grade this. I don't farking think so.

I am not only a college professor, but I am also in graduate school at Austin Peay. I teach 5 classes (maybe 6 this semester) and go to school. I have a house and 2 kids. I do my work on time. Earned a 4.0 this last semester. If I have the time, so do they. Do they have to earn a 4.0? No, of course not. That is what I expect of myself. I do expect, however, that they do the work they agreed to when they accepted my syllabus and decided to stay in the class.  The syllabus is a contract between student and instructor--I outline what I will do and it outlines what the student will do. I hold up my end of the contract, for every student, every semester. If the students can't. . .well. . .Burger ...


Do you turn in your textbook adoptions on time?
 
2013-01-14 12:00:41 AM  

Mantour: [www.cynicaltimes.org image 800x600]

We have been raising narcissitic delusionals for a while now...


vtdigger.org
 
2013-01-14 12:08:01 AM  

jdmac: Mantour: [www.cynicaltimes.org image 800x600]

We have been raising narcissitic delusionals for a while now...

[vtdigger.org image 850x530]


i'm guessing very few people in that OWS crowd have taken a marketing class. Most of those signs don't visually stand out and are hard to read...
 
2013-01-14 01:11:37 AM  

AcneVulgaris: StickyBunBandit: So when do we summon pinhead?

Which pinhead? Zippy the Pinhead,or the Hellraiser Cenobite pinhead.

Depends. Are we having fun yet?


i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-14 02:44:40 AM  
Smackledorfer

Driving is your peeve? Back in your day drinking and driving was common.

Your post stands out as a great example of how delusional those who pretend the new generation is somehow crap compared to their own, though.

Hope you meant it that way.


Drinking and driving is still common, only now the cops don't let you go.

Never studied Social Psychology did you? How about Sociology? Crowd or Herd mentality? In my day, drunk driving was more or less accepted because boozing it up was the norm. Smart folks didn't do it. Most limited themselves to two beers, which today is considered over the limit. Cops would often pull a drunk over and drive him home. Then again, off duty, most cops tended to be hard drinkers themselves.

Texting is as bad as reading a newspaper while driving. I've known folks to do that also.

However, aside from a few stricter laws, no one has come down on the booze industry like they have on the Tobacco Companies. Yet booze is as dangerous as tobacco, if not more so.

No, driving isn't my pet peeve. The lack of common sense is. Those 'no spank' spoiled little f**kers of years ago are corporate leaders today and they've carried their sense of entitlement along with them. On the average, business hasn't been so corrupt and selfish since the age of the 'Robber Barons'.

Nor did I expect the current technology to be so abused to fast. From the ability to simply screw up your computer to steal every bit of personal information you have on it to being able to remotely turn on your web cam and peek into your home. The nearly magical cell phones have created a form of social rudeness by keeping the things on in theaters, Dr.s offices and even religious temples. Plus, folks are forever loudly yapping on the things in stores, restaurants and cars. Plus they record nearly everything and post it to the web.

Housing booms bust -- and a recession follows. It always happens, yet I've been through several and they all start the same: new homes with prices jacked up 25% above the average cost that folks flock to buy. As a result, the cost of land soars, taxes take a hefty jump, too many people crowd into a small area and resources and services are strained.

Yet the morons jump at every housing boom that pops up.

Down the road, folks start biatching about taxes, water shortages, the lack of undeveloped land, increased traffic congestion and higher prices for everything. Let another housing boom show up and they'll trample each other to get in on it.

As I said, Stupid is increasing. It's becoming the norm.
 
2013-01-14 06:49:32 AM  

signaljammer: 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.



But, if it's taken to the extreme, then it's still narcissess.
 
2013-01-14 07:18:52 AM  
...says the fevered ego "doctor" who feels we need his medical wisdom now and forever because he was on Oprah when Dr. Phil was too busy to make the taping.
 
2013-01-14 10:27:39 AM  

Rik01: Smackledorfer

Driving is your peeve? Back in your day drinking and driving was common.

Your post stands out as a great example of how delusional those who pretend the new generation is somehow crap compared to their own, though.

Hope you meant it that way.

Drinking and driving is still common, only now the cops don't let you go.

Never studied Social Psychology did you? How about Sociology? Crowd or Herd mentality? In my day, drunk driving was more or less accepted because boozing it up was the norm. Smart folks didn't do it. Most limited themselves to two beers, which today is considered over the limit. Cops would often pull a drunk over and drive him home. Then again, off duty, most cops tended to be hard drinkers themselves.

Texting is as bad as reading a newspaper while driving. I've known folks to do that also.

However, aside from a few stricter laws, no one has come down on the booze industry like they have on the Tobacco Companies. Yet booze is as dangerous as tobacco, if not more so.

No, driving isn't my pet peeve. The lack of common sense is. Those 'no spank' spoiled little f**kers of years ago are corporate leaders today and they've carried their sense of entitlement along with them. On the average, business hasn't been so corrupt and selfish since the age of the 'Robber Barons'.

Nor did I expect the current technology to be so abused to fast. From the ability to simply screw up your computer to steal every bit of personal information you have on it to being able to remotely turn on your web cam and peek into your home. The nearly magical cell phones have created a form of social rudeness by keeping the things on in theaters, Dr.s offices and even religious temples. Plus, folks are forever loudly yapping on the things in stores, restaurants and cars. Plus they record nearly everything and post it to the web.

Housing booms bust -- and a recession follows. It always happens, yet I've been through several and they all start the same: new homes with prices jacked up 25% above the average cost that folks flock to buy. As a result, the cost of land soars, taxes take a hefty jump, too many people crowd into a small area and resources and services are strained.

Yet the morons jump at every housing boom that pops up.

Down the road, folks start biatching about taxes, water shortages, the lack of undeveloped land, increased traffic congestion and higher prices for everything. Let another housing boom show up and they'll trample each other to get in on it.

As I said, Stupid is increasing. It's becoming the norm.


Psych is my bachelors actually.

The stupid isn't increasing and your nonsense defense of your generation's drinking and driving shows me your generation is plenty stupid.

Then you point out that housing booms have always been happening. I'm not sure how that supports your argument that the newest generation is the worst.

There is nothing new under the sun.
 
2013-01-14 09:34:11 PM  

Wonderduck: Shakespeare's Sister: noitsnot: namatad: MidnightSkulker: I've actually been surprised by the amount of hand-holding there is; worst-quiz-dropped policies, 5%/day late deduction, makeup labs, notes and lectures posted in full online, free tutoring for 'difficult' courses. Yet they still whine about it, as if actually having to work for grades is an offense against their sensitive sensibilities.

meh, I havent been in college for .... FFS 30+ years, but there were similar things even back then.
Teacher would drop the lowest quiz, because everyone has bad days. If every test you take is 90+ except for 1, meh, whatever.
Some teachers would use your homework to push a grade up if you were on the edge. The homework could be used to "prove" that you had a good understanding and just missed on the test.
Labs, I always turned mine in late. Deducting for late is not about did the student learn the material, but about rigid authority. Which is the actual point of education???

I graduated 20 yrs ago - they flunked us without a second thought if we didn't do the work.

Some of us still do. I will work with a student who needs some time due to a death in the family or other such issue. However, bring in a semester's worth of work two days before grades are due and say here, grade this. I don't farking think so.

I am not only a college professor, but I am also in graduate school at Austin Peay. I teach 5 classes (maybe 6 this semester) and go to school. I have a house and 2 kids. I do my work on time. Earned a 4.0 this last semester. If I have the time, so do they. Do they have to earn a 4.0? No, of course not. That is what I expect of myself. I do expect, however, that they do the work they agreed to when they accepted my syllabus and decided to stay in the class.  The syllabus is a contract between student and instructor--I outline what I will do and it outlines what the student will do. I hold up my end of the contract, for every student, every semester. If the students can' ...


My textbook adoptions are in on time, every semester. I do all of the ordering for the English and ESOL department.
 
2013-01-15 06:23:48 PM  

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

I did not read that as "Clint". Thought Marvel was finally getting "edgy" for real.


You heard about the new Spider-man villain, CLINT FLICK?
 
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