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(NBC News)   Millennials are the most stressed-out generation EVAR. Hopefully they'll get some kind of trophy for this   (vitals.nbcnews.com) divider line 159
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2013-02-08 09:32:09 AM
Just opening this link was enough to cause a stress induced migraine.
 
2013-02-08 09:32:53 AM
Good.  They can go stress the snow off my sidewalk for $5
 
2013-02-08 09:33:39 AM
In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit
 
2013-02-08 09:33:47 AM
Have fun kids!

/X-er.
//Get off my lawn.
 
2013-02-08 09:33:57 AM
It's because they're all special and unique snowflakes just like everyone else.
 
2013-02-08 09:34:47 AM
18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.
 
2013-02-08 09:35:12 AM
I want a trophy, too.
 
2013-02-08 09:36:28 AM
Nation of pussies.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:08 AM
Ha-ha.  Great headline submitter.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:26 AM
Well done, subby. Well done.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:53 AM
How are we sure that young people are really under as much stress as they say? To a certain extent, that doesn't really matter.
FTFA
 
2013-02-08 09:38:16 AM
It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.
 
2013-02-08 09:38:27 AM
Back in my day we had to connect our computers to a TV and only could get 16 colors on the screen at the same time, uphill, both ways.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-02-08 09:38:43 AM
Screw that.
I'm a-takin that trophy from you in the parking lot.
 
2013-02-08 09:39:18 AM

LDM90: In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit


I just wanted to get in before the older generation whines about the generation they raised.

Hey, it wasn't the kids in those PTA meetings demanding everyone get a trophy.
 
2013-02-08 09:40:28 AM
FTA -

Most of these young people have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not very many jobs

There is your window of hope Republicans.  Wake up, idiots.
 
2013-02-08 09:41:11 AM
For one, the U.S. unemployment rate continues to creep higher

'continues'?
 
2013-02-08 09:42:20 AM
How would one know if they're the most stressed-out generation? They've been mostly dead for almost 1,000 years.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:29 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.

Aye, this is the dumbest lumping together of multiple generations I have ever seen. So someone born in 1979 is now considered a "Millenial"? Uh...no.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:37 AM
It stresses me out having the realization that they used to write these articles about us.  (Gen-X).
 
2013-02-08 09:43:54 AM
noclipmode.com
Trophy.
 
2013-02-08 09:44:58 AM
As a Gen Xer, I am old enough to have had grandparents who were in their teens and twenties during the Great Depression.  I remember the stories they told me.  My grandparents are all dead, so I invite the Millenials to bite my ass instead.
 
2013-02-08 09:47:54 AM

cchris_39: FTA -

Most of these young people have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not very many jobs

There is your window of hope Republicans.  Wake up, idiots.


It not all so bad. When they do get a job, now they get the workload of 3 or 4 people used to have and told to suck it up or they will be fired. All the same time they have had their salaries slashed, benefits cut to the bare minimum and treated like shiat by the company because then they can make an extra 1/4% profit on the next quarter.

Gen X and their parents screwed the pooches plenty here too. Of course now they are all scared because the people who will take care off them in retirement are all broke and been kicked in the dust by them and it is unlikely there will be another 1918 Spanish flu to sort out the job figures.
 
2013-02-08 09:48:10 AM
Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.
 
2013-02-08 09:48:36 AM
As a Gen Xer, I'd like to point out that I don't care.  Also, I feel stupid and contagious.
 
2013-02-08 09:49:54 AM
FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.
 
2013-02-08 09:51:11 AM
Ah, yes. Let's continue expecting younger generations to work harder, get more education, carry more debt, and do more with less than what every generation before them had.

It's a SWELL economic model that's working out great!
 
2013-02-08 09:51:37 AM
I've been stressed since school too, what with being forced to put up with work everyday.
 
2013-02-08 09:52:45 AM

FarknGroovn: It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.


On the flip side of that, it's almost as though they have been placed in a nearly untenable economic situation after being fed a bunch of lies about the value of a college degree by older generations.

/I'm not disagreeing that a lot of millennials are unprepared, but no one can deny that they've been thrust into a fairly shiatty set of circumstances
 
2013-02-08 09:53:02 AM
The world is farked, we're all connected enough to intimately know it, it's our job to fix it, and everyone else thinks we're ungrateful for the gift they've given us.

No stress there.
 
2013-02-08 09:53:30 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


THIS
 
2013-02-08 09:53:42 AM
I'm Gen-X, and I'm not stressed. Of course, that's because I got a divorce, quit my job working for an ethically-challenged company, and moved away from the cities that got on my nerves. I'm also very in love, which helps a lot.

Stress is self-inflicted. You can always walk away. If you're working yourself into a frenzy and overloading yourself, that's on you. If you're surrounded by assholes, that's also on you. You're a sovereign human being; Just leave if you're  oh so stressed.

Yes, you  can just quit, drop out, leave, walk away, ignore the idiots, shed the fools, and avoid stressful people, places, and situations.

Another thing I'd suggest: Stop watching the news and paying attention to politics unless it's something really big. If we're invaded or if a hurricane's coming, then sure, watch the news. Otherwise, all the news can do for you is make you feel worse about the world you live in. Avoid that crap. It's brain-poison.

I'll say it again: Stress is self-inflicted. You  always have a choice, unless you're an actual prisoner.
 
2013-02-08 09:53:48 AM

Drexl's Eye: As a Gen Xer, I'd like to point out that I don't care.  Also, I feel stupid and contagious.


Gen X - Here we are, now entertain us!
 
2013-02-08 09:56:23 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


There is no official designation for each generation but I've seen 1961-1981 for Generation X more than anything else so might as well go with that.
 
Zel
2013-02-08 09:56:39 AM
Perceived stress is very high in those sensitive to it. Like how a small cut will cause a child to scream, imperfections in life are always hard on twenty-somethings.
 
2013-02-08 09:56:57 AM
Born in 1980. Am I Gen X or Gen Y? So confused...

And is a "Millennial" the same thing as Gen Y or after Gen Y?

/ stupid generalizations, anyway...
 
2013-02-08 09:58:36 AM

limeyfellow: It not all so bad. When they do get a job, now they get the workload of 3 or 4 people used to have and told to suck it up or they will be fired. All the same time they have had their salaries slashed, benefits cut to the bare minimum and treated like shiat by the company because then they can make an extra 1/4% profit on the next quarter.


My workload is reasonable, but I've been a "temp" for over two years now. My hourly rate is in the range (low end) of my other co-workers but I have no benefits. I get healthcare through my wife but I get no vacation, holiday, or sick time.
 
2013-02-08 09:59:04 AM

theurge14: It stresses me out having the realization that they used to write these articles about us.  (Gen-X).


Damned kids probably just plagiarized them.
 
2013-02-08 10:00:35 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


This is from Wikipedia, and it's been this way for a while:

Generation Y, also called Millennials, describes the generation following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends. Commentators have used birth dates ranging somewhere from the latter 1970s or from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
 
2013-02-08 10:00:56 AM

vudukungfu: Nation of pussies.


It hurts my feeling that you called me names. We should sit and discuss our differences and maybe find out that we agree more than we disagree. Hug?
 
2013-02-08 10:01:08 AM
I guess the reality that not everybody gets a trophy in real life is too hard to bear.
 
2013-02-08 10:02:22 AM
Wait, twenty somethings are more stressed than older adults that have had time to adapt and stop caring? I'm shocked!

/they'll get over it
//ten years from now we will hear how the Bieber generation is the most stressed.
 
2013-02-08 10:03:35 AM
I don't think the amount of stress has changed just the capabilities for dealing with stress were not stressed during the education process.  Parents with the means to take care of their childrens' problems without the child actually having to deal with that problem will most likely do that.  The baby-boomer generation has produced the largest amount of parents capable of dealing with their offsprings' problems for them.  With that, you get this.  The more you help someone, the less likely they are to choose to help themselves first.

Babying children keeps them babies.

This world is rough and if a man's gonna make it he's gotta be tough

Just name your sons Sue.
 
2013-02-08 10:05:18 AM

HMS_Blinkin: FarknGroovn: It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.

On the flip side of that, it's almost as though they have been placed in a nearly untenable economic situation after being fed a bunch of lies about the value of a college degree by older generations.

/I'm not disagreeing that a lot of millennials are unprepared, but no one can deny that they've been thrust into a fairly shiatty set of circumstances


I know people who went to college for what was highly recommended at the time, and walk out to no jobs and basically have to start all over.  I think that massive debt being a given, is fairly unique to younger people of this generation.  Many jobs require extreme specialization, and that locks you out of other options.

I consider myself lucky to have gotten a job about 6 months after graduating.  If I was just graduating today, I'd be screwed.
 
2013-02-08 10:06:23 AM

I would show this article to my father, but I'm afraid the ensuing laughing fit might kill him.

Born in the 1920's, his father died a few years after he was born. His mother raised 3 kids by herself in poverty through the depression.

After that Norman Rockwell childhood, he took accelerated courses so he could graduate high school at 17 and go off to war. No senior year of high school, no proms or any of that good stuff.

So for my father, and all the guys like him, let me say to all you little stressed out snowflakes:

FARK YOU, PUSSIES!
 
2013-02-08 10:06:29 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.


Now, now. Don't let it stress you out.
 
2013-02-08 10:07:14 AM
A generation that by and large was never taught to deal with stress or failure and raised as snowflakes can't deal with the real world? Surprise! I work at a University where we have student workers, many of whom have never dealt with the real world before. We watch them meltdown as they discover that having their mother call in for them is /not/ an excusable absence!

It is such a problem that we have a special ceremony in the fall just to separate the parents from the students so that the students can start to deal with the real world all by themselves. I have heard from people that the military and similar institutions have the same problems.

I'm all for not going back to whippings and other such things that used to be common, but the raising of snowflakes has /got/ to stop. Your not doing your kids any favors by raising a snowflake, your actually doing long terms psychological damage.

/rant off
 
2013-02-08 10:10:35 AM
They don't need a trophy.  Just give them a new diagnosis and a prescription.
 
2013-02-08 10:12:23 AM
it's the end of the world and i feel fine

/gen x

srsly though i do feel bad for the mills since they will inherit the worst part of the clusterfark left behind by the boomers, and i'm afraid gen x isn't going to be able to (nor care) about softening that blow

hang on to your panties, it's going to be a wild ride

//good luck, we're all counting on you
 
2013-02-08 10:15:23 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 10:15:49 AM

vudukungfu: Nation of pussies.


You'd think a real rancher would have enough to do around his place that he wouldn't have the time to spend the entire day trolling on Fark, yet here you are. Again.
 
2013-02-08 10:15:56 AM

alwaysjaded: LDM90: In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit

I just wanted to get in before the older generation whines about the generation they raised.

Hey, it wasn't the kids in those PTA meetings demanding everyone get a trophy.


This. A generation instills certain values in the kids they raise. Now that these kids have grown up, the old people complain that the young adults have the values taught to them.
 
2013-02-08 10:16:29 AM

onyxruby: !


It is such a problem that we have a special ceremony in the fall just to separate the parents from the students so that the students can start to deal with the real world all by themselves. I have heard from people that the military and similar institutions have the same problems..

/rant off



When I was in basic training in 1993 at Ft Sill we had a guy in my platoon who told the drill sgt that his mother said that he didnt have to do anything he didnt want to do. Well the drill sgt fixed that by making him do all the things the rest of us didnt really want to do, like cleaning toilets and buffing floors. The kid never graduated basic, they chaptered him out of the military, I think his mama came and picked him up too.

/csb
 
2013-02-08 10:16:53 AM

InfrasonicTom: They don't need a trophy.  Just give them a new diagnosis and a prescription.


is it ritalin? or perhaps some sort of zoloft combo? it certainly couldn't be good parenting

just take a handful of random pills and throw them at the kids' face and whatever lands in their mouth is the correct dosage!
 
2013-02-08 10:17:21 AM
These articles never mention the real causes of stress other than unemployment.

1) The constant bombardment of bad news from around the world, especially that of which you could never make it a priority to do anything about.
2) The constant pressure of being told how to live your life, not just by parents, but by the media, every idiot blog writer, employers etc.
3) The constant self-inflicted exposure to jealousy (and therefore dissatisfaction with life) caused by watching shows about wealthy people and spending time on facebook.
4) The constant pressure (again self-inflicted) of being judged on facebook, match, etc.
5) The complete detachment from nature.

Pick 3 of these things, and completely cut them from your life (or add more in the case of nature).  I promise you, you will be happier.
 
2013-02-08 10:18:33 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.


You can lump me in with them, and I'm 32.  I'm also stressed out.  Over what?  Over my student loans and lack of job to pay them off.  So, I have something in common with those 18-21 year olds :(

/terrible time to be a recent graduate
 
2013-02-08 10:19:03 AM

onyxruby: A generation that by and large was never taught to deal with stress or failure and raised as snowflakes can't deal with the real world? Surprise! I work at a University where we have student workers, many of whom have never dealt with the real world before.


I guess it takes one to know one right?

/learned a lot at school, but it was a fantasy land.
 
2013-02-08 10:19:49 AM
Hopefully not a trophy for spelling.
 
2013-02-08 10:20:45 AM

rustypouch: alwaysjaded: LDM90: In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit

I just wanted to get in before the older generation whines about the generation they raised.

Hey, it wasn't the kids in those PTA meetings demanding everyone get a trophy.

This. A generation instills certain values in the kids they raise. Now that these kids have grown up, the old people complain that the young adults have the values taught to them.


So a generations failure to deal with the adult world is because their parents cared too much?  Thanks Obama!
 
2013-02-08 10:20:48 AM
As a functioning 27 year old with a home and family I get a kick out of this.

I always though my parents were hard asses and cruel because when I turned 14 they made me buy everything other than standard clothes (jcpenny, walmart) and food.

Anything else I had to work for, even though my parents were pretty well off. They did gift me half my college after graduation because I had a 3.9 somthing.

Having parents that cared enough to teach me the hard lesson that everyone and everything are not always equal, priceless.

Most of my old friends complain they never have money yet magically get weed, cigarettes, alcohol and video games so /shrug.
 
2013-02-08 10:23:14 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18


I'm 36, and I'm indignant that I was almost lumped in with that crowd.
 
2013-02-08 10:25:00 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.


Screw YOU, don't lump me in with those 18-25 year old dipshiats.
 
2013-02-08 10:26:23 AM
Wow and they've only been at it for 15 years or so max.

Thats not even mid life crisis territory yet.

go cut yourselves.
 
2013-02-08 10:27:02 AM
"There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation. It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shiat and die." 
― Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
 
2013-02-08 10:28:19 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


You think that's bad?  I was born in 1975, right in that cutoff period.

I don't get the X'ers saying "you can bite me".  All those complaints we level at the milennials?  People said the same things about us...
 
2013-02-08 10:28:33 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.


Woah, woah, woah. NO WAY you put that shiat up to 34. FFS, kidswho are 18 were born in 1995. They were 6 for 9/11, born after Communism, grew up with the Internet, and were born when I was a senior in high school.
 
2013-02-08 10:33:34 AM

DubtodaIll: I don't think the amount of stress has changed just the capabilities for dealing with stress were not stressed during the education process.  Parents with the means to take care of their childrens' problems without the child actually having to deal with that problem will most likely do that.  The baby-boomer generation has produced the largest amount of parents capable of dealing with their offsprings' problems for them.  With that, you get this.  The more you help someone, the less likely they are to choose to help themselves first.

Babying children keeps them babies.

This world is rough and if a man's gonna make it he's gotta be tough

Just name your sons Sue.


This
 
2013-02-08 10:33:39 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


Maybe you should move in with your aunt and uncle that reside in bel-air.
 
2013-02-08 10:34:12 AM

poughdrew: was a fantasy land.


Your quite right about Universities being fantasy lands. My background is working in large business and enterprise environments and I've only been at the University for about three years. You would be surprised how many times I've tried getting them do something that's done in the "real world" and explained that it's best practice, only to be told "but were the University of * and that's now how we do things". That is an entirely different rant for a different day,

As for me being raised a snowflake, you obviously know nothing of my background.
 
2013-02-08 10:34:49 AM

fifthhorseman: "There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation. It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shiat and die." 
― Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's


That's just...damn he was great with words.
 
2013-02-08 10:38:34 AM

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: As a functioning 27 year old with a home and family I get a kick out of this.

I always though my parents were hard asses and cruel because when I turned 14 they made me buy everything other than standard clothes (jcpenny, walmart) and food.

Anything else I had to work for, even though my parents were pretty well off. They did gift me half my college after graduation because I had a 3.9 somthing.

Having parents that cared enough to teach me the hard lesson that everyone and everything are not always equal, priceless.

Most of my old friends complain they never have money yet magically get weed, cigarettes, alcohol and video games so /shrug.


Yeah, the world is divided between people who work hard and make it, and people who don't work hard so they don't.  There's absolutely no way people could work hard to get through school, have to pay for it on its own, and find that the job market no longer supports the level of debt that they accumulated.

I commend you for working hard, and it sounds like your parents' strategy worked, and I commend you for knuckling down and getting it done.  I had a roommate whose parents were that way, and he's a success today, unlike me.  But, as much as I cringe when people say 'privilege', you had it.  I also knew people who worked every bit as hard as my roommate, busted their butts to get into decent fields, but because they started off at a disadvantage, they now owe enough money, and are now part of the job market that says they have to be "globally competitive", that they'll never be out of debt despite keeping it to necessities.  fark them, right?
 
2013-02-08 10:39:38 AM

doczoidberg: Ah, yes. Let's continue expecting younger generations to work harder, get more education, carry more debt, and do more with less than what every generation before them had.

It's a SWELL economic model that's working out great!


Work harder?  Do more with less?  Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.  Who the fark are you kidding?

The "younger generation" has computers, cell/smartphones, videogames, internet, ipods, ipads, tvs in their bedrooms, blah blah blah ad nauseum.

We had a bicycle (not a multi-hundred dollar mountain bike, but rather a fifty-dollar Huffy).  There was a phone attached to the kitchen wall, and a single TV in the family room.  We played outside.

Ever see a teenager "work" nowadays?  Every two minutes, like clockwork, stopping to text.

\my lawn, off it
 
2013-02-08 10:39:43 AM

meanmutton: Woah, woah, woah. NO WAY you put that shiat up to 34. FFS, kidswho are 18 were born in 1995. They were 6 for 9/11, born after Communism, grew up with the Internet, and were born when I was a senior in high school.


At one end of that you have people who remember the fall of the Berlin wall. At the other, you have people who have no idea Berlin was ever split.

At one end, you have people who used to have a set of encyclopedias on their bookshelf for doing school work. On the other, you have people who never did research in a world without Wikipedia.

At one end, you have people who only a few weeks ago first lived in a world without a Clinton in government. At the other, you have people who were born while a peanut farmer was president.

That seems like a big enough generational gap that it should probably justify splitting them.
 
2013-02-08 10:46:58 AM
18-34 is a bad age grouping.  I'm 33, and I was on the tail end of the whole public-university-being-cheap.  My parents paid for my schooling, which was a whopping $40k for them for all four years, then grad school paid by school.  $40k these days will get about 1-2 years of school, so I can understand the debt stress the 18-25 year old crowd is going through, and not having a job market when you're done.

But then I see how clueless most of these 22 year old interns and new hires are, and I pretty much stop caring.  The good ones we keep.
 
2013-02-08 10:47:56 AM

vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.


1.) nevermind those minor legalities (however, jail causes some people to stress)
2.) did you read number 1? minor conflict
3.) sage advice
4.) check
5.) Brilliant! (just be sure your SO feels the same way [ahead of time] otherwise that could backfire)
6.) b-b-b-but the boomers taught us to spend more than the universe contains, what could go wrong?
7.) Lulz, says the guy posting on fark.  getaloadofthisguy.jpg
8.) Cheers.
9.) but be sure to put sufficient stock in
10.) you have obviously never met my parents, i have found stress levels to remain manageable as long as they are at least 60 miles away and only call for important things.
 
2013-02-08 10:48:36 AM
not difficult to understand...mountains of debt + limited economic opportunity = lots of stress.

this equation was why many of our ancestors left the old country.
 
2013-02-08 10:48:41 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: meanmutton: Woah, woah, woah. NO WAY you put that shiat up to 34. FFS, kidswho are 18 were born in 1995. They were 6 for 9/11, born after Communism, grew up with the Internet, and were born when I was a senior in high school.

At one end of that you have people who remember the fall of the Berlin wall. At the other, you have people who have no idea Berlin was ever split.

At one end, you have people who used to have a set of encyclopedias on their bookshelf for doing school work. On the other, you have people who never did research in a world without Wikipedia.

At one end, you have people who only a few weeks ago first lived in a world without a Clinton in government. At the other, you have people who were born while a peanut farmer was president.

That seems like a big enough generational gap that it should probably justify splitting them.


Kids who are 18 today were 7 on Sept 11, 2001.  They literally might not remember a time when we weren't actively at war.  That's how old I was when the Berlin wall fell.

/Damn I feel old.
 
2013-02-08 10:50:42 AM
I'm guessing people are focusing on the douchebag Milennials. I'm in an agegroup that's stuck firmly between X and Y, and if I weren't doing the stay-at-home-dad thing and my wife didn't have a decent job, I'd be scared shiatless.  Honestly, when I got out of highschool, looking at the job listings made it crystal clear that, unless you were willing to do insanely dangerous work, you had to have a degree to get a decent job.  Now?  We have all these kids who saw the same kinds of job listings before they went into school, and, hey, has anyone noticed the trends on new job listings?  Must be currently employed.  Must have 4-7 years experience in this field.  If I was fresh out of college and carrying a bunch of debt, I know damn well I would be scared shiatless and holding out for a job that could help me pay off those loans.

Like I said above, I cringe when someone uses the word 'privilege', but I can't think of a better word.  I may have come from a poorish midwestern environment but my mom and dad were good savers, and my wife was just poor enough, and was smart enough, to qualify for all sorts of assistance.  We wouldn't have made it on our own.  "But I had to do it all on my own because my well-to-do parents made me do it."  Yeah...I'm sure Mom and Dad never helped you get a better-paying job, never lent a hand when your car was about to fall apart, never stepped in when the SHTF, never exerted any influence when you were job-hunting, never hired you to work at the family business, or any of that.  They never do, it's always other people who have that privilege, and everyone else is just a bunch of whiners who just don't understand that you had it harder than those lucky duckies.  Besides, you have poor friends who play games and smoke weed all day, so that means poor people have it easy.
 
2013-02-08 10:51:36 AM
18-34? These are the idiots that voted for Obama. They get what they deserve.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-08 10:53:27 AM
No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.
 
2013-02-08 10:53:31 AM
As Dr. Denis Leary would say: "Life sucks, get a farking helmet."
 
2013-02-08 10:55:16 AM
Not all "Millenials" are upper middle class honkies, you know. I am pasty white, but my mother was a factory worker and occasional hotel maid and my father was a heroin addict who wasn't around. Nobody ever gave me a farking bit of help, I've had to work for everything I have (and risk my life in a bullshiat war just to have some kind of chance to better myself), and no one ever cared about my feelings. I am getting pretty sick of these broad generalizations which are, by the way, applicable only to a minority of the people they're applied to.
 
2013-02-08 10:58:16 AM
I've found that a great way to remove stress from my life is to watch the death of hope and a future in a 20-something's eyes.
 
2013-02-08 10:59:51 AM
Its actually not that hard to believe.

Looking at the world as it is, it doesn't seem like that many people are working to insure place where young workers can be expected to be successful.

The past generations have been so selfish in getting their's that people in my generation have no real hope that anything will be left.

My plans are currently find a job that pays more than minimum wage for two college degrees and work until the day I die.

Yea, we are farking stoked about our futures.
 
2013-02-08 11:00:52 AM

AgentBang: Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18

I'm 36, and I'm indignant that I was almost lumped in with that crowd.


I'm 36 and stopped giving a shiat about that crowd before they were a twinkle in their daddy's eyes
 
2013-02-08 11:02:03 AM
Most stressed out, or least resilient?
 
2013-02-08 11:04:12 AM

topcon: No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.


I have always wondered that to. I was born in '81.  First, I was tail end Gen-X, then I was Gen-Y, now somehow I am a Millenial.  I had records and cassette tapes in elementary school, cassette tapes in junior high, and cds in highschool.  I didn't get my first cell phone until I was well into college.  Facebook became available to my university my senior year. (if anybody remembers that it started out needed a college e-mail address).  Please don't associate me with a generation that woud rather check their facebook in a 10 second elevator ride than say good morning to a live human being standing next to them.
 
2013-02-08 11:04:14 AM
I've got a theory about this. Humans have evolved to deal with a relatively stressful environment - we could get eaten by a lion, or not find any food for a couple of days, or a marauding band of other humans could come over the ridge at any moment.

Modern humans in the developed world don't have any of those stressors, so our brains cast around to find something to be stressed about. It's like how if you live in a really clean environment, your immune system starts to attack your own body. The developed world has much higher incidence of psychological illness, pathological anxiety and stress, and so on, because we don't have anything that's "really" stressful in the evolutionary sense.

IANAP, but it kinda makes sense to me.
 
2013-02-08 11:06:00 AM

LDM90: In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.


Oh, I believe it.  I completely believe that they believe they have more stress than anyone else.  I could completely see them getting that warped of a perspective on things.  So I believe it.
 
2013-02-08 11:10:07 AM
Just now caught this. Love the headline!
 
2013-02-08 11:13:29 AM

plcow: topcon: No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.

I have always wondered that to. I was born in '81.  First, I was tail end Gen-X, then I was Gen-Y, now somehow I am a Millenial.  I had records and cassette tapes in elementary school, cassette tapes in junior high, and cds in highschool.  I didn't get my first cell phone until I was well into college.  Facebook became available to my university my senior year. (if anybody remembers that it started out needed a college e-mail address).  Please don't associate me with a generation that woud rather check their facebook in a 10 second elevator ride than say good morning to a live human being standing next to them.


I've heard it called the (new) Lost Generation. Between the X'er's and Millenials, nobody gives a fark about that cohort and nobody ever will.
 
2013-02-08 11:18:22 AM

vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.


I don't think it's anything this trivial. There's a Buddhist term "mindfulness", which is also used in psychology, which means you should be actively connected to your immediate surroundings.

When a lot of the MIllenials are somewhere, they're not really there. I like going to a local coffehouse for brunch some Sundays. Almost everyone 20-35 has a laptop out, or has a fork in one hand and an iPhone in the other. Unless you're planning a major military campaign, you can afford to just focus on eating during Sunday brunch.

Millennials force themselves to be busy all the time. At work, they pride themselves on being able to "multitask" (unlike the older crowd), so they have a Facebook window open all the time. Then they check their work email while watching TV at home. They have to be in constant communication while they're driving. Even a bachelor party is a choreographed production - there are more people taking video and uploading photos to Instagram than there are those actually engaged in the event.
 
2013-02-08 11:18:41 AM
Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.
 
2013-02-08 11:23:23 AM
I blame HR departments.  Most worthless department EVER!
 
2013-02-08 11:24:08 AM
Pish, the little Farkflakes will settlle for a shiny, gold colored, gum-pasted star.

As long as they don't have to try too hard.
 
2013-02-08 11:24:08 AM

Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.


Just remember, those "dumbasses" were smart enough to put one over on your generation.
 
2013-02-08 11:26:06 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.


THIS.

/33
//I was slashying when you punks were swimming around in your dad's junk
 
2013-02-08 11:28:30 AM

ZeroPly: vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.

I don't think it's anything this trivial. There's a Buddhist term "mindfulness", which is also used in psychology, which means you should be actively connected to your immediate surroundings.

When a lot of the MIllenials are somewhere, they're not really there. I like going to a local coffehouse for brunch some Sundays. Almost everyone 20-35 has a laptop out, or has a fork in one hand and an iPhone in the other. Unless you're planning a major military campaign, you can afford to just focus on eating during Sunday brunch.

Millennials force themselves to be busy all the time. At work, they pride themselves on being able to "multitask" (unlike the older crowd), so they have a Facebook window open all the time. Then they check their work email while watching TV at home. They have to be in constant communication while they're driving. Even a bachelor party is a choreographed production - there are more people taking video and uploading photos to Instagram than there are those actually engaged in the event.


lolz, i love to watch mills on a date

www.glamour.com

they are so cute

almost as cute as a boomer with a cell phone, who will without fail take a call while in the middle of a conversation with you without any "excuse me, while i take this call" or bother to go in another room, etc..

they will just stand there still facing you, after interrupting your conversation and yell out the phone call to your face
 
2013-02-08 11:32:38 AM
Born in 1989. Got a job out of college giving me a household income in the upper 50% in my city. Full benefits, no debt (thanks mom and dad, I'll find you a really nice nursing home). I'm doing alright I'd say.

/social anxiety has me stressed
 
2013-02-08 11:34:40 AM
As X-er who has returned to the university:

The millennials I encounter are smarter and certainly more motivated. This will not last as the confront the current trends in the job market. Soon they will be bitter like the X generation. The difference is when the bitterness sets it.

Good luck new generation.
Good luck you bitter, bastard X's
 
2013-02-08 11:39:21 AM

Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.


well at least they made the greatest music evar.  At least thats what they remind me of everyday, without listening to my links i post.

/my parents listen to the newest music via satelite radio
//makes for great and relatable people
 
2013-02-08 11:42:55 AM

Basily Gourt: I would show this article to my father, but I'm afraid the ensuing laughing fit might kill him.

Born in the 1920's, his father died a few years after he was born. His mother raised 3 kids by herself in poverty through the depression.

After that Norman Rockwell childhood, he took accelerated courses so he could graduate high school at 17 and go off to war. No senior year of high school, no proms or any of that good stuff.

So for my father, and all the guys like him, let me say to all you little stressed out snowflakes:

FARK YOU, PUSSIES!


Look Boomer, that was your father's generation, not yours, yours has screwed everything up.  So get off your high farking horse, lower hiring requirements, and retire.
 
2013-02-08 11:43:15 AM

starsrift: plcow: topcon: No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.

I have always wondered that to. I was born in '81.  First, I was tail end Gen-X, then I was Gen-Y, now somehow I am a Millenial.  I had records and cassette tapes in elementary school, cassette tapes in junior high, and cds in highschool.  I didn't get my first cell phone until I was well into college.  Facebook became available to my university my senior year. (if anybody remembers that it started out needed a college e-mail address).  Please don't associate me with a generation that woud rather check their facebook in a 10 second elevator ride than say good morning to a live human being standing next to them.

I've heard it called the (new) Lost Generation. Between the X'er's and Millenials, nobody gives a fark about that cohort and nobody ever will.


It's so lonely.
 
2013-02-08 11:47:44 AM
How have we avoided "First World Problem" memes?

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-08 11:51:10 AM

Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.


No, my generation left home at 18, went out and found ANY job they could get, including this generation's "I'm too good for McDonalds" type of job, while also attending school.  Calling home and asking for some rent money from time-to-time is not the same as this generation's obsession with living at home until their mid-to-late 20s.  And my generation lost their pensions, lost their shirts in the internet bubble and most of their net worth in the housing bubble, yet they still find a way to support their adult children living in their basement.

In your defense, my generation doesn't have an f-ing clue on how to transition kids into adults.  The precious snowflake syndrome is a horrible cancer on this nation and it's very real.  I transitioned my son out the door at 19, paid half his rent for just one year and then sent him on his way into the real world and he's doing great on his own now.  I watch my neighbor's 26 year-old 'adult' stumble home at 3 in the morning, not lift a finger while his Dad mows all of his neighbor's lawns for extra cash and all his Mom can say is how glad she is that he's home safe and sound where she can keep an eye on him, saying "he's thinking about going to school" for about 3 years now.  And he doesn't work.  It's a sad and pathetic waste of life and I blame his parents more than I blame him.  But at some point he needs to take control and responsibility of his life despite his parents and start living it.

So, in conclusion, it's Obama's fault.
 
2013-02-08 11:53:59 AM
Hey, millennials...

i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-08 11:59:07 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I'm 36 and stopped giving a shiat about that crowd before they were a twinkle in their daddy's eyes


Did you use Obama's time machine?
 
2013-02-08 11:59:10 AM

2headedboy: Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.

No, my generation left home at 18, went out and found ANY job they could get, including this generation's "I'm too good for McDonalds" type of job, while also attending school.  Calling home and asking for some rent money from time-to-time is not the same as this generation's obsession with living at home until their mid-to-late 20s.  And my generation lost their pensions, lost their shirts in the internet bubble and most of their net worth in the housing bubble, yet they still find a way to support their adult children living in their basement.

In your defense, my generation doesn't have an f-ing clue on how to transition kids into adults.  The precious snowflake syndrome is a horrible cancer on this nation and it's very real.  I transitioned my son out the door at 19, paid half his rent for just one year and then sent him on his way into the real world and he's doing great on his own now.  I watch my neighbor's 26 year-old 'adult' stumble home at 3 in the morning, not lift a finger while his Dad mows all of his neighbor's lawns for extra cash and all his Mom can say is how glad she is that he's home safe and sound where she can keep an eye on him, saying "he's thinking about going to school" for about 3 years now.  And he doesn't work.  It's a sad and pathetic waste of life and I blame his parents more than I blame him.  But at some point he needs to take control and responsibility of his life despite his parents and start living it.

So, in conclusion, it's Obama's fault.


And back then any job would cover rent. Hell a lot of entry level jobs would cover rent, college, and a baby.  Now McDonalds barely pays enough to justify getting to the job.  Wage stagnation has been happening since the 70's and with the Boomers inflating their property prices, owning a home is out of reach unless you get lucky landing a job in your field.   Even then most of your check is going towards the mortgage.  Your 401K is being severely underfunded, and you're keeping an eye on the job listings every 6 months because companies no longer even feel guilty about cutting the work force.
 
2013-02-08 12:00:13 PM

Lord Dimwit: I've got a theory about this. Humans have evolved to deal with a relatively stressful environment - we could get eaten by a lion, or not find any food for a couple of days, or a marauding band of other humans could come over the ridge at any moment.

Modern humans in the developed world don't have any of those stressors, so our brains cast around to find something to be stressed about. It's like how if you live in a really clean environment, your immune system starts to attack your own body. The developed world has much higher incidence of psychological illness, pathological anxiety and stress, and so on, because we don't have anything that's "really" stressful in the evolutionary sense.

IANAP, but it kinda makes sense to me.


The thing is, humans were used to quite a bit more calm.  Yes, lions and starvation, but you generally didn't have a lot of noise and activity.  Now look at your modern urban lifestyle:  Never-ending noise, constant motion in front of the eyeballs.  The idea is that it puts us in that "middle of the hunt" mentality all the time.

I'm not huge on the sorts of extrapolations evolutionary psychology makes, but that's the thinking, at least.

wraithmare: //Get off my lawn.


If they could afford a lawn of their own, they might be less stressed.
 
2013-02-08 12:00:25 PM
Keep voting for Democrats, young idiots. They bring this on themselves. 8% unemployment, with the real number more around 11%, and they still flock to liberal banners. A smart person would demand different leadership. College grads have a terrible time right now, and they still vote for Obama in droves. Stupidity at its finest.

You reap what you sow.
 
2013-02-08 12:05:01 PM

vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.


^this - all of it
 
2013-02-08 12:07:04 PM
Yeah, I bet the generation that lived through the great depression and had to bleed through the second world war didn't have to deal with stress.
image.funscrape.com
 
2013-02-08 12:09:12 PM

2headedboy: No, my generation left home at 18, went out and found ANY job they could get, including this generation's "I'm too good for McDonalds" type of job, while also attending school.  Calling home and asking for some rent money from time-to-time is not the same as this generation's obsession with living at home until their mid-to-late 20s.  And my generation lost their pensions, lost their shirts in the internet bubble and most of their net worth in the housing bubble, yet they still find a way to support their adult children living in their basement.


you've had your experiences and that 26 yo neighbor is not the norm.  I am successful for my age and I think I've earned it, but my friends have all started at menial jobs that they did in order to get some kind of degree.  The less than stellar job market in combination with a real estate market that refuses to go down in price (seriously, piece of shiat homes around me are still above $550k in price) has forced them to live at home.  Most the parents I know are very supportive and understanding.  They don't want to send their kid packing when it's really not the best thing for them.

I had to live with the rents for 6months out of school until I found a "real" job, but in those months I was loading UPS trucks with the rest of the people stuck in the same situation.

/just saying that one =/= all
 
2013-02-08 12:11:18 PM

Thunderpipes: Keep voting for Democrats, young idiots. They bring this on themselves. 8% unemployment, with the real number more around 11%, and they still flock to liberal banners. A smart person would demand different leadership. College grads have a terrible time right now, and they still vote for Obama in droves. Stupidity at its finest.

You reap what you sow.


Yeah because the alternatives are so appealing.   Why would a young person vote for a party that has shown no interest in them?   A party that is rape obsessed, anti-abortion, religious zealots?   Not to mention that Republicans are so blatantly pro-corporation it is sickening to people that are told by corporations that they work they have done so far is worthless, their value as an employee ends when they no longer make them a profit, and that on the job training is a thing of the past.

Democrats may be scum that don't respect individual rights as guaranteed by the constitution, but at least they put on an appearance of caring for all.
 
2013-02-08 12:12:50 PM

Girion47: And back then any job would cover rent.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 12:13:35 PM

plcow: These articles never mention the real causes of stress other than unemployment.

1) The constant bombardment of bad news from around the world, especially that of which you could never make it a priority to do anything about.
2) The constant pressure of being told how to live your life, not just by parents, but by the media, every idiot blog writer, employers etc.
3) The constant self-inflicted exposure to jealousy (and therefore dissatisfaction with life) caused by watching shows about wealthy people and spending time on facebook.
4) The constant pressure (again self-inflicted) of being judged on facebook, match, etc.
5) The complete detachment from nature.

Pick 3 of these things, and completely cut them from your life (or add more in the case of nature).  I promise you, you will be happier.


^^^THIS^^^

I realized this a few months ago. Now that I've cut out this crud I feel better. Much better!
 
2013-02-08 12:15:50 PM
So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

Whew!  I'm 35.  Dodged that bullet, I guess.
 
2013-02-08 12:21:51 PM

plcow: These articles never mention the real causes of stress other than unemployment.

1) The constant bombardment of bad news from around the world, especially that of which you could never make it a priority to do anything about.
2) The constant pressure of being told how to live your life, not just by parents, but by the media, every idiot blog writer, employers etc.
3) The constant self-inflicted exposure to jealousy (and therefore dissatisfaction with life) caused by watching shows about wealthy people and spending time on facebook.
4) The constant pressure (again self-inflicted) of being judged on facebook, match, etc.
5) The complete detachment from nature.

Pick 3 of these things, and completely cut them from your life (or add more in the case of nature).  I promise you, you will be happier.


re: newsletter stop  I'll need your address to send payment stop
 
2013-02-08 12:23:41 PM

starsrift: Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.

Just remember, those "dumbasses" were smart enough to put one over on your generation.


"Like stealing candy from a baby," what?
 
2013-02-08 12:29:28 PM

onyxruby: A generation that by and large was never taught to deal with stress or failure and raised as snowflakes can't deal with the real world? Surprise! I work at a University where we have student workers, many of whom have never dealt with the real world before. We watch them meltdown as they discover that having their mother call in for them is /not/ an excusable absence!

It is such a problem that we have a special ceremony in the fall just to separate the parents from the students so that the students can start to deal with the real world all by themselves. I have heard from people that the military and similar institutions have the same problems.

I'm all for not going back to whippings and other such things that used to be common, but the raising of snowflakes has /got/ to stop. Your not doing your kids any favors by raising a snowflake, your actually doing long terms psychological damage.

/rant off


Oh, look! In your world, children of my generation didn't grow up knowing that if you weren't a straight-A student your parents couldn't afford college, find out that college was a straight-A game  even if professors were unwilling to give you anything higher than a C (I have had a teacher tell me that she aimed for her students getting Cs  in a class of people who could barely afford college to begin with), and then have a shiatty job market, global warming, you will probably never get Social Security or retirement, you're going to spend your life in a barely-above-minimum-wage job working for 3 or 4 people, and get treated like shiat...

And everyone blames you for it and calls you an entitled snowflake!

Your world must be so great not to have that!

/Victim-blaming, isn't it lovely?
 
2013-02-08 12:34:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 01:00:58 PM

vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.


About the same here.

I think work stresses everyone out at some point. My job sure as hell does.

/and since when is someone born in 79 a "millenial"?
 
2013-02-08 01:17:24 PM
Gen Xers and Millennial are equally stressed. Xers just handle it better. Because we're not big momma's boys like the Millennials.
 
2013-02-08 01:23:29 PM
I do not doubt that they feel stress more than any other age group, but that doesn't mean they are stressed by anything legitimately stressful.  They are just weak and a soft breeze threatens to break them.  Poor parenting.

But you know what people under 25 are best at?  They excel at liking shiatty music.
 
2013-02-08 01:26:30 PM

raerae1980: Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.

You can lump me in with them, and I'm 32.  I'm also stressed out.  Over what?  Over my student loans and lack of job to pay them off.  So, I have something in common with those 18-21 year olds :(

/terrible time to be a recent graduate


Ummm some .gov told me that this was an amazing economic recovery under Obama, and has been since 2010.
 
2013-02-08 01:32:07 PM

PsiChick: onyxruby: A generation that by and large was never taught to deal with stress or failure and raised as snowflakes can't deal with the real world? Surprise! I work at a University where we have student workers, many of whom have never dealt with the real world before. We watch them meltdown as they discover that having their mother call in for them is /not/ an excusable absence!

It is such a problem that we have a special ceremony in the fall just to separate the parents from the students so that the students can start to deal with the real world all by themselves. I have heard from people that the military and similar institutions have the same problems.

I'm all for not going back to whippings and other such things that used to be common, but the raising of snowflakes has /got/ to stop. Your not doing your kids any favors by raising a snowflake, your actually doing long terms psychological damage.

/rant off

Oh, look! In your world, children of my generation didn't grow up knowing that if you weren't a straight-A student your parents couldn't afford college, find out that college was a straight-A game  even if professors were unwilling to give you anything higher than a C (I have had a teacher tell me that she aimed for her students getting Cs  in a class of people who could barely afford college to begin with), and then have a shiatty job market, global warming, you will probably never get Social Security or retirement, you're going to spend your life in a barely-above-minimum-wage job working for 3 or 4 people, and get treated like shiat...

And everyone blames you for it and calls you an entitled snowflake!

Your world must be so great not to have that!

/Victim-blaming, isn't it lovely?


The joke's on them, though. When they're shiatting their diapers in the cheapest retirement home their children can stuff them in to (which is only about 10 years from now, given the terrible health of most of the boomers), guess what? The nursing staff will be millennials. Good luck prying them away from their iPhones and facebooks long enough to change your shiat-caked pants before your bedsores get infected.

The most useless, lazy, entitled, whiny slackers I've ever worked with have all been boomers. Most of the millennials I have worked around were quiet and relatively competent... even if a lot of them have the attention span of a gnat and way too much metal embedded in their face.

/Generation X
//can't wait to see the Boomers foiled by their own shoddy parenting... especially the ones that have the audacity to call the younger generations 'entitled' after they kept electing Big Business flunkies who proceeded to ship jobs overseas and irreversibly fark up the economy
 
2013-02-08 01:33:29 PM

jimmyego: [i.imgur.com image 850x611]


I hate things like that.

The first generation gets "hard working", "family friendly" and "activist"?

They're not actually significantly more or less hard-working than any other generation has been. To the contrary, they're the second generation to see a steep decline in average working time because there was a big backlash at the end of the 19th century against the length of the typical work week. And they were the least productive on that chart by a long shot.

And "family friendly"? Why? Because disagreeing with your husband got you (acceptably) beat so women stayed quiet and submissive and kept all their feelings and problems bottled up? Because divorce was an enormous taboo so people stayed together in dysfunctional marriages or just quietly went their separate ways without making any official change in their status?

And what's "activist" about the generation that actively tried to keep the U.S. as isolationist as possible during one of the darkest periods of human history? They disliked anybody that wasn't white and protestant, they didn't really support women's rights in any serious way and much of the generation was instrumental in resisting the civil rights movement.

The only thing that's constant about generational changes is that the older ones unjustifiably view themselves as somehow superior to the younger ones. For example:

browser_snake: Gen Xers and Millennial are equally stressed. Xers just handle it better. Because we're not big momma's boys like the Millennials.


Yea. Right. I'll remember that the next time I'm watching one of my Gen-X peers whine like a little biatch because the Gen-Y kid at Starbucks didn't froth his coffee right.
 
2013-02-08 01:38:43 PM

starsrift: plcow: topcon: No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.

I have always wondered that to. I was born in '81.  First, I was tail end Gen-X, then I was Gen-Y, now somehow I am a Millenial.  I had records and cassette tapes in elementary school, cassette tapes in junior high, and cds in highschool.  I didn't get my first cell phone until I was well into college.  Facebook became available to my university my senior year. (if anybody remembers that it started out needed a college e-mail address).  Please don't associate me with a generation that woud rather check their facebook in a 10 second elevator ride than say good morning to a live human being standing next to them.

I've heard it called the (new) Lost Generation. Between the X'er's and Millenials, nobody gives a fark about that cohort and nobody ever will.


Yeah, someone who was an adult and out of high school on 9/11 would be turning 30 right about now, and has almost nothing in common with the Millennials.

Of course, they're not approaching the levels of smug and crotchetiness Gen X is putting out at this point, either.
 
2013-02-08 01:41:18 PM

trappedspirit: Smeggy Smurf: I'm 36 and stopped giving a shiat about that crowd before they were a twinkle in their daddy's eyes

Did you use Obama's time machine?


Nope.  I stopped giving a shiat 36 years ago.
 
2013-02-08 01:44:02 PM

Plastic Trash Vortex: The joke's on them, though. When they're shiatting their diapers in the cheapest retirement home their children can stuff them in to (which is only about 10 years from now, given the terrible health of most of the boomers), guess what? The nursing staff will be millennials. Good luck prying them away from their iPhones and facebooks long enough to change your shiat-caked pants before your bedsores get infected.

The most useless, lazy, entitled, whiny slackers I've ever worked with have all been boomers. Most of the millennials I have worked around were quiet and relatively competent... even if a lot of them have the attention span of a gnat and way too much metal embedded in their face.

/Generation X
//can't wait to see the Boomers foiled by their own shoddy parenting... especially the ones that have the audacity to call the younger generations 'entitled' after they kept electing Big Business flunkies who proceeded to ship jobs overseas and irreversibly fark up the economy


Well, actually, it'll probably be less dramatic than that. Most people who go into nursing or elder care are pretty committed. So it'll be more like our generation fixing all the shiat the Boomers came up with, then taking care of them because we're a bunch of self-sacrificing morans.

/And yeah, I gotta say, Boomers are probably not the best workers in the current job market, but if we as a society could find a way to live the way they wanted...damn, I want that society.
 
2013-02-08 01:54:48 PM
I consider the cut-off 1982.  Millennials, this may surprise you, but you were Millennials before you were born.  They were making a big deal in 1982 how the babies both now would graduate in the Class of 2000, that being a reason that we should really commit to education now.  (Since I was in High School, I was like "What the hell?  What am I, chopped liver?"  They got us to hate you before you were born.)

I suppose it was because this is when Baby Boomers realized they were breeding in earnest and having THEIR children in school suddenly made it more important.  As the Boomers started pumping out the snowflakes they started child-proofing the entire culture.  Children's programming got written by Child Psychologists.  I saw a production of "Alice in Wonderland" where suddenly Alice says she misses her Mommy and Daddy.  They must be worried.  But I'm sure I'll be home before too long.

Not only have Millennials been coddled, they been prodded and examined like lab rats their entire lives.  Baby Boomers wanted their kids to be cool.  So they invented Kiddie Kulture on a grander scale than ever before.  Now there were the right clothes for Kids to wear.  The right music for them to listen to.  They were asked their opinions about everything before they could form a coherent one.  Pre-fab bands were created to suit their projected taste.
 
2013-02-08 02:07:45 PM

Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster


Well to be honest, we were trying to make sure that you had everything you wanted without you having to work for it. Sorry, our bad.
 
2013-02-08 02:08:48 PM

vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday


Damn, Herb must be the happiest guy on the planet.
 
2013-02-08 02:13:05 PM

FirstNationalBastard: starsrift: plcow: topcon: No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.

I have always wondered that to. I was born in '81.  First, I was tail end Gen-X, then I was Gen-Y, now somehow I am a Millenial.  I had records and cassette tapes in elementary school, cassette tapes in junior high, and cds in highschool.  I didn't get my first cell phone until I was well into college.  Facebook became available to my university my senior year. (if anybody remembers that it started out needed a college e-mail address).  Please don't associate me with a generation that woud rather check their facebook in a 10 second elevator ride than say good morning to a live human being standing next to them.

I've heard it called the (new) Lost Generation. Between the X'er's and Millenials, nobody gives a fark about that cohort and nobody ever will.

Yeah, someone who was an adult and out of high school on 9/11 would be turning 30 right about now, and has almost nothing in common with the Millennials.

Of course, they're not approaching the levels of smug and crotchetiness Gen X is putting out at this point, either.


Damned right I don't.

//was on Fark for updates on 9/11
//feared commies because Hulk Hogan
///berlin wall and the hoff was good times
 
2013-02-08 02:18:31 PM

bostonguy: Born in 1980. Am I Gen X or Gen Y? So confused...

And is a "Millennial" the same thing as Gen Y or after Gen Y?

/ stupid generalizations, anyway...


I always thought Gen Y and the Millennials should be two separate categories

- Gen X (cut off is whatever the accepted norm is)
- Gen Y (1985/6-1995-6)
- Millennials (1997-2010)

Then again, I always found 'Millennial' to be condescending when applied to those of us born in the late 1980s.

/1987
 
2013-02-08 02:23:00 PM

ZeroPly: Even a bachelor party is a choreographed production - there are more people taking video and uploading photos to Instagram than there are those actually engaged in the event.


The Gen-Xs I hung out with at "marrying age" new better than to allow cameras. The permanent recordthey used to threaten us with when we did stupid shiat in school? It's real for the Millenials. It's the Internet.
 
2013-02-08 02:47:38 PM

vonapathy: Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.


I am you before you got married.
 
2013-02-08 02:53:57 PM
Millennial's have something no other generation has: Social Media Savvy.

This alone will guarantee each and every one of them a six-figure income.

I don't understand how they can be stressed out.

SOCIAL. MEDIA. SAVVY!!!
 
2013-02-08 03:02:00 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: vudukungfu: Nation of pussies.

You'd think a real rancher would have enough to do around his place that he wouldn't have the time to spend the entire day trolling on Fark, yet here you are. Again.


Awww, they ran out of trophies? Have a sticker.
 
2013-02-08 03:08:23 PM

topcon: No one born in the 70's is a "millennial ."  It's a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Gen Xers with Gen Yers.

Gen Xers largely did not grow up with the internet.


FTFY :)
 
2013-02-08 03:14:55 PM

FarknGroovn: It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world. Imagine that.


It's almost if their parents are self-absorbed baby boomers and there are no jobs worth shiat.
 
2013-02-08 03:36:23 PM
So what year do they become legal?
 
2013-02-08 03:49:29 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Of course, they're not approaching the levels of smug and crotchetiness Gen X is putting out at this point, either.


Hey, the previous generations' "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll" got replaced by "Wear a Condom or you will die!".  That
shiat would make you cranky too.
 
2013-02-08 04:19:04 PM

2headedboy: Pochas: Here come all the assholes from the previous generation, who had everything handed to them by the 2 most prosperous generations before them, managed to fark it all up in an economic disaster, but for the most part still get away with their hefty retirement funds and pensions (pensions don't exist for my generation), yet they still have the audacity and  total lack of awareness to call MY generation entitled.

Dumbasses.

No, my generation left home at 18, went out and found ANY job they could get, including this generation's "I'm too good for McDonalds" type of job, while also attending school.  Calling home and asking for some rent money from time-to-time is not the same as this generation's obsession with living at home until their mid-to-late 20s.  And my generation lost their pensions, lost their shirts in the internet bubble and most of their net worth in the housing bubble, yet they still find a way to support their adult children living in their basement.

In your defense, my generation doesn't have an f-ing clue on how to transition kids into adults.  The precious snowflake syndrome is a horrible cancer on this nation and it's very real.  I transitioned my son out the door at 19, paid half his rent for just one year and then sent him on his way into the real world and he's doing great on his own now.  I watch my neighbor's 26 year-old 'adult' stumble home at 3 in the morning, not lift a finger while his Dad mows all of his neighbor's lawns for extra cash and all his Mom can say is how glad she is that he's home safe and sound where she can keep an eye on him, saying "he's thinking about going to school" for about 3 years now.  And he doesn't work.  It's a sad and pathetic waste of life and I blame his parents more than I blame him.  But at some point he needs to take control and responsibility of his life despite his parents and start living it.

So, in conclusion, it's Obama's fault.


To build on what 2headedboy is saying, Pochas, I graduated high school at 16--as a junior. This would have been just a couple years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, before cell phones, before the internet was easy for any idiot with computer access to use, and right around the time Kuwait and Saudi so politely asked us to bomb the living shiat out of Saddam (give or take a few months). My parents--god bless them!--made my happy teenaged ass go get a job and start paying $100 a week in rent which paid for rent, utilities, and basic food--anything else, including clothing and the gas money my mother spent to get me to and from work because I wasn't old enough to drive yet--was on my dime.

I wasn't happy with that and thought it terribly unfair (especially because my older sister, her husband, and their kids were living at home on my parents' dime), so I got a second full-time job, saved up, got a roommate, and moved out. shiat was way more expensive than $400 a month! Fulfilled my lease obligations and moved back home, still working a full-time and a part-time job, still saving. After another 9 months or so of that, I went in the Army. Finished training, got a duty station, and proceeded to work two part-time jobs in my off-duty hours when I wasn't deployed.

I have only ever asked my parents for money twice: when an error at DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service) caused me to get shorted in pay and I needed to pay my power bill, and when my grandfather who raised me for a few years when I was 11-14 died and the airline ticket was over $800. Both times, I paid them back, in full, with interest--not because they wanted it, but because I insisted on it. When they hit a financial rough spot when I was in my mid-20's, I paid their mortgage one month, and when my dad passed away in my early 30's, I paid my mother's rent and utilities in addition to my own for over six months. Meanwhile, my sister--who is 3 years older than me, but who has never had to pay her own way and who still lives with my mother--and her children have no savings and constantly turn to me for bailouts.

So no, I haven't had jack handed to me by the previous generations except the opportunity to learn how to go out and work for what I want. I offer that same opportunity to the next generation, but I will be god DAMNED if I am going to hand the next generation anything other than the knowledge of how to earn what they need. Not only does it teach you how to be successful and a decent human being, but it improves your self-esteem and self-worth, and teaches you the value of things and of hard work--something that many people in my both generation and in yours haven't got a farking clue about. You want a future? Get off your whining ass and go make one.
 
2013-02-08 04:26:08 PM

Freakjob_0: Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.
Aye, this is the dumbest lumping together of multiple generations I have ever seen. So someone born in 1979 is now considered a "Millenial"? Uh...no.


Well, 9/11 was a huge milestone that screwed a lot of things up.  Someone born in 1979 would have been 22 and just entering the job market after completing 4 years in college.

Where things went real weird was those who were still in high school for the year post-Columbine.  They're 31 now.

/32 here, almost 33.  My troubles pretty much started when the towers fell.  That was a cascade of suck.
 
2013-02-08 05:14:02 PM

gibbon1: FarknGroovn: It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world. Imagine that.

It's almost if their parents are self-absorbed baby boomers and there are no jobs worth shiat.


Unless your parents set you on fire or sold you into prostitution, you are a whiny pussy if you are blaming your problems on your parents.  Guess what?  Everybody's parents fark up.  Do you think that boomers had such wonderful parents?

As people mature they learn better coping skills, and they learn to take more responsibility for their happiness.  It's the same as it ever was.  30 years from now the millenials' grandchildren will be blaming the millenials for all of their woes, and it will be the grandchildren's turn to be the most stressed generation.
 
2013-02-08 06:24:11 PM
FTFA:"more likely than older generations to try to manage their stress by eating junk, drinking alcohol and smoking."

Boo Farking Hoo... When I was a child, they got us to sleep with alcohol..... shut us up with junk.... and smoked in the living room, cars, the mall, planes, and anywhere else where children were.

/I'm a "Bicentennial"
//doesn't mean I swing both ways.
 
2013-02-08 06:43:30 PM
Millenials?  You mean Generation Duckface?

d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net
 
2013-02-08 07:50:09 PM
I'm 31. First, I was a Gen Xer, then a Gen Yer, now I'm a Millennial. Goddamnitsomuch.
 
2013-02-08 08:22:10 PM
Yeah, I'm not surprised. We're supposed to work longer hours for less money, less vacation, and less benefits than either our parents or our parent's parents. And we have to have a significant level of education just to get to there! 50-60 years ago, people could support families working jobs out of high school - now you have people with master's degrees and PhDs that can't do that. Even STEM PhDs, in some cases.

Although I don't really consider myself (at 31) to be a Millennial, we've seen the leading edge of the change.

Plus, we're the ones stuck with the impending collapse of the environment, which gets more and more obvious every year.

Oh, and if you wonder why Millennials are so obsessed with getting awards, it's because competition is expected at every level and our society discards the mediocre. You're expected to compete for even crappy jobs and you can always be replaced if you underperform or ask for too much in return. There is no security.
 
2013-02-08 10:33:02 PM

PsiChick: Oh, look! In your world, children of my generation didn't grow up knowing that if you weren't a straight-A student your parents couldn't afford college, find out that college was a straight-A game even if professors were unwilling to give you anything higher than a C (I have had a teacher tell me that she aimed for her students getting Cs in a class of people who could barely afford college to begin with), and then have a shiatty job market, global warming, you will probably never get Social Security or retirement, you're going to spend your life in a barely-above-minimum-wage job working for 3 or 4 people, and get treated like shiat...

And everyone blames you for it and calls you an entitled snowflake!

Your world must be so great not to have that!

/Victim-blaming, isn't it lovely?


Your comment is completely incoherent and makes no sense for me to respond to. Are you complaining because many people in your generation were told to go to college and that should be their only life choice? If you are, I've seen that and I happen to think it was a terrible think that never should have happened. A society can't function on college educated people alone, a point Scott Adams famously made years ago. That being said this has nothing to do with snowflakes that were coddled so severely that they think their rights are being violated when they can't use facebook at work.

Beyond that the rest of your post in completely incomprehensible. People working multiple jobs to survive? That's been the case for countless generations, the American dream was the idea that you could raise a family on a single forty hour a week job. However the loss of that has everything to do with outsourcing and shipping jobs overseas and nothing to do with snowflakes.

Global warming? Seriously? Are you trying to relate global warming to snowflakes that have been excessively coddled by their parents? I can't even begin to imagine how I can possibly explain to you that these are completely unrelated. My post was talking about snowflakes that have been excessively coddled and the real world consequences of what happens when they join the real world and you brought up global warming......
 
2013-02-08 11:44:07 PM
The actions of those who do hit their stride frighten me.  They land a good job in their chosen career field, and maybe, just maybe, pay off their student loans before immediately loading to the hilt with a mortgage, car payment and who knows what else.

No down payment, no rainy day fund, no backup plan, living at your limits.  Scary stuff.  And all in the name of keeping up with the Joneses who are doing the exact same thing.
 
2013-02-08 11:49:38 PM
You can blame the Millennials if it makes you feel better but we weren't the ones handing out the trophies or creating special ceremonies for normal life events.
 
2013-02-09 12:45:12 AM

onyxruby: Your comment is completely incoherent and makes no sense for me to respond to. Are you complaining because many people in your generation were told to go to college and that should be their only life choice? If you are, I've seen that and I happen to think it was a terrible think that never should have happened. A society can't function on college educated people alone, a point Scott Adams famously made years ago. That being said this has nothing to do with snowflakes that were coddled so severely that they think their rights are being violated when they can't use facebook at work.

Beyond that the rest of your post in completely incomprehensible. People working multiple jobs to survive? That's been the case for countless generations, the American dream was the idea that you could raise a family on a single forty hour a week job. However the loss of that has everything to do with outsourcing and shipping jobs overseas and nothing to do with snowflakes.

Global warming? Seriously? Are you trying to relate global warming to snowflakes that have been excessively coddled by their parents? I can't even begin to imagine how I can possibly explain to you that these are completely unrelated. My post was talking about snowflakes that have been excessively coddled and the real world consequences of what happens when they join the real world and you brought up global warming......


Okay, then let me spell it out for you. You're trying to 'call out' snowflakes. However, complaining because the previous generation  completely farked you over by a) destroying the economy, b) ignoring global warming, c) telling you that college was the only life goal possible even if you couldn't afford it, d) demanded trophies for everyone and ceremonies for everything, and c)  blamed you for it, especially the trophies which were FOR THE PARENTS...

I'm not going to call you a whiner if someone walks up to you and punches you in the face, because you have every right to complain. I'd appreciate you extending the same courtesies to the people you're calling 'snowflakes'. They got screwed and have every right to be pissed. And the rest of us MEs are right beside them pissed off about the same shiat.
 
2013-02-09 02:10:17 AM

onyxruby: PsiChick: Oh, look! In your world, children of my generation didn't grow up knowing that if you weren't a straight-A student your parents couldn't afford college, find out that college was a straight-A game even if professors were unwilling to give you anything higher than a C (I have had a teacher tell me that she aimed for her students getting Cs in a class of people who could barely afford college to begin with), and then have a shiatty job market, global warming, you will probably never get Social Security or retirement, you're going to spend your life in a barely-above-minimum-wage job working for 3 or 4 people, and get treated like shiat...

And everyone blames you for it and calls you an entitled snowflake!

Your world must be so great not to have that!

/Victim-blaming, isn't it lovely?

Your comment is completely incoherent and makes no sense for me to respond to. Are you complaining because many people in your generation were told to go to college and that should be their only life choice? If you are, I've seen that and I happen to think it was a terrible think that never should have happened. A society can't function on college educated people alone, a point Scott Adams famously made years ago. That being said this has nothing to do with snowflakes that were coddled so severely that they think their rights are being violated when they can't use facebook at work.

Beyond that the rest of your post in completely incomprehensible. People working multiple jobs to survive? That's been the case for countless generations, the American dream was the idea that you could raise a family on a single forty hour a week job. However the loss of that has everything to do with outsourcing and shipping jobs overseas and nothing to do with snowflakes.

Global warming? Seriously? Are you trying to relate global warming to snowflakes that have been excessively coddled by their parents? I can't even begin to imagine how I can possibly explain to you that these are completely u ...


Do yourself a favor... highlight that one in dark red with the comment of your choosing to explain why her posts show up that color. Half of what she posts doesn't make a farking bit of sense, but every once in a while, she says something amusing. The red highlight color just lets you know you may be about to go to the Twilight Zone... where global warming is the reason that much of the youth of today (not all, but many) haven't got a clue what responsibility is.
 
2013-02-09 02:32:08 AM

Lunchlady: You can blame the Millennials if it makes you feel better but we weren't the ones handing out the trophies or creating special ceremonies for normal life events.



4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-09 08:15:03 AM

Lunchlady: You can blame the Millennials if it makes you feel better but we weren't the ones handing out the trophies or creating special ceremonies for normal life events.


What exactly is Foursquare and  who is most likely to use it?
 
2013-02-09 09:26:12 AM
As a Millennials and hearing you people biatch about us being soft or trophy kids.  You are not realizing that when we were kids their was an economic boom in America.  GenX and the Baby Boomers where living the good life during that boom and as kids we were enjoying that boom as well but as children not adults.  Then 9/11 happened and a lot of us (me included) were dragged into a global war on terror™.  We were deployed to 3 conflict areas, Iraq Afghanistan and the horn of Africa.   Then we get the economic collapse of the US to fall on us.  We basically got the reverse of what the greatest generation went through.  Instead of a depression then war then good times we got good times war depression.   Sky high college tuition levels not ever seen before in this country.   Which is almost a catch 22 cause you gotta have a degree for a lot of jobs even if you dont graduate you still need some college education.  So yea our generation got farked over for the most part.  What you other generation dont see is we are a resilient group.  We were raised to think that we are trophy kids for the most part and we will try our damnedest to get our farking trophies back.

Dont take this post to serious and pick it apart.
 
2013-02-09 01:22:06 PM

bostonguy: Born in 1980. Am I Gen X or Gen Y? So confused...


You may be Gen XXY and have 2 sets of genitals.
 
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