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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
 
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