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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.
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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.
 
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