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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 37
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2013-02-08 09:48:36 AM
5 votes:
As a Gen Xer, I'd like to point out that I don't care.  Also, I feel stupid and contagious.
2013-02-08 09:44:58 AM
4 votes:
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 09:38:27 AM
4 votes:
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 02:08:48 PM
2 votes:

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 10:58:16 AM
2 votes:
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 10:10:35 AM
2 votes:
They don't need a trophy.  Just give them a new diagnosis and a prescription.
2013-02-08 10:06:29 AM
2 votes:

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 10:03:35 AM
2 votes:
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 09:38:16 AM
2 votes:
It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.
2013-02-08 09:33:39 AM
2 votes:
In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit
2013-02-08 01:17:24 PM
1 votes:
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 12:21:51 PM
1 votes:

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 12:12:50 PM
1 votes:

Girion47: And back then any job would cover rent.


i.imgur.com
2013-02-08 12:00:25 PM
1 votes:
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 11:51:10 AM
1 votes:

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 10:47:56 AM
1 votes:

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 10:39:38 AM
1 votes:

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 10:34:12 AM
1 votes:

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 10:33:39 AM
1 votes:

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 10:23:14 AM
1 votes:

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18


I'm 36, and I'm indignant that I was almost lumped in with that crowd.
2013-02-08 10:20:48 AM
1 votes:
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 10:19:03 AM
1 votes:

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 10:16:29 AM
1 votes:

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 10:06:23 AM
1 votes:

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 10:02:22 AM
1 votes:
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 09:53:48 AM
1 votes:

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 09:49:54 AM
1 votes:
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 09:48:10 AM
1 votes:
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 09:42:37 AM
1 votes:
It stresses me out having the realization that they used to write these articles about us.  (Gen-X).
2013-02-08 09:42:20 AM
1 votes:
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 09:39:18 AM
1 votes:

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 09:37:08 AM
1 votes:
Ha-ha.  Great headline submitter.
2013-02-08 09:36:28 AM
1 votes:
Nation of pussies.
2013-02-08 09:34:47 AM
1 votes:
18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.
2013-02-08 09:33:47 AM
1 votes:
Have fun kids!

/X-er.
//Get off my lawn.
2013-02-08 09:32:53 AM
1 votes:
Good.  They can go stress the snow off my sidewalk for $5
2013-02-08 09:32:09 AM
1 votes:
Just opening this link was enough to cause a stress induced migraine.
 
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