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(Salon)   The only flaw with the millennial generation is that they are too humble, says entitled self-important millennial in literal humblebrag   (salon.com) divider line 96
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2013-06-05 01:33:35 PM
papuche.perso.sfr.fr
 
2013-06-05 01:34:45 PM
Isn't that every salon piece?
 
2013-06-05 01:37:28 PM

chitownmike: Isn't that every salon piece?


No, sometimes they complain about old people.
 
2013-06-05 01:37:34 PM
 
2013-06-05 01:42:11 PM
What farking planet is this guy from?
 
2013-06-05 01:42:50 PM
Dear Mellinials, welcome to some asshole "journalist" needing to pull an article out of their ass for deadline. Seriously this shiat gets said about every generation, it did about mine Gen-X. Know what? You are going to be fine, just like we were. Anybody that tells you that their is something wrong with your generation is just a know nothing idiot who likes hear themselves pass gass through their mouths.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-06-05 01:43:14 PM
Don't people say that about every generation?
 
2013-06-05 01:43:18 PM
Hm, they don't all seem that nice to me. My nephew treated his parents like shiat for years. And can still have a better than you attitude.
 
2013-06-05 01:43:37 PM
I've heard stories from my older industry peers about racking up DUIs like parking tickets and clients doing rails of coke off boardroom tables during meetings. How am I tearing it up at the age of 26?  Well, I just got a Dyson vacuum. That's pretty dope.

I think it's badass if you need a hipster vacuum cleaner to snort all your coke.
I don't partake myself and I've never understood the appeal. If you want to be edgy and nervous all the time, go to work.
 
2013-06-05 01:43:53 PM
/gen x
 
2013-06-05 01:44:42 PM
And to agree, kind of politely.

Stopped reading right there at that abortion of a sentence.
 
2013-06-05 01:44:51 PM
I don't care

now with link goodness. too big I guess.
 
2013-06-05 01:46:03 PM
It's against the law to ride a bike without a helmet, but you're a pussy if you ride a bike with a helmet.  Thanks boomers.
 
2013-06-05 01:49:15 PM
Then, later, at home, I remember that I am 26 and pretty much everyone I know in my age bracket is ... really very nice

They're really very nice guys, and that's what counts.  They mean well.
 
2013-06-05 01:49:32 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Dear Mellinials, welcome to some asshole "journalist" needing to pull an article out of their ass for deadline. Seriously this shiat gets said about every generation, it did about mine Gen-X. Know what? You are going to be fine, just like we were. Anybody that tells you that their is something wrong with your generation is just a know nothing idiot who likes hear themselves pass gass through their mouths.


According to the article, millenials are the polar opposite of Gen-Xers: dweeby morons who trust authority and worship their parents.
 
2013-06-05 01:50:41 PM
I think this piece should be received very well by Salon's target audience.
 
2013-06-05 01:52:35 PM
"OK, admittedly, people do live at home. But that's only because we really like our parents."


Yea... that's why they're living with their parents.

I love my parents quite a bit but I'm still not moving back in with them unless it's my last option.
 
2013-06-05 01:53:42 PM
Whats the age range for millennial? Those born in 1990-1995?
 
2013-06-05 01:54:36 PM
Okay, listen up. This is what's happening:

Demographically speaking, we can divide the human lifespan into three principle phases, and moving through each phase usually brings about a "crisis" (you can call it your Saturn Return if you wish):

0-25: Youth. You are growing and learning. This phase is characterized by increased emphasis on recreation, entertainment, education, and finding yourself and your place in society. This group is typically found in the school, and its most cherished tenets are recreation, individualism and personal freedom.

25-50: Adult. You are the establishment. This phase is characterized by increased emphasis on family, security, insurance, stability and comfort. This group is typically found in the workplace, and its most cherished tenets are family and economic (ie: financial) autonomy.

50-75: Elder. You are the power. This phase is characterized by increased emphasis on control, management and leadership and the financial independence they bring. This group is either retired or running any number of businesses, associations, committees, legislatures or councils, and its most cherished tenets are ownership and political jurisprudence.

(anything over 75 are bonus years)

These demographic demarcations exist in every system in the history of humanity. Neither language, nor culture, nor technology has ever changed the way humans have organized themselves, with the young always bucking the status quo and the old always complaining that the newer generation is dumber than shiat.

So what I'm trying to say is:

Every generation is exactly the same, with two principle modifiers:

1) Each generation acts in accordance with its age bracket (that means yes, you WILL turn out like your parents and complain about the next generation that comes along because they don't act like you)

2) Each generation acts in accordance with the size of its population. Larger population groups tend to be dumber, greedier, and more full of themselves because there are more of them and they convince themselves that they are more important than they really are through self-reinforced rhetoric.

So Millenials ARE narcissistic and entitled because their social inertia makes them think that way. But their parents are too.
 
2013-06-05 01:54:45 PM
NOTE TO THIS GENERATION: Humility is that burning pit in your stomach when you feel "disrespected" because someone gave you an honest assessment.  It isn't that dog-like happiness you feel when  mom Master tells you you've been a good boy for washing the dishes AND taking out the trash.
 
2013-06-05 01:54:48 PM

DubtodaIll: It's against the law to ride a bike without a helmet, but you're a pussy if you ride a bike with a helmet.  Thanks boomers.


Thank the Gen-Xers for that.
 
2013-06-05 01:55:08 PM
Stop kidding yourselves, you're just like your parents.

*Only more so.**

**And a lot fatter, of course.
 
WGJ
2013-06-05 01:55:52 PM
I remember saying that about people who are now in their 40s.
 
2013-06-05 01:56:29 PM

WGJ: I remember saying that about people who are now in their 40s.


Damn, you old!
 
2013-06-05 01:56:58 PM

give me doughnuts: DubtodaIll: It's against the law to ride a bike without a helmet, but you're a pussy if you ride a bike with a helmet.  Thanks boomers.

Thank the Gen-Xers for that.


But it was the boomers who codified everything they weren't told to do in to law.
 
2013-06-05 01:57:32 PM

keypusher: Slaves2Darkness: Dear Mellinials, welcome to some asshole "journalist" needing to pull an article out of their ass for deadline. Seriously this shiat gets said about every generation, it did about mine Gen-X. Know what? You are going to be fine, just like we were. Anybody that tells you that their is something wrong with your generation is just a know nothing idiot who likes hear themselves pass gass through their mouths.

According to the article, millenials are the polar opposite of Gen-Xers: dweeby morons who trust authority and worship their parents.


I thought Gen-Xers were the flannel-wearing hipsters of the 90's who espoused the "slacker" ethos, glorified being a loser, spent 20 years aspiring to be baristas and zine-writers, yet now somehow blame the baby boomers for their lack of a retirement plan?
 
2013-06-05 01:57:41 PM

DubtodaIll: It's against the law to ride a bike without a helmet, but you're a pussy if you ride a bike with a helmet.  Thanks boomers.


please throw your helmet away, you got nothing worth protecting.
 
2013-06-05 01:59:51 PM
Fascinating read. Which on of you faceless interns did I send out to get my Viagra prescription?
 
2013-06-05 02:01:25 PM
Here's the thing: Every generation since time immemorial has had the attitude of "fark you, I'm going to get mine". The problem is that as the generations pass the laws of thermodynamics continue to play out making it that the current generation will get the shiat end of the stick in comparison to previous generations.

A system based on continual growth is doomed to failure. Those who have will continue to consume until resources become limited. So next time your old man goes "Back in my day..." believe it or not you most likely will probably wish you were living back in his day.

/Not pessimistic
//The glass is already broken and water is spilled everywhere
///Gotta stay ahead of the curve
 
2013-06-05 02:01:28 PM
Oh FFS, every generation has its fair share of saints, sinners, sociopaths, idiots, geniuses, survivors and so on - the human animal really doesn't change all that much, regardless of when they were born.  I expect some kid who whined his wooly mammoth blanket wasn't as soft as the last one, got clubbed over the head & told to stop being entitled.

/Gen X
 
2013-06-05 02:01:56 PM

KrispyKritter: DubtodaIll: It's against the law to ride a bike without a helmet, but you're a pussy if you ride a bike with a helmet.  Thanks boomers.

please throw your helmet away, you got nothing worth protecting.


Go fark yourself.
 
2013-06-05 02:02:59 PM
Eh. I'm 28, I guess that makes me a millennial. I have no problem with working hard, I just can understand why many of my generation wouldn't see the point of doing so. The government is incompetent, they can't even agree whether raising minimum wage is a good thing or not for crying out loud. Let alone agree on how to fund anything but pork projects. So I know that I'll probably never benefit from the money for SS/etc I've paid into the system. Then there are the companies, who don't really give a shiat about people. Banks and businesses have been mostly self serving, and screwing whoever they can get away with. Especially their employees.

So the government sucks, I don't expect any company I work for to take care of me, especially when I can't even get a farking vacation for crying out loud. I'm not sure I'm entitled to anything more than anyone else though, and I'm willing to work hard for it. I am not even against the idea of moving outside the US if that's what it takes to pursue happiness. Anyway, rant over.
 
2013-06-05 02:03:34 PM
GRAMMAR NAZI ALERT

She started NINE sentences with "And".

Now that's great writing.
 
2013-06-05 02:03:46 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: keypusher: Slaves2Darkness: Dear Mellinials, welcome to some asshole "journalist" needing to pull an article out of their ass for deadline. Seriously this shiat gets said about every generation, it did about mine Gen-X. Know what? You are going to be fine, just like we were. Anybody that tells you that their is something wrong with your generation is just a know nothing idiot who likes hear themselves pass gass through their mouths.

According to the article, millenials are the polar opposite of Gen-Xers: dweeby morons who trust authority and worship their parents.

I thought Gen-Xers were the flannel-wearing hipsters of the 90's who espoused the "slacker" ethos, glorified being a loser, spent 20 years aspiring to be baristas and zine-writers, yet now somehow blame the baby boomers for their lack of a retirement plan?


You are correct.  Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millenials all suck, yet each sucks in a different way.  Ishkur's theory explains some things, but not enough.  Too reductive.
 
2013-06-05 02:04:15 PM

Crewmannumber6: To know me is to love me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCsNunGnqE0


Came here for this.   Satisfied.
 
2013-06-05 02:04:27 PM
But us Gen X ers will be running everything once all the Boomers are gone.  How do you like us now?
 
2013-06-05 02:05:40 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:

Millennial generation is roughly 1980-2000 I believe.
 
2013-06-05 02:05:42 PM

DubtodaIll: give me doughnuts: DubtodaIll: It's against the law to ride a bike without a helmet, but you're a pussy if you ride a bike with a helmet.  Thanks boomers.

Thank the Gen-Xers for that.

But it was the boomers who codified everything they weren't told to do in to law.


Exactly. Remember, the Gen-X anthem- the song that is the official sound of our generation, has this to say as its climax:

"Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind."
 
2013-06-05 02:07:02 PM
Yeah, back off guys. Its not like we're boomers or anything.


/Yes we know the music is bad.
 
2013-06-05 02:09:40 PM
Speaking as a millennial, I have met very few people from my generation that impressed me with their worth. As a whole, my generation would be well served by a bit of humility.
 
2013-06-05 02:10:05 PM

Yes please: I think this piece should be received very well by Salon's target audience.


Salon has an audience?
I just come here to read snarky comments and tell you to get of my lawn.

/dnrtfa
//first slashies
 
2013-06-05 02:10:07 PM
Idk -- I stopped paying attention to stuff using the term "generation .         ." When i found out being born in the mid eighties put you in the same generation as kids born in 1999.
 
2013-06-05 02:12:54 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Dear Mellinials, welcome to some asshole "journalist" needing to pull an article out of their ass for deadline. Seriously this shiat gets said about every generation, it did about mine Gen-X. Know what? You are going to be fine, just like we were. Anybody that tells you that their is something wrong with your generation is just a know nothing idiot who likes hear themselves pass gass through their mouths.


Exactly. As an X-er myself I have nothing but good things to say about younger generations, in part because we were so unfairly vilified ourselves. YOU ARE YOUNG. Enjoy it while it lasts.

 
2013-06-05 02:17:50 PM

worlddan: Exactly. As an X-er myself I have nothing but good things to say about younger generations, in part because we were so unfairly vilified ourselves. YOU ARE YOUNG. Enjoy it while it lasts.


I remember things so fondly, I still have some of my flannel in storage in my closet

along with what was left of my teen angst
 
2013-06-05 02:17:54 PM

SeriousGeorge: Speaking as a millennial, I have met very few people from my generation that impressed me with their worth. As a whole, my generation would be well served by a bit of humility.


The problem isn't the lack of humility it's that the things to be humble about are losing moral value thanks to the way society is progressing. There used to be a time where being employed and having good health were things to be thankful for.  Nowadays being employed means nothing unless you're making x amount of dollars and doing a particular occupation.
 
2013-06-05 02:18:27 PM
FTA: "So, at a party with respectable older people in tweed jackets I will immediately agree that we are terrible. I will do that as though I can somehow trick them into thinking I am 45 by agreeing, and then maybe they will hire me. "

In other words, you're a liar too.
 
2013-06-05 02:22:46 PM

SeriousGeorge: Speaking as a millennial, I have met very few people from my generation that impressed me with their worth. As a whole, my generation would be well served by a bit of humility.


The millennials are the first generation of social media users. They are the "social media "generation". The ability to share a trite thought or a boring picture and have it validated by "likes" from a potentially unlimited number of strangers, has no doubt had an effect of the psychology of millenials. They (or we, I guess I'm one of them) have this false sense of entitlement and self-worth because of it.
 
2013-06-05 02:26:27 PM
I think we've been in a period of stupendous wealth for at least the last seventy years.  This allows people to float along and survive pretty well by doing almost nothing.

Witness Social Media - an entire economy built around jerking off - and doing extremely well.

Witness the Occupy Movement - groups of people dedicated to camping out in the middle of downtown with no stated purpose - just, ya know, they're mad about stuff.
 
2013-06-05 02:28:42 PM

mikefinch: Idk -- I stopped paying attention to stuff using the term "generation .         ." When i found out being born in the mid eighties put you in the same generation as kids born in 1999.


Yeah, that always bugged the hell out of me. I grew up listening to Nirvana, watching He-Man, and playing Contra. Apparently I'm the same generation as the Bieber/Spongebob/Pikachu crowd.
 
2013-06-05 02:31:56 PM
Who wouldn't love their parents if they had parents who did literally EVERYTHING for them?  Why, at my last job I had to sit with new hires and go through their "Welcome To Your New Job Five Inches Of Paper Work".  I had a girl who loved and trusted her parents so much she asked me if she could take all that paperwork home and let her mom fill it out for her.
 
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