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(The Atlantic)   Millennials are confused as hell about everything   (theatlantic.com) divider line 163
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2014-03-08 09:33:33 AM
"One third of Millennials over 25 have a four-year college degree or better, which makes us the best-educated group in the history of the country. "

Just because you have a degree doesn't mean that you're well-educated.
 
2014-03-08 09:37:14 AM
"Two reasonable theories: (1) Young people just aren't paying attention enough to know how horrible Congress is; (2) young people are dumbly optimistic about everything, and that includes Washington. "

FTFM
 
2014-03-08 10:33:53 AM
Millenials are young.  Young people are kind of like that.
 
2014-03-08 11:04:00 AM
Millennials-or Generation Y, which, by varying definitions, includes you if you're somewhere between 14-34

That's not a normal thing for most people in this category. Hell, I see that as 3 groups: before adulthood, adult but still figuring basics out and adults who are just getting going.

Stupid article is stupid.
 
2014-03-08 11:50:15 AM
Or at least deeply contradictory: They're always connected but distrustful. They're selfish yet accepting of minorities. They're "independents" who mostly vote Democratic and love Obama while hating Obamacare.

The only thing I "hate" about the ACA is that it's not single-payer, i.e. didn't go far enough.

lamecomedian: "Two reasonable theories: (1) Young people just aren't paying attention enough to know how horrible Congress is; (2) young people are dumbly optimistic about everything, and that includes Washington. "

FTFM


Your handle is quite apt.
 
2014-03-08 12:17:30 PM
At my ad agency, I work with some of the stuperdest Millennials on the planet, as managers what we do is kick them upstairs as fast as possible.

/it's called payback
 
2014-03-08 01:30:07 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: At my ad agency, I work with some of the stuperdest Millennials on the planet, as managers what we do is kick them upstairs as fast as possible.

/it's called payback


You promote the F'Ups?
 
2014-03-08 01:34:05 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: t my ad agency, I work with some of the stuperdest Millennials on the planet


Well that's because you work at an ad agency.
 
2014-03-08 01:36:11 PM

lamecomedian: "One third of Millennials over 25 have a four-year college degree or better, which makes us the best-educated group in the history of the country. "

Just because you have a degree doesn't mean that you're well-educated.


Fark needs a "HURR HURR" button.
 
2014-03-08 01:40:12 PM
X, Y, Z, whatever, generational "insight" pieces like this never cease to be lame.
 
2014-03-08 01:45:08 PM
No I'm....isn't.
 
2014-03-08 01:46:41 PM
Why is every "generation" like 7 years apart now?
 
2014-03-08 01:52:28 PM

Mugato: Why is every "generation" like 7 years apart now?


Teen Pregnant.
 
2014-03-08 01:56:00 PM
Millenials aren't that confused. I think our attitudes confuse older people, though.
 
2014-03-08 01:57:46 PM
"One third of Millennials over 25 have a four-year college degree or better more expensive, which makes us the best-educated most over-educated group in the history of the country. "

As someone who is smack-dab in the middle of the "millenial" generation, I'm getting really, really tired of journalists and bloggers pandering to our fragile sense of self-worth and telling us how awesome we all are and how we should be proud of our BS "achievements" that amount to nothing when it comes to our financial well-being and how much (little) influence we have on the country.  The average millennial is an overgrown child that confuses being on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter with actual social engagement and awareness/understanding of the world around them.  In other words, they are the product of their parents' generation.

Seriously.  Stop telling us how awesome and unique and special we are.  It's all bullshiat, just like when you tell the boomers how special they are and suck their dicks.
 
2014-03-08 02:06:40 PM
I'm pretty sure my attitudes on guns, abortion, politics, and gun control have changed between 14 and 33. But yeah, I'm still broke.
 
2014-03-08 02:22:21 PM
I don't think Millennials are as confused as they are pissed at their selfish grandparents. In the next 20 years, they're going to get overwhelming cathartic relief by pulling all those plugs.
 
2014-03-08 02:35:40 PM
You'd be confused too if you were lied to. Generations of children are told that they can do anything if they just put their minds to it, that they're all equal and nothing should get in their way.

They can't do anything they put their minds to, they're not all equal, and their grandparents, to say nothing of their parents, are still in the way. The Boomers didn't follow the model and clear the way for their kids like their parents before them, which backed it up to the point where the Millennials have nothing to look forward to but crushing debt and ditch-digging. Additionally, the Boomers have given everything away for their own enrichment, so what's left?

They are told they've been given everything and that they're lazy and shiftless by the very people who took their opportunities away. Do you really think that they would rather be sitting on their asses and depending on charity than making their own way? Do you really believe that their high unemployment is a function of their inability to do anything? As mentioned, they are the most educated generation in history, yet they struggle to find jobs.

They shouldn't be confused, they should be angry.  Oddly, their anger is only slightly more intense than their parents' anger, and all of it is focused on the Boomers, the single most destructive group of people that ever lived. Never before has a generation eaten their parents, kids, and grandkids' lunch, and because they won't get out of the way they're still in charge, farking everything up.
 
2014-03-08 02:55:14 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You'd be confused too if you were lied to. Generations of children are told that they can do anything if they just put their minds to it, that they're all equal and nothing should get in their way.

They can't do anything they put their minds to, they're not all equal, and their grandparents, to say nothing of their parents, are still in the way. The Boomers didn't follow the model and clear the way for their kids like their parents before them, which backed it up to the point where the Millennials have nothing to look forward to but crushing debt and ditch-digging. Additionally, the Boomers have given everything away for their own enrichment, so what's left?

They are told they've been given everything and that they're lazy and shiftless by the very people who took their opportunities away. Do you really think that they would rather be sitting on their asses and depending on charity than making their own way? Do you really believe that their high unemployment is a function of their inability to do anything? As mentioned, they are the most educated generation in history, yet they struggle to find jobs.

They shouldn't be confused, they should be angry.  Oddly, their anger is only slightly more intense than their parents' anger, and all of it is focused on the Boomers, the single most destructive group of people that ever lived. Never before has a generation eaten their parents, kids, and grandkids' lunch, and because they won't get out of the way they're still in charge, farking everything up.


pretty much this
the BEST part will be when these millenials tell the old ones to go fark themselves and die already?
RAISE my taxes to cover your spending? MEH, I will work minimum wage crap jobs and let you suffer.

Why the hell should they work that hard to cover entitlements that have never been paid for?
Esp if they will never be able to reap those same entitlements?
 
2014-03-08 03:00:23 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Oddly, their anger is only slightly more intense than their parents' anger, and all of it is focused on the Boomers, the single most destructive group of people that ever lived.


I dunno. I thought the Mongols and the Conquistadores were up there at the top of the list.
 
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2014-03-08 03:05:59 PM
People at that age have always been confused about everything.
 
2014-03-08 03:25:27 PM
Of course they are confused. You have summarized it in an image macro or made it into a videogame.
 
2014-03-08 03:30:04 PM
They're a product of a destabilized information economy.  Celebutainment, reality television, completely non-trustworthy national media, a generation of fathers and mothers who are obviously very confused themselves, educational standards riven with assaults to their core, anti-expertise movements like the anti-vaxxer movement and anti-global warming movement, a national political situation that is atrocious (looking at you, Tea Party)...

Not to mention a job situation that is absolutely shiate, while it's clear 'authorities' who have been telling them to go to college, etc., are really just taking them for a ride...

It's a wonder they can believe in anything.  Who is telling the truth anymore?
 
2014-03-08 03:31:20 PM
Always pick 'C', and remember rule 34. Life explained.
 
2014-03-08 03:31:22 PM
"The younger generation is stupid, worthless and their music sucks"
-every generation ever
 
2014-03-08 03:33:23 PM

Watubi: "The younger generation is stupid, worthless and their music sucks"
-every generation ever


LOL
Every year this gets truer and truer for me.
Maybe not more stupid. At least I have met a LOT of hard working, smart people, working retail, but WORKING. Rather than slacking and yawn lame.
 
2014-03-08 03:34:50 PM
Why can't all of us just come together as one big American generation, get a few beers, and then go key some baby boomer Humvees?
 
2014-03-08 03:37:05 PM
Yes, but do they know how escrow works?

/Middle-Age Man
 
2014-03-08 03:37:19 PM
I am shocked to find out millennials are clueless about the world when they are so vocal about world events, politics, and every other flitting thought that dances across the surface of their minds like a butterfly on a flower, only to move on without any thought or clue as to where they are going.
 
2014-03-08 03:37:46 PM
Shut up and get to work. Slackers and whiners never helped anything.
 
2014-03-08 03:40:35 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Shut up and get to work. Slackers and whiners never helped anything.


What work? Where?

Talk about ignorance of events. Have you paid any attention to unemployment reports over the last 6 years?
 
2014-03-08 03:43:16 PM
So, they're like every other generation for about 10,000 years?
 
2014-03-08 03:45:11 PM
Hey!   Our weekly derp-off to spout generalizations about generations isn't due until sunday afternoon.  Sunday afternoon, admins you f'ed up.

/the only certainty with the generations after you is that they are younger.
//and likely end up your boss if you subscribe to any notions beyond that
 
2014-03-08 03:45:24 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You'd be confused too if you were lied to. Generations of children are told that they can do anything if they just put their minds to it, that they're all equal and nothing should get in their way.

They can't do anything they put their minds to, they're not all equal, and their grandparents, to say nothing of their parents, are still in the way. The Boomers didn't follow the model and clear the way for their kids like their parents before them, which backed it up to the point where the Millennials have nothing to look forward to but crushing debt and ditch-digging. Additionally, the Boomers have given everything away for their own enrichment, so what's left?

They are told they've been given everything and that they're lazy and shiftless by the very people who took their opportunities away. Do you really think that they would rather be sitting on their asses and depending on charity than making their own way? Do you really believe that their high unemployment is a function of their inability to do anything? As mentioned, they are the most educated generation in history, yet they struggle to find jobs.

They shouldn't be confused, they should be angry.  Oddly, their anger is only slightly more intense than their parents' anger, and all of it is focused on the Boomers, the single most destructive group of people that ever lived. Never before has a generation eaten their parents, kids, and grandkids' lunch, and because they won't get out of the way they're still in charge, farking everything up.


Jesus, you're a whiny little fark. Grow a pair, get out and do something for yourself.
 
2014-03-08 03:46:24 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: AlwaysRightBoy: At my ad agency, I work with some of the stuperdest Millennials on the planet, as managers what we do is kick them upstairs as fast as possible.

/it's called payback

You promote the F'Ups?


It gets them out of the way. Which lets us worker types actually do the work. So Yes
 
2014-03-08 03:47:11 PM
Fark Independent = Votes Republican
Millennial Independent = Votes Democrat

Fark Millennial Independent = Green?, Libertarian?, House?
 
2014-03-08 03:48:00 PM
Obamacare is the best thing to ever happen to the millennials. If that group hates Obamacare, they are dumber than we've been warned about.

First, coverage on their parents plan till the age of 26.
Second, guaranteed coverage with no pre-existing conditions regardless of employment status.
Third, Medicaid expansion.

Millennials should be on their knees thanking everyone involved for never having to be forced to work a sucky job just to get insurance.
 
2014-03-08 03:54:16 PM
as a millenial who knows a lot of other millenials, the motto for my generation comes from the words of drake
All I care 'bout is money and the city that I'm from
I'ma sip until I feel it, I'mma smoke it 'til it's done
And I don't really give a fark, and my excuse is that I'm young
And I'm only getting older so somebody shoulda told ya"
 
2014-03-08 03:55:26 PM

RoyBatty: Obamacare is the best thing to ever happen to the millennials. If that group hates Obamacare, they are dumber than we've been warned about.

First, coverage on their parents plan till the age of 26.
Second, guaranteed coverage with no pre-existing conditions regardless of employment status.
Third, Medicaid expansion.

Millennials should be on their knees thanking everyone involved for never having to be forced to work a sucky job just to get insurance.


I have been thinking about this a LOT lately.
One of the unintended consequences of Obamacare is that people can retire earlier if they want.
I can buy god insurance for a relatively good rate, without ever having to worry about losing my coverage because of pre-existing conditions. 

This is a HUGE change in our society that has only begun to play out.
Previously I wouldnt even think about retiring soon. The insurance cost alone made it impractical.
 
2014-03-08 03:55:56 PM
FTA :

This is the most technologically connected generation in modern history


Couldn't this line have been written in 1914 as well as 2014?

/ panderrific...
 
2014-03-08 03:57:00 PM
Don't worry, they'll soon get a clue and become Republicans.
 
2014-03-08 04:00:10 PM
Millennials aren't the only group who loathe making voice calls to anyone (other than one's significant other(s)).

/Can't stand the phone
 
2014-03-08 04:01:04 PM

charlesmartel11235: as a millenial who knows a lot of other millenials, the motto for my generation comes from the words of drake
All I care 'bout is money and the city that I'm from
I'ma sip until I feel it, I'mma smoke it 'til it's done
And I don't really give a fark, and my excuse is that I'm young
And I'm only getting older so somebody shoulda told ya"


I'm Gen X and lord knows we had some shiatty music, but Drake is a terrible rapper.
 
2014-03-08 04:08:29 PM
I have no idea what the Silent Generation is. I'm going to assume it's the parents of the boomers, and that they're silent but deadly because of WW2
 
2014-03-08 04:09:40 PM

RoyBatty: Obamacare is the best thing to ever happen to the millennials. If that group hates Obamacare, they are dumber than we've been warned about.

First, coverage on their parents plan till the age of 26.
Second, guaranteed coverage with no pre-existing conditions regardless of employment status.
Third, Medicaid expansion.

Millennials should be on their knees thanking everyone involved for never having to be forced to work a sucky job just to get insurance.



This section demonstrates how shallow the article is.  What little interpretation of the data there is seems faulty.

It's entirely possible they don't like Obamacare because it doesn't do enough to solve their problem:  Health care and insurance is way too expensive for the level of care received, especially compared to the rest of the first world.

When viewed in that sense, I don't like Obamacare either.  It's a start, but not an end.
 
2014-03-08 04:10:25 PM
I've worked on a dairy, in an auto repair shop, at a hardware store and in a factory (making boxes) prior to going to work at my current job.  In that time there have been three recessions and the so called "Great Recession."  I've never been without a job. The jobs didn't always pay a lot, but they were jobs. They were also work. When I was working in the factory job, we had a couple of gen Y guys come to work there as a summer job. On their second day catching boxes on the line, they went to lunch and never came back.  It was too much for them.  They didn't tell anyone they were leaving or own up to not wanting to be there. They just walked away.  I realize that there are plenty of people in that age group who work hard and are not lazy. There seem to be quite a few, though, whose expectations of life are far removed from reality and aren't willing to do anything that's not their idea of a worthy job.
 
2014-03-08 04:11:05 PM

namatad: I can buy god insurance for a relatively good rate, without ever having to worry about losing my coverage because of pre-existing conditions. 

This is a HUGE change in our society that has only begun to play out.
Previously I wouldnt even think about retiring soon. The insurance cost alone made it impractical


Still can't buy vengeful god insurance (or wrath of kahn insurance for what it's worth). But I hear ya on your other points.
 
2014-03-08 04:12:02 PM

God-is-a-Taco: I have no idea what the Silent Generation is. I'm going to assume it's the parents of the boomers, and that they're silent but deadly because of WW2


I hat thought the Slient Generation was the generation between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers, i.e. those that remember WWII but were too young to enlist.
 
2014-03-08 04:12:33 PM
Millenials.  Quick farking around and do something.  Anything.
 
2014-03-08 04:12:55 PM
Millennials are famously "the most diverse generation ever" ... but we don't even deserve the label.
About 43 percent of Millennials are non-white, higher than any American generation on record. But since the slim majority of newborns in America are non-white too, it's much more fair to say that Millennials are the most diverse generation of adults. We're only the most diverse generation in the country if you decide not to consider people under 14 a generation.


"don't even deserve the label"

Have you apologized for being white today?
These people will not be satisfied until the last white person on Earth is dead. farking Christ this shiat is getting out of hand.
 
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