We didn't all grow up with internet though, it's the thing that opposes us to Gen Z. Millennial start in 1980, we're the last generation who "played outside" when we were kids, while Gen Z plays on computers and their parents iPad when they're 3 years old.
Millenials learned life without internet, and then grew up at the same time as internet, which makes us IMO more logical about it than other generations (we know how to use it, but we also know that life was possible without it). Gen Z kids are the one who would kill themselves if they had to live without internet for more than a day.
You're right about everything else though. The previous generations destroyed the economy (and the environment society, etc...) and think that Gen Y is bad because we can't succeed as easily as them. Gen Y has to repair a lot of damage done by baby boomers and Gen X.
But I disagree about OP though. Everyone trashes Gen Z, more than Gen Y. Gen Z kids are the Tide pod challenge and Fortnite dances generation, usually considered the dumbest generation ever, intellectually impaired due to too much exposure to internet and social networks at a young age. My little sister, who was born in 1996 and is a "late millennial", grew up with millennials but then saw a lot of Gen Z kids when she was in high school (being a elementary/middle/high school together). She always told our family that she was impressed by how dumb and disconnected from reality the kids from Gen Z were. So really, don't mind too much what Gen Z kids say about millennials.
The bolded hit the nail on the head.
Social media sites naturally use psychological tricks to sink themselves deep into our brains, reprogramming them to consume more and more social media. Memes are just rapid fire jokes, that keep coming. Ever find yourself browsing youtube, or facebook for an hour? Yeah, that's the reprogramming working. I'm not sure if the younger generation is fully aware of what social media is doing to them. Then we have the downfall of news, and credibility. The propagandists call legitimate news "fake news", while buying up legitimate news outlets, and corrupting them for political gain. So now, nobody knows what a credible source is, or how to do any sort of research on a topic. It is how you get legions of people thinking that evolution is a lie, or that vaccines cause autism.
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