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I'm wondering is there something wrong with millenials? I hear younger generation trash it on PS4

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Every generation thinks they're better than the previous one and wiser than the following one. It happens literally every time



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Faelco said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
The reason why people think Millenials are bad, is because we all grew up with the internet. We also had to grow up with the horrible repercussions of smaller government. Health care is insanely expensive because the government refuses to step in and control prices. Student loan debt is out of control, because regulators refused to shut down for-profit schools. As a result, the generations that came before us see us as lazy, and broke.

But all the stuff that makes us Millenials seem bad, (or actually be bad), is effecting Gen Z just the same. So they should have no reason to look down on any of us.

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. I bet they don't even know what that means anyway. 

This is why some experts say people born between 78-83 are somewhere between Gen X and Y as they experienced the end of a gen and start of a gen lol.

Agree with the bold though.



 

 

Cerebralbore101 said:
VAMatt said:

Your comment makes no sense, as government in the US (You seen to be speaking from a US perspective) is much, much larger than it has ever been, and has been growing tremendously throughout your entire lifetime, along with the problems that you mentioned.

That is completely false. We put a man on the moon in the 60's. Now NASA is a shadow of its former self. U.S. funded computer research programs gave birth to the internet, as well as many other inventions. Now it is almost impossible to get government research funding. Republicans have dialed back regulations for decades, and whenever they can't dial back regulations they massively cut the funding for said regulators. I'll post links and examples later today when I get the freetime. 

Certainly there are some areas where government spends less than they used to.  But, in inflation adjusted dollars, and in the very visible ways in which it touches one's life, government in the US is much, much larger than it has ever been.  In the areas of education and healthcare (which you mentioned specifically) the increase in cost directly coincides with the increase in government involvement in those sectors.  

I've spent a very large chunk of my adult life trying to shrink government, and losing most battles - especially in healthcare and education.  You can post whatever links you want, but my statement is an objective fact.  No amount of links is going to change that.  You could argue (incorrectly, IMO) that government involvement was in response to, not the cause of, the increasing costs.  But, you cannot reasonably argue that the two have not increased in tandem, or that government is more involved in those (and many other) sectors than it ever has been.  Government just is much, much bigger than it ever has been.  



Homelanders hah. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/artificial-maturity/201402/homelanders-the-next-generation

GENERATION Y (1984-2002)

  1. Adventurous
  2. Green friendly, but self-indulged
  3. Secure; high self-esteem
  4. Easy come, easy go
  5. Poor at finances
  6. Dependant upon parents/adults
  7. Optimistic and progressive
  8. Cause-oriented
  9. I want it all
  10. Naïve

HOMELANDERS (2003-2021)

  1. Cautious and safety preoccupied
  2. Green-biased; focus on conservation
  3. Insecure; seeking identity
  4. Calculated
  5. Frugal stewards of resources
  6. Self-reliant
  7. Realistic and pragmatic
  8. Issue-oriented
  9. I seek balance; trade-offs
  10. Globally savvy and aware
I guess they are bit better. 


Technically I'm a Millenial. However, the kind of millennials that most people hate were born towards the latter part of Gen Y, 1990-1996, I am close to that range being born in 1989, but I refuse to associate myself with the Millenial generation. From what I've seen so far, Gen Z is going to be even worse than Gen Y (Millennials). I was watching some old Survivor seasons recently and I noticed that the Baby Boomers and Gen X'ers split off along age lines in one season, with the Baby Boomers calling gen X'ers lazy, just like the gen X'ers call millenials lazy. I'm starting to think that each generation manages to raise an even worse generation of kids. If that theory is true, the world is doomed, lol. 

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GameOverture said:

Every generation thinks they're better than the previous one and wiser than the following one. It happens literally every time

In many ways this is actually true though. See Flynn Effect

Internet adoption was so varied that you could have one millennial who didn't know what the internet was until they were in middle / high school, and another who hasn't know life without the internet at all. This creates a plethora of variances in life experiences for the millennial group.

As an older millennial I find myself in a strange position wherein I understand life before the internet but yet still am lost without it. I imagine this would be the same for any generation where a major technology was introduced e.g. typewriter / telephone.



GameOverture said:

Every generation thinks they're better than the previous one and wiser than the following one. It happens literally every time

But I AM better. The generation before me didn't have no iPhone. 



NobleTeam360 said:
Faelco said:

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. I bet they don't even know what that means anyway. 

^^ this sums up how I feel quite nicely. Good post. 

Maybe I spend too much time on youtube but if you guys heard most people trash gen z maybe i need to be on other things besides facebook ?



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green_sky said:

Homelanders hah. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/artificial-maturity/201402/homelanders-the-next-generation

GENERATION Y (1984-2002)

  1. Adventurous
  2. Green friendly, but self-indulged
  3. Secure; high self-esteem
  4. Easy come, easy go
  5. Poor at finances
  6. Dependant upon parents/adults
  7. Optimistic and progressive
  8. Cause-oriented
  9. I want it all
  10. Naïve

HOMELANDERS (2003-2021)

  1. Cautious and safety preoccupied
  2. Green-biased; focus on conservation
  3. Insecure; seeking identity
  4. Calculated
  5. Frugal stewards of resources
  6. Self-reliant
  7. Realistic and pragmatic
  8. Issue-oriented
  9. I seek balance; trade-offs
  10. Globally savvy and aware
I guess they are bit better. 

Damn, that's a great way of putting it!!! I agree with you 100%. 

I feel like this generation is less ambitious, more realistic and highly financially aware. People are also a lot more introverted/ more comfy being at home on Netflix than out.

In my dorm I see a lot of people curled up in their beds watching something and only go out to work out or eat mostly. 



I’m a millenial.

I’m not lazy, I just hate my meaninless (but well paying) job.