The "Millennial Question"

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Born 1984 or after, Millennials are regarded as tough to manage, entitled and even narcissistic. They lack focus and are lazy.

The millennials are perhaps “a result of failed parent strategies”, they were told from a young age that they were “special and better than everyone else”.

An entire generation with low self esteem and can’t help making themselves feel worse using social media.
An interesting argument from Simon Sinek that 'its not their fault' and instead the result of a corporate culture we were born into.


[video=youtube;NEsUudZvntE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEsUudZvntE[/video]


The question I suppose is whether millenials (due to technology and social circumstances) are perhaps stuck in a rut, lack self esteem and a 'can-do' attitude.
 
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I've been reflecting on this recently. You do your children no favour by being the friend rather than the parent.
 

Dame_Enda

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Getting them expensive smartphones doesn't help matters.
 

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might be a about 10 years out there on who Millennials are , in terms of the US its around 95' or as someone put it , do they remember 9/11 first hand or not
 

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Generalising about such a large, disparate group is never accurate. The same could easily be said of other generations (the baby-boomers come to mind); after all young people between the age of 18-30 were disproportionately affected by the end of the Celtic Tiger, with high rates of emigration and unemployment. By contrast the aged pension was never cut by the government, nor other perks like the bus pass affected, where dole for u-24s was and free tertiary education was wound up.
 

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The older babyboomer generation seems far more prone to take offence. These days they are all offended by the existance of the younger generation.
 

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The permantly offended, generation snowflake best sums them up.
A bit of a generalisation but for a substantial section of millennials they get easily offended, one only has to look at the idiotic street protests when Trump got elected and in the case of High School students during school time condoned by their teachers and parents.
 
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I find that making sweeping generalizations always works out well.
 

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Is it not children born from the year 2000 on wards are millennials the 17 year old leaving certs and college students with the fones welded to there hands?
 

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Such a load of shyte.

If anything, the crash and clean up showed us that it was the older people who felt more entitled. Save the system, savings, pension funds, medical entitlements, etc., and cut welfare for the young, encourage casual employment, use emigration as a way of resolving issues, re-pump the housing market for the benefit of the property class.

And then the older people b1tch and moan that young people might be upset. If they have a sense of entitlement - which generally they haven't - they are most likely following the example set for them.
 

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[video=youtube;jPwTTLMRaVA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPwTTLMRaVA[/video]
 

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Such a load of shyte.

If anything, the crash and clean up showed us that it was the older people who felt more entitled. Save the system, savings, pension funds, medical entitlements, etc., and cut welfare for the young, encourage casual employment, use emigration as a way of resolving issues, re-pump the housing market for the benefit of the property class.

And then the older people b1tch and moan that young people might be upset. If they have a sense of entitlement - which generally they haven't - they are most likely following the example set for them.
Every now and again I see a post and wish I could give it two "likes."
 

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Such a load of shyte.

If anything, the crash and clean up showed us that it was the older people who felt more entitled. Save the system, savings, pension funds, medical entitlements, etc., and cut welfare for the young, encourage casual employment, use emigration as a way of resolving issues, re-pump the housing market for the benefit of the property class.

And then the older people b1tch and moan that young people might be upset. If they have a sense of entitlement - which generally they haven't - they are most likely following the example set for them.
Thats the political or world view perception.

The question is whether millenials (due to technology and social circumstances) are perhaps stuck in a rut, lack self esteem and a 'can-do' attitude.
 

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Such a load of shyte.

If anything, the crash and clean up showed us that it was the older people who felt more entitled. Save the system, savings, pension funds, medical entitlements, etc., and cut welfare for the young, encourage casual employment, use emigration as a way of resolving issues, re-pump the housing market for the benefit of the property class.

And then the older people b1tch and moan that young people might be upset. If they have a sense of entitlement - which generally they haven't - they are most likely following the example set for them.
[video]https://youtu.be/Xe1a1wHxTyo?t=189[/video]
 

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Well this is new alright, older generation giving out about a younger generation. That's never happened before. Of the so called snowflake generation I personally know, only a handful would fit into the so called general description I see proliferating here and elsewhere. Generation x were cool whereas the current shower are snowflakes, yeah keep drinking there alright.

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The older babyboomer generation seems far more prone to take offence. These days they are all offended by the existance of the younger generation.
That's just life! :D
 

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I think the most distressing thing is that they are not smoking enough dope.
 

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sic transit

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Such a load of shyte.

If anything, the crash and clean up showed us that it was the older people who felt more entitled. Save the system, savings, pension funds, medical entitlements, etc., and cut welfare for the young, encourage casual employment, use emigration as a way of resolving issues, re-pump the housing market for the benefit of the property class.

And then the older people b1tch and moan that young people might be upset. If they have a sense of entitlement - which generally they haven't - they are most likely following the example set for them.
True to an extent, but many of them were better equipped to deal with what came along. The sense of entitlement though is also largely true in my experience, especially in the workplace and the belief that four years in college meant the world owed them something. Sure some may have been set bad examples but what kind of examples will they give in 20-30 years, with their own far poorer life skills?
 


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