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Posted 12/24/15 , edited 12/24/15
A lot of it has to do with out of control government pensions and overly generous state worker benefits. They are eating up all of tax payer's dollars and since nobody wants to pay more in taxes they just keep gutting things like higher education...
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Baby boomers were also dubbed the "me generation", due to their selfish immature ways. Millennials seem a lot more civic minded than a lot of past generations, which sadly means there's a lot more SJW's in my age group.


Er, no, I thought the 70's were dubbed the "Me Generation", since those who'd grown out of the 60's social discontent were now settling into confused adult life, enjoying self-indulgence through the new sexual revolution, and flocking to analysts and new encounter movements to try and figure out what they didn't have in their own life that they were missing.
The 80's were referred to as the "Gim-Me Decade", with the new realization that maybe having money and possessions wasn't such a bad thing after all, and with Reagan's blessing, we all jumped into the new business and investment boom now that cocaine was considered as "trendy" as wife-swapping was ten years earlier.
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Posted 12/24/15
we stopped dropping kids with nut allergies on the side of the mountain for the wolves
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I blame the fluoride in the tap water.
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I blame that dern rap music!


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netdisorder wrote:

Baby boomers were also dubbed the "me generation", due to their selfish immature ways. Millennials seem a lot more civic minded than a lot of past generations, which sadly means there's a lot more SJW's in my age group.

But were also going to be considered the "more with less" generation, since many Millennials happily go without many of what previous generations considered as essentials EG: Cars, homes, etc. And it seems like many Millennials prefer "experiences" over material "things". Such as choosing to go on a hike, or adventure to another country instead of purchasing an expensive object. Also the most health nutty age demographic, which is why fast food chains are struggling to advertise to the Millennial population.

Millennials don't make for great "consumers", so business is pissed at them for having different spending habits. I think its much more about this than their impact in the working environment.


The reason Millennials are causing businesses to struggle may be because of this, but there are also plenty of Millennials who can't afford things simply because of the expenses in their geographic location versus their actual wage earnings. The jobs that would pay them well won't let them often get hired because it really is a competition of who has the "best" degree or "experience" in a career field. Some areas only have a limited number of slots open in a particular career field due to community demand and as a result end up only choosing a few people to work certain places. Everybody I think would love to use whatever knowledge they have to gain and retain a job, sadly, when this coupled with the fact that some areas make you pay twice as much for goods then other places they end up either taking lower end jobs, or they move as far away from urban areas as they can. This is because the city is where a lot more of America's fast food culture, expensive objects, and most expensive housing can be found. Companies though have definitely began to expand farther outside city limits (not that they haven't already been doing this for years). It's what made Route 66, Route 1, etc. famous as these were places where motels, fast food chains, and other places decided to place roots.

I think a populace redistribution just needs to occur in the next five to ten years and we may see less of this problem (like when people moved south to Arizona for the good climate).
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I blame an inferior Boomer Generation that had everything handed to them after World War 2 when America became big dick bully of the Globe. No one bothered fixing FDR's policies that were declining, they got hit with both a death-grip on American culture from the conservative Christian groups as well as a peace/love fest from the hippies. Their children grew up largely ignorant of science and completely scientifically illiterate which led to Creationism maintaining mainstream acceptance despite scientific advancement. Then we have Gen X who is lacking education, yet wants to play around with us Millennials who may lack experience, but could dance circles around most older people, in most careers, in a much shorter time frame. Our job market is rather shitty thanks to the elderly who can't retire because they lost their money back in 08.

So what are the millennials issues? Simple, the older generation is still living and working which is eating our jobs and our financial system that they certainly did not pay their full share into. Once they die and our job market becomes freed up we have a higher education demographic to take advantage of - although still half of us are absolutely retarded - but problems will start to dissolve for the highest performers out of the Millennials until we kill ourselves with technology, or maybe our kids will kill us - either way I'm betting on the technology part to be the future issue.

Someone care to remind me who comprises our Congress & Government? - Boomers. (most millennials will be old enough to hold a congressional seat this year for the first time)

Who made hasty military moves to be like their parents and wasted lives & Money? - Boomers. (I'm sure Vietnam looked good on paper)

Lucky me I have a good career. All that Boomer experience and bragging - I thoroughly enjoy being better in job performance. (largely thanks to technology)
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I blame an inferior Boomer Generation that had everything handed to them after World War 2 when America became big dick bully of the Globe. No one bothered fixing FDR's policies that were declining, they got hit with both a death-grip on American culture from the conservative Christian groups as well as a peace/love fest from the hippies. Their children grew up largely ignorant of science and completely scientifically illiterate which led to Creationism maintaining mainstream acceptance despite scientific advancement. Then we have Gen X who is lacking education, yet wants to play around with us Millennials who may lack experience, but could dance circles around most older people, in most careers, in a much shorter time frame. Our job market is rather shitty thanks to the elderly who can't retire because they lost their money back in 08.

So what are the millennials issues? Simple, the older generation is still living and working which is eating our jobs and our financial system that they certainly did not pay their full share into. Once they die and our job market becomes freed up we have a higher education demographic to take advantage of - although still half of us are absolutely retarded - but problems will start to dissolve for the highest performers out of the Millennials until we kill ourselves with technology, or maybe our kids will kill us - either way I'm betting on the technology part to be the future issue.

Someone care to remind me who comprises our Congress & Government? - Boomers. (most millennials will be old enough to hold a congressional seat this year for the first time)

Who made hasty military moves to be like their parents and wasted lives & Money? - Boomers. (I'm sure Vietnam looked good on paper)

Lucky me I have a good career. All that Boomer experience and bragging - I thoroughly enjoy being better in job performance. (largely thanks to technology)

(Not being sarcastic, before you start reading.)

Very nice post. Way to turn it around on the older guys. A lot of this is true. I still think you have other issues (most of you), but in truth, you didn't raise yourselves, either.

At the end of the day, people can call you brats, socially handicapped, or whatever.... but the nation's problems? Yeah, that's on them.

AND, you even said all this without being a whiny bitch about it.

I disagree with you that Millennials are better educated, though. Standardization tests have not done us any favors, and Millennials suffer from this the most. There are more Christians in the older generations that understand the big bang and evolution theory than there are atheists from the Millennials who understand the same thing. *shrug*

And, yeah, in efficiency, Millennials CAN perform circles around older generations, but that IS due to technology...technology primarily created by the older generations to make you more efficient. In work ethics, the older generations still excel.

I guess what I'm saying is... good post, but not exactly being honest with yourself, are you?

Oh, and I'm technically a Millennial.
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Well then I guess those darned Millennials are so darn good they'll turn this world around by voting Bernie and good god...

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netdisorder wrote:

Baby boomers were also dubbed the "me generation", due to their selfish immature ways. Millennials seem a lot more civic minded than a lot of past generations, which sadly means there's a lot more SJW's in my age group.

But were also going to be considered the "more with less" generation, since many Millennials happily go without many of what previous generations considered as essentials EG: Cars, homes, etc. And it seems like many Millennials prefer "experiences" over material "things". Such as choosing to go on a hike, or adventure to another country instead of purchasing an expensive object. Also the most health nutty age demographic, which is why fast food chains are struggling to advertise to the Millennial population.

Millennials don't make for great "consumers", so business is pissed at them for having different spending habits. I think its much more about this than their impact in the working environment.
I would have thought social media and online shopping made them the biggest consumers.
Posted 12/24/15
This is like beating a dead horse. You cannot change the past, and you have to move on. Some people always have someone to blame for what's happening to them. If its not their parents, its their generation. It might be true, but what of it? Learn to draw the line and be pragmatic and say, this and this happened because of these people and events, and take note not to repeat them? While you might have mixed results not to make new and different problems that are potentially worse, at least you are trying new things and not not simply being lazy and pointing fingers while doing nothing but spout rhetoric and sophistry to impress your friends..
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This is like beating a dead horse. You cannot change the past, and you have to move on. Some people always have someone to blame for what's happening to them. If its not their parents, its their generation. It might be true, but what of it? Learn to draw the line and be pragmatic and say, this and this happened because of these people and events, and take note not to repeat them? While you might have mixed results not to make new and different problems that are potentially worse, at least you are trying new things and not not simply being lazy and pointing fingers while doing nothing but spout rhetoric and sophistry to impress your friends..


*shrug*

I have no friends to impress. I simply like to know what people think is the problem. Discussion and all that.

If you are tired of the discussion, simply do not participate.

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Posted 12/24/15

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Dracolaconic- wrote:

This is like beating a dead horse. You cannot change the past, and you have to move on. Some people always have someone to blame for what's happening to them. If its not their parents, its their generation. It might be true, but what of it? Learn to draw the line and be pragmatic and say, this and this happened because of these people and events, and take note not to repeat them? While you might have mixed results not to make new and different problems that are potentially worse, at least you are trying new things and not not simply being lazy and pointing fingers while doing nothing but spout rhetoric and sophistry to impress your friends..


*shrug*

I have no friends to impress. I simply like to know what people think is the problem. Discussion and all that.

If you are tired of the discussion, simply do not participate.

Cheers


Cheers
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I think we are fairing better than Boomers... Have you ever seen a 60 year old act like a 16 year old? Fucking shameful.
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I think the cause is the combined previous generation's poor economic management.
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