Why I hate them - they are arrogant and ignorant. This group of coddled, group hugged and safe spaced to death bore the shit out of me. The young women are either sluts or prick teases. And no they are not flirting they have no clue what that is thanks to sex education that came via the internet and social skills that are again emojis. My favorite is their need to break their sexuality down to numbers. That is a good plan how human of you. Spock beam me up!
They are sure that by fucking anything of any gender makes them au courant. No you are a slut. Yes I am shaming you. As they say it takes one to know one and I certainly was but I kept my mouth shut, (well as I mean verbally discussing my sex life) practiced safe sex, was #MeToo and sexually harassed and I made a lot of mistakes and I grew up. Then we have the prick teases, these are the girls who are sure if they withhold sex, only practice oral or anal then talk endlessly about nothing to no one in particular about the relationship they have when they are not really having any kind of relationship. You know where you fight, you negotiate, you compromise, you walk out and back in, have make up sex, meet their family, their friends and have full exchange of life. Nope you have your friends and never the twain shall meet until you get a ring on it and then they become your "best friend" for life and everyone else is fucked off. Well until a child comes then it is your childhood, lather, rinse, repeat. My fucking god you are boring.
It should also explain the idiocy of Silicon Valley from Uber to WeWork.
I read this in The Guardian today and thought: Yes, how true. Especially this:
Two years ago, research published by the Royal Society for Public Health found that a quarter of people aged 18-34 believed it was normal for older people to be unhappy and depressed – and across all age groups, nearly a third of people surveyed agreed with the statement “being lonely is just something that happens when people get old”. Strikingly, two-thirds of the respondents said they had no friends with an age gap of 30 years or more.
And this speaks volumes:
To make things even worse, the insecure realities of 21st-century life for younger people have fostered the idea that if older people have been lucky enough to buy their home and receive a half-decent pension, that somehow characterises them as the recipients of unjust luxury. These things have fed into a dysfunctional mess of stuff that resonates with where we have ended up: the key issue right now may be the rank incompetence of people in government, but our attitudes to older people are relevant, at least.
Now as we enter the election year it is not lost on me that both candidates are white men over 70 and that Bernie Sanders, the Millennial man of the year was as well. Go figure but women who were all over the age and race gap were dutifully ignored. Mother issues much?
Now the ugly truth about the way we warehouse the elderly and shove them into facilities that do anything but provide substandard care and in turn how the Covid virus devastated their residents. That all of this supposed lockdown was to prevent the elderly of which I am one from the Covid virus. Okay then and where is my free lunch on wheels then?
One thing I learned in Nashville was that the supposed Christian youth were not very Christian. They had massive drinking problems, were prodigious liars and fucked like bunnies while professing to be good Christians. Dump, Fuck, Hump, Suck all week and Thump on Sunday and lather, rinse, repeat on Monday. I only met one individual whose Christianity was genuine and well practiced and he truly found love and joy from his dedication to Christ, the rest not so much. Ben has since left Nashville and has a coffee shop in North Carolina and I hope his business succeeds as he deserves it.
This in contrast to my one friend whose obsession with the Bible is bizarre to the point of extreme and wants to be a Minister. Really? I have yet see him finish anything to completion and has waves of anger and rage that are well not very Christian, chase girls to the point of extreme almost like a 14 year old as this was his first time away from home so that led him on the pussy patrol in the most unhealthy way. And he lies like no one I have ever met in my lifetime.
And what is more hideous is the Bible born misogyny and that hate of women is vested in scripture and what a way to validate and shame. This essay in Medium sums up that quite horrifically.
Misery loves company and no one loves misery more than a Millennial. They are the social media scolds, the endless outers and tattlers of their generation. They want everyone to feel their pain so have at it and I feel it alright, all right up my ass like anal warts. They are sheep down to their Billie Ellish obsession who is pretty not good.
But OK Boomer! What.ever. The ageism that will result from this will be a tsunami as the Millennial has to blame, point fingers and decry anything that shakes their world view and this is a quake sized shake.
Get Woke you narcissistic morons you are the reason we are on lockdown as you ran amok for weeks ignoring the virus, having brunch and playing contact sports. Dr. Brix was the first to even comment about that in the early days. It is your fault assholes. Live with that.
And I am not alone with my thoughts on exactly what Millennials are - lazy fuckwits. From the Atlantic:
So we dug into the data. The results for civic engagement were clear: Millennials were less likely than Boomers and even GenXers to say they thought about social problems, to be interested in politics and government, to contact public officials, or to work for a political campaign. They were less likely to say they trusted the government to do what's right, and less likely to say they were interested in government and current events. It was a far cry from Howe and Strauss' prediction of Millennials as "The Next Great Generation" in civic involvement.
Millennials were also less likely to say they did things in their daily lives to conserve energy and help the environment, and less likely to agree that government should take action on environmental issues. With all of the talk about Millennials being "green," I expected these items to be the exception. Instead, they showed some of the largest declines. Three times as many Millennials as Boomers said they made no personal effort to help the environment.
I found this in Entrepreneur Magazine and this I agree with and even the Boomer comment at the end.
1. They have a sense of entitlement.
Maybe we should blame social media and the Internet. The stereotypical millennial is addicted to immediate gratification -- and it’s not usually deserved. Straight from their entry-level positions, millennials demand from their employers to be inspired and entertained, to be immediately recognized for their work and made to feel as though they are changing the world.
I don’t think I sound like a fuddy-duddy when I say: get real. Employees don’t automatically receive these things. You earn recognition. You earn more meaningful projects. You have to go above and beyond what is expected. You don’t get awards and high-fives for just showing up.
2. They have a tendency to overshare on social media.
We know that young people have a problem sharing naked pictures of themselves on Snapchat. But workforce-ready millennials apparently also have a problem oversharing their important thoughts on sites such as Medium.
Take, for example, the 2,400-word blistering missive a young woman named Talia Jane wrote about the poor wages paid to entry-level types at Yelp/Eat24, where she worked. She addressed the post specifically to Jeremy Stoppelmann, Yelp’s co-founder and CEO. Unfortunately, Jane’s many, many passages about the high cost of living in San Francisco didn’t elicit the sympathy she presumably was hoping for. Nor was the very public post appreciated by her managers. (Jane was fired following her anti-Yelp rant.)
Related: 3 New Truths About Millennials and Their Careers
This weekend’s NYT article talked about Joel Pavelski, director of programming at Mic, a news site created by and for millennials. He told his bosses that he needed a week off to attend a funeral back home in Wisconsin. You can imagine how confused and disappointed they were when they discovered an essay he wrote on Medium describing how he spent his time off building a treehouse -- not attending a funeral. He even started the post this way: "I said that I was leaving town for a funeral, but I lied."
Unlike Jane, Pavelski was given a second chance. But what compelled these individuals to write these public posts? Social media is a wonderful means to communicate ideas, but it can be costly without a filter and a healthy dose of common sense.
3. Frankness verging on insubordination.
The NYT article also highlighted a few situations where entry-level millennials approached their company leaders to say or do things their bosses deemed inappropriate for the workplace. I’ve had similar experiences with millennial-age employees that left me to think, "Did they really just say that? To their boss? In public?"
Speaking your mind is one thing. It should be encouraged. But it’s detrimental without the filter of respect.
Millennial reality check.
It seems that a lot of traditional media have it out for millennials. The Atlantic hypothesized that millennials might be the most narcissistic generation of all time. The New York Post proclaimed that millennials need to “put away the juice boxes and grow up.”
In a February article, the NYT suggested that millennials are so lazy they’ve stopped eating cereal because they can’t be bothered to wash the bowl when they’re done. Just, wow.
These stories, and the descriptions above, feed into the millennial stereotype. Sure, some millennials think and behave this way. But they don’t all fit the stereotype. Many understand that big rewards require hard work and sacrifice.
Poor workplace decisions aren’t the product of one generation. There are plenty of gen Xers who act like idiots, too. Baby boomers aren’t immune to poor judgement either.