Unthinking majority wrote:Go strike up a conversation with 5 random seniors. Now go strike up a conversation with 5 random people below the age of 40. You will quickly realize why seniors deserve our respect, and why their children should have listened to them a lot more than they did.
What a load of shit! I meet guys over 40 all the time who deserve our derision and not respect. Racist, hateful people who don't give a fuck about what they leave behind for the next generation. Respect? Puh-lease!!
Pretending that this generation is any different from the last one's is a joke. Every generation has its foibles and flaws. The Millennials have some, of course, and at the same time have it harder than the previous generations due to inflation, stagnant wages, and other shit that the Boomers enjoyed the benefits of, and caused.
If anything the Boomer generation can be accused of is not thinking about how their actions might affect the future. now the Millenials and such are doing so, and are mocked by Boomers for it.
Unthinking Majority wrote:Baby boomers are the last generation that was truly connected fully to reality. Gen X & Y are the last generation to have ever been connected to any kind of reality, especially when they were children. Once the internet came, it was over.
Millennials are totally effed, and it's not even their fault. More rubbish.
Baby boomers: Connected to reality and rich, but surely the most selfish generation. Thought to what they did to the future? Nope.
Gen X and Y: Not much better than Boomers. reality" Yeah... duhhh.
Millennials: Left with the mess from the Boomers. Reality? Check. They all deal with it.
The internet is INFORMATION. I can see why older generations, and conservatives, are afraid of it, but every generation has had change thrust upon it. The internet hasn't wrecked anything. Yes, it's more change that the older gens can't understand. Boo hoo.
Boomers destroyed the family unit. Divorces became rampant, their kids had their lives split in 2, illegal drug use and anti-depressants became rampant to numb the pain. Meanwhile the sex revolution meant pre-maritial sex became the norm, and fatherless kids and abortions exploded.
The family unit is still there. It's changing, as things often do. Drug use has always been these, albeit hidden. Spousal abuse was the norm before divorce.
Pre-marital sex existed long before the sex revolution.
Child abuse was more prevalent. I am sure some would have preferred being fatherless. Fatherless doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing, either.
Only soppy conservatives think that there's a generation problem. The problem lies with the previous selfish generations who fucked things, and didn't leave the world a better place. Now people are trying to make the world a better place for future generations, and the old Boomers just complain about being inconvenienced by it.
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson