Skip to comments.Better Face It Millennials: You Didnít Get What You Were Promised
Posted on 09/02/2013 9:33:16 PM PDT by ReformationFan
They were the royal children; the sons and daughters of the Baby Boomers who adored and spoiled them and promised them that life would be wonderful. They were designer babies with clothing and shoes that sported logos just like their parents.
Their parents were on waiting lists to get them into the right pre-school, they were given lavish birthday parties and extravagant gifts. They were trained and brainwashed and made to believe that getting into the right college meant success or failure.
They were given trophies and awards for playing sports whether they were accomplished or not. It didnt matter if they were good, as long as they tried.
These 18-29 year olds from all across the economic spectrum were made to believe that the world owed them something just because they were special. It didnt matter if they really were special or outstanding, it was all about self-esteem.
Many of these kids dont know what real work is. Their work ethic is entirely different from the one that previous generations had. Just because your mom and dad said you were talented, special and oh so smart doesnt translate to what an employer might think.
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Boo-hoo! Are you starving? Do you have clean drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities? Is anyone torturing you? If not, quit your bellyaching, find a job or start a business and be an adult.
Millenials? 13 year olds this year (or 14, depending on when your XXIst century started.)
This is pretty entertaining stuff, It certainly rings true where I live in Maryland.
I was wondering if it was THE Morgan Brittany. But I think she’s got the wrong generation. The gen xers hate the baby boomers. The millinials have no idea what’s going on.
“I was wondering if it was THE Morgan Brittany.”
Indeed it is. The former Katherine Wentworth from “Dallas” but she sounds like much nicer and smarter woman in real life than the evil character she portrayed.
Well, I hate to be the party pooper, but I hate these artificial divisions called “generations”. Who decides which people are part of which generation? How is someone born one year have totally different characteristics from someone born the next year (supposed start of a new generation)?
People can’t even agree in the exact years of the Boomer generation, and now we seem to have a new genearation being named every few years.
I simply do not believe that everyone born within a certain span of years thinks and acts alike and that they were all raised the same way. Liberals are the ones who are always bundling people into groups and assigning them certain values and attitudes. Conservatives are supposed to look at people as individuals.
Most of the young people I know have a very good work ethic. If they don’t have loyalty to an employer, perhaps it is because they saw their dads being laid off after 20 or 30 years of service.
Everything bad that happens in our economy is caused by crappy government policies. Stop the encroachment of socialism and encourage free market capitalism, and you will see most people respond with a good work ethic.
Everyone is an individual. I don’t buy the group mentality BS.
I used to know a girl who had a small role on DALLAS. I think she was on 3 or 4 episodes. She said she made a living for several years after it was cancelled. She said re-runs played everyday several times a day in Germany and those residual checks kept rolling in.
Quotes from my Greatest Generation Parents:
“Nobody owes you a living, so quit whining and get back to work”
“If you don’t like the Job you have, find another one. Just be sure you have another Job to go to before you quit”
“You can complain about a Job when someone put a Gun to your head and made you take it”
“There is always a Job. It may not be the one you want, but it’s there”
And my favorite from my Father after I got my first car up and running. “Great, now when you give me the $200 for the Insurance, you can drive it”
Gee, I wonder why I’m a Conservative. They should rename the Millenials (sic) the “Pussy Generation”.
Sorry that I have to sign off for the evening...
I would like to stick around for the “let’s kill all of the boomers because they are (insert insult here)” crowd to show up. 3-2-1
Sadly, I have to go to work tomorrow and won’t be in the battle. Your parents were much like mine.
The boomers seems to be the catch all generation, first they were running the world from about 1960 on, passing laws, making Supreme Court decisions, running the war in Vietnam, running everything, and then they bore all the children up to the mid 2000s.
Man, that is quite a generation.
Agreed. I know myself, I don’t see myself as a Gen X’er nor a Baby Boomer. I was born in 1966 so there is a niche generation called “Generation Jones” that had elements of both Boomers and X’ers. I see myself in “Generation Jones.” I guess when it comes to similar experiences in growing up and so forth, I think generations do apply there but as you put it, we are individuals too. It is like when Glenn Beck, born in 1964, talks about how his family loaded up in the station wagon and did this and that, I’m two years younger so I remember the same things, I could be his baby brother. B-) Yes, we have lazy people but I think you’re right where dues to government policies and the layoffs of our parents from industrial jobs, there is a jaded cynicism out there. I know I feel it, many of us in our ages, let alone the ones following us, are very cynical one way or another when it comes to jobs, business and government. Most of us generally know how things should work and so on, but in the real world, because of our downward slide, it is hard not to be cynical and even depressed.
Kiss my millennial butt. I was told if I worked hard I would succeed. I was not spoiled and have worked hard from 15 on. 2008 crushed that ideal.
P.s. this was posted from a gen x-er. I just all this ‘back in my day’ is irrelevant now.
Yeah... my son watched his dad give up sick days etc... all for the factory he worked at for 27 years get sent to Brazil and we aren’t even a union state.
You feel bad, how would you like to be the "silent generation", those who ranged from age 15 to 35 in 1960, yet who are invisible and almost erased as they are basically labelled boomers? Also, just which specific range is that "greatest generation' that the left made up?
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