Skip to comments.How Aging Hippies’ Attacks on Families Created Entitled Younger Generations
Posted on 11/26/2017 10:29:54 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
Fewer Millennials and youth in Generation Z are moving out of their parents homes than in recent previous generations. For the first time in the modern era, more 18- to 34-year olds live with their parents than in any other type of arrangement. That percentage reached its lowest point 45 years ago. In 1960, 62 percent of the nations 18- to 34-year-olds were living with a spouse or partner in their own household, and only one-in-five were living with their parents.
How did this happen? The younger generations are used to their parents providing them with iPhones and cars. Theyre less likely to have gotten jobs in high school and paid for those things themselves, or to have saved for college. This is because Baby Boomers the hippy generation raised the Millennials. The Boomers revolted against their traditional parents and indulged their children. Its been described as the Me Generation raising the Me Me Me Generation. Instead of taking on the tough parenting role of teaching their kids economics and the value of saving, they took the easy route and spoiled them.
Millennials spend an inordinate amount of time taking selfies and posting on Instagram and Snapchat. A study from the National Institutes of Health found that narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as it is for people 65 and older. This is a result of the Boomers flawed attempt at instilling self-esteem in their kids. Raising children where everyone receives a prize creates unrealistic self-perceptions.
The younger generations are getting married later and less, because the hippy generation promoted a hook-up attitude instead of traditional dating. The app Tinder has made hook-ups all too easy. The median age of marriage is 30 years old. It was 23 years old in the 1970s. Women are more likely to have a child out of wedlock, which often results in single parents who live with their parents to help with expenses and child care, or who go on welfare. almost half of the births to women in the Millennial generation were out of wedlock. In contrast, when Generation X was the Millennials age, only 35 percent of births were out of wedlock. The left helped achieve this by despising the notion of a nuclear family, saying anything goes.
Part of the problem is young people are less likely to settle for entry-level jobs that Generation X had like working in fast food. While they prioritize higher education, they dont feel the need to find adequate employment to support themselves; they find nothing wrong with living with mom and dad.
Students in California are signing up for food stamps without shame. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California educational system and an activist Democrat, announced last year that she would spend $302,000 over two years at each of the 10 campuses to expand food pantries and register more students for food stamps through CalFresh. The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed a student at Berkeley who feels entitled to food stamps because his rent is $800 a month. It didnt seem to occur to him that he could live with his parents and maybe attend a more affordable community college for awhile (it is becoming fairly easy to obtain grants at those colleges if youre not from a wealthy family).
Another young person saw nothing wrong with working as an AmeriCorps volunteer where he earned only $13 per day, supplementing it with food stamps. Students can also receive free cell phones and Medicaid health coverage.
Some of this is not their fault. Wages have been falling since 1970, with a significant decline from 2000 to 2010. The Great Recession, which began in the late 2000s, made it more difficult for young people to make it on their own. The Obama economy decreased the number of jobs. But Millennials still vote in larger numbers for Democrats than Republicans.
While its at least better that these younger generations are dependent on their parents instead of the government, what happens when their parents pass away or are unable to work? A recent poll found that a majority of Millennials would rather live in a socialist, communist or fascist state over a capitalist one. Millennials flocked to Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, in droves when he ran for president.
However, once Millennials start making $40,000 annually or more, their viewpoints begin to shift against socialism. The question remains whether enough of them will achieve this type of income, or whether they will be persuaded by the left to work in low-paying, social justice types of jobs.
The question is whether the Boomers were that one generation or if their children are because either way, anyone over fifty is already having a hard time explaining to their kids how different this country is now from the country when they grew up.
Took more than a generation, but this is a great documentary,if you haven’t already heard about it or seen it.
Generation Zero, by Steve Bannon and David Bossie.
There, and then some.
Sorry about insulting the author after seeing errors in the details (e.g., most Baby Boomers too old to have Millennial kids). Her thesis is quite correct. But many Gen-X-ers did further perpetuate the evils started by many Baby Boomers.
...”The question is whether the Boomers were that one generation or if their children are because either way, anyone over fifty is already having a hard time explaining to their kids how different this country is now from the country when they grew up.”...
All of this began after the boys came back from WWII to a different kind of life at home where working outside the home had been introduced to many women who worked in factories to help during the war years. They liked it and, so, the family was changed forever as Mom could now lose some of her dependence on Dad through making her own money. For many, that was desired much more than tending to the home and children. In addition, the economy boomed and people began to have much more, materially, than ever before. The birthrate went up and parents determined that their kids were going to have it better than they did. So, the pampering began. A bit later, Dr. Spock came along with his liberal parenting advise, and we were off to the races to become like ancient Rome. The Judeo-Christian values that even the agnostics and atheists among us agreed upon began to erode with the introduction of the birth control pill and the promotion of LSD by Professor Timothy Leary. Everything was about the freedom to destroy any and all restraints on behavior, especially sexual behavior. I could go on and on for I and my siblings lived most of this and do not have to read about it. Those who now populate the halls of academia and government are from the 60s generation to the 70s and beyond, and are responsible for much of the insanity we see around us now. No amount of hedonism satisfies the lust which destroys the soul and the happiness which can only come through developing one’s skills and abilities through hard work and opportunity. Of course, every era has it’s flaws, but the civic and community spirit, the willingness to strive and work to the best of one’s ability, the understanding that a commonly held value system which keeps us from hurting one another, and a strong belief in freedom and JUSTICE for all have to be accepted values if we are going to survive. Now, the ability of technology and the media to distort truth would fill volumes if truly researched. Those who hold the power in those areas are small in number compared to the American population, but they have the ability to distort that to look much bigger and more influential than they are. Will they succeed in finally pulling us into the reality and the fate of ancient Rome? We are at that crossroad now and the survival of our current President and the power of the people which put him there will determine whether we and those who are taking us down will survive. There is no depth to which our enemies will not go to eliminate the history and the beauty of the US. Too many who regard themselves as powers in this world have a never ending lust for absolute power and will only stop their efforts when forced to. Is there something in the human heart which cannot stand advantage and prosperity without developing the hedonistic impulses which come from the lust to conquer all? Charlie Manson is the poster boy of someone who pursued those dreams. Death is the great equalize for mankind and then comes the hereafter. I believe therein lies the justice we all long for.
How do you correct a way of life now? Government money and entitlements are more comparable if not better than working.
No reasonable person ever expected Donald Trump to "fix" anything. However, his election has prevented the appointment to the Federal judiciary of those known to be crazy leftists.
Actually, families used to stay together until they got married. They worked, of course, and helped out at home. My next door neighbor for many years had the entire nuclear family living at home. The “children” worked, bought their own cars and phones, and had their own friends and hobbies. I saw nothing wrong with it and a lot that was right. I made my first move at 17-18 and hated my roommates and my flats. If life had been more livable at home, I would have stayed there happily.
The entire article could have been reduced to this:
“Wages have been falling since 1970, with a significant decline from 2000 to 2010.”
Yeah, most baby boomers are grandparents of millennials, not the parents. I am a very young boomer born at the tail of the boom and didn’t have kids till the 90’s in my mid-thirties so my kids are millennials with boomer parents, but most of their friend’s parents are GenX
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