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Old 05-07-2016, 10:09 PM   #46  
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The Millennials generation are mostly horrible self-entitled assholes.
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If you were born after 1980, bad news- you're a millennial. I've had arguments over this with friends who insist 80's babies are different than millenials but they really aren't much different. You were using the Internet as a teenager, you had a cellphone as a teen/20something, and you said "What the fuck now?" after you got your bullshit college diploma.

I'm not talking about you personally Rambo, just the entire millennial generation. I'm proud to have caught the tail end of Generation X so I don't have to be lumped in with millenials. I'm old enough to remember the headlines "TRUMP GOES BANKRUPT" in the papers. He'll always be a pompous fuckjob in my eyes.
I dunno. I was definitely a "latchkey" kid. Mom worked 7 days a week, I walked to and from school on my own for elementary school (my brother being 5 years older, had his own circle of friends by then.)

I entered the workforce at 14 and by the time I was 16 I was working 30-35hrs a week. Haha.

I only had a computer as a teen cuz I bought it! (same for all my gadgets after SNES, mom put food on the table and a roof over my head, I stopped bugging her for things I wanted).
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I dunno. I was definitely a "latchkey" kid. Mom worked 7 days a week, I walked to and from school on my own for elementary school (my brother being 5 years older, had his own circle of friends by then.)

I entered the workforce at 14 and by the time I was 16 I was working 30-35hrs a week. Haha.

I only had a computer as a teen cuz I bought it! (same for all my gadgets after SNES, mom put food on the table and a roof over my head, I stopped bugging her for things I wanted).
Pretty much the same for me, I grew up in poverty, my mom worked two jobs, I started working in high school and bought my own stuff. My dad was well off, but he was a drunk, and only saw us every other weekend. so I had things like a super nintendo growing up.
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If you were born after 1980, bad news- you're a millennial. I've had arguments over this with friends who insist 80's babies are different than millennials but they really aren't much different. You were using the Internet as a teenager, you had a cellphone as a teen/20something, and you said "What the fuck now?" after you got your bullshit college diploma.
Frankly, I consider anyone who doesn't know how to fail and accept it or gets butthurt when someone says no to them to be a millennial. Anyone who got a trophy just for trying also. Although that kind of falls under not knowing how to fail.

It was the generation where parents started to try to reason with them. Time outs were considered better forms of discipline than a quick spanking.
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Frankly, I consider anyone who doesn't know how to fail and accept it or gets butthurt when someone says no to them to be a millennial. Anyone who got a trophy just for trying also. Although that kind of falls under not knowing how to fail.

It was the generation where parents started to try to reason with them. Time outs were considered better forms of discipline than a quick spanking.
Time outs? WHAT!? These kids didn't even experience time outs. Even a time out would allow a person to contemplate their actions and self reflect. Discipline to these kids was "give me your iPhone, and don't use your iPad either!"

I see it with my nephews all the time and it drives me bat shit insane. My youngest nephew threw a mug at my mom and it broke all because she told him to put his empty mug in the sink. My brother just yelled at him to clean it up, my mom told him that wasn't nice.

If it were my brother or I growing up we'd get her left hand to face, forced to clean up, and then told to go to our rooms or sit next to her and not say a thing.
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If you were born after 1980, bad news- you're a millennial. I've had arguments over this with friends who insist 80's babies are different than millenials but they really aren't much different. You were using the Internet as a teenager, you had a cellphone as a teen/20something, and you said "What the fuck now?" after you got your bullshit college diploma.

I'm not talking about you personally Rambo, just the entire millennial generation. I'm proud to have caught the tail end of Generation X so I don't have to be lumped in with millenials. I'm old enough to remember the headlines "TRUMP GOES BANKRUPT" in the papers. He'll always be a pompous fuckjob in my eyes.


Nah see that's bullshit. Lumping early 80's babies with millenials... We were full blown adults before the internet was a meaningful part of our lives. Only a few people had cell phones and they were just PHONES.

Millenials biggest distinguishing feature was they grew up with the internet; it was a significant part of their childhood; they had smart phones in high school, facebook, etc. Know what I did with computers in grade school? Played Oregon Trail. They had almost no part in high school, and text messaging wasn't even invented until I was halfway through highschool.

That ain't a fuckin millenial. And if you think being born in 79 as opposed to 82 makes any difference; you're just wrong. There is virtually no difference in the first 20 years of someone's life born in 79 vs 82. Now 82 vs 90, huge difference.

I can't stand kids these days; faces buried in their cell phones, tweeting out every shit they take. No patience whatsoever and complete sense of entitlement, inability to handle failure and adversity. Fuckin AMC was actually considering allowing cell phone use in movie theaters. Just turn the thing off you little fucks.

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PIn spite of all their religious faults Chick-fil-a does something I like. Where I live they have baskets they ask families to voluntarily check their cell phones in while eating and they give them back when you leave to promote "family time" and if you do they give everybody free dessert.
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PIn spite of all their religious faults Chick-fil-a does something I like. Where I live they have baskets they ask families to voluntarily check their cell phones in while eating and they give them back when you leave to promote "family time" and if you do they give everybody free dessert.
I would never give my cell phone to anyone, but I have absolutely no trouble just leaving it in my pocket when I'm doing something important like DRIVING or going to a MOVIE or enjoying dinner with my wife.
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Nah see that's bullshit. Lumping early 80's babies with millenials... We were full blown adults before the internet was a meaningful part of our lives. Only a few people had cell phones and they were just PHONES.
If you were born in 1980, you were 15 when the internet really hit the public space.

Even the white house defines it that way though.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/def...als_report.pdf
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I would never give my cell phone to anyone, but I have absolutely no trouble just leaving it in my pocket when I'm doing something important like DRIVING or going to a MOVIE or enjoying dinner with my wife.
Yeah, fuck them if they want me to hand over any of my property. I have zero problem with them asking me not to use it in their places, I even wouldn't be terrible offended if I was asked to leave.

But to trust them to keep it safe among the dozens of other phones, and to not accidentally give it to someone else? Nope.
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If you were born in 1980, you were 15 when the internet really hit the public space.

Even the white house defines it that way though.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/def...als_report.pdf
That means absolutely nothing. The internet was in existence but didn't shape anyone's lives. We essentially grew up without the internet. It wasn't a part of my life in any substantial way until late high school/college It didn't shape our lives the way it does for kids now.
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I'd laugh the entire way out the fucking door

EDIT - Wait, no I wouldn't, because I wouldn't be in a Chick-Fil-A to begin with.
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The primary negative characteristic of millenials that I see from a professor's perspective is how astonishly helpless they are. They think that "nobody helped me with it" is a valid excuse for not turning in HW. I'm not sitting you, I've actually heard that.

When they realize they're failing my class they ask me what they should do about it, and if I tell them to study they whine about how hard it is and how they have a part time job.

Yesterday I posted grades for one of my classes and today I've gotten two emails from students in that class saying they can't figure out how to check their grades online, can I give them instructions or just tell them their grades.

It's the least independent generation for sure.

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My GF has the excuse of being a girl, of course, but her brother who was born innnnn '91?

His dad had to drive about 60 miles to install his air conditioner because he was scared he'd drop it. (This was about two years ago, his first year living on his own. Kid was like 24, and needed his father to install the A/C for him. And his father drove over to do it! Fuck me man!)

I blame the parents more than anything. While society itself isn't doing these kids any favors, the parents should really be the first step. I go over my brother's house, his eldest is on the cusp of failing (again), but the Xbox One is still there, the Computer has no limitations, and dragging this kid to the table to do homework requires 100% attention that neither parent wants to dedicate because they're tired from work.

Like shit, what you expect? You take him and get his fade, his nice Timbs, and then are surprised he can't focus and is failing? Discipline him!
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The primary negative characteristic of millenials that I see from a professor's perspective is how astonishly helpless they are. They think that "nobody helped me with it" is a valid excuse for not turning in HW. I'm not sitting you, I've actually heard that.

When they realize they're failing my class they ask me what they should do about it, and if I tell them to study they whine about how hard it is and how they have a part time job.

Yesterday I posted grades for one of my classes and today I've gotten two emails from students in that class saying they can't figure out how to check their grades online, can I give them instructions or just tell them their grades.

It's the least independent generation for sure.
Back in my day we did homework in the snow with no coat . When we walked to class it was uphill both ways. Had to forage for paper and a pencil .
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