Millennial Men Speak Out

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    Aug 17, 2014 2:51 PM GMT
    NYT: Suddenly, as you may have noticed, millennials are everywhere. Not that this group of people born after 1980 and before 2000 — a giant cohort now estimated to number at least 80 million Americans, more than the baby boom generation — was ever invisible. What’s changed is their status. Coddled and helicoptered, catered to by 24-hour TV cable networks, fussed over by marketers and college recruiters, dissected by psychologists, demographers and trend-spotters, the millennial generation has come fully into its own. The word “millennial,” whether as noun or adjective, has monopolized the nonstop cultural conversation, invariably freighted with zeitgeisty import.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/fashion/the-millennials-are-generation-nice.html
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    Aug 17, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
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    "I guess in my specific family, I think that there is like a big religious, sort of cloud hovering above it and I don't feel that at all. Yeah I think Jesus is a huge part of my family and Jesus is not a big part of me." Michael Jay Ortiz, 27.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/fashion/the-millennials-are-generation-nice.html#slideshow/100000003057345/100000003058098
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    Aug 17, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
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    "Happiness really comes down to freedom, being able to do the things you're interested in, work with people who are good people to work with, whether they are close friends or just people who have similar interests or similar values." Christopher Kissock, 27.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/fashion/the-millennials-are-generation-nice.html#slideshow/100000003057345/100000003057357
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    Aug 17, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
    Is the Millennial generation going to grow more conservative and gravitate to the right wing as they get older in a similar way to both the Baby Boomers and the Generation Xersicon_question.gif This generation is at a crossroads and anything can happen.
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:03 PM GMT
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    "A goal definitely of mine is to pay off all my student loans and that's going to be really difficult and it's going to take a really long time. But I am aiming to be successful monetarily in something that I'm passionate about which is art." Timothy Mahoney, 21.
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:05 PM GMT
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    "I think in a broad sense, happiness and success is really just being able to do what you want and make a living off of it in the simplest way." Maxime La, 21.
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
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    "What I don't understand is the desperation to hold on to tradition and whatever it kind of meant then and being unable to sort of realize that over time that's always going to change in the same way it changed from their parents to them. So I think for that I feel a certain amount of distance from my parents when we talked about goals in life and what a family is in terms of then and now." Mark Byrne, 32.
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
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    "I know as hard as I work -- and I work very hard -- I very well may fail. And it's liberating to know that it's out of your control, so just, why wouldn't you do it the best way you could?" Homer Murray, 32.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/fashion/the-millennials-are-generation-nice.html#slideshow/100000003057345/100000003057356
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    Aug 18, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
    So they're all hipsters?
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    Aug 18, 2014 3:51 PM GMT
    Um, this ^^^^ was kind of an odd assortment above. But the article was pretty optimistic. Though I think it overlooked a strong element of that generation that is also toxic-banker and amoral.
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    Aug 18, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidUm, this ^^^^ was kind of an odd assortment above. ...


    How diplomatic of you. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    Assortment? They looked like they were pressed from the same mold.
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    Aug 19, 2014 1:04 PM GMT
    More cloying bullshit from the Times.
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    Aug 19, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
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    Voted most likely to die old and alone surrounded by empty pizza boxes and beer cans in his mom's basement. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    ^ Giggles. Even the average RJ member looks better than this millennial!
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    It will be interesting to see how they affect the real estate market. I have been told that many of them don't have much interest in owning a home. That is far different than the previous generations. As they see their rents go up and up, maybe they will change...I don't know.
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    I haven't yet figured out "Hipster." I just don't see anything creative in it. Seems derivative, and not in a clever way. I guess it is at least anti-mainstream which has some merits, and it appears peaceful, but just nothing new about it. Am I missing something? (I don't apply the Hipster label to all millennials, btw.)
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:17 PM GMT
    Can we go back to 1900?
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    Hipsters are creative in that they are creating a cultural identity for the youth who are rebeling against the adult world. Whereas the conformity of the fifties gave rise to the Hippies, today's youth are wearing shaw cardigans, slim suits, Japanese jeans, supporting artisanal food and drinks, crossfit community, sharing economy, and so on.