The Millennials Are Ruining This Country. What Can We Do?

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    Sep 30, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    But they all have art degrees icon_rolleyes.gif

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ask-stacy-millennials-ruining-country-150016770.html

    I think someone needs to explore the subject of the workforce crisis posed by the millennial generation. These kids are so unmotivated, undisciplined, illiterate and distracted, it poses a danger to the financial security of this country and workforce security as more of these kids move into adult jobs.

    Some parents have trained these kids to mistreat their elders and bad-mouth their co-workers/customers. It is almost like working with an alcoholic, they are so distracted from their work due to their problems. These kids, even nearing their 30s, are still supported by parents and absolutely act like they have nothing to lose as their parents are enablers, supporting their every firing, unplanned pregnancy, overspending emergency and drunken driving arrest without question
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    Sep 30, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    This complaint falls squarely on corporate America, who for over a decade, have been systematically removing loyal, 'older', higher paid, more experienced workers from Baby Boom and Gen Y, in favor of Millennial cheap labor and higher profit margins.
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    Sep 30, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    As a millennial from a privileged family I see what you refer to every day. I myself receive assistance from my family but only that. I don't live off of them and that gravy train reaches its final destination when I graduate university. Neighborhood kids growing up were far worse though. We recently had a spate of super luxury car thefts uptown (Bentley, Porsche, Maserati) and two were stolen because the teens (yes teens) had left them unlocked with the keys in the console. Not all millennials are crap, but a lot of the privileged ones are.
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    Sep 30, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    Millennials can't do worse that the anti-democracy, fiscally irresponsible ,war mongering Obama generation.
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    Sep 30, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    Life2Short said...Not all millennials are crap, but a lot of the privileged ones are.


    This could be said of the privileged class of any age. The French Revolution didn't occur because the privileged class behaved benevolently to the underclasses. There will be a revolution in the USA similar to the French one unless there is more equitable income distribution. Just look at the disparity in CEO vs. worker pay - even when the companies aren't doing well the CEOs are handsomely compensated. People will come to realize the deck is stacked against them in the game called the American Dream. When someone (a former alcoholic) who brags that he was a solid C student and still becomes president of the USA simply because he came from a rich and influential family, you can see the deck is stacked against the have-nots. And that's just one example.
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    Sep 30, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidMillennials can't do worse that the anti-democracy, fiscally irresponsible, war mongering Obama generation.


    Oh, for Christ's sake.
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    Sep 30, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
    Older generations always think the newer generations are sub-standard, in almost every respect. Doubtless the millenials will be whining about the post-millenials in 30 years time - and the world will still be turning.
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    Sep 30, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Excuse me? If anyone's ruined this country it's the Baby Boomers. They are actively ruining our future so they can get theirs now. And if we are what we are it's because we are the product of the rotten society they've built. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 30, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    sorry, the Baby Boomers have already ruined the entire planet
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    Sep 30, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    Being a young adult in this generation sort of feels like stumbling upon the desolate remnants of a really great party that was absolutely kicking it for 40 years... only now there's no beer, and the pizza guy is waiting for you to pay him the 12.6 trillion you owe him.

    Adults complaining about the younger generation are really just saying their generation did a shitty job raising their kids.
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    Sep 30, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    The unemployment figure for Millenials is dramatically worse than any other generation especially the oldest generations who have had the biggest increase in their own employment rate, as they choose to work longer to maintain the lifestyle they are accustomed to.
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    Sep 30, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
    the boomers ruined everything with their greed, gen y was stunted because the boomers wont get the hell out of the way, and the millenials are just little boomers.

    the debt is coming due, and the healthcare costs of the boomers is going to be gob stopping. gen y cant support everyone before gen z (the global generation that will live outside of countries and "jobs") starts the world again after all debt is just NOT RECOGNIZED and the world reaches the next level with AI's running most things. On the bad side gen z will either be "thunderdome" or "amish/education utopia" where nobody really has to do much because the computers will be running the show.
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    Sep 30, 2014 10:10 PM GMT
    Best line in the entire article

    "Every generation has nincompoops who can’t get it right. Every generation also has people who are talented, dedicated and ambitious."

    I'm almost certain there were timse when the previous generation's elders were saying the same thing of the Baby Boomers.
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    Sep 30, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidsorry, the Baby Boomers have already ruined the entire planet
    The baby boomers along with the Generation Xers. Both generations are greedy and self centered and don't give a damn about no one else. It is all me-me-me. I realize that the millennials haven't helped their own cause but the two older generations just cannot seem to get their goddamned fill of money.icon_mad.gif
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    tj85016 saidsorry, the Baby Boomers have already ruined the entire planet
    The baby boomers along with the Generation Xers. Both generations are greedy and self centered and don't give a damn about no one else. It is all me-me-me. I realize that the millennials haven't helped their own cause but the two older generations just cannot seem to get their goddamned fill of money.icon_mad.gif


    This. My father is in his mid 50s and very successful but cannot conceive that I might be happy making less than 7 figures. He's also miserable, rude, mildly homophobic, racist and generally unpleasant to be around. When I express concern for current social issues, gay rights, etc. he gives the classic "you need to worry about yourself" diatribe. The relentless pursuit of personal wealth is what's ruined us as a society.
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    Sep 30, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for
    authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place
    of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their
    households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They
    contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties
    at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

    ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato
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    Sep 30, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    Apparition said"... they have bad manners, ... they show disrespect for elders"

    I was in a gay bar recently and was trying to have a conversation with a young guy and he brushed me off. icon_cry.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 30, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    Life2Short said
    roadbikeRob said
    tj85016 saidsorry, the Baby Boomers have already ruined the entire planet
    The baby boomers along with the Generation Xers. Both generations are greedy and self centered and don't give a damn about no one else. It is all me-me-me. I realize that the millennials haven't helped their own cause but the two older generations just cannot seem to get their goddamned fill of money.icon_mad.gif


    This. My father is in his mid 50s and very successful but cannot conceive that I might be happy making less than 7 figures. He's also miserable, rude, mildly homophobic, racist and generally unpleasant to be around. When I express concern for current social issues, gay rights, etc. he gives the classic "you need to worry about yourself" diatribe. The relentless pursuit of personal wealth is what's ruined us as a society.
    That is a good, valid point. The endless pursuit of personal wealth has ruined everyone regardless whether they are a baby boomer, generation xer, or millennial.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 30, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNope, the baby boomers are ruining the country.
    Your generation is assisting the baby boomers in the ruination of this great country, so get off of it. Generation X is no different from the Baby Boomers both are self absorbed and cold hearted. All they think about is themselves.
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    Sep 30, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    According to my Canadian adolescents class.. millenials have the same values as past generations. Family, Friends, and Music for instance... and true yes millenials are taking longer to leave the household.. Im not sure about the reason behind it but millenials aren't as pressured in previous generations to marry and have kids (which may explain they don't feel the need to leave the home). Along with economic factors such as less jobs and greater education requirements that are driving students into debt. haha

    But i dont feel were generation "doomed". Millenials seem opened to new ideas and possibilities. They value less of religion and more of spirituality, get their news from online rather than newspapers, and question societal norms.. icon_smile.gif

  • Sep 30, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    kevex saidBeing a young adult in this generation sort of feels like stumbling upon the desolate remnants of a really great party that was absolutely kicking it for 40 years... only now there's no beer, and the pizza guy is waiting for you to pay him the 12.6 trillion you owe him.

    Adults complaining about the younger generation are really just saying their generation did a shitty job raising their kids.


    Exactly.
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    Sep 30, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
    Old dudes spewing hatred against young dudes.

    How about you see a good shrink for those issues.

    And the Milenials will be the ones cleaning up your huge smoggy oil slicked mess.
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    Sep 30, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    scruffLA saidBut they all have art degrees icon_rolleyes.gif

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ask-stacy-millennials-ruining-country-150016770.html

    I think someone needs to explore the subject of the workforce crisis posed by the millennial generation. These kids are so unmotivated, undisciplined, illiterate and distracted, it poses a danger to the financial security of this country and workforce security as more of these kids move into adult jobs.

    Some parents have trained these kids to mistreat their elders and bad-mouth their co-workers/customers. It is almost like working with an alcoholic, they are so distracted from their work due to their problems. These kids, even nearing their 30s, are still supported by parents and absolutely act like they have nothing to lose as their parents are enablers, supporting their every firing, unplanned pregnancy, overspending emergency and drunken driving arrest without question


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    Oct 01, 2014 12:23 AM GMT
    Lol funny you say that when people in my generation are spending our lives paying for your social security which in turn we won't even get ourselves.
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    Oct 01, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
    It's interesting, the previous generation(s) can't fathom why a much larger number of young adults these days are against having children.

    They don't seem to understand that it's because they fucked everything up so badly. And because nobody can even afford to have kids because there are such a lack opportunities.

    Dumb snobby motherfuckers.