Younger Generation replaces 'American Dream' with 'Quality of Life?'

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    Feb 25, 2010 12:18 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremy-rifkin/empathic-civilization-is_b_469546.html

    Thought this article was interesting. Accurate or not... you be the judge.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 25, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    It is very obvious that Generation Y or the millenials have a different set of priorities in life that don't focus just on enriching oneself at the expense of others. This appears to be a generation that is going to institute some very major and dramatic changes in society. Both the Baby Boomers and the Gen Xers better watch their asses because the millenials are coming and major change is around the corner.
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    Feb 25, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    One of the major changes that I hope the millennials implement is solving the problems of our older northern cities such as Buffalo, Cleveland, and Detroit by starting a successful grassroots revitalization drive and move back into these older cities and restore and revive the old neighborhoods. Hopefully they will embrace alternate forms of transportation over the automobile. I would also love to see metropolitian governments become the norm in the old northern cities where all the suburbs are annexed into the central city, the millennials are the generation that might just successfully accomplish this goal which would end the costly duplication of local services and even help reduce taxes. This could also help ease the financial burden on the state government as well. I have great hope for Generation Y or the millennials.
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    Feb 26, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidOne of the major changes that I hope the millennials implement is solving the problems of our older northern cities such as Buffalo, Cleveland, and Detroit by starting a successful grassroots revitalization drive and move back into these older cities and restore and revive the old neighborhoods. Hopefully they will embrace alternate forms of transportation over the automobile. I would also love to see metropolitian governments become the norm in the old northern cities where all the suburbs are annexed into the central city, the millennials are the generation that might just successfully accomplish this goal which would end the costly duplication of local services and even help reduce taxes. This could also help ease the financial burden on the state government as well. I have great hope for Generation Y or the millennials.


    LOL. I hate to be cynical but have you met any of them? There was a recent study in Time magazine that showed how pampered, lazy and generally whiny these generations are versus mine of the Baby Boomers. Perhaps that will change as they get older, but in my last job I worked with a bunch of them and I've never seen more work-averse people in my life.
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    Feb 26, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    Christian73 said Perhaps that will change as they get older, but in my last job I worked with a bunch of them and I've never seen more work-averse people in my life.

    There are similar comments about the younger generation in papyri from the Egyptian Old Kingdom.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 27, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Christian73, All these so-called studies are really nothing more than glorified opinions. Yes I have met and dealt with some of the millennials and they seem to have their heads screwed on right. They are very progressive thinking and whether or not they will change and become more conservative remains to be seen. You have pampered, spoiled rotten people in every generation. To pass judgment and to say that all the millennial generation is pampered and still finding itself over some faux study in Time Magazine is very irresponsible. My only complaint with the millennials is their over addition to high technology, they just cannot seem to get rid of those idiotic I Pods or turn their cell phones off for a while. The excessive technology is making them more anti social in public but then both the Baby Boomers and the Generation Xers have also become overly addicted to the high technology. There are always going to be critics finding fault with other groups of people.