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Post by eddie on Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:21 pm

7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand Crybab10

They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?

Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking. To the millennial, words are cause for the creation of safe spaces, alternative ideas must be stifled, and anything they perceive to be a microaggression is enough to send them spiraling into a state of mental distress.

It’s time millennials understood these 7 harsh realities of life so we don’t end up with a generation of gutless adult babies running the show.

You're feelings are largely irrelevant
Seriously, nobody who has already graduated college cares about your feelings. That means that when you complain to your boss because your co-worker mis-gendered you, he’s probably not going to bend over backwards to bandage your wounds. Given feelings are entirely subjective in nature, it’s completely unreasonable to demand everyone tip-toe around you to prevent yours from being hurt. The reality is that people will offend you and hurt your feelings, and they won’t stop to mop up your tears because they shouldn’t have to. Learning to accept criticism, alternative viewpoints, and even outright insults will make you happier in the long run than routinely playing the victim card.

You cannot be whatever you want to be
This is a comforting lie parents have started telling their children to boost their morale in school. Unfortunately, millennials are now convinced it’s true, especially as society has now decided to push this narrative as well. The reality is if you’re 17 years old and still can’t figure out basic division, you’re not going to be a rocket scientist. If you’re overweight and unattractive, you’re not going to be the quarterback’s prom date. If you lack fine motor skills, you’re not going to be a heart surgeon. It’s okay to accept that you cannot be whatever you want to be. In fact, once you accept this, you’ll be able to focus on the things you can be — the things you really are talented at.

Gender studies is a waste of money
You heard me. While some millennials taking useless degrees will claim they’re beneficial for teaching or research positions, the reality is that they just put themselves several thousands dollars in debt to learn how to be a professional victim. While you’re struggling to make ends meet after graduation because nobody who pays more than minimum wage is interested in your qualifications and you’re drowning in student loan debt, be sure to check out the next harsh reality before you start complaining.

If you live in America, you're already in the 1%
That’s right. Even though you work at McDonald’s for minimum wage because you got a useless, outrageously expensive college degree, you’re still far better off than the vast majority of the planet. Don’t believe me? Fly to Uganda and check out the living conditions there. Fly to China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and even European countries like Ukraine and Greece, and you’ll quickly discover just how well-off you really are. While it may be cool these days to dump on capitalism, it’s the only reason you aren’t already worse off.

You don't have a right to it just because you exist
That includes healthcare, guaranteed income, and somewhere to live. Just because you’re here and breathing doesn’t mean society owes you anything. Like the billions of people who lived before you, working hard is a better guarantor of wealth and the ability to comfortably take care of yourself than begging society or the government to do it for you. Demanding healthcare be a right, for example, is equivalent to demanding government force the taxpayer to pay for it. While that may seem like a good idea in theory, it only leads to rationing of care when costs become unsustainable, which negatively impacts not just your health, but everyone else’s, too.

You do have a right to live as you please - but not to demand people accept it
By contrast, you do have the right to live however you please, so long as it’s within the confines of the law. If you want to cross-dress, smoke marijuana, drink lots of alcohol, have lots of sex, and, yes, even go to school for gender studies, then by all means, go for it. Government should not be allowed to legislate people’s behavior as long as it doesn’t infringe upon someone else’s rights, but that doesn’t mean society isn’t allowed to have an opinion. You don’t have the right to demand people keep their opinions about your lifestyle to themselves, especially if you’re open and public about it. I have as much of a right to comment on the way you live your life as you do to actually live it. Your feelings are not a protected right, but my speech is.

The only safe place is your home

No matter where you go in life, someone will be there to offend you. Maybe it’s a joke you overheard on vacation, a spat at the office, or a difference of opinion with someone in line at the grocery store. Inevitably, someone will offend you and your values. If you cannot handle that without losing control of your emotions and reverting back to your “safe space” away from the harmful words of others, then you’re best to just stay put at home. Remember, though: if people in the outside world scare you, people on the internet will downright terrify you. It’s probably best to just accept these harsh realities of life and go out into the world prepared to confront them wherever they may be waiting.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:40 pm

LOL
did someone give this list to the Hippies?

Plus Strongly Disagree with
You don't have a right to it just because you exist


You have as much rigth as anyone else, the fact some old fuck stole it beofre you where born doesn't mean they should keep it, And Any society that Doesn't provide helathcare shoud be destroyed those that said YOU DON'T have a right to healthcare shouls be Destroyed no mercy or quarter given.  There ARE just reasons for a Revolution and Someone saying that Life saving healthcare is reserved for the Rich Is a just reason.


Millenials need to be harder on those that fucked up the world, we need to Stop accepting the arguments of baby boomers, Cause when they were Young they were Worse at with Whining where just a bunch of drugged out losers at a much higher rate than today. And Once they got older many just became Hypocrites. Doing what they protested against and Failing to Uphold the Social contract for future genrations.


So millenials Ignore the old buggers Cause they spent their entire lives changing the rules so suit their special Snowflake opinions. they are Hypocrites of the highest order.

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Post by Victorismyhero on Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:57 pm

says the leader of generation snowflake......

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:15 am

no, I'm Gen Y not millennial but thanks for playing along
 
the amount of Hypocrisy and intergenerational disparity created by Baby boomers is phenomenal, as in literally a phenomenon that the Western world has not seen before.
 
Never before has a single Generations Consumed so much and produced so little, (as proven by the spiralling national debt AND reduction in public services)
Forced so much social change on the generations before it (often to others detriment) and Prevented the Required changes for Future generation (again to the others detriment).
 
Also they seem full of individuals that can't hack that when they are judged by their actions and they are found lacking. so try and Blame others or deflect from their failures that are the root of many of today’s issues. Like Pretending a someone in their mid thirties is the current college generation.

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Post by Victorismyhero on Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:27 am

my mistake...perhaps you should act your age then...rather than your shoe size Razz

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:03 am

yes more poor deflection by the baby boomer, you have no issue with the Op dissecting the mindset of a generation, why not dissect the generation that created the situation, it is much more relevant, but won’t let the Old Codgers blame everyone but themselves for their failing.
 
face it your behaviour is stereotypical of a spoilt brat that Finally gets Pulled up on their behaviour. and Like I said you guys can’t hack that you ARE GETTING THE RESPECT YOU DESERVE a.k.a none.
 
It’s not the younger generation that are living without, that caused the Issues they just have to suffer the consequences of baby boomer selfishness.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:23 am

Mad

THE 'X/Y/Millenial' attacks on the "Baby Boomer" generation simply don't stack up...

Baby Boomers are that generation born between 1946 and early 1963 --  that is, the earliest actual and genuine 'Boomers turn 70 this year; and the youngest genuine B'B's will be 53..

Many of the policies and political decisions from the 1970s, '80s and '90s were put in place by the previous mob.  Many of the current policy makers and lawmakers have come from the elitist and privileged top "1 per centers"  --  not from the average workers, sloggers and factory fodder..


Only around 20-25% of the Baby Boomers that I know have adequate superannuation/ pension plans to fund a comfortable retirement.

Less than half actually benefitted from the "free" tertiary education during the 1970s and '80s..

Less than half actually own their homes outright..
A lot are being forced out of the areas they grew up in, due to escalating costs, property speculators, 'gentrification', along with ever increasing costs/council rates/taxes..


Less than a quarter of the "baby boomers" in Western countries have actually profited greatly from the wastes and mismanagement mostly implemented by wastrel governments and corporations --  less than 5% on a global basis.

IT'S the mismanagement of those in governments since the bad policies of the Reagan/Thatcher years, the lack of opportunities for many 'average workers' to get ahead and prepare, poorly-planned and rorted pension schemes, pandering to property speculators and gamblers, and allowing big businesses to constantly avoid paying a "living wage" to exploited employees, that has created the looming crises in under-funded aged care and healthcare services..        pale

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:38 am

That cartoon is horrific -- that reminds me of some of the nastiest WWII propaganda.

Stereotyping an entire generation of people? Well, I guess, welcome to Planet Trump.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:05 am

Suspect

WHAT I find truly nasty and self-serving about that O/P author's assertions is that if somebody simply lives,  that they shouldn't believe that they are entitled to a basic level of healthcare, some kind of shelter, an opportunity to making a living (and the chance to improve their lot in life..).

No doubt he/she will find some way to justify the theft of resources and national wealth from native peoples and foreign countries, claiming that it was their own fault for being born into those places and times  ?

Whatever a 'Tyler Derven' (the author..) is, I have little doubt that he is himself a selfish, corporate suck up dickhead, praying at the altar of Mammon.      7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand 4183205388

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:11 am

@wolf
While I agree with most of your post in reality
  Cool cause i am just making a show of how stupid it is to generalize about a whole generation But Hey With LF the shoe fits Rolling Eyes Razz Razz Razz Razz

I do have to point out, Which generation voted in Reagan and Thatcher?

The Op is Crap too, dude has no balls if he thinks he should just take all the shit the world can heap on you with a smile.. Dumb ass Right whingers not a brain or set of balls between them Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by eddie on Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:20 pm

I think the whole thing is pretty harsh actually. To say that if you're overweight you can't get the guy?
That's just nasty.

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Post by Eilzel on Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:33 am

The whole article is basically an attack on the left 'for caring'.

First of all, many of the older generations, including Trump himself during the election and Farage during the referendum campaign, claimed of rigging and unfinished business and not accepting the result, when they expected to lose at least. Some Trump voters openly said they'd protest and many have hinted at civil wars in both our countries for years. So who are really the sensitive ones?

On healthcare, the killer of this whole article, how can anyone agree? Of course it's a right. Saying otherwise is saying a rich kid deserves more than a poor kid by default. It epitomises the nasty superiority complex of the whole article.

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Post by eddie on Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:56 pm

Entirely agree Les.

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