chick i know emailed me this article. ignore the phaggy time illustration, its honestly very good.
i've seen similar theories talked about in other threads/posts, but this one is to the point and pretty comprehensive. talks about why the generation born from the late 70s to 90s is unhappy, contrasting with previous generations.
-happiness= reality - expectations
-grandparents (depression era) raised our parents generation to focus on practical, secure careers thru hard work
-parents generation had careers in time of economic prosperity, exceeding their expectations, leading to happiness
-we were raised in time of optimism and possibility, encouraged to follow your passion (new phrase adopted only in last 20 years)
-we now value "fulfilling" career over "secure" career
-told we are special when we really aren't
-our expectations are too high, don't meet reality
-problem is compounded by social media, comparing our real lives to peoples fake lives
take home point--> you aren't special but can become special thru working hard for long period time
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good read on why this generation is unhappy
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the unibomber sed it better i thinkThis great evil, where's it come from? How'd it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who's doing this? Who's killing us, robbing us of life and light, mocking us with the sight of what we might've known? Does our ruin benefit the earth, does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine? Is this darkness in you, too? Have you passed through this night?
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Good read op, srdQuotes should be short and to the point.....
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We expect life to be all sunshine and rainbows not realizing life is all about the downs also. That also ties into our entitlement in thinking we deserve to be happy.How does the root of all evil make us all smile, make us feel as we're more alive living life. Good liquor, good fortune, and good wealth. Whatever happened to good mornings and good health? Or good books and knowledge of oneself. Used to want to be rich forever. If you ask me now I just wanna be free forever.
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Because this generation is born of the generation where 'fairness' started...
and has sucked on the tits of social media thinking they need to be just like (What-the-****-ever their name is).
'Everyone gets a trophy'
'There is no winner...no scoring...no goals...we want all the children to fell like they can do anything'...
Those lil bitches squirted out the now generation and poof this **** is why everyone is unhappy.
So now there is no competition other then how quickly people can shove their faces into their smartphone and lose the universe because they cannot or do not have the tools to do...
People will snap out of it...maybe ditch the social media crap that is rotting the brain of everyone...
**** twitter, **** Facebook, ****...whatever it is that takes away from humanity, competition and soul searching...
Someone wins, someone loses...
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For those hiring members of Gen Y, Harvey suggests asking the interview question, “Do you feel you are generally superior to your coworkers/classmates/etc., and if so, why?”. He says that “if the candidate answers yes to the first part but struggles with the ‘why,’ there may be an entitlement issue.☆☆ Neg back 100% ☆☆
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The problem with GYPSYs is that ambition is something you can instil in anyone, but potential is evenly distributed throughout the population. Everyone thinks they can be president but only a few actually have the potential. Being a GYPSY is great if you're born to be wildly successful because your upbringing will pretty much ensure that you try to become wildly successful.Repping funny posts on sight
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The keyword of this generation is entitlement.
You are not special unless you make yourself special.
You are not needed unless you make yourself needed.
You are not even wanted unless you make yourself wanted.
Life is not about being entitled to happiness. Its about working towards it. So get to work.
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Technology is heavily to blame too. Computers, the internet, smartphones, gaming, it's all extremely toxic for the human psyche. Not when used for practical purposes or in moderation, but it is when the entire f*cking population has their face on a screen 24/7. Try to find one public place where not more than half the people in your line of sight are either on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. It's not gonna happen. People are losing track of the physical, tangible world. Everything is virtual now. People live their social lives mostly through social media. The average person spends more time staring at a screen than they do anything else combined. It's not good and it's only gonna get worse. Another 100 years and we'll be reduced to brains in a jar connected to a cloud.Gonna make it [ ]
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You are correct. I thought I would have an easy time getting a job after college graduation due to my hard work in my extracurricular activities supposedly giving me an advantage. It didn't. It's been over a year and still no job in the field I studied in. I thought I was special but quickly found out I wasn't, which made me feel very cynical towards life. Fortunately, I'll be starting a "real" job real soon which I'm really excited about, but it's in a different field from what I studied.
I thought minimally about job prospects when I was in college. I studied to be a teacher and figured that teachers are always needed and can't be outsourced. I didn't realize that their jobs would be some of the most negatively affected by the recession.My fondest wish is for my best to one day be good enough.
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09-11-2013, 04:20 PM #27- you, after graduating college, considered (or will consider) big, famous cities like New York, San Francisco, LA, or DC, or small, fancy cities like Boulder or Santa Barbara as the only acceptable places to move (i.e. you feel like too special of a person to move to somewhere like Cleveland).
This is the dumbest part of the post. People SHOULD strive to live in the best cities they can afford. Over/Under 100% Chance the writer is not from Cleveland anyone?
- you have disdain for a restaurant like The Olive Garden or Red Lobster.
Because generation Y grew up AFTER the case with the chef who jizzed in a salad at Olive Garden.
Red Lobster officially now has the connotation of "The place poor black couples go when they get their paycheck" ...you cant deny it brahs. why would any gen Y'er of any race want to go there? This writer is culturally inept.
- you need to have an iPhone and wouldn't consider an Android phone.
- foodie is a word you've ever called yourself or anyone else.
- you've been to a therapist without any severe mental illness.
- you have started your own business or have plans to do so.
The Premise of this piece is spot on, and posters ITT have also made good points on this.
But this above ^ is the biggest load of crock, businesses are whats GOOD for our stagnant economy (thinking macro) and the potential for mad profits and strippers and cohke is always there too (thinking micro)
Not to make ad hominems (ok at this point, she started it), but this author is clearly living in a very socially isolated bubble and is speaking on grounds she does not possess experience in. We are all not 3/2nd tier city upper-middle-class white girls (again, I wish...) who tend to scoff at a man's ideas for business or anything at all involving risk.
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Definitely realizing those after University feels
And the part about facebook and image crafting is spot on
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