1. SG854

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    Explain the hate against Millenials
     
  2. Glyptofane

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    I'm technically a millennial, but was also born in that gen x/millenial overlap period. Both groups seem full of natural hatred for life, but I guess millennials are considered lazier, more entitled, and more sensitive about it.
     
  3. Kraken_X

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    Clickbait. The negative articles about millennials get more clicks because the millennials engage to refute the BS, while the older generation engages because the believe it. Older generations have always looked down on "kids these days" all throughout history.

    Besides, millennials are in their 30s now. Gen Z are the young people now.
     
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  4. Veho

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    Every generation is hated by the previous generation for being "soft", "lazy", "entitled" and so on. "Back in my day..." has been the rallying cry for millennia.
     
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    It's always been that way throughout history; every generation hates the next one. The only difference is now with the new millennium and the internet, we can put a name and stereotype on these age groups and have it stick a lot better.
     
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    For me its a mixture between the coerced (after the financial crisis they were supposed to engage in upfront leisure spending, instead of investing or saving) consumerist orientation (lattes, raw food drink bars, electric scooter memberships and neckbeard balm), and the questionless dedication to mostly small causes for artificial reputational gain on social media - paired with still (we are aging.. ;) ) youthful ignorance (some would say self entitlement). ;)

    To me it sometimes seems, as if theyd (we'd) followed roughly an 80s alternative aesthetic, but while getting everything about it wrong, always.

    Of course, all of this is a prejudice, and intentionally overdrawn. By me.. ;)


    In general the answer should be 'because they are acting a little different than the generation before them, while they are still young', as with all generations.

    See:



    and



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    Artsy (more conceptual) answer (to try to somehow explain the 80s reference from above ;) ):

    A typical millennial for me would be someone, who finds these sorts videos 'very cool' - but that gets none of its themes.. Or that the songs were actually pretty great. ;)




    edit: Here is the middle video of that trillogy, btw:


    :)
     
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    A typical millennial would visit a talk about 'digital libido' at an event for the international liberal elite, and clap in the end, when being told, that the solution to all societal stability problems would lie in teaching everyone how to get 1000 facebook friends. To pacify them better.

    See: https://alpbach.apa-ots-video.at/video/5333013067a14a6eb3013067a17a6ef3
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    A typical millennial would be very concerned about minority group rights, but know nothing about structural issues impacting most peoples lives. Or the economy they grow up in.

    F.e.:


    Because one of them trended on facebook/insta for longer.
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    A typical millennial would be more concerned to get an instagramable photo of them at a protest, than about the protest itself.

    A typical millennial gets mobilized by something trending on insta, but then is unable to formulate a demand for any societal change thats not just purly condensed down to two sentences, and designed to get trending.

    A typical millennial would tweet out, what they had for lunch.

    A typical millennial would drive an Uber, regardless. Regardless of what? Regardless of everything.. ;)

    A typical millennial would cheer a private industry space flight, because they heard it was meant to be an inspiring event.

    A typical millennial aspires to be come a brand testimonial. And to be able to live off of it.

    ...

    ;)


    So after re-reading what I posted, it seems to be about value judgments, that are kind of different and new, and not what you would call 'informed' in the classic (as in old) sense.
     
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  8. Xzi

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    At least in the US, it's because boomers know they fucked everything up and want somebody else to blame for it. They've already moved on to bitching about Gen Z.
     
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    So what exactly are "Millenials", like, it used to be Gen Y people, then it was adults 30-or-so in 2015, now it's like mid-20s people who were born at the turn of the millennium. Everyone seems to have a different concept. What age group is annoying this week? Who cares, call 'em Millenials.
     
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    I am a millennial, generation X "hates me" and I "hate" generation Z and Alpha XD

    It is normal to generate a contempt for the generation that follows, since too many changes are happening that one cannot finish adapting.

    Alpha generation will most likely bother beta teens.
     
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    Its the other way around, sociologists (?) come up with those age cohorts to talk about actually mostly trends in the workplace and recruitment, and society at large. To give corporations and politics a rough orientation about what certain themes within an age cohort are.

    So they are defined (simply by an age bracket), you can look it up on wikipedia. ;)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation

    Where it breaks is,that a cohort is 'all people of an entire generation' and to make a unifying statement about that many people is, problematic to say at least.
     
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    I was born in 1989 so Am I 90s kid or 80s kid ? Hehe
     
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    90s, they usually go by what 'made you tick' caused by the socioeconomic factors that were part of your upbringing. (So they have a justification for making up any generalized assessments at all. ;) )

    And if you are trying to deplattform the term millennial, which some of you in here seem to be trying to do ("this is so not a thing.."), thats totally what a millennial would do, not to have to deal with the real world.. ;)

    Here is a 'typical' use of the term f.e. in recruitment:


    (Thats why we talk about generations in that way, recruitment, and political advertising/campaigning mostly.)
     
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  14. Teslas Fate

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    Yeah what’s wrong with gen z? Edit: Where tf would I be I was born it 2004 for which is said to be the ending year for millennials but others say gen z wtf??
     
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  15. JuanMena

    JuanMena Obviamente no me importa lo que tú pienses
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    The fuck is a "Millenial"?
     
  16. Teslas Fate

    Teslas Fate Just a X Æ A-12
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    It’s a us thing... I think :wink:
     
  17. JuanMena

    JuanMena Obviamente no me importa lo que tú pienses
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    Well... I'm generation Street Fighter Alpha 2 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  18. Teslas Fate

    Teslas Fate Just a X Æ A-12
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    Based on when that came out I thonk you’d be a millennial
     
  19. JuanMena

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    FUCK NO... I don't know what that means.
    I've seen the term on Twitter sometimes...
    Let me see...
     
  20. Teslas Fate

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    What?
     
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