originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: IkNOwSTuff
17 doesn't apply to me.
I do have a chip on my shoulder.
But i, ready to fight for what I believe in and it takes some real logic and objective reasoning skills to get me to change my stance.
If you give up easily you won't win with me.
If you resort to emotional responses or attacks I'll simply ignore them.
oh for the love of crap...you win onequestion...you finally got this gen X-er to respond...well done
Are you the same person who posted this?
You know, that awesome, completely logical and clearly unbiased tripe about how baby boomers should quit or die? That thread about how BB's don't
get all that scary technology and don't understand all that scary police state? And you're over here going on and on about how you just literally
and unfairly judge and entire generation WITHOUT understanding their plight and then pissed and moaned and begged for logic-filled unemotional
You literally told millions of people they are too stupid to get what the internet is despite it's founding being around and built by men and women
who made it before even I was born and I am a generation ahead of you. You told them they don't understand television? I am not even sure that was a
Oh but then my favorite part...they don't get the police state. Are you aware of civil disobedience? Are you aware of civil rights and the non
violent protests that got black men shot just for standing up for something called equality?
Global politics? How about the unreal fear that Americans had when they thought that just maybe one of two fingers was going to press that darn
button? Activism became massive in that era and the 70's only solidified it. And yet somehow you think your 'paradigm' is too much for for those
'old folk' to understand?
I am not saying that generation and mine and even previous generations have not made mistakes but let me cue you into a little of what I see about
corporations of today as I am part of the generation who is inheriting them as we speak. You have empires founding no doubt but make no mistake that
the so-called lost generation that I am part of, gen X
We continued the battle and fought things that I am not terribly sure the majority of Milleneals remember or can even handle to be frank. We continued
the search for dignity and caring and gentleness despite our raucous desire for expansion of the market. At the same time we batled things that your
generation are continuing such as bullying, STD's, rape, racial violence and diversity. All these things that I see many of generation Y pretending
to espouse, we handed to you and said "take the reins!"
But here's the thing...all of that was handed to us as well. Baby Boomers made it possible for us by preaching freedom and love and unity in the
60's and 70's. See the problem I have with Milleneals and this new generation is the lack of balance I keep seeing. Individuality is very important
but it's either smashed in our faces to the point that we have to recognize everyone as winners and denounce any form of competition, or we have to
watch our society become so collectivist that nobody is allowed to think outside the herd. We generations before you made our mistakes and you are
making yours and the newly (unnamed) generation is going to make theirs too
So what do we do? Sit like you and blame everyone else? Should I blame the Boomers? Why not go farther? How about the Silents? Hell why not the
No...what you do is recognize those mistakes, then take a good long look in your mirror and recognize your own...and you build and fix...not sit and
whine and point fingers. I'm not saying you aren't allowed to recognize that mistakes were made prior to your time in power, but give it a rest,
grow up, and help become the solution because until you generation does (and many of them do) we're just going to carry on being petulant to the
point that nothing will ever get solved.
The BB's made mistakes...my gen xers have made ours...and you are starting to make yours...get over it...you are unique and you have you methods to
madness but you aren't all the special snowflakes you pretend to be. Be proud of who you are as a generation but don't let that pride get in the way
of progress...but I gotta say my friend, that is precisely what I see when I view posts like this one and others
sorry...guess I am just emotional and 'old'