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Im always observing people having childish interactions and making small talk on a fairly regular basis. It seems as if most are ill equipped for deeper then topical conversations. Most judge harshly without getting to know someone.
According to William FitzStephen, "many other schools were allowed as favors to teachers
celebrated for their learning" -although these did not enjoy permanent institutional status.
FitzStephen gives a vivid description of the regular London interschool debating contests:
On feast days the masters assemble their pupils at the churches
whose feast-day it is, and there the scholars dispute. Some
debate just to show off, which is nothing but a wrestling bout of
wit, but for others disputation is a way of establishing the truth
of things. Some produce nonsensical arguments but enjoy the sheer
profusion of their own words; others employ fallacies in an effort
to trick their opponents. Boys from different schools compete in
verse, or in debates about the rules of grammar. Others use
cross-roads humor to insult or mock their opponents, identifying
them not by name but by teasing allusions to their well-known
foibles -- indeed, to general amusement, sometimes even their
elders and betters are subjected to this treatment.
'Over-sensitive and desperate... I feel sorry for them': Bret Easton Ellis gives a damning analysis on Millennials he brands Generation Wuss
Bret Easton Ellis has branded Millennials narcissistic, over-sensitive and sheltered in a damning 2,000-word analysis of 'Generation Wuss'.
The writer who notably penned American Psycho sparked a social media outburst when he coined the phrase Generation Wuss to refer to those born after 1989.
Now he has written an essay to defend his description, adding that he feels sorry for young people today.
In the Vanity Fair article, he writes: 'When Millennials are criticized...they seem to collapse into a shame spiral and the person criticizing them is automatically labeled a hater, a contrarian, a troll.'
He adds: 'My huge generalities touch on their over-sensitivity, their insistence that they are right despite the overwhelming proof that suggests they are not.'
The 50-year-old also lays into news site BuzzFeed, which announced it will no longer publish any negative reviews.