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originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: mc_squared
They want to blame everything on the older generation
The vast majority of the millennium generation has not taken any steps.
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: Metallicus
This is right on the money.
I keep thinking about how my mom would have laughed herself to death if I had asked her to drive me around when I was a kid. She would tell me to get walking or ride my bike.
It it snowed or rained before school I bundled up or took an umbrella. There were no rides to school.
Of course, for you and I, if someone saw us walking to school, even at the age of 5, or riding our bikes later on ... no one thought we were in danger and called the cops to turn our mothers in for child endangerment, either.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Greathouse
Being imperfect isn't a bad thing. It's actually a good thing. It give you room to grow and learn. The problem is actually growing and learning from mistakes. Some people don't.
I see by a large large margin way more older people bitching about youngsters "supposedly" blaming them then I ever see or hear youngsters actually blaming older folk... I mean really... It's like some kind of weird paranoia, a straw man trope. Every week I see a one of my older acquintences (but never my older artistic hippie artist author poet acquintences,) post some meme like this green meme and the clueless young person, but never do I see a post by my younger friends calling out the older generation.
“Use humor to minimize or marginalize the people on the other side,” he added.
“There is nothing the public likes more than tearing down celebrities and playing up the hypocrisy angle,” his colleague Mr. Hubbard said, citing billboard advertisements planned for Pennsylvania that featured Robert Redford. “Demands green living,” they read. “Flies on private jets.”
But older generations, who like to think they have the wisdom and experience to be above all that, are manipulated in many other ways, often not just towards apathy – but full-blown anti-environmentalism.