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Future generations will see Boomers and Millenials as failures.

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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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While I agree that Boomers and Millenials contribute to some good things, I believe that future generations will look at us with hatred.

Boomers will be seen as the greediest generation that didn't grow up. Here's how Ben Shapiro describe the Boomers:




As they grew older, the Baby Boomers refused to age. They got married later and had less children. They got divorced more often. They pursued riskier activities and riskier financial strategies. They bought plastic surgeries they could not afford and made Botox a household word. They refused to plan for the future.





It is the Baby Boomers who have bankrupted the country. Voting consistently for higher spending, they now complain when the country goes bankrupt and we must discuss the inevitability of cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. If the Baby Boomers’ parents lied to them about Vietnam, the Baby Boomers lied to us about Big Government – and just like their parents, they expect us to foot the bill.


www.frontpagemag.com...


It was bad even Huffington Post acknowledge that the Boomers didn't grow up:




Here’s the irony...the very generation that has tried the hardest to remain forever young may not realize that by seeking to live the Peter Pan lifestyle, we may be avoiding the critical role of growing up.


www.huffingtonpost.com...

Meanwhile the Millennials will be seen as spoiled brats that tried to stifle free speech:





As a Millennial, I feel ashamed that my generation turned out to be failures. While yes some of us tried to take a stand, the sad thing is our generation (along with the Boomers) will forever be known as the generation that help brought society to ruin.

It is the Boomers and Millennial that allowed more taxes to be enacted, allowed decadence to run rampant, and brought many other problems our society is facing right now.

After seeing this, something tells me that future generations will hate us because it is they that will be forced to face the consequences of the negative decisions our generations made and plus it is they that will have clean up after us.

While John Titor is a fraud, this quote is pretty accurate:



“Perhaps I should let you all in on a little secret. No one likes you in the future. This time period is looked at as being full of lazy, self-centered, civically ignorant sheep. You were the generation that had it all and squandered it. Perhaps you should be less concerned about me and more concerned about that.”


www.johntitor.com...
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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

While I hate to admit it I agree with this. I am also a millennial but do well, I see most other either being completely spoiled or failures in a sense that feel entitled.
As for the boomers much of them believe that they fixed everything and the later have screwed it up.
I like to think of generations as an engine. If there is a component on my engine that is not functioning properly then the others will not either. The idea of everyone working together to keep us going strong seems to have been forgotten or ignored. Why so I don’t know, I have a few ideas why but I don’t wish to share them.
Anyways great thread!



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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While these things are true...which generation would you consider successful then? The world's been a pretty #ed up place for a long time. Which generation is the basis of comparison for the failures of the baby boomers and millenials?

I mean no generation has ended humanity yet....that'd be about the biggest generational failure I can think of.
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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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I doubt it. This is a good example of making broad generalizations with only opinion to guide you. People live in the times they are born in. They don't have a choice. Further, they grow up in a world dominated by the previous or two generations with zero say in the matter . To condemn an entire generation is just stupid and ignorant both.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Since on our current trajectory there may only be a couple few more generations to go before Homo sapiens go extinct, oh well.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

The OP is not just condemning one generation. And of the opinion pieces posted this does make sense as this happens time a time again. Now this is not true for all people though. I think it really boils down to the parents. Your a smart cookie you should know this.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:43 PM
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So as a Gen X I'm all good? Hahaha yissssss



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: jjkenobi

While sure some of you guys are partly responsible, it is the Boomers and Millennials that got the most coverage.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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I think it's wiser to judge people on an individual basis rather than as some vaguely-defined group. Groups tend to be judged by what they consume, rather than what they produce.

But any Baby Boomer, any Millennial, any anybody can decide to work hard and create amazing things for the world. It all depends on the individual and their drive for fame or money or peace of mind or whatever.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Since on our current trajectory there may only be a couple few more generations to go before Homo sapiens go extinct, oh well.

That's for damned sure. Either Artificial Intelligence will do away with us, and/or we will gain such control of our own genetics that we purposely split into dozens of different sub-species. So yeah, we're definitely on the way out. Of course, I'll be dead before it happens, so I guess it doesn't matter to me. But you young folks out there might live to see it. The End of Humanity.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Oh joy... More ignorant ageism...



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
I doubt it. This is a good example of making broad generalizations with only opinion to guide you. People live in the times they are born in. They don't have a choice. Further, they grow up in a world dominated by the previous or two generations with zero say in the matter . To condemn an entire generation is just stupid and ignorant both.


Agreed.

Pretty sure the generation(s) that came before the one that ran off to World War II after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor said the same thing.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

The thing is even though you don't see it that way, future generations will. They will grow up into a world that has been damaged by the previous generations.

And the idea of SJWs (banning things because muh feelings) is very recent.

I was once told by a professor that years ago in my college, people with different opposing views used to debate politely and by the end of the day they shake hands. Sadly, you don't see that anymore in many colleges.
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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Since on our current trajectory there may only be a couple few more generations to go before Homo sapiens go extinct, oh well.

That's for damned sure. Either Artificial Intelligence will do away with us, and/or we will gain such control of our own genetics that we purposely split into dozens of different sub-species. So yeah, we're definitely on the way out. Of course, I'll be dead before it happens, so I guess it doesn't matter to me. But you young folks out there might live to see it. The End of Humanity.


I don't know how old you are, but don't hold your breath. The AI shiite is going to hit the proverbial fan sooner than most of us think.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: pointessa

I don't know how old you are, but don't hold your breath. The AI shiite is going to hit the proverbial fan sooner than most of us think.

The "AI uprising" is most likely just fearmongering and doom porn.

Don’t Believe The Hype: Why AI Won’t Take Over The World

The Great Tech Panic: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs

The Real Reason AI Won’t Take Over Anytime Soon
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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:12 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: schuyler

The thing is even though you don't see it that way, future generations will. They will grow up into a world that has been damaged by the previous generations.

And the idea of SJWs (banning things because muh feelings) is very recent.

I was once told by a professor that years ago in my college, people with different opposing views used to debate politely and by the end of the day they shake hands. Sadly, you don't see that anymore in many colleges.

Actually if you'd just study statistical data you'd see that our generation is one of the safest, has the least amount of worldwide violence, one of the most educated, and many other factors. But it is also really easy to discard all that stuff that says that millennials are actually improving the world and pretend like we are ruining things.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Every generation looks at the previous one as failures..

Because society constantly improves..



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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The ultimate consumers were the swing generation. People born in the mid 1920's to late 1930's. Able to begin drawing Social Security in their 50's while living off of lavish pensions and a 40 year long Bull stock market. The boomer generation is the result of swing generation not knowing when to stop making kids.

The millennial generation resulted from the short burst of economic prosperity during the Clinton Era and is much bigger than the boomers.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

It may be the most peaceful time in history, but nothing last forever.




Over 1,100 leading economists sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the president to reverse course on recent trade tactics — lest the US repeat one of the biggest mistakes of the Great Depression.


www.businessinsider.com...

We will eventually have another Great Depression thanks to Trump, Obama and others.

Future generations will blame us (Boomers, Gen. X, Millennial) for that.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: jjkenobi

Lucky you, enjoy your finger-pointing



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