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A Love Letter to Millenials

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posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:05 PM
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I work at a college, and today we had an all day forum for faculty, staff, and students.

Millenials, you are amazing. Your emphasis on fairness and on collaboration is so egalitarian, so humble, and so creativity-driven. You are our hope.

My generation X is so obsessed with competition for no reason. With titles. With status. With approval and being "right."

Boomers are either super chill, and ready to listen, or they are obsessed with naysaying and their own authority. "There is no solution."

Millennials, I get it. You don't want hand holding. You know there are hoops to jump through, and you want the instructions, straight up. You're not even bothering with the games I had to play when I was young and pretty and treated as dumb. You want to cut to the chase.

Change the standards. Keep your generosity of spirit. People who bash the millennial mindset are just jealous. Right now, Millenials are "obedient" to me because of age and rank. But they are so bold with their ideas, their analysis. Rise up, young'uns. All the $h1t you get is just fertilizer.

Unofficial anthem: Matisyahu, "Youth."




posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

Not to break into the cumbay-ya moment, but does this involve safe spaces and therapy pets?

I'm not one bit jealous of the Millenials.

I am heartbroken for them.

We have a whole generation that is being sent out into the world thinking that they are as unique and individual as a snowflake and have the same survival skills of one.

We as a country and as educators have entirely failed this generation.

In doing so we have probably doomed ourselves.

Um.. yay?



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

idealism and pragmatism...one is based on reality, one is not.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Those safe spaces and therapy pets are for the ones who need them. Millenials leave no man behind. You can keep your boot camp mentality. They're replacing it with a mentality that leaves room for people who aren't perfect.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

idealism and pragmatism...one is based on reality, one is not.


One is creative, and the other isn't.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart
Hey, I can see you are young, and full of passion. Thats good too, but the laws of physics are the same, no matter your imaginative capacity.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:25 PM
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Millennials are all right, but they do not evaluate risk very well, they were brainwashed a little too much but when they get a little older, they will find the truth. They are too trusting in professionals whom make lots of money off of their ignorance.

My daughters are both Millennials and although I think they are in somewhat better at some things than my generation, some things about them are worse. They tend to trust in the wrong type of people.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:37 PM
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As a millennial I can say you aren't far from the truth. However the opposite side of that coin is vanity and short sightedness.

It won't last as it doesn't create nor destroy. That's why the ideals that surround the colloquial millennial are shunned.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Ha. I'm not young. It was fun while it lasted, though. I am solution oriented. And the physics tends towards momentum, in this scenario. Kepler is on the Millenials' side.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I disagree. Their skyrocketing anxiety rates show huge mistrust. Just like the boomers went through when they hit their late forties and divorced people and bought sports cars. Millenials have that same doubt at age 20. I'd say it equips them for the future.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:50 PM
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Each generation has its role. It's the way it has always been. The younger generation typically pushes toward changing what they perceive as wrong with the previous generations. And the older generations slow their roll so that they don't go too hambone and end up pushing so hard that they go right over the edge.

It's healthy.

The next time an old timer tells you to chill out take what they are saying under advisement. It is probably for your own good. And vice versa. Just smile, say thanks and give each other a hug.

PS. I'm a millennial.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:51 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I haven't seen vanity. I've seen a lot of them defining their own worth. It may seem arrogant, but it might also be more wise than their age.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart




I haven't seen vanity.


Never been to FB/Tweeter/Instagoon?




I've seen a lot of them defining their own worth.


Agreed, seen plenty sitting in their parents home while they wait for someone to give them what they define.




It may seem arrogant, but it might also be more wise than their age.


Arrogant would indicate vanity, yes?



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

I truly appreciate your intent...but running my own farm, observing nature and her laws, hiring and firing in healthcare, mitigating and failing as a clinician, has shown me the value of pragmatic thinking.

I use the example of the poor bastard that imagined Brown bears could be influenced by human compassion in the wild...it looked good until he was eaten.



posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 11:57 PM
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Meanwhile in the real world bad things happen, people actually lose and you don't get participation trophies.

Just like you think this is a great thing I find 0 wrong with wanting to win. Nothing wrong with being competitive, nothing wrong with realizing that the world and no one or nothing in it owes me anything.



posted on Mar, 28 2019 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: opethPA

Watch out, because Millennials might pull the rug out from under you and your construct of the "real world."



posted on Mar, 28 2019 @ 12:00 AM
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I’ve hired a few, totally useless if you ask me. Always looking for a handout,never work harder then the bare minimum. I’m not impressed



posted on Mar, 28 2019 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: opethPA

amen



posted on Mar, 28 2019 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: Look2theSacredHeart
a reply to: JinMI

I haven't seen vanity. I've seen a lot of them defining their own worth. . .


This defines vanity.



posted on Mar, 28 2019 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: Look2theSacredHeart
a reply to: opethPA

Watch out, because Millennials might pull the rug out from under you and your construct of the "real world."
this is how I know youre young, or completely oblivious



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