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This Is Why You Don't Succeed - Simon Sinek on The Millennial Generation

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posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 09:37 AM
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I just happened onto this video this morning, I was really surprised at how good this was, really informative too.
This is not a surprise to most of us, but hopefully this will help someone to understand what is what...
If, for some reason you don't agree with this idea, that's O.K., I'm not trying to start any argument at all, I just felt it explains why there is such a disconnect in Millennials.

The speaker, Simon Sinek tells his views on why he feels that the Millennials are the way they are, he goes into great detail about social media, life, work, and relationships. I found it perfectly put, for me, it couldn't be any more plain.
I'm a boomer, so although I am not a Millennial, this makes so much sense to me, and hopefully 'they' will get the message. That is not a derogatory remark, because this video explains what this generation of Millennials is going through, I actually got to see both sides, theirs and mine.

This is approximately 16 minutes long, but if you watch this, I can 'almost' guarantee you that you won't regret the time spent.





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posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 09:59 AM
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Wow, a few minutes in and this dude is generalizing like crazy, using all the same old talking points we've been hearing for years now: participation trophies, feeling special, wanting free stuff, etc.

You think this is a new argument or has any merit other than vague generalizations and stereotypes? Okay boomer. I'm a millennial and so are all of my friends. Never once have I ever heard any of them cry about not getting a participation trophy or getting free food or whatever the hell else this guy thinks are valid arguments, just to put an entire generation into a prepackaged box.

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree boomer. Maybe your generation is what led to this so-called "entitled" generation? Because like the guy says, people are a product of their environment. Who are the ones who created or at least helped to build the environment we have today? Hmmm.... maybe some self-reflection is in order. Which generation grew up in an environment that allowed an entire family to be provided for with only one paycheck? "Entitled"? Sounds like projection to me.
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posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:32 AM
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I do not like that guy...



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


Which generation grew up in an environment that allowed an entire family to be provided for with only one paycheck?


So, who do you blame for that?



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:40 AM
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In general, aren't Millennials the children of Generation X, not boomers.

The conspiracy - Boomers created the internet to ruin the lives and future of Millennials.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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Oh look, another Us vs Them false binary.

Thank goodness.

I know some “stereotypical” Millenials and I know some entrepreneur/business owner millennials.

There is some truth to the fact that while you boomers were waxing your $60,000 Classic Cars in your garage, you were voting for traders, poisoning your kids with junk food, and allowing porn addictions into your homes in every screen connected to the internet.

I don’t say this to blame the “boomers” but this whole generational battle is ridiculous.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Deetermined

Not millennials.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Gen X raised millennials, I wonder where they got their parenting skills? Hmmm....



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: roadgravel

Gen X raised millennials, I wonder where they got their parenting skills? Hmmm....


Gen X decided they had a better parenting set and would do it different.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Says who? You? Ok, I guess that settles it then. 😂



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

What makes your opinion any more valid than mine? nothing.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

As I understand it, I am a "millenial" and was raised by "boomers". Born in '82.

(I don't dispute that many were raised by "Xers".)



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Deetermined

Not millennials.


I agree, so if everyone's tired of having this generational dispute, let's discuss the real problems.

I think we can all agree that parenting is going to play at least a 50/50 roll in all of this, and just maybe, parenting started going downhill when both parents were forced to work outside of the home to make ends meet.

Personally, I think our government is partly to blame for the downward spiral of society. Inflation has far surpassed wages over the decades, at times they have encouraged welfare instead of independence, and parents have to be careful today about how they go about disciplining their children in our current politically correct world. Kids have also learned that breaking the law isn't that big of deal any more. Our correction facilities are so crowded, repeat offenders don't even have to do much time any longer, if at all (at least for anything short of murder). Our government isn't helping when it encourages law breaking through illegal immigrants, violent protests, etc.either.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
I have a hard time believing an entire generation just decided to do things differently all independent from one another. Maybe there was a problem with THEIR parenting that made them feel the need to change? Either way it leads back to boomers and even further. I would think their parenting is what triggered that desire for change, no?
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posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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I would think their parenting is what triggered that desire for change, no?


Could be. Or it could be a desire to circumvent things to get things their way, for better or worse.

But let's use the good old "It's someone else's fault" and not take responsibility to some extent.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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My parents who are smack dead middle boomers didn't tell me the whole "you can do what ever you want in life" thing. It was my grand father, who fled from the Germans in his home town in Italy. He was chasing the "American Dream".

I think millenials are the tail end of that mind set. From then on society and human civilization is changing, and you get people like this who generalize the same BS that every previous generational critic has said.

Back in the 60s guys like him were saying Elvis was promoting black music and rock and roll was a communist infiltration system brainwashing the youth.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:27 AM
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Maybe there was a problem with THEIR parenting that made them feel the need to change?


Personally, I think that "parenting" can sometimes be subjective based on perception. Not all children of the same parents are going to turn out the same. My twin sister and I have argued many times over our views on the way we were raised and we don't view it the same way. Different personalities and behaviors play their own individual roles sometimes.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Yes, let's pass blame onto the children instead of the parents who raised them and the generations who built the world they live in.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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Wanna talk about "lazy" and "entitled"?



Notice where wages and productivity start to separate, right around the time "millennials" were about to be born and around the time the boomers favorite president was in office. The "productivity" line also takes a sharp turn upward right around the time millennials were entering the workforce. "Lazy" my ass.

I really wonder why my generation feels taken advantage of? Hmmm... that's a tough one.
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posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: roadgravel

Gen X raised millennials, I wonder where they got their parenting skills? Hmmm....


Give me a break. talk about generalizations LOL the only people you can or anybody for that matter talk about raising children is the families you have been around and even those cases you likely don't know the whole story. So really there is your family experience and maybe a close friend who you know something about. That's it, you have no clue how anybody else's experience was in your generation or any other generations. Let's face it though in most of the cases except the particularly heinous ones blaming your parents for where you are as an adult is an ultimate cop-out.

You want generalizations LOL people mostly complain it's in our nature always has been. The difference now is everybody knows how everybody feels immediately with the minute by minute posts from people we don't know or haven't even spoken with since grade school. We get opinions on news and events immediately there is no time to even rationalized 98% of the incoming as what it is true junk. There is no time to put it in perspective as how much of it is useful in your day to day life, Id imagines its less than 1%.

I believe that most me included don't even know true hardship like the Depression hardship, Dust Bowl hardship. Now thinking the man is holding you down is mostly in your mind and is just a big fat excuse for failure. You want to own something own that, because the sooner you realize you are mostly responsible for how far you get in life the better off you will be. Want some more generalizations LOL drop the negativity all the time people hate that chit even if it is legit. find something to be positive about and run with that for a while. Got another one for ya LOL you are young get off the message board and live your life instead of posting how chitty it is.




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