Kids These Days

You can go more than a few minutes (seconds if you are around my age and on Facebook) without seeing an article or meme throwing the “kids these days” under the bus. It drives me crazy, to be honest. Well, it turns out it has been happening since Aristotle’s time or longer. I came across this pretty in depth discussion of what has been called “Juvenoia”.

Perhaps you will find it interesting. I did.

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3 thoughts on “Kids These Days

  1. Maybe my opinion will change as the rest of my generation grows up, but it’s always really bothered me that the Millennial Generation stretches all the way into the 2000s. The oldest members of the generation started life during the end years of the Cold War and the youngest weren’t even born when 9/11 happened. The Millennials born in the latter half of the 90s and later spent their childhood in a much different world than the rest of us. Maybe as more time passes I’ll be better able to see why we are grouped together, but for now the age range for Millennials seems a bit off to me.

    Maybe I just have Juvenoia about my own generation.

    • I think the idea of “generations” is a bunch of crap, to be honest, just a way to generalize people and make money off books on how to understand the new “generation”.

      I think the people in their 20s now and those going to college should be angry. They’ve been told their entire lives to go to college, go to college using huge loans, then the older generations are hoarding the money while not creating any jobs, all the while calling them lazy. It sucks.

      • It does suck. And then the degree works against you if you’re applying for jobs that don’t require a college degree. The whole education-work dynamic is a mess these days.

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