Hating Millennials - the prejudice you're allowed to boast about


Cartoonist Matt Bors got a spot on CNN for his great, scathing critique of the narrative of the lazy, narcissistic "Millennials," which has gone well beyond "get off my lawn" territory and into the realm of out-and-out demographic prejudice. Click through for the whole thing.

The generation we love to dump on (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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  1. “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” -Socrates

  2. Also: popular music reached its absolute pinnacle around the time my generation was reaching late adolescence, whereas the music of today's youth is total crap.

  3. How time flies! It seems like only yesterday that those of us in "Gen X" were being disparaged as stupid (for not having our entire lives totally mapped out while still in high school), lazy (by ex-hippies), and spoiled (by CEOs getting bailed out by Reagan, and folks whose defined-benefit pensions hadn't yet been pilfered).

  4. It's not that Millenials in general think they deserve a job. It's more that they deserve an opportunity to pursue, and a reasonable chance to get, a job commensurate with their education, and with what that education now costs.

    Things ARE worse than they were before -- far fewer decent jobs, far higher employer expectations of a college degree, and far higher student loans.

  5. Actually, I'd say the boomers had a hell of a lot of stuff handed to them- like say, the ability to get a decent college education without going up to their eyeballs in debt. And that was provided by the taxpayer, but now that they're the taxpayers, they suddenly have decided it's every man for himself.

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