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Old Today, 03:43 AM   #106
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+1 However i also start to support that idea abut most young people who are triggered millenials are simply bored. If they would have some activity like working out they would not have point to be triggered about such trivial issues as some animal consenting or not. When they eat vegetables do they ask if veggies consented? Maybe grass has feelings too.
Yes, people need something to work against, they need something to challenge them. These days, if you live in the West and have a job or live with your parents, you don't have to worry about where your next meal is coming from or if you'll have a roof over your head. There are no threats, no dangers. You could spend your home life in front of your computer and just have food come to your door.

The upshot of this is that a lot of young people are bored and unchallenged, and this is ironically why so many of them do play video games so often. But that's not a real-world challenge and it doesn't foster responsibility, so they find things to get angry about so they have something to do with their energy.

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But most young people don't have jobs. Not what we used to call jobs. They're all working in the "gig economy". They have no security at all. This has to affect their attitudes.
 
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If you have ever watched the TV show "Horrible Histories", which is quite amusing I think - you notice that leaders and civilizations were really, really crazy in the past compared to today!
There are two kinds of "crazy". One is where imperators and other people in power made epic stuff out of that insanity that still is available today like Colleseum and other 'ancient engineering marvels' and other kind of "crazy" where people are just being stupid like taking selfies risking death that benefit only their own ego. I vote for first over second any day.
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But most young people don't have jobs. Not what we used to call jobs. They're all working in the "gig economy". They have no security at all. This has to affect their attitudes.
True. Most older people are either too busy or require money for younger people to transfer experience. Back in day it was passed on by family and by friends almost free.

This is also part of why youtube and internet is so popular for millenials. It kinda compensates for lack of either parenting or teaching or both because it is not just digital library to carry in pocket but also social aspect inside. Not yet fully but slowly getting there.

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If you have ever watched the TV show "Horrible Histories", which is quite amusing I think - you notice that leaders and civilizations were really, really crazy in the past compared to today!
I don't know, you've seen the Trump threads right.

Not to mention behind the scenes or just plain too much to take in?
 
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But most young people don't have jobs. Not what we used to call jobs. They're all working in the "gig economy". They have no security at all. This has to affect their attitudes.
One observation I have is that young people are quite careless with money - they will have the latest iPhone, iPad and Macbook and they will spend an awful lot of money going out regularly. They often do not eat cheaply either.

If they have no security, as much as it would be boring, they should try to save money - they cannot complain about being broke if they pay for nice things. Mobile phones became a thing for teenagers around the end of my school days - some of these teenagers were working after school and all weekend to sign up for a mobile phone contract with an up-front payment - the start of getting into debt before leaving school!

Maybe it is just me who gets a little irked by people complaining about money, whilst expecting to, and having, the very best "stuff" at all times.
 
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I don't know, you've seen the Trump threads right.

Not to mention behind the scenes or just plain too much to take in?
I am talking about things like Emperor Nero, who used to turn Christians into human candles for parties - cover them in tar and set them alight for fun. When Pharoes were buried, they had their wives buried next to them. Alive!

That kind of crazy...
 
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They have no security at all.
I think the problem is that they largely do have security [by which I mean somewhere to live and means to feed themselves]. But they lack independence and drive.
 
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One observation I have is that young people are quite careless with money - they will have the latest iPhone, iPad and Macbook and they will spend an awful lot of money going out regularly. They often do not eat cheaply either.
It's easy to be careless with money when you can pay by waving a phone. The "cashless economy" is being pushed hard by big business because they know that not having to part with physical coins and notes makes people spend more.
 
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The "cashless economy" is being pushed hard by big business because they know that not having to part with physical coins and notes makes people spend more.
Well yes and no... in fact it's being pushed because electronic payments can be quite easily subject to data collection and surveillance.

If you take 10 out of a cash machine, you could spend that 10 anywhere and on anything. If you use an electronic form, the transaction amount, time, date, location and in some cases the type of goods/service are all logged.
 
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Well yes and no... in fact it's being pushed because electronic payments can be quite easily subject to data collection and surveillance.

If you take 10 out of a cash machine, you could spend that 10 anywhere and on anything. If you use an electronic form, the transaction amount, time, date, location and in some cases the type of goods/service are all logged.
Using points cards is huge for collecting data as the companies/shops can analyse what you buy - I remember learning about how supermarkets where doing this during a data mining lecture back in around 2001. They know so much about you, probably the supermarkets being a good example because you may buy most things from there...

I just find it fascinating how I see so many students go to the same gym as me, taking selfies on their latest phones and the really expensive headphones (way more than I would spend). They drive new-ish cars, they buy the most expensive food brands and go to the expensive bars. Why should they not? I don't know, but it just seems to clash with the stories of being "skint" and then complaining life is too expensive. My student life was definitely less luxurious and ostentatious and I worked for a year as a software engineer to save up for university! *shrugs shoulders*
 
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