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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Age inequality exists and is significantly different in nature and more exaggerated than in generations' past. Millennials have it worse than their predecessors.
    Unproven. Millennials won't take 50,000 dead in a war either. My own children are doing just fine.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Unproven. Millennials won't take 50,000 dead in a war either. My own children are doing just fine.
    That's great but anecdotes and war stories don't refute what I'm saying.

    You're working against these types of data:

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/...ic-well-being/
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Career challenges are greater (well, any endeavors in life really) when the entire globe now can enter the competition, and is after what you have and have access to.

    Let's hope we've equipped our generation of Millennials with the skills and knowledge to succeed and flourish in this new environment. But somehow, I don't think so. I think the public education system, rife with leftists and progressives, have been preaching excessive politically correct crap and the like, spoon feeding these Millennials, making them soft and marshmallows rather than tough and resilient.

    May they forgive us for the disservice of their education that we've allowed to be inflicted on them.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    That's great but anecdotes and war stories don't refute what I'm saying.

    You're working against these types of data:

    The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being | Pew Research Center
    Vietnam war dead are not a story. The wealth gap is mostly about housing values. No dispute there. That's just cyclical luck of the draw. Ask millenialls how many would enter a lottery on the following terms: 50,000 losers get executed immediately; everyone else gets a 100% increase in house value over ten years.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Totally disagree. Every generation has "lamented assured doom" for the younger generations and every single one of those generations was 100% wrong.

    What you mean to say is your world, the world you're comfortable with, is crashing down and you can feel that and it scares you. That's okay and frankly an understandable feeling (my grandmother lectures me constantly that the end is near) but both you and her and all past generations that did the exact same thing are and were wrong.
    Greetings, Ryan5.

    No one can know the future with certainty, but most people do pay attention to what's going on and make their decisions based on threats to their future well being and/or survival. My question to you is "What if your grandmother is right?" I assume she isn't a habitual "gloom and doom" person by nature. As an example, we've had a Great Depression in which a majority of people suffered - is there any reason there couldn't be another one? How would your generation react to that? I'm not being snarky...I am interested in your opinion, and any ideas you may have.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    **** baby boomers and whatever it is they think.


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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Age inequality exists and is significantly different in nature and more exaggerated than in generations' past. Millennials have it worse than their predecessors.
    I don't think that's true though based on anything I've seen. Millennials have different values and different life goals and so the older generations who do not share those values and goals look at what millennials are doing and to them it doesn't add up because they don't understand it.


    -You don't understand why having the latest phone and fast internet is more important to me than having more traditional expenditures such as a house in suburbia or a new car every year. (My apartment that I enjoy college girls in is great and my luxury 07 sedan is just fine).

    -I don't want a new car.

    -I don't want to live in suburbia (until I'm like 35 w/kids).

    -I don't want a house at all until I'm married and expect to live my last days of old age in. (So around 35-40)

    -I value quality of life 100%. I DO NOT value "low quality of life with the hopes of ultra high quality of life @55 years old". I'd rather live a high quality life all the way through instead of "build up to something that may never actually happen anyways".

    -I know a lot of people in upper class white suburbia. That lifestyle is fine but by no means is a lifestyle I want in my twenties or even early 30's. It just isn't.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Vietnam war dead are not a story. The wealth gap is mostly about housing values. No dispute there. That's just cyclical luck of the draw. Ask millenialls how many would enter a lottery on the following terms: 50,000 losers get executed immediately; everyone else gets a 100% increase in house value over ten years.
    Okay, well this is a diversion from the topic. Public pensions aren't a VA benefit or compensation for casualties of war. They're a badly administered government entitlement that is leaving each next generation worse off than the previous.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I don't think that's true though based on anything I've seen. Millennials have different values and different life goals and so the older generations who do not share those values and goals look at what millennials are doing and to them it doesn't add up because they don't understand it.


    -You don't understand why having the latest phone and fast internet is more important to me than having more traditional expenditures such as a house in suburbia or a new car every year. (My apartment that I enjoy college girls in is great and my luxury 07 sedan is just fine).

    -I don't want a new car.

    -I don't want to live in suburbia (until I'm like 35 w/kids).

    -I don't want a house at all until I'm married and expect to live my last days of old age in. (So around 35-40)

    -I value quality of life 100%. I DO NOT value "low quality of life with the hopes of ultra high quality of life @55 years old". I'd rather live a high quality life all the way through instead of "build up to something that may never actually happen anyways".

    -I know a lot of people in upper class white suburbia. That lifestyle is fine but by no means is a lifestyle I want in my twenties or even early 30's. It just isn't.
    There is no difference at all between what you want and what boomers wanted when they were your age.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Career challenges are greater (well, any endeavors in life really) when the entire globe now can enter the competition, and is after what you have and have access to.

    Let's hope we've equipped our generation of Millennials with the skills and knowledge to succeed and flourish in this new environment. But somehow, I don't think so. I think the public education system, rife with leftists and progressives, have been preaching excessive politically correct crap and the like, spoon feeding these Millennials, making them soft and marshmallows rather than tough and resilient.

    May they forgive us for the disservice of their education that we've allowed to be inflicted on them.
    Greetings, Erik.

    The sad thing about that is that reality will handle teaching what we didn't, and that's unfortunate because there's not going to be a juice box given to everyone, no matter if they won or lost the game. They didn't get the nickname "The Peter Pan" generation for nothing. :

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