What is wrong with our generation?

kaloolah
Posted: 7:12AM December 22, 2010 UTC
Just post any general thoughts on what is wrong with our generation on this thread.
Any comments?
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OscarUK
Posted: 7:11AM November 17, 2011 UTC
@rightsaidfred wrote
Makes it easy for simpletons like you to understand my points.

1. You have Asperger Syndrome. 
2. Political correctness didn't exist before you were born. It'll be carried on by the young people of this generation who were brought up with it - we, us, them will be continuing it. 
3. I seriously think you should read more. You honestly know nothing about politics. 
Some dude from the UK, what's basically becoming a nanny/police state, is telling ME what liberalism is? Wow. 
4. Because that's all babies can do. 
5. So then you're admitting you're a troll. Reported and ignored. 
6. Thank you. 
7. No. How rational of me. 

I'm trying to teach you right now. You're not listening. Anyway, ignored/reported. Not replying to your posts anymore.



:( Ill just have to go back to my drugs and alcohol with all my PC friends and spread Liberal ideals to my generation.

I accept your white flag, better to back down now.
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Anonymous
Posted: 7:02AM February 11, 2012 UTC
@dancee wrote

@Mark Alan Wilson wrote
I worry about our generation because I think previous ones have been a more "why?" generation that asks questions and forms opinions from that, creating many innovations as a result. However, I think we are more of a "how?" generation that just wants to know how it happens so they can get a good mark come test time and that's it, we forget all about it later.



+1 
I agree. 




Honestly, I think that is the best answer I have ever read. That's so true though. We do not care if we fail, and we say we will succeed, but that is as far as it goes. The thing is, when nothing happens to us, we're great, even when that child in front of us is dying, it's all good, cause' that's not us at least. We pity, but we do nothing about it. We just care of ourselves. A study in the 1980's was conducted to understand how much we think of ourselves and relate the world to our own purpose, it was 60% of our thoughts are of ourselves, 30% about how much others could benefit us through them and 10% of pure consideration and empathy towards others, and the 'selfish'number is rising every year too. We still "feel" for others, but do nothing about it, we have too much confidence in ourselves. We forgot to "do" things too. We forget that, "Gee, what if that was us? Let's help."
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SUMmer123456
Posted: 7:02AM February 14, 2012 UTC
@TealWind wrote

@dancee wrote

@Mark Alan Wilson wrote
I worry about our generation because I think previous ones have been a more "why?" generation that asks questions and forms opinions from that, creating many innovations as a result. However, I think we are more of a "how?" generation that just wants to know how it happens so they can get a good mark come test time and that's it, we forget all about it later.



+1 
I agree. 




Honestly, I think that is the best answer I have ever read. That's so true though. We do not care if we fail, and we say we will succeed, but that is as far as it goes. The thing is, when nothing happens to us, we're great, even when that child in front of us is dying, it's all good, cause' that's not us at least. We pity, but we do nothing about it. We just care of ourselves. A study in the 1980's was conducted to understand how much we think of ourselves and relate the world to our own purpose, it was 60% of our thoughts are of ourselves, 30% about how much others could benefit us through them and 10% of pure consideration and empathy towards others, and the 'selfish'number is rising every year too. We still "feel" for others, but do nothing about it, we have too much confidence in ourselves. We forgot to "do" things too. We forget that, "Gee, what if that was us? Let's help."



You make a good point, but I think it goes beyond that even. A lot of people used to be selfish in the past too; the only think keeping people in line were societal expectations/pressures. You had a community back then, and you believed you were inseparable from it, so that kept these "selfish sentiments" in check. People are a lot more independent now, so they're not as concerned about keeping pretenses alive in many situations. However, even a false presumption of society can seep into a belief that perhaps it is important. If you keep on living beliefs, even if you don't espouse them as your own, they will influence you. People in the past committed some horrible atrocities (the results of which we are are still living with in many cases if we look around us, and which showed a grotesque lack of foresight). People have more perspective nowadays about the world and their place in it. They are opening up to new people and new ways of thinking, but I think the problems with society reflect less on "generational differences" and more on human nature. We see the world as only us (there are no other perspectives without conscious effort)..., so selfishness is not a surprising outcome. Babies and children are ridiculously self-absorbed and uncaring without "indoctrination of societal beliefs (which would be morally commendable in this case)", but through effort and reflection they grow into better human beings...perhaps this says a lot about humanity in general too...
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englishbuff
Posted: 7:02AM February 19, 2012 UTC
@Mark Alan Wilson wrote
I worry about our generation because I think previous ones have been a more "why?" generation that asks questions and forms opinions from that, creating many innovations as a result. However, I think we are more of a "how?" generation that just wants to know how it happens so they can get a good mark come test time and that's it, we forget all about it later.



That, I believe, is the biggest issue.
I'd like to also add that our generation is influenced when we see 'how' happen and see it succeed. this 'how' factor is stemmed by parental influence and achievement standards because we feel it is no longer possible to become 'someone' if we do not use the 'how'. 
And as cheesy as it sounds, education is a starting place for us to achieve the 'someone' we would like to be but being that 'someone' requires more than that in your mind, I presume. 

And lets end this with another cheesy quote:
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire"
-Yeats 
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tracypoprox
Posted: 7:02AM February 26, 2012 UTC
Self-centered, impatient, selfish, materialistic, anti-social.

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ticklemuffin
Posted: 7:02AM February 26, 2012 UTC
It'd be much less tedious and time consuming to ask "What's NOT wrong with our generation?"
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canadiens1
Posted: 7:02AM February 27, 2012 UTC
Kids are growing up getting EVERYTHING they want and their parents are letting them get it without deserving it. The music they listen to and the tv they watch portrays this as well. Once society is less self-centered it will only take a little while before the generation begins to change.
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NeptuniumTrioxide
Posted: 7:02AM February 29, 2012 UTC
simple idea:
we, "smart folk" need to have an idiotic generation to function, think about it, who has to do the dirty jobs, who builds the foundation for richness = stupid humans from the new generation who have wasted their life. their always needs to be more idiots then geniuses or else we'll all be competing and we know we have enough people to compete with for jobs, clubs, education ext. 
Point is, next time i see "one of them" doing something stupid, i wont stop him/her to try to teach them a lesson. (sorry for sh!tty grammar)

-i guess that is pretty self-centered. to bad people need that, whats the purpose of a mind = self to self communication.



other then that, the stereotypical stupid kid from the new generation would usually be doing one of these.
-listening to violent music that plays a negative role on them
-hitting on women/men when ever he/she can
-drugs+alcohol "experimentation"
-bragging about sexual life
-wasting time on Facebook or some other over-rated social networking site. 
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NeptuniumTrioxide
Posted: 7:02AM February 29, 2012 UTC
@ticklemuffin wrote
It'd be much less tedious and time consuming to ask "What's NOT wrong with our generation?"


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NeptuniumTrioxide
Posted: 7:02AM February 29, 2012 UTC
@tracypoprox wrote
 anti-social.





antisocial?
first of all that's primarily associated with the anti-social syndrome. look it up.

second of all, how would the general idea of severe Independence be a bad thing about our generation. most smart kids know are more independent then idiots, that's why they are smarter. their not peer pressured into doing something stupid or spend all their time with friends ruining their fun time vs homework time relationship. if anything, an "anti-social" kid would have a much likelier chance of succeeding in life.
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bcd92
Posted: 7:03AM March 18, 2012 UTC
What is wrong with our generation? Can't you see for yourself; there's 189 posts, make that 190. People have no life! 
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Quiz
Posted: 7:03AM March 18, 2012 UTC
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
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bcd92
Posted: 7:04AM April 18, 2012 UTC
on second thought, its trolls like quiz ;p 
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brady23
Posted: 7:04AM April 18, 2012 UTC
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA

The Lost Generation - A very powerful 2 minute video, check it out!
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Serllen
Posted: 7:04AM April 19, 2012 UTC
I think we rely on technology too much. Like phones, computers, internet, TV...etc. So with this being said, a lot of other problems will come along with this habit like, other posts have already mentioned, being too lazy, apathetic, lack of socialization with other people , lives in a virtual world...etc  I'm also part of this as well  XD
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moonlight
Posted: 7:04AM April 21, 2012 UTC
@ARMY101 wrote
I think our generation is too apathetic when it comes to politics, voting, and following the happenings of what's going on in our federal, provincial, and municipal governments.



true, not many people pay attention to that stuff anymore and I am one of those. 
So now i always try to watch the news with my dad so that i will have some information. 
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moonlight
Posted: 7:04AM April 21, 2012 UTC
mostly, i think our generation to dependent on technology. 
yeah, technology has made our life easier but we are way too much dependent. 

there are less people trying to change the world to make it a better place.
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anky2930
Posted: 7:04AM April 24, 2012 UTC
@Mark Alan Wilson wrote
I also feel like we are a generation that when things don't go our way, we just let them happen again and again and never do we get up and fight back so we are always in this spiral of failures when we celebrate such minuscule victories.


ya you are right we  repeat our mistek again and again
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trainingwheels
Posted: 7:05AM May 09, 2012 UTC
We're so used to instant gratification that we don't even know what it's like to work for something anymore. It's kind of terrifying, actually, to imagine what'll happen to the next generation. The good thing about us is we've seen what life was like before this much technology, so we have a slight grasp of what life was like before the convenience of internet. 

And have you guys been on 9gag lately? A whole lot of problems with our generation is present there. People are more ridiculed for making a simple grammar mistake than when they make a sexist joke. That's pretty f'd up. 
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infinitoria
Posted: 7:05AM May 09, 2012 UTC
Nothing. I'm of the belief that some people have always been awful, and others haven't. 
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anky2930
Posted: 7:06AM June 05, 2012 UTC
@tkdfan wrote
Nothing is wrong with our generation!  We are the generation that everyone has been waiting for! We need to make a difference!


I am agree with you.We need to make difference and we have to start now.
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l3asketball
Posted: 7:06AM June 06, 2012 UTC
^yes
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NeptuniumTrioxide
Posted: 7:06AM June 06, 2012 UTC
lets just all agree, our generation and no other generation before or in the future will ever be close to perfect, there is always something wrong.

:thumright      :thumright        :thumright     :thumright  :thumright :thumright 
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RheyDCD11
Posted: 7:07AM July 02, 2012 UTC
....hmmm....music...sometimes is questionable....
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Stephaniewhitman
Posted: 7:07AM July 04, 2012 UTC
I think we are a post every think generation.
Like to get social only over the internet!
Don't we??
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