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the millenial generation

This is an interesting observation on the millenial generation. The perils of social media, instant gratification, learning patience and corporate greed....


NB: I am also slowly starting work on a book tentatively titled "Different" which will resemble this blog in style and discuss my origins but also this complex topic in light of everything we have learned thus far as well as offer my own analysis. Hopefully there is enough interest to warrant a release via Amazon or some other online retailer.

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  1. I look forward to reading your book. In the meantime, thanks for posting this video.

    Yesterday my 29 year old son lambasted me on the phone with his resentment of my sending him to a wilderness camp and then to a rehabilitation high school at 17. Sure, he'd been doing many drugs, driving while on acid, all but dropped out of school, and was entirely defiant. But as far as he's concerned he was just being a teenager. It hurts a lot to hear this and sometimes we do have nice conversations. Several years ago I drew the line: no more money, no more rescues... he's on his own. And still he refuses to take responsibility for his life. I've offered to pay for his college via reimbursement. If he gets an A he gets 100 percent payout, if he gets a B it's 75%, if a C he gets 50%. Anything less is zero. He loves the idea but can't hold down any job long enough to earn money, and asks me to lower my "tough standards." No way.

    Just now I sent an email to him with a link to this video. It's risky of me to do it but I feel the risk of his wrath is worth the chance, however remote, that it will reach him. I feel braver to do this than for coming out as transgender.

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  2. You are very welcome Emma. We are going to see the millenials take over things in the coming years so it becomes important to recognize their flaws as well as those of the generations that preceeded. The boomers were high achievers but they had the advantage of a booming economy and a country that needed building. Those jobs were well paying even the blue collar ones. We treated these kids differently and they were over protected to a great degree. What remains to be seen is how they adapt or how they change things to suit their own priorities.

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