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Is there anything actually unique about Gen Z?

They just seem like very very young millennials otherwise

by Anonymousreply 198June 5, 2023 7:13 PM

They embrace the nonbinary

by Anonymousreply 1May 11, 2023 10:22 AM
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by Anonymousreply 2May 11, 2023 10:22 AM

They've been raised by single mothers, and have never been within 150 ft of a male = the sight of a daddy drives them wild at the bathouse. Christmas everyday for hairy middle aged slightly gone to seed me, and my pals.

by Anonymousreply 3May 11, 2023 10:26 AM

Everybody just thinks they're millennials.😂

by Anonymousreply 4May 11, 2023 10:28 AM

They have been showing up to vote in droves. They care about the environment. They care about women's rights. They care about LGBTQ rights. They see the Republican Party for the grifters they are. Did I mention they vote?

by Anonymousreply 5May 11, 2023 10:30 AM

They're just another version of hipsters.

by Anonymousreply 6May 11, 2023 10:32 AM

[quote] They have been showing up to vote in droves.

Do they really now? Because evidence shows they aren't that much better than the generations before them.

by Anonymousreply 7May 11, 2023 10:33 AM

They seem to have their priorities right (environment, labour laws, mental health) but they lack any sense of humour.

by Anonymousreply 8May 11, 2023 10:34 AM

Their parents insist that they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. And how DARE you disagree!

by Anonymousreply 9May 11, 2023 10:35 AM

They have stinky feet and horrible pits.

by Anonymousreply 10May 11, 2023 10:37 AM

Millennials have a better dress sense. Most middle-class Zs I see in my city dress like 1980s squatters and ravers who have been partying for 24 hours and haven’t showered in a week. The kids from less well-off neighbourhoods all dress in black and wear hoodies.

by Anonymousreply 11May 11, 2023 10:38 AM

They are extremely FAT and dress in played out 90s fashions that every other generation has already lived through.

by Anonymousreply 12May 11, 2023 10:39 AM

Their mothers insist that they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. And how DARE you disagree!

corrected that for you R9

by Anonymousreply 13May 11, 2023 10:39 AM

I'd rather have sex.

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by Anonymousreply 14May 11, 2023 10:39 AM

R13 Their mothers are actual Karens

by Anonymousreply 15May 11, 2023 10:41 AM

They think "rain" and "snow" are motives for not showing up at work. They have mini dishwashers for a single person. They expect to have their rent paid for by their parent (the only one). They take immense pride in passing for SJWs. They're FEMINISTS even though they don't understand what it means.

by Anonymousreply 16May 11, 2023 10:44 AM

Their feet, balls and ass stink

by Anonymousreply 17May 11, 2023 11:03 AM

I had a Gen Z colleague once, who never showed up on snowy days because " he couldn't drive his car out of the garage". he lived 3 bus stops (or 35 min walk) away from work.

by Anonymousreply 18May 11, 2023 11:10 AM

They are like millennials, minus any sense of youthful fun.

by Anonymousreply 19May 11, 2023 11:12 AM

They rely on their cellphone to know if it's raining outside, rather than looking through the window.

by Anonymousreply 20May 11, 2023 11:19 AM

Their entire life is TikTok. Like seriously.

by Anonymousreply 21May 11, 2023 11:22 AM

They believe that Greta whatever , the moron who was paraded in the media by her failed actors parents some years ago, made an actual difference in the climate

by Anonymousreply 22May 11, 2023 11:26 AM

They haven't got a clue if they're male or female. They tink you can actually change the chromosomes

by Anonymousreply 23May 11, 2023 11:27 AM

The gay male ones are really skinny. It’s like they eschew masculinity.

by Anonymousreply 24May 11, 2023 11:27 AM

They're awkward socially -- spend more time on their phones than actually socializing or having sex.

by Anonymousreply 25May 11, 2023 11:28 AM

Not really. All the music and pop culture they enjoy is courtesy of millennials until they come up with their own thing.

by Anonymousreply 26May 11, 2023 11:31 AM

Differences from millennials that I've seen are:

Gen Z are all activists by nature/default, having come of age when politics was pop culture, whereas older millennials are a bit more balanced and less radical.

Gen Z paradoxically believe that sexual and gender identities are nonbinary, but that almost everything else sociopolitically is a stark binary of virtuous or evil, with nothing in between. Millennials are not at all like that.

Gen Z kids are the ones who police others' words and who are apt to point a finger and call out "witch!" and think nothing of tearing down a person's whole livelihood and reputation because of a single comment, even one that may have been misconstrued.

In that respect, I don't think I've ever seen a single young person of Gen Z age issue a mea culpa and admit to having been wrong about something. They seem entirely self-assured once they settle on the notion of someone being evil.

I think millennials are less religiously affiliated than people older than they are, but that gen Z people are far less religious as a whole.

However, astrology is extremely popular among gen Z people.

Gen Z slang is largely made up of slang popularized by RuPaul's Drag Race, an interesting mainstreaming of a subculture's language. They call people they like "queen" and "mother," etc.

I'm guessing because of the above, makeup is popular among boys and girls alike in Gen Z. It's a pastime. TikTok popularized 'get ready with me' videos in which young people blabber on with sociopolitical commentaries while piling on many layers of makeup, and girls and boys both do it.

Gen Z boys are as assimilated to a Barbie-standard ideal type of appearance as girls have been for many generations. It's more common than ever to see starved and ripped young men who live on supplements and are obsessive about their appearances.

Sex is less taboo to Gen Z than to any prior generation in our history. They grew up seeing porn on the Internet probably from toddlerhood, and they came of age seeing attractive people become wealthy selling their bodies online and they admire that as a career option.

Many are obsessive overachievers raised by overachieving executive Gen Xers whose identities are based on their credentials, and these kids still believe in Ivy-League universities based on status. More Gen Z than any other generation though reject higher education altogether.

This generation does not understand the idea of education for the sake of self-betterment, improved critical thinking and as a value itself. They've been told universities are a con and they reject the temptation and think they can create wealth for themselves through creating sexy or smart social media personas. Millennials still believed in college.

Gen Z probably is the most aware generation since the hippies that elected officials and journalists engage in propaganda and have an alarming influence on how we think and behave. Millennials were not very aware of this comparatively.

Gen Z don't have any real concept of how good movies about actual human beings can be; they think movie=CGI live-action comic books and Disney animations. Millennials were still exposed to some decent feature films before the Marvel takeover.

Most Millennials would have watched Star Trek, the Jetsons or read Nineteen Eighty-Four when they were young and would have had the impression that all of those are futuristic. Most gen Z kids would regard all of those as antiquated.

by Anonymousreply 27May 11, 2023 12:05 PM

Actually, no.

by Anonymousreply 28May 11, 2023 12:18 PM

This video to me is a perfect representation of unique qualities of the Gen Z generation:

1. TikTok persona

2. Shirtless young guy. (If they are in decent shape, they are always shirtless because that always increases views and engagements—very creepy way to cultivate a person's personality IMO.)

3. Applying beauty products. In this case, it's a guy in probably his early 20s using plastic under-eye patches.

4. While applying his beauty products, making a declaration of what IS and IS NOT.

5. While applying his beauty products and making a declaration of what IS and IS NOT, CORRECTING another gen Z person who was doing the same but who is WRONG WRONG WRONG.

6. Kind of debating, but not actually debating using any kind of evidence or argumentation. Just declaring that someone is wrong, done through a passive-aggressive "Let's not pretend that..."

7. All in about 10 seconds, because that is the attention span of people today but especially young people, and short videos get more views and engagements, and THAT, my dears, is the entire point of doing anything.

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by Anonymousreply 29May 11, 2023 12:18 PM

Actually, yes. Hormones. This is the most hormone obsessed generation in history. Using them to gain muscle, or to become “male”, or blocking them to feminize and become “female”. The lifespan of this generation should not be long due all this drug use. I would say 50s max, if they live that long.

by Anonymousreply 30May 11, 2023 12:21 PM

The stereotypical GenZ ids are all middle to upper middle-class.

by Anonymousreply 31May 11, 2023 12:53 PM

they're all faggots

by Anonymousreply 32May 11, 2023 1:00 PM

They have very little in common with millennials. Millennials were out of high school by the time smartphones and social media took over the world, whereas Gen Z experienced a completely different world throughout their formative years. The phenomenon of latchkey kids ended completely with millennials too. The oldest millenials are now in their early 40s. There is a big difference between the older millenials and the younger millenials and the older zoomers and the younger zoomers. The rapid pace of changes in pop culture and particularly the impact that technology has had on social norms among young people has created a lot of generational gaps and I think that's a completely novel thing. I have a lot more in common with the experiences of a Gen Xer who is 20 years older than me, than I do with a zoomer who is 8 years younger than me simply because the iphone didn't come out until after I graduated. The Gen alpha kids who have been getting blasted by an iPad screen starting at age 4 I consider to be a new species altogether, an invasive one in fact. They'll make zoomers look like the silent generation.

by Anonymousreply 33May 11, 2023 1:04 PM

[quote]Gen Xer who is 20 years older than me

You’re what, 35? A little older?

by Anonymousreply 34May 11, 2023 1:07 PM

R34 31

I would say that social media and the internet started to become very much a thing in the mid 2000s but it was a novelty that people had a much healthier relationship with. The people who were obsessed were just nerdy outcasts, it would take quite a while before it completely usurped all of our social behaviors. I remember chatting with my friend group during my underclassmen years about how texting was a fad that would never really catch on, it's so much easier to call. Maybe a couple of rich kids had a blackberry my senior year, myspace was something you went on for 30 minutes at the end of the day, it was nothing like now.

by Anonymousreply 35May 11, 2023 1:12 PM

You look 31.

by Anonymousreply 36May 11, 2023 1:17 PM

What's unique is the hostile, dead-eyed looks they give you whenever you dare to order a coffee from them. The most self-centered generation imaginable. When they actually bother to interact I clutch my heart in surprise.

by Anonymousreply 37May 11, 2023 2:12 PM

Take all of the negative characteristics of a millennial, and multiply it by 10x. And there you have it.

by Anonymousreply 38May 11, 2023 2:15 PM

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

by Anonymousreply 39May 11, 2023 2:25 PM

I have a feeling Generation Alpha is going to overrun them very soon.

by Anonymousreply 40May 11, 2023 2:45 PM

So many bitter, fat old cunts on this thread

by Anonymousreply 41May 11, 2023 2:47 PM

So Gen Alpha will be even more unbearable?

by Anonymousreply 42May 11, 2023 2:47 PM

I imagine the upcoming generation will be feral.

by Anonymousreply 43May 11, 2023 2:48 PM

R42 probably. But they'll live up to their name. Z is a Beta generation.

by Anonymousreply 44May 11, 2023 2:48 PM

So expect more Trumpism and transgenderism from Gen Alpha? Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 45May 11, 2023 2:51 PM

R45 Gen Alpha are the kids of Millennials and I don't think they're going to wait around taking cues from Zoomers. They're going to be pushy like their parents.

by Anonymousreply 46May 11, 2023 2:54 PM

Agreed the gay boys are femme and have daddy issues. Also agreed, they have smelly assholes from not showering daily.

Largely uninspiring, thinking fat = booty, porn stache = masculine, and perm = cool haircut.

Most 20 somethings aren't even worth a second (or first) notice these days.

by Anonymousreply 47May 11, 2023 2:54 PM

It's time we talk about OP. They have inflicted trauma on me. They need to be cancelled so that this.. weaponization of questions.. does not continue to inflict hurt, pain, and suffering upon others.

by Anonymousreply 48May 11, 2023 2:56 PM

They have no male power. There isn't a Sean Connery in this generation

by Anonymousreply 49May 11, 2023 2:56 PM

[quote][R45] Gen Alpha are the kids of Millennials and I don't think they're going to wait around taking cues from Zoomers. They're going to be pushy like their parents.

What are millennials like?

by Anonymousreply 50May 11, 2023 2:57 PM

[quote]Agreed the gay boys are femme

Why is this a problem?

by Anonymousreply 51May 11, 2023 2:58 PM

R50 like the generation who are finally pushy and demanding enough to shove Baby Boomers out of the way for good.

by Anonymousreply 52May 11, 2023 2:59 PM

R51 because....no F., no F., no A.

by Anonymousreply 53May 11, 2023 3:01 PM

Boomers and Millennials like each other, though.

by Anonymousreply 54May 11, 2023 3:02 PM

R54 Just wait until ALL of the Millennials start turning 40. They're not going to wait around for a baton to be passed. They're going to grab it

by Anonymousreply 55May 11, 2023 3:04 PM

They have people like Dylan Mulvaney to represent them and to speak for them.

by Anonymousreply 56May 11, 2023 3:07 PM

R54 do we?

by Anonymousreply 57May 11, 2023 3:09 PM

R51 Because femme gay boys take on the worst characteristics of yoga chicks and draq queens combined. Cunty and sassy for no reason. Plus, have you ever had sex with a femme guy:

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, ooooooooooooooooohhhh, ohhhhhhhh, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee fuck my poooossssssssssy daaaady. Haaaaaaaaaaaaarder ahhhhhhhhhhh ooooooh aaaaaaaaaaaa weeeeeeeeeee oh my pooooooooooooosy!"

by Anonymousreply 58May 11, 2023 3:09 PM

I don’t think I agree, R55. Boomers and Millennials get along. It’s Boomers and Gen X who don’t get along.

by Anonymousreply 59May 11, 2023 3:09 PM

Should they transition, R58?

by Anonymousreply 60May 11, 2023 3:10 PM

R59 Millennials are not going to wait around and let whomever else is older dictate the second half of their lives.

Boomers have met their match.

by Anonymousreply 61May 11, 2023 3:12 PM

Lots of flaunting of chronic illnesses on social media.

Dire hygiene.

by Anonymousreply 62May 11, 2023 3:13 PM

They have zero resilience, if the krauts came back to send them to deathcamps, they would commit suicide en masse like lemmings, before being even reached.

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by Anonymousreply 63May 11, 2023 3:14 PM

I really don’t know^. I don’t know much about Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 64May 11, 2023 3:15 PM

Despite the fact that there are subjects that they are very humourless about, Gen Z are overwhelmingly “funny” online in that Lil Nas X way. Even “basic” Gen Z’s are surprisingly witty when it comes to their social media output. And it’s not gendered, girls are expected to be as funny as boys.

And I agree that they are much less gendered than we were when it comes to gen z boys being expected to perform “sexiness” the way millennial girls were. All the aesthetics and “homiesexual” gay stunts on social media seem like an example of that.

by Anonymousreply 65May 11, 2023 3:19 PM

They take offense to everything said in humor.

The females find any man over 50 who says "Good morning" or "Good afternoon" to them as 'creepy'.

They have a very undeserved sense of entitlement and importance.

Their anxiety becomes 'triggered' by any slight variation of their planned day, as they can't handle 'stress'.

They last at a new job, on average, for five months before they quit without notice. They find their older colleagues 'creepy', they feel 'bullied' by their boss, and are inconvenienced by the fifteen minute commute to work.

by Anonymousreply 66May 11, 2023 3:20 PM

R50: assertive

by Anonymousreply 67May 11, 2023 3:24 PM

College is so expensive for them it is often unattainable, not even a possibility. They haven't been able to get the normal teenage or young person work experience, Even the typical summer jobs are taken by adults who are otherwise forced out of the workforce starting in 2008. Things are incredibly competitive and shut out for them- college, ever thinking of owning a home, hell even renting an apartment. Car insurance alone goes up $3000 a year just as having them as a secondary driver so many aren't even getting their drivers licenses.

by Anonymousreply 68May 11, 2023 3:29 PM

They sure have enough money to buy make up, nail varnish, High end cell phones, and pay the surgeon for their transition though

by Anonymousreply 69May 11, 2023 3:36 PM

Don't forget all the facial products. My niece spends $500 a month on a regimen that takes half an hour in the morning and the same at night. She's 25.

I want to tell her to save her money for when she'll really need skin care at 45.

by Anonymousreply 70May 11, 2023 3:39 PM

^ woops, not R69, meant to reply to him

by Anonymousreply 71May 11, 2023 3:40 PM

don't bother, she'll never reach 45

by Anonymousreply 72May 11, 2023 3:40 PM

She'll probably request assisted suicide in a few years, when the world will be too tuff for these exquisite flowers

by Anonymousreply 73May 11, 2023 3:42 PM

They hate Pride (because of Gatekeeping Eldergays, according to what I once read on a DL thread), but they still insist on its flag being updated with more and more stuff on it.

by Anonymousreply 74May 11, 2023 3:47 PM

They hate gay Pride no matter what^.

by Anonymousreply 75May 11, 2023 3:49 PM

Pride is so 1999.

Everything is a safe space right now. Too bad they're also triggering.

Man, I'm glad I'm too old for this shit.

by Anonymousreply 76May 11, 2023 3:52 PM

They have zero accountability, they don't understand the word "duty", or the concept of "debt". When in a male/female couple, the male self-identifying ones ask the female self-identifying ones permission to make an appointment for a phone call with their self-identifying male friends. They don't grab a drink at the bar, they join "circles" to discuss super serious socio-political topics listed in advance, such as "what does it mean to be male?"

by Anonymousreply 77May 11, 2023 3:58 PM

[quote]the male self-identifying ones ask the female self-identifying ones

Is this satire or do you for real speak this way.

by Anonymousreply 78May 11, 2023 4:07 PM

I hear the bio males have very big cocks due to hormones in the food or some such.

by Anonymousreply 79May 11, 2023 4:09 PM

Shame they chop it off

by Anonymousreply 80May 11, 2023 4:26 PM

You don't have to have a cock to be a man.

by Anonymousreply 81May 11, 2023 4:29 PM

Zoomer perms/broccoli hair: yea or nay?

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by Anonymousreply 82May 11, 2023 4:32 PM

They don't know how to socialize in person. Their only form of socialization all their lives was on technology. They don't know how to make eye contact with someone, they don't know how to make conversation with someone, etc. If someone tries to make conversation with them, they feel uncomfortable and call you 'creepy'.

They also don't go on dates with anyone. If they consider themselves 'in a relationship' with someone, that means they text all day. The physical contact they have with each other is at their apartments (paid for by their parents) or their dorm room - in which they order food in via GrubHub or DoorDash. They don't go to restaurants. They don't go to movie theaters, either, for a date - they watch Netflix. They don't attend parties - the men have their 'buddies' come over to their apartment or dorm, drink beer, and play video games. The females gather together and watch 'The Bachelor'. And most perplexing - whether they are 'in a relationship or not' - they don't have sex.

by Anonymousreply 83May 11, 2023 4:37 PM

They seem sickly. Don’t go to gym, don’t care about clothes or appearance, don’t have career aspirations (beyond being an influencer). Many are non-sexual, which is sad for a young person.

by Anonymousreply 84May 11, 2023 4:38 PM

R84 I work in a university, and have learned over the years none of them want 'careers'. They want skills (mostly tech or math skills) where they can job jump from position to position to 'make more money' (usually every five or six months). No one wants to 'settle' into a 'career'. I've kept in touch with a few students who graduated in the past - those who have graduated three years ago (2020) have averaged 6 - 8 different jobs by now. It's very scary.

And yes, none of these hot hunky male students are interested in sexual relations with another human. They're satisfied with masturbation.

by Anonymousreply 85May 11, 2023 4:45 PM

R85 That's because "careers" have largely disappeared outside of academia and a few administrative industries. Most other career tracks require participants to move on frequently - indeed, some look down on anyone who's stayed longer at a job than 2 years.

by Anonymousreply 86May 11, 2023 4:46 PM

R85 = creepy

by Anonymousreply 87May 11, 2023 4:47 PM

Not being sexual for younger non-married free adults was probably the norm for most of human existence. It's not always been the late 1960s thru say early 2000s.

by Anonymousreply 88May 11, 2023 4:47 PM

[quote]They're satisfied with masturbation.

I blame pornhub.

by Anonymousreply 89May 11, 2023 4:50 PM

R87: Gen Z thinks EVERYTHING is creepy and everybody is out to get them. They've rendered the word useless.

by Anonymousreply 90May 11, 2023 7:22 PM

They hack off their body parts and are afraid of their own shadows.

by Anonymousreply 91May 11, 2023 7:31 PM

They also don't believe in showering every day and using deodorant. Boy, can you tell.

by Anonymousreply 92May 11, 2023 7:37 PM

60% identify as lgbt but only 20% have had any same sex experience. Most are online gay only.

by Anonymousreply 93May 11, 2023 7:40 PM

r7, ya cunt.

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by Anonymousreply 94May 11, 2023 7:40 PM

Gen Z are proud of being 'neurodivergent' and take great delight in obtaining an autism or adhd diagnosis. They're not offended by being called a cunt so call them a SPAZ if you want to offend them.

by Anonymousreply 95May 11, 2023 7:43 PM

r95, I called R7 a cunt, who is clearly not a Gen Zer but someone who denigrates them.

Oh, and Fuck you, too, ya cunt.

by Anonymousreply 96May 11, 2023 7:45 PM

[QUOTE] However, astrology is extremely popular among gen Z people.

Yep. They're more superstitious than any generation since the Victorians and most sleep with crystals.

by Anonymousreply 97May 11, 2023 7:47 PM

My niece won’t return to school because “they’re all a bunch of liars”.

by Anonymousreply 98May 11, 2023 7:47 PM

They're having less sex than any generation ever because online porn has intimidated them and made them body conscious. Far more of them identify as asexual than any previous generation just so they can remove the pressure to have sex.

by Anonymousreply 99May 11, 2023 7:49 PM

They are all medicated. I don't know of one college student who isn't on heavy-duty medications for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, etc. They either walk around the campus at a frantic pace or they walk around like a zombie.

by Anonymousreply 100May 11, 2023 8:06 PM

Sickly pallor, medicated (as above), humorless, neurotic. They need fresh air and exercise and they need to get rid of the smart phones. Where is the Surgeon General on this? Geez.

by Anonymousreply 101May 11, 2023 9:59 PM

R98 she'll do well in life

by Anonymousreply 102May 11, 2023 10:01 PM

One of them online presented me with a list of trigger words I am not allowed to say . Talking with them is like picking your way through a minefield. No banter, no smart-ass rapport, no twisted jokes, no damn fun at all. They are the humorless bureaucrats and Gen Xer's are the misfits with divorced parents using humor to stay alive.

by Anonymousreply 103May 11, 2023 11:27 PM

They get triggered by the 😂 emoji and tried to get it banned from twitter.

by Anonymousreply 104May 12, 2023 12:23 PM

The basic difference is that millennials didn’t have cellphones or the Internet until they were in their late teens and social media wasn’t really a big thing until 10 years after that.

Gen Z grew up online and has all the disadvantages of the neuroses that come with that, as well as the advantage of a greater awareness of social issues

by Anonymousreply 105May 12, 2023 12:28 PM

R104 I always use the skull or coffin now to indicate laughter, just to be on the safe side. I'm sure they'll come for that at some point in the next few years, too.

Do Gen Alpha even use emoji?

by Anonymousreply 106May 12, 2023 12:28 PM

this entire thread acts like gen z r very lib,

meanwhile, gen z guys r very in2 q anon, trad wife, alpha, incel culture, gun culture

by Anonymousreply 107May 12, 2023 12:44 PM

What?

by Anonymousreply 108May 12, 2023 12:45 PM

Bullshit R107. Incel, rape culture, QAnon crap are Republican control culture issues.

Not Gen Z liberals.

by Anonymousreply 109May 12, 2023 8:10 PM

I was banned from r/neoliberal and then banned completely from reddit for saying that transgender is way conservative, and that these LGBTQ, non-binary Gen Z-types will make Trumper Boomers look like a honeymoon.

by Anonymousreply 110May 12, 2023 8:26 PM

It is a rebound generation that that's come of age under Trump. They will move Democrats from the coin flip, edge stand Democrats have called "majorities" to genuine Democratic majorities.

Republicans will not go quietly.

by Anonymousreply 111May 12, 2023 9:26 PM

They banned you from reddit? Damn. Just goes to show there is no such thing as free speech .

by Anonymousreply 112May 12, 2023 10:02 PM

Yep banned^. That’s what banned me for good. I was suspended a few times from reddit because I commented that ex-gays are stigmatized and treated like shit in a pro-trans thread on askgaybros, or one of the gay subs. I was calling out their utter bullshit and hypocrisy. The final nail in my reddit coffin was the “conservative” comment.

by Anonymousreply 113May 12, 2023 10:09 PM

R112 free speech only applies to the government. It is so we can criticize the government. It does not extend to private companies. a private company can make up its own rules.

by Anonymousreply 114May 12, 2023 10:13 PM

r109 u must b a fool if u think all gen z r lib

a lot of gen z poor, white guys feels left out of the conversation, so they became bitter incels

its not rite, but they feel neo-nazi trump stuff gives them a leg out in the hierarchy

they worships guys like andrew tate

u need 2 get out mo

by Anonymousreply 115May 12, 2023 10:50 PM

I'm shocked at their inability to talk on the phone. On reddit, gay yutes make post after post about getting "ghosted". Someone usually asks them if they talked on the phone to get to know each other a bit and establish a rapport.

The answer is always no. They try to devise strategies to avoid getting ghosted, but talking on the phone beforehand, is a no-go.

Why?

They literally don't know how to carry on a conversation. And it terrifies them to even contemplate the act.

by Anonymousreply 116May 12, 2023 11:03 PM

They're very into conspiracy theories and screaming PR when their favorite artist dates someone they don't like. They worship ugly straight people like Louis Tomlinson and are convinced that they're gay.

by Anonymousreply 117May 12, 2023 11:36 PM

[QUOTE] always use the skull or coffin now to indicate laughter, just to be on the safe side.

Ridiculous that they are fine with a skull or a coffin but not a laughing face. Dumb emo clowns.

by Anonymousreply 118May 12, 2023 11:41 PM

Generation Alpha has been born at a time of falling fertility rates across much of the world, and are experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as young children. For those with access, children's entertainment has been increasingly dominated by electronic technology, social networks, and streaming services, with interest in traditional television concurrently falling. Changes in the use of technology in classrooms and other aspects of life have had a significant effect on how this generation has experienced early learning compared to previous generations. Studies have suggested that allergies, obesity and health problems related to screen time have become increasingly prevalent among children in recent years .

by Anonymousreply 119May 12, 2023 11:49 PM

[quote] as well as the advantage of a greater awareness of social issues

Advantage? They’re full of shit and jump on bandwagons based on lies.

by Anonymousreply 120May 12, 2023 11:50 PM

R107 - why are you writing like that?

It’s like listening to someone try to type with a Kardashian accent.

by Anonymousreply 121May 13, 2023 12:25 AM

Incel hide the fact that their horrible beliefs about women, leave uneducated, unemployable males UNFUCKABLE.

Live stupid, die stupid.

by Anonymousreply 122May 13, 2023 1:12 AM

They/them don't vote.

They/them are unproductive workers.

by Anonymousreply 123May 13, 2023 1:28 AM

They dress oddly , like they're about to go to Mars.

by Anonymousreply 124May 13, 2023 5:19 AM

"u need to get out mo"

Mo lives under the couch, honey.

by Anonymousreply 125May 13, 2023 5:20 AM

Oh, sorry, "2", not "to". It's literacy day, boys and girls!

by Anonymousreply 126May 13, 2023 5:21 AM

They wear oranges wigs and horrible huge tattoos on their neck by age 14

by Anonymousreply 127May 13, 2023 1:08 PM

20% identify as LGBT. That's new.

Most claim to be bi, though.

by Anonymousreply 128May 13, 2023 1:09 PM

20% are truly gay or bisexual. 60% claim to be “LGBT” - which is a cult.

by Anonymousreply 129May 13, 2023 1:11 PM

And none of them have actually had gay sex.

by Anonymousreply 130May 13, 2023 1:23 PM

Most people are actually between 0.1 - 5.9 on the Kinsey Scale. Grow up, DLers. The kids are right.

by Anonymousreply 131May 13, 2023 1:24 PM

Kinsey is “trans” meaning — it’s a fallacy. Garbage.

by Anonymousreply 132May 13, 2023 1:27 PM

[quote]And none of them have actually had gay sex.

Nope, they may do things on camera, but they keep it far away from gay men, just like every other generation.

by Anonymousreply 133May 13, 2023 1:28 PM

R133 they just seem to avoid in-person sexual or physical contact in general, unless they're getting paid or getting clout for it. It's not specifically homophobia in this case.

It's a brave and weird new world. I'm a celibate Millennial, and my horny slutty peer group used to make me feel like an absolute freak and a one in a million for being so avoidant and uncomfortable with physical intimacy. Half of all the highschoolers and College kids of now though are just like I was (and am tbh).

by Anonymousreply 134May 13, 2023 1:33 PM

[quote][R133] they just seem to avoid in-person sexual or physical contact in general, unless they're getting paid or getting clout for it. It's not specifically homophobia in this case.

They will never have sex with men because they are not gay or bisexual regardless.

by Anonymousreply 135May 13, 2023 1:37 PM

I heard someone recently say that we're all shedding our humanity in a social sense because of technology. Intimacy has been thrown away because of porn and on-demand sex apps like Grindr. People only look at one another when talking on Zoom or Facetime; in person, they look at their devices. Our minds have reprogrammed themselves not to connect with other human beings, not to make eye contact, but to make eye-to-screen contact.

Younger people are even more modified because instead of conversing and discussing and relating with human beings, developing complex and nuanced relationships, they broadcast themselves and tally quantified engagements and likes and shares. They understand base human desires better than older people did because the data don't lie, but they only understand and care about base human desires because those are what get them the social media stats they covet.

They don't want friends; they want followers.

They learn to give people what they want to get what they want. All things are transactional manipulations.

Years ago, it was considered demeaning to strip or sell sex. Then it became 'sex positive' to understand that those are not inherently shameful behaviors. Now stripping and fucking on camera are just means to get to the fulfillment of income and followers.

Looking attractive paradoxically is more important than ever because conventionally pretty or 'hot' people are the only ones who amass huge followings.

They don't believe in education because it won't help them gain followers, which means money; only being pretty and on top of trends can accomplish that.

And they are right. People with tens of thousands of followers or more can easily secure a book deal from a major publisher *even if they can't write.* And a brilliant writer with few followers cannot.

Young people's backward evolution into less-sophisticated, more basic types of animals is a product of real-world inputs and rewards.

by Anonymousreply 136May 13, 2023 1:48 PM

The way everything in life is just "content" to them, even debates about truly existential world events, weirds me out.

I think the AI takeover arrived when Generation Z arrived. They don't seem to be quite fully human.

by Anonymousreply 137May 13, 2023 2:04 PM

Oh, please, r5. They’re actively erasing women. And they’re pro “sex work.” Abortion rights is not a priority for them.

They’re the most misogynist generation I’ve seen in my lifetime. Probably has something to do with being internet natives.

by Anonymousreply 138May 13, 2023 2:11 PM

[quote]They are the humorless bureaucrats and Gen Xer's are the misfits with divorced parents using humor to stay alive.

And yet don't you think it funny that most of their parents are Gen X. And Boomers who complain about and hate millennials were the ones who birthed and brought up millennials.

What's up with that?

by Anonymousreply 139May 13, 2023 2:17 PM

R90, the irony is that they themselves are creepy.

by Anonymousreply 140May 13, 2023 2:20 PM

[quote] People only look at one another when talking on Zoom or Facetime; in person, they look at their devices. Our minds have reprogrammed themselves not to connect with other human beings, not to make eye contact, but to make eye-to-screen contact.

So I spent years learning eye contact and forcing myself to do it even though it makes me feel like exploding for *nothing*?

by Anonymousreply 141May 13, 2023 2:24 PM

[quote]So I spent years learning eye contact and forcing myself to do it even though it makes me feel like exploding

Why does eye contact make you/autistics feel like exploding though? Kind of doesn't make sense to me.

by Anonymousreply 142May 13, 2023 2:26 PM

R136 summed it up brilliantly.

by Anonymousreply 143May 13, 2023 7:20 PM

R142 interesting question, thanks for asking.

It's a multifaceted answer, and obviously different according to the individual. One common complaint reported though is that the social and instinctual 'rules' of eye contact in various situations and relationships are too complex and subtle for us to understand naturally, and as we're never taught it explicitly as children it's a painful learning curve replete with social landmines to 'get it' and pass as someone who hasn't had to study it.

E.g. I've been told off or given shit before because I looked too long or didn't look at all at someone, lost in confusion about whether or not I should and if so when. For many years, I couldn't seem to time it right or judge the appropriate moment to gaze or look away. Maturity, experience, gentle hints and work to reduce social anxiety help that. One trick I love is to visually trace or spot someone's iris with a soft gaze as they're speaking for just a few long seconds, as it makes them feel respected and heard without feeling like they're under a microscope.

In my specific case, it's also a matter of intimacy, social safety & control. Over the course of my life I've misunderstood and misjudged so often, over both ASD and other things, that I don't like to feel too closely connected to people unless I'm very sure of them as emotionally 'safe' people (an absurd concept intellectually, I know there's no truly 'safe' person as we're all capable of harm). What's more, I grew up with a neglecting and rejecting critical parent who vents anger with expression, so I've learned to associate emotional close confrontation with danger. I also find that I take the feelings of others too much to heart or misread them, sometimes, and eye contact intensifies that.

Hope that helps clarify at least a bit? I feel like I've waffled or contradicted myself but perhaps not :) Paul Micallef, ASD educator on yt, explains it clearly and accurately (to my experiences, anyway) in the video at the link.

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by Anonymousreply 144May 13, 2023 9:19 PM

They never seem to have any fun. They whine and cry, bitch and moan constantly about really stupid shit. They take themselves so seriously even though they don't know anything.

by Anonymousreply 145May 14, 2023 12:32 AM

They don't interact naturally with people but keep people at a distance because they're wondering where the buttons are to push. I think technological manipulations we take for granted translate for them into manipulating people. I honestly think they are a mostly scary bunch who grew up unnaturally and are not socialized.

by Anonymousreply 146May 14, 2023 12:59 PM

My preteen male cousins only know how to talk about Minecraft, Nintendo Switch and superheroes. They have no understanding or interest in anything else, and can’t seem to hold forth in discussion on general real life either. They’re 9 and 12 years old, so it’s not the end of the world at this point in development but also is a slight concern. Or it should be imo, I don’t think their parents care (or have the energy and capacity to care).

by Anonymousreply 147May 14, 2023 1:08 PM

If the younger users I see on tumblr--that I only still use and frequent to liveblog sports games--are any indication, they're all sensitive, reactionary, small-minded Naz! crybullies who can't tolerate a reality check. Only their worldview is correct.

They've got an amusing, abstracted and nihilistic post-modern sense of humour, though.

by Anonymousreply 148May 14, 2023 7:34 PM

To answer OP, they're shy. I don't think of Millennials as being very shy at all.

by Anonymousreply 149May 15, 2023 2:15 AM

They are constantly trawling people's social media for signs of racism or homophobia. If you're white and wore your hair in cornrow braids aged 12, they'll cancel you. Calling someone a queen or a dyke will also get you cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 150May 15, 2023 3:07 AM

Being Millennial today is just like

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by Anonymousreply 151May 18, 2023 10:42 PM

They don’t seem to care about personal hygiene and some of them dress embarrassingly bad. I saw a guy yesterday wearing a button down shirt with pictures of pizza on it.

by Anonymousreply 152May 18, 2023 10:47 PM

They have posts on Tumblr with 200k notes reassuring each other that if you're too depressed to shower, it doesn't matter and 'your body will forgive you.'

by Anonymousreply 153May 18, 2023 11:30 PM

They are anti-racists.

by Anonymousreply 154May 18, 2023 11:36 PM

They are voting in higher numbers than every generation at their age before them since 18 year olds could vote did. And they are breaking in higher numbers for Democrats than generations before did for Dem/liberal candidates.

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by Anonymousreply 155May 18, 2023 11:56 PM

They’re pro-violence

by Anonymousreply 156May 19, 2023 12:00 AM

Alot of the complaints about Gen Z are simply what ALL young people are like, regardless of generation.

And a good number are simply bitterness from older people who can't get young people to fuck them. When you go on and on about how the younger generation don't like sex and dress frumpy then it becomes obvious that you can't get laid by anyone young and attractive.

Some criticisms are legitimately concerning though.

by Anonymousreply 157May 19, 2023 12:33 AM

The people I knew in my 20s showered

by Anonymousreply 158May 19, 2023 12:37 AM

20% of them are asexual.

by Anonymousreply 159May 19, 2023 2:45 AM

60 percent are fake bisexuals.

by Anonymousreply 160May 19, 2023 3:51 AM

They think they’re smarter than previous generations simply because they know what buttons to click on an app.

They don’t realize that technology has been dumbed down for mass consumption.

And that one day their kids will know more than they do.

And that future generations will blame them for all the ills of the world.

They need to put down their devices & learn how to think deeply. Otherwise, they’re screwed.

They’re good at trolling, that’s for sure. Unfortunately, that’s not an admirable talent.

They think they know how to make the world a better place. But they’re actually making it worse.

by Anonymousreply 161May 19, 2023 1:23 PM

Previous generations have worked very hard to achieve professions such as doctor, engineer, etc. Gen Z has brought us a new profession to which they aspire - influencer.

by Anonymousreply 162May 19, 2023 6:02 PM

To me, Zillennials--those born in the mid and late 1990s, currently aged 25-29--are a curious bunch. They have a mix of traits, values, interests and references from the generations either side of them, and can be mistaken for either. They're not much like the oldest/older Millennials now aged 40-ish, but they're also not that like kids born in the 2000s.

Honestly, though, I think '90s babies are a generation of their own, anyhow. I was born in the early-mid 1990s, and I don't relate to older Millennials or to Gen Z either. And I don't look up to Boomers or abhor Gen X, fwiw.

by Anonymousreply 163May 20, 2023 1:08 AM

Their whole 90s wannabe aesthetic is not working.

by Anonymousreply 164May 20, 2023 6:25 PM

They seem entitled, judgmental, and neurotic. They don’t like to work. They are selfish and bad with money. Is that too harsh?

by Anonymousreply 165May 20, 2023 8:13 PM

I know so many Gen z people who claim to be in nearly constant pain and can’t handle much physically. Like an hour of walking causes them pain the next day. Either they’re really sickly and out of shape or insane.

by Anonymousreply 166May 21, 2023 1:22 AM

The Baby Boomers were a distinctive generation. Those on either side of them—the WWII generation and Generation X—had particular qualities that make them worth singling out for commentary (partly by virtue of their relationships to the Boomers). Other than them, named generations are just about people trying to sell columns and books.

by Anonymousreply 167May 21, 2023 1:32 AM

R167: More of that Baby Boomer exceptionalism. What the hell makes them so damn special?

by Anonymousreply 168May 21, 2023 5:26 AM

[quote] I know so many Gen z people who claim to be in nearly constant pain and can’t handle much physically.

There’s been toxic levels of microplastics, heavy metals and radiation in everything since they were born. Perhaps they really are in pain and ridden with illness.

by Anonymousreply 169May 21, 2023 10:57 AM

Or it's all in their heads.

by Anonymousreply 170May 21, 2023 11:00 AM

It's not "exceptionalism," R167; it's purely a historical phenomenon. There was a baby boom, and the postwar kids grew up with a certain cultural experience and distinctive trajectory (peanut gallery, counterculture, yuppie sellouts, old farts). No one thought of reifying a generation to that extent before, and it doesn't work well for generations since (as opposed to plain old historical experience).

by Anonymousreply 171May 21, 2023 11:51 AM

Baby boomers come across as cold and hard to me quite often.

by Anonymousreply 172May 21, 2023 9:12 PM

R172 - we are.

We’re losing sight of that light at the end of the tunnel. The new normal does change you, after so many years.

by Anonymousreply 173May 21, 2023 9:24 PM

Each of the younger generations is less and less capable of actually solving the mess we are in. Apathy, entitlement, and cultural narcissism are future-killers.

by Anonymousreply 174May 21, 2023 9:26 PM

Gdamn Millennials…

by Anonymousreply 175May 21, 2023 9:36 PM

20.8% of them identify as LGBT

by Anonymousreply 176May 21, 2023 9:37 PM

R176 - that’s cool. But when the entire group are narcissists, they are incapable of advancing gay rights. Narcissism overrides sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 177May 21, 2023 10:19 PM

R172 many in the elder generations are having a difficult time not being in their prime. They've gotten used to calling all of the shots and they don't want to share with anyone younger.

by Anonymousreply 178May 21, 2023 10:26 PM

Seriously, ageism is everywhere. Everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 179May 21, 2023 11:56 PM

They need hospitalization when they lose online debates:

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by Anonymousreply 180May 22, 2023 12:29 AM

R178, I’m a GenXer. I don’t recall ever calling any shots.

I’ve never seen youth have so much power before now…they’re the ones calling the shots now. We have to tiptoe on eggshells to not say the wrong thing. It’s hard to know what they consider the wrong thing because none of it makes sense.

They can get people fired from their jobs. They can make a ton of money on YouTube & tik tok. They have no problem with using slurs & invent new ones every day.

I told a friend at brunch today that the kids today want to be edgy but nothing shocks GenXers. So they keep trying to prove how hard core they are to the point of ridiculous.

They’ll outgrow it…they’ll look back & realize their brains were still physically growing…they’ll discover that they don’t know it all…& then things will change so much for them they won’t know anything. It’s the natural evolution of a human lifecycle.

by Anonymousreply 181May 22, 2023 12:57 AM

...They have no patience or need for attention spans?

by Anonymousreply 182May 22, 2023 1:21 AM

They’re more fragile than anyone who came before them. We’re doomed.

by Anonymousreply 183May 22, 2023 2:17 AM

[quote] [R178], I’m a GenXer. I don’t recall ever calling any shots.

You're the CEO, senators, congressmen, governors, mayors, presidential candidates, on the Supreme Court, office managers, bosses.

It's pretty safe to say that you're part of who is calling the shots now!

by Anonymousreply 184May 22, 2023 3:47 AM

[quote] Each of the younger generations is less and less capable of actually solving the mess we are in

The two older generations , the Boomers and Gen X, are the real problem right now. This is where FOX News and America's political disruption happened. Not the Greatest Generation, not the Silent Generation, not the Millennials, not Gen Z, not Gen Alpha.

That's all Baby Boomers and Gen X.

by Anonymousreply 185May 22, 2023 4:09 AM

[quote]r185 The two older generations, the Boomers and Gen X, are the real problem right now.

I feel I’m about to be loaded on a cattle car!

HIDE ME!

by Anonymousreply 186May 22, 2023 4:42 AM

R186: I'm sorry. Did the Baby Boomers' attack dog have something to say to me? I missed it.

by Anonymousreply 187May 22, 2023 4:44 AM

I didn’t choose to be born!

by Anonymousreply 188May 22, 2023 4:45 AM

The most unoriginal, annoying, hipster, soy obsessed, easily offended generation there ever was. The next generation after it will probably be worse..or all declare themselves as light-beings, and attempt some trip onto a comet, because a batch of soy or kale or Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber told them to.

by Anonymousreply 189May 22, 2023 5:28 AM

77% of Gen Z voters are Democrats. Anyone born before 2005 can vote.

They are bad news to the crazy right wingers.

by Anonymousreply 190May 22, 2023 5:53 AM

R185 wants to start WWIII

by Anonymousreply 191May 22, 2023 6:30 AM

R185 the ONE good thing Millennials are going to do is reverse course and get RID OF FOX NEWS for good.

by Anonymousreply 192May 22, 2023 1:27 PM

They love Tiktok

by Anonymousreply 193May 22, 2023 3:23 PM

[QUOTE] But when the entire group are narcissists, they are incapable of advancing gay rights. Narcissism overrides sexuality.

NOT THE NARCISSIST TROLL

by Anonymousreply 194May 25, 2023 5:32 AM

The reality is that every generation thinks they're special.

The boomers thought they were rebels with the whole flower child/hippy thing - then they sold out and turned into the me generation of the 80s.

Gen X thought they rebelled against society (slackers, first gen to not achieve the success of their parents). Xers sold out and conformed to the demands placed upon them by boomers (lack of vacation time, 40 hour work weeks, low wages etc...)

Millennials think they're hard done by compared to others and the first not surpass the financial success of their parents (that honor actually belongs to Xers in terms of being the "first"), but because there are so many millennials, and the rise of the youth orientated culture/media of the early '00s the problems Xers faced are overlooked. Millennials are now nothing special - a decade ago we thought they'd "change things." So far, they haven't. We'll see whether or not they change things or just become sell-outs too.

It's too early to speculate on Gen Z, but I suspect that in about 20 years, younger generations will be complaining about them too.

What's that song that goes, "every generation blames the one before" ??

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by Anonymousreply 195May 25, 2023 5:49 AM

Typical Gen Z post from Tumblr:

i mean this completely seriously but… a cup of coffee can save your life a little, a shower can save your life a little, making your favorite meal can save your life a little…….little things actually add up to really big things in the long run if you let them, the secret to surviving everyday is infusing a little bit of magic into the mundane i truly believe that

by Anonymousreply 196June 5, 2023 6:36 AM

Hoes are mad.

as soon as the internet decided depression and anxiety were the everyman mental illnesses and therefore not to be taken seriously we were all fucked tbh bc the fact that i have to feel embarrassed to admit i have debilitating anxiety because people will think im just an uwu dont call me out coward is ridiculous. its insane that i have to clarify that my depressive episodes are like life threatening and not whatever dipshit dumbed down idea of depression people seem to have like oh yeah i just wanna watch netflix and eat ice cream and not text people back. like bro i think im the devil

by Anonymousreply 197June 5, 2023 3:34 PM

When you take their electronics away and they have to make eye contact, the feral little beasts act like that girl on the plane:

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by Anonymousreply 198June 5, 2023 7:13 PM
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