Don't worry, I got your 6 Ms. Amanda!
It's a result of bad parenting
Also, I am never going to respect someone just because they are older. I met plenty of ignorant stubborn close minded older people who aren't worth the diapers they wear.
@Archerer I agree with you, I’m not gonna respect old people who refuse to get with the times
@Virgo31 Virgo, see, you are a perfect example, illustrating what I just said. You are 13. Why such a mouth on you? You don't understand so many things (which I would not say, had you not made this snotty comment.) It is the nature of youth to explore, and to think you are on the bleeding edge of all things in life. Why should "old people" care about the same things you care about? If that were the case, then you should care about world affairs, and not just what's going on inside your phone and social media, and with your friends, and not much more. This is your childhood and you deserve that, but don't forget for every age, there are ways to conduct oneself.If you insult people, beware of what that brings on you. Adults are using restraint because it is our duty and responsibility to do so, but that does not mean that you can go around disrespecting anyone you choose, whenever you want. You have to earn some of that.I have lived almost 4 of your lifetimes. Do you really believe that means nothing? I am, like many here, "up with the times" so what you are doing is being an ageist.And by the way, you are just barely squeaking by on the age minimum. You are on a site which primarily has adults, discussing adult topics. Just because you see these people arguing with each other (amongst other things) doesn't mean that it is right, or that you should also join in on that.@Archerer One of the wisest, most sensible, most up on current events people I know on GAG is also one of the oldest. On a site like this, people are quite on the pulse. The ignorance and stubbornness is spanning all ages. Closed-mindedness seems to be de rigueur of the internet and time.@Unit1 Thanks, Unit! Love ya 🙏
That was exactly my point, it spans all ages. And age alone is no reason to respect someone. That is not to say that elders aren't worthy or respect.
Ok hold up, I'm not gonna respect someone just because of their age. They better earn that respect themselves and that spans across all ages. You know why all of the kids in our generation are pessimistic, it's because we grow up seeing issues in the world that you caused for example global warming. Then you proceed to argue if it even exist with one side to hardheaded to listen reason and science, and while you continue to argue with a side who won't listen the problem is getting worse. I've talked about it with my friends and a lot of them agree that things need to change. You say that your 4 times my age and I should respect that? I don't give a crap how old you are, I didn't say that you didn't get with the times but a lot of your generation refuses to. They won't listen to reason and are leaving us to solve problems that they made. And lastly, I don't argue cause it's fun or others are doing it, I argue cause I see a issue in the way someone is thinking or in their ideals.
@Virgo31 All your points are valid. I agree that the denial about global warming is infuriating. I"m glad that you're not arguing for the sake of arguing, but about what matters to you. I'll give your generation some compliments (I read about this stuff. I even have notes comparing the ideologies of the different generations) - your generation is the most inclusive in recorded history. You are biggest supporters of the environment, equal rights, gender, and the lowest on racism, sexism, and quite a few 'isms' in general. I am not surprised you're pissed off about these things. I am too. Believe me. When I fight for these things on GAG, I get a lot of heat. But I do it anyway. I believe it's important.However, just remember, every generation has inherited problems. Every single one. It's just how life works. Some things get better, some get worse. You have the most conveniences, and tools, and entertainment, and free time than ever in human history, that we, the generations before, created, and you benefit from. The social problems - they've always existed. They morph and shift and always will.
The shit behaviour we all witness online is not ok. And until you're an adult, you do need to show some respect. This is non-negotiable. We ALL have to show respect for others, much more than is seen online, but the majority of people are actually being mostly reasonable, and that often gets overlooked, because we see problems more than what is working. It's pure arrogance to believe that children/teenagers/etc. know better or have the right to tell off adults. Fight those battles with your parents. It's part of the process of detachment and growing up. Without adults, children would not survive. You need to appreciate that. You're going to hear the word entitlement be used a lot today - it's a legitimate trend; and entitlement makes people act like spoiled brats. All people have to earn their way in the world, and being humble and open to learning is part of that. You cannot have an attitude of 'I am better' or 'I would be better if only everyone else hadn't screwed it up for me...' Some of us acknowledge what is worse, and have sympathy for what is missing, but you must also, at the same time, acknowledge that you have many advantages that we fought and worked for. You have much to learn, and to be grateful for.
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As someone older than you, yeah you're worse than we were. All generations are worse than the generations before them.
@DeltaCharlieEcho You're a millennial yourself, so you actually talking about yourself.
It's because of bad parenting
Well, that is also debatable the whole argument of nature vs nurture starts to ring a bell in my head with this one! 🤷♀️
Forgot another thing.. isn't it weird if you are not really active on social media, (not posting a lot of pictures about yourself) and you are in the expected age range to be using it, then you are like a nobody to a lot of people. At least it feels like it to me.
I am concerned, that starting from my generation people can't distinguish between the internet and the real life. I grew up in time, where social media and smartphones became a thing when I was like 13 years old. Before that it was all good.Never have I thought before that time, that people genuinely do get upset over instagram likes (or the lack thereof). Or spend hours and hours on that nonsense on a daily basis.I may be the last one of the millennials out there, who hasn't fallen for it.
@Unit1 right! But on the flip side, why be rude or insulting for no reason. Internet/real life, you should be acting the same... I don't act one way online and the other in real life, I'm me no matter what I'm doing
Well. They're noobs hiding behind the safety of very long distances and unknown location/origins.
@Unit1 guess I don't understand cuz what's the point tho if can't be yourself? For what? To try to impress strangers?
Yes, you do not understand. They do it likely because they are bored or want some reaction. Or it's completely pointless like people going bankrupt, squandering all their money for a wedding ceremony, pop 3 kids out and then fight in poverty with the kids in the crossfire. People do all sorts of questionable things that I stopped caring a very long time ago.
What i find comical is that people claim to get PTSD from Twitter.. How weak do you have to be, how stupid do you have to be to not realize that twitter is not real life.. I am so happy i stay away from most social media..
problem is though that they learned how to communicate civilly during part of the growing process... today we see that learning being interfered with by a relliance on social media so yeah kids will be kids but whats happening now will mean they remain kids far longer if not all their lives... its sad as fuck really
Problem when I can't back hand my son for saying "fuck you dad!".
You didn't get my point and I think the example I took is quite incomplete too
You're right, I know 80 year olds and 60/70 who are rude and petty af
@yamajazaki yeah, i know. and some of them complain about how younger people are so entitled and rude.
But these two are so immature and had no respect to the people, like always. I get your point tho
Didn't their generation have more sex back then? (Its true, look it up). Older generations were complaining just as much about Gen X back then. This whole complaining about the new generation thing is far from new.
Being entitled and lazy cunts is a fine human tradition. Why do you think people used to beat their kids so much?
Well beating might be a bit strong to use but discipline with a spanking when needed is definitely something that should be brought back in my opinion
Why should it be brought back? You wanna show kids that it's easier to beat their child instead talking it out?
I didn't say beat but a spanking
No, that is called a beating and we have scientific evidence that it not only harms the child permanently (mentally) and that it does not work. Mainly because you are not teaching the kid not to do something, you are teaching the kid not to get CAUGHT doing something. Not something I recommend since the last thing you want is for your kid to think coming to you for help is a risky thing to do when they for example might be regularly sexually abused by someone because they think they will make you upset and receive more beatings.
A spanking when deserved is not a beating. I'll have you know that I was spanked as a child and the only thing I suffer from is respect. Of course there is always a down side and in some cases children need to be removed however spanking as a punishment is not one of them
No, there is really no difference and I am speaking from a scientific point of view. It also causes real damage that we can measure such as cognitive impairment and long-term developmental difficulties. It also causes all kinds of other problems such as higher aggression, depression and other antisocial traits. Its almost universally bad.
well, it's the parents' fault, who are in your generation.
also, no need for spanking. just remove a child's privileges whenever they act like assholes. I. e. no tv for the next 3 days. no desert. no meeting friends for a week, no internet for 2 weeks (except for homework), etc.