- Dec 10, 2018
Gonna have to agree to disagree with you on that one. I really don't care enough to debate this point beyond the anecdotal. Null isn't beyond criticism by his staff, but I don't believe in it being done publicly and at such a charged time. Yes, this viewpoint is absolutely held by many in my generation, specifically that you respect the command structure - but I never went so far as to broadly say it was 'generation dependent'. Don't equate me trying to put context to my statements to not taking responsibility for them, that is disingenuous - I was very clearly acknowledging I may be outdated in my thinking and was open to criticism in that regard.
OK here's the criticism you say you're open to. This "command structure" mentality depends on the person and their background/personality more than age. Many Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z hold these views. Many do not. "Many" is a useless deflecting qualifier here.
The last time this "command structure" as you describe it was widely predominant to the point you could say "almost all" was with 20-somethings in the mid-1960s. Most people across all generations don't want to hear from some crotchety rando grandpa powerleveling age. And maybe you're going to say, "hey wait, I was 21 in 1975 or 1980 and 'many' applied." See above, but the other point is that your audience includes people whose PARENTS were in preschool then. You wanna have a command argument, you shouldn't have made it on "listen here whippersnapper." Because by and large most people don't give a shit about old people online.