Generation Z - Is there something different about this generation?

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Like, site your fucking sources if you're going to, like make a statement like that.

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I mean, there's a lot of contradictory information out there, but this is how politics work every generation - the hippies were seen as smelly useless twats by their kids so conservatism became more popular. Then the religious right went crazy about Satanism and rock music and D&D and liberalism became more popular, and so forth. There's like a shift every decade. I can guarantee you that practically nobody from Gen Z respects the old media or SJWs, even if they might share some viewpoints.
 

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Eh, I think you're kind of right about skyrocketing suicide rates but I don't think that will be a Gen Z thing, but rather it will happen to the Millennials once they start entering their late 30's, 40's, and early 50's. The Millennials will grow old and disillusioned and many will commit suicide. If anything, the 2010's opioid crisis could be an early warning sign of what's in store for the Millennial generation.

Chances are that the bulk of the Millennial suicide statistic in the 2020's and 2030's will be from former SJW's and other burnouts of a similar demographic (regretful transtrenders and dangerhairs who aged into being depressed cat ladies) with the non-SJW Millennial suicides being either incels or the more "typical" profile of those afflicted with certain forms of mental illness (bipolar disorder, clinical depression, etc.)

In many ways, Millennials in the 2010's are a lot like how the Boomers were in the 1960's and 1970's, but without the strong post-WWII economy that the Boomers inherited.

The Boomer-driven New Left of the 60's and 70's died out when it became overburdened with extremism and many of its adherents growing up and becoming cynical and disillusioned by the beginning of the 1980's. The result was that so many of these Boomers abandoned leftism, either by going neoliberal or defecting to the Religious Right/Neocons in the 80's and early 90's. Hippie to Yuppie, Greed is Good, and all that jazz.

That was the result of the unique economic conditions of the 80's and 90's, which are long gone.

The Great Recession has been over for nearly a decade but it fucked over too many Millennials, both financially and psychologically, leading to the SJW zeitgeist, lower rates of sex and pregnancy, and more rates of living at home.

If anything, Gen Z won't make as many mistakes as the Millennials because not only will they have learned from the mistakes of the past generations, but it's very likely that the Millennial population will be greatly reduced due to higher suicide rates in the near future, along with current health crises such as the opioid epidemic and high rates of obesity.

The main reason why the Boomers did so much damage was because they were both large in number and long-lived. Gen X couldn't compete due to lack of manpower and the Boomers retiring later than every other generation before them (and having higher average incomes as well) so neither Generation X nor the Millennials could get a proper foot in the door in terms of economic and political power.

Gen X was able to recover somewhat when they reached middle age, but again they are outnumbered by both the Baby Boomers and the Millennials.

While the Millennials currently outnumber every other generation right now, they aren't having nearly as many children as either the Boomers or Gen X (in fact, most Gen Z kids have Gen X parents) and they don't have as much spending power as the Boomers did at the same age and while they have more education, most of them have degrees that are worthless, especially in the case of SJW Millennials.

The Boomers have a lot of disproportionate sociopolitical and cultural influence for their age, but I doubt the Millennials will get that chance.

TL;DR-Gen Z will be able to unfuck the current situation because the Boomers will be dead from old age and most of the Millennial SJW's will be dead by their own hand (either from suicide or drug abuse)
I strongly disagree about the suicide thing. The crazy shrieking SJW demographic is vocal but pretty damn small, especially outside university campuses. Young men in their late teens killing themselves at fever pitch records is certainly not the result of being a transotherkin 30 something woman who cant find a partner. Suicide knows no party lines
 

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I strongly disagree about the suicide thing. The crazy shrieking SJW demographic is vocal but pretty damn small, especially outside university campuses. Young men in their late teens killing themselves at fever pitch records is certainly not the result of being a transotherkin 30 something woman who cant find a partner. Suicide knows no party lines

Fair point, but another major factor to consider is economic instability and even non-SJW Millennials are notorious for having financial difficulties in their lives, especially if they went to college, and severe financial insecurity can be a factor in suicidal behavior.

So, who knows at this point?
 
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I mean, there's a lot of contradictory information out there, but this is how politics work every generation - the hippies were seen as smelly useless twats by their kids so conservatism became more popular. Then the religious right went crazy about Satanism and rock music and D&D and liberalism became more popular, and so forth. There's like a shift every decade. I can guarantee you that practically nobody from Gen Z respects the old media or SJWs, even if they might share some viewpoints.
Doesn't really matter, the millennial generation thinks they're hipster rebels taking it to the man, yet everything they believe happens to be exactly what the corporate elite that they supposedly hate are feeding to them.
 

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Where's the cutoff point for millenial?
2000 is the most commonly agreed on "start date" for Gen Z, although some people would put the start of Gen Z as early as 1996.

I was born in 1993, so I'm firmly in the Millennial camp in terms of age, either as a Late Millennial or a "Core" Millennial, although culturally I have a lot more in common with my Generation X parents than I do with most Millennials.
 

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2000 is the most commonly agreed on "start date" for Gen Z, although some people would put the start of Gen Z as early as 1996.

I was born in 1993, so I'm firmly in the Millennial camp in terms of age, either as a Late Millennial or a "Core" Millennial, although culturally I have a lot more in common with my Generation X parents than I do with most Millennials.
You're older than me. By your assessment, I would still be a millennial tho barely eeking it out.
 
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2000 is the most commonly agreed on "start date" for Gen Z, although some people would put the start of Gen Z as early as 1996.

I was born in 1993, so I'm firmly in the Millennial camp in terms of age, either as a Late Millennial or a "Core" Millennial, although culturally I have a lot more in common with my Generation X parents than I do with most Millennials.
Interesting you feel that way about your parents, I'm late Gen-X personally but do feel more in common to my Boomer parents as well.
 
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I was born in 1993, so I'm firmly in the Millennial camp in terms of age, either as a Late Millennial or a "Core" Millennial, although culturally I have a lot more in common with my Generation X parents than I do with most Millennials.
That's really interesting considering your teen years were fully immersed in Internet culture while the iPhone debuted when you were in ninth grade or so. How do you feel you have more in common with your parents?

I'm either the youngest Gen Xer or the world's oldest millennial. Can't say I identify much with either. 🤔
 

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That's really interesting considering your teen years were fully immersed in Internet culture while the iPhone debuted when you were in ninth grade or so. How do you feel you have more in common with your parents?

I'm either the youngest Gen Xer or the world's oldest millennial. Can't say I identify much with either. 🤔
Part of it was that I grew up in a rural area with shoddy internet connection until I was fourteen and most of my online experiences in my youth tended to hew closer to Web 1.0 and early Web 1.5 until I moved to a more suburban locale shortly before starting high school.

When the iPhone debuted, I didn't have the money to afford one and I didn't own a smartphone until 2018 when my old flip phone finally crapped out on me.

I also didn't like a lot of the pop culture that my peers in high school were into. My music tastes hew closer to that of a Boomer or a Gen X'er, and I was the kind of guy who preferred The Lost Boys and Vampire: The Masquerade to Twilight (back when Twilight was still culturally relevant) and despised Harry Potter even before it became a Millennial SJW meme. The only things I shared in common with my peers were video games and anime, and even then there were often discrepancies between what I liked and what was popular.

I don't know why, but I don't connect as well with most Millennials compared to the Gen X'ers or older Zoomers that I know. Whether it's pop culture tastes or social and political issues, I really do feel like that tired meme of "being born in the wrong generation"