Young Americans Are More Miserable - Maybe Because They All Got Trophies Early On?
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    Young Americans Are More Miserable - Maybe Because They All Got Trophies Early On?

    The last part of the thread title is my speculation. The lack of socialization is probably key...they have many "friends" but few real ones.

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    You may be right. What the "participation trophy" crowd doesn't understand is that people need real challenges. They need to be pushed, they need to have the possibility of real failure to motivate them. When everybody gets a trophy for showing up, even an idiot will eventually ask "what's the point?"
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    Or perhaps it's the fact the Boomers destroyed the American Dream, brought upward mobility to it's lowest point in our countries history, then says it's the millennial's fault. Just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
    Or perhaps it's the fact the Boomers destroyed the American Dream, brought upward mobility to it's lowest point in our countries history, then says it's the millennial's fault. Just a thought...

    These charts might disagree with your belief.

    https://www.advisorperspectives.com/...ar-perspective
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    They have no pride, no self-esteem and likely worst of all, no drive to do or be anything. For most, were they to die at 50 years old, you could write their obituary on the face of a pencil eraser. Saddest part is......they're all totally cool with that.
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    I bet they count the Farcebook "Friends"

    In my 62 years on this planet, I have one friend who will help me bury the bodies and never say a word. We live 800 miles away from one another and each of us would be on the next plane out, if the call was made.
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    They planted the crops of their choice.
    Now they discovered they don't like how they taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
    Or perhaps it's the fact the Boomers destroyed the American Dream, brought upward mobility to it's lowest point in our countries history, then says it's the millennial's fault. Just a thought...
    Wow lol. I suppose that qualifies as a thought.
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    Hey, I got my trophy wife early. Does that count?
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    So, fifty-five percent of high schooler's go to college. What percentage beyond that applied and didn't get in? With the idea that EVERYONE has to go to college or STARVE not getting accepted somewhere could lead to depression.

    What percentage of that fifty-five percent actually make it to a degree especially a degree in something worthwhile? Having your hand held by educators every step of the way to get you out of high school successfully then going to college and failing because there was on one THERE to hold you hand could lead to depression also.

    When I was sixteen I got my first job washing dishes in a nice restaurant. Helped cook sometimes, ran the slicer, mixer, lots of things. Now days you aren't working in restaurants if you're under eighteen. You're not working in a LOT of places if you're under eighteen because federal labor rules and laws say it's too dangerous for anyone under eighteen. Working earlier gets you REAL WORLD job experience before you're just cast out into the world believing what you were taught in high school. Lots of kids in rural areas that used to work summer jobs on farms don't anymore because of federal labor rules and laws. So, these kids sit around on the phone and in front of their computer all day during school breaks as there isn't much to do in small rural communities if you cannot work.

    There are some smart, responsible millennials out there but they are a minority. My niece, nephew, and my son are three good ones. All three were raised by people with a STRONG work ethic and were taught that "if you want it it's up to you to go get it". Most of their friends are the same way, like attracts like.

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