Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-12 00:45:03
ID: 61379
i find that when people complain about millennials, who the really mean are Gen Z (those born between the mid 90s and early 2000s). I think it's lame to paint any generation with a broad brush but, if you're going to, at least make sure you get them straight.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 22:47:12
ID: 61378
My parents were very much bent on us learning to be independent. They had us staying home alone at the age of 11 or so and they never really bailed us out of things we got into. I remember my brother and his friends vandalized some guy's car and they made him pay the guy the damages. As a kid, I remember wasting a ton of my mom's expensive face moisturizer and she took me to the store and told me to buy her a new container with my allowance. They didn't want us to come running to them for help every time anything went wrong in our lives.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 22:26:57
ID: 61374
I'm an older millenial and I think a lot of people don't realize how old millenials are--we're in our 30s and we definitely have a few life skills...I can drive a stick shift, pluck and butcher a chicken, grow a garden, sew, cook, can vegetables and fruit, knit, crochet, and I also do okay with technology since I was introduced to it fairly young. The kids with no skills are the ones that are just out of high school and have spent their childhoods in front of screens. Granted, most of what I know how to do are my hobbies at this point, but if the internet ever crashes, I'll be set for a while.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 19:11:49
ID: 61346
Yeah, my mom still uses a checkbook. She's almost 80, so cut her some slack.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 19:10:07
ID: 61333
In response to a confession. Many doctors won't risk prescribing Chantix to people with a hx of depression. They don't want to risk the off chance that it will cause suicidal ideation. It really just depends on the doc, though. Don't take it personally.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 18:41:59
ID: 61370
I'm a millennial. I had to sew a button back onto my coworkers shirt. She's in her 60s and was dumbfounded that I knew how to sew. She was going to take it to a tailor. For a button. She was going to pay someone to sew a single fucking button back onto her shirt. So much for those "old school" life skills.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 16:47:16
ID: 61373
My mother gave me a spanking when I was 19. She was physically emotionally and verbally abusive when I was younger and I just snapped. My response was to hit her back a few times while saying "How do you like being hit?" then disappear to a friends house for a week and a half. She left me alone after that.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 11:46:56
ID: 61368
In response to a confession. i agree. i'm not gonna tell anyone how to raise their kids but i'm so glad my parents gave me the freedom to make my own decisions and mistakes and learn from them when i was younger. i would be mortified at that age if my mom showed up to wherever i was because i didn't respond to a text fast enough for her. ironically, my friends at the time who had parents that were strict and kept a tight leash were the crazy ones. they were the ones who went buck wild in college with all the parties, sex, drugs, and drinking to excess (all the things their parents feared) because they were finally out from underneath their parents' thumbs and wanted to experience all the "forbidden" things.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 11:28:34
ID: 61367
In response to a confession. lol i love it when people complain about the lack of life skills the generation they birthed and raised lack. btw, i'm a millenial and can do all the things you mentioned and more ;)
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 08:16:39
ID: 61365
In response to a confession. We raise our children to grow up. To grow up, they need some freedom. At 18 I lived in my parent's house, took college classes, and had no curfew. My parents made it clear that they expected me to make good choices because that's part of being an adult. If I messed up, I accepted the consequences. Speeding ticket? Paid it myself. Learned to follow the speed limit. Stayed out too late and had a hangover at work? No one to blame but myself. I respected my parents, and they respected me enough to trust me to make decisions. Sometimes they were good decisions and sometimes they weren't, but I turned out pretty okay. If we don't give our kids freedom, they don't learn, and they don't mature. Grounding an 18 year old might backfire on you is what I am saying. It's not reasonable to ask a person that age to report their every move. Driving over to where he is because he didn't respond to a text will hurt your relationship. He's an adult. Treat him like one. Trust me.
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