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06-15-2012, 04:50 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hello all. This is my first post here and I will just jump in with information I find interesting. I hope you will find it interesting as well and share your thoughts.

Excerpt: We've heard of "baby boomers" and "generation X," but what about generation broke? New research says one in four people born between 1980 and 1994 don't have enough money to meet basic needs.

http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/local/hamps...getting-by

Also, a recent study shows that the younger generation cares much less for the environment and does less to clean up the environment than previous generations, e.g. boomers 33% millenials 21% next generation _____?

These are disturbing trends. Are the youth just giving up?
06-15-2012, 04:57 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Welcome to the Kritterbox UniqueStranger beercheer.gif

Interesting and true imo. I don't know if they've given up as much as were never taught the values in the beginning. I mean super mario certainly never taught compassion and care for the environment. For earnings, I'd guess higher than one in four.
06-15-2012, 05:51 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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So, is this electronic age/prison and/or poor parenting to blame? If so, at what age should the upcoming youth do a self-assessment and look for new and innovative ways to fix whatever is wrong in their lives?

If you feel the Don't Care/Broke stats are higher than 1 in 4, then why aren't they correcting their behaviours? Why are they just picking up that controller instead of thinking of starting a grassroots business, as one example?
06-15-2012, 06:12 PM #4
Ghostie Member
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wave.gifUniqueStranger and welcome that generation is broke probably cause they have no skill trade or cause the bloody gov't taxes them to deathgaah.gif
06-15-2012, 06:21 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(06-15-2012, 05:51 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  So, is this electronic age/prison and/or poor parenting to blame? If so, at what age should the upcoming youth do a self-assessment and look for new and innovative ways to fix whatever is wrong in their lives?

If you feel the Don't Care/Broke stats are higher than 1 in 4, then why aren't they correcting their behaviours? Why are they just picking up that controller instead of thinking of starting a grassroots business, as one example?


Because there's always a safety net. Live with their parents, rely on the government, because tv has taught them that wealthy is good and beautiful and they've never known want or had to work for it. Perhaps because their parents are so busy working and going into debt that it's easier to buy them a new cell or toy or tv channel than put the effort into having them earn it for themselves. Also gov makes it so damn hard to start a small business. I found this an interesting read on 'free market' US and communist Laos

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/conf...er-in.html
06-15-2012, 06:31 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Welcome UniqueStranger cheers.gif Aren't we all chuckle.gif


Yea, I'm all about personal responsibility and looking at my 20+ y/o kids I'd say I did a pretty damned good job. My daughter graduated a couple of weeks ago and has her applications pending for a school in Sweden on game development. My son also has his application pending for a University in Finland, computer science.

If you're not a roll model yourself you'll leave it to them damned.gif

That said...

We can't however do much about the current economic situation as most of us didn't cause it. We did the best we could, well I tried...
06-15-2012, 06:37 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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hug.gif hej Octo. I have to say my kid, 22, is conscientious too, hard working and maybe too compassionate. She struggles to get by. gaah.gif
06-15-2012, 06:49 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Well what young person doesn't these days? gaah.gif My son was very lucky to get a €11/h job damned.gif And that's for packing/sending DIY Finnish knife sets. I reckon they sell pretty well. damned.gif


Reminds me of a joke I don't remember...

Goes a little something like this:

Son: Dad, what is the key to the narrow path?

Dad: Poverty my son. Poverty.

06-15-2012, 07:01 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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chuckle.gif Dad is wise. I make $10/hr and I'm supposed to be saving to finish that damn diploma but I keep spending it on beer and pegboard lmao.gif
06-15-2012, 07:05 PM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Parenting is one

but i blame the fact that there are far more variety of beer on the market
nowadays.chuckle.gif

I am a Boomer
we had homes with a single working parent, and we did well on a single income

today, both parents work

who is home with the kids?

economics?
Techno Gadgets ?

Well,,
In my generation,,, a period,, "60's - 70's

getting "HIGH" was Glorified .

work ethic was actually looked down on by some.

The World became more Mega Corporation
International Corporate

so competitive pricing went,,, by by

quality of goods went,,, by by

an increase in TV tech and shows helpped fracture people.s reality
and increased their consumer appetities.

and the World went,,, BUY BUY
06-15-2012, 07:08 PM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(06-15-2012, 07:05 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  an increase in TV tech and shows helpped fracture people.s reality
and increased their consumer appetities.

and the World went,,, BUY BUY


rofl.gif So ğkking true CA
06-15-2012, 07:27 PM #12
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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wave.gif SHADOW

oops caps lock

anyway, without writting another self help book here,

to the point i should get

with HD TV and comcast cable
given a remote
i have seen,,,,,

people switch realities : CLICK CLICK CLICK
Rapidly through over a hundred channels in seconds

any idea what the Synapsis goes through in that digital slamming
in rapid secession of reality change up?

without stabillity,

as, a stable single sight sound input

the mind attempts to asimulate the rapid image input information

soon, after just a short period of time,,, the mind being conditioned in this manner

Attention span decreases

You may notice in the person, they're inabillity to pay attention in a conversation
for long, and will interupt the speaker often, because of the impatience
with the slowness of the spoken word as compared to the rapid
digital input of their TV.

To go further into it, takes a long time,,
to read it may be toooooooooooooo long for todays attention spanchuckle.gif
06-15-2012, 07:36 PM #13
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Next
This conditioned inpatience

brings a disorder in which the self victimized suffers " I WANT IT NOW !"

without the common fact that it must take time to EARN whatever they wish to have NOW!!!

When they find that they cannot get it NOW

they become discouraged

that state causes them to give up caring.

if one cannot care about : EVERYTHING,, GREEN, RESPECT, OTHERS,,,

Then you witness what the OP is attempting to address in this thread.

unplug,,,

plug into the singular reality
and have a more Compfortable realationship with Reality
06-15-2012, 07:53 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Funny though my kids never did watched much TV but as they grew older I made them look out for errors in any show or movie, I taught them everything I know. I think that's how evolution is made, tell them what you learned and if they don't want to learn from your experience. ğck them.

Everybody needs to learn in their own way.
06-15-2012, 08:17 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
(06-15-2012, 07:27 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  wave.gif SHADOW

oops caps lock

anyway, without writting another self help book here,

to the point i should get

with HD TV and comcast cable
given a remote
i have seen,,,,,

people switch realities : CLICK CLICK CLICK
Rapidly through over a hundred channels in seconds

any idea what the Synapsis goes through in that digital slamming
in rapid secession of reality change up?

without stabillity,

as, a stable single sight sound input

the mind attempts to asimulate the rapid image input information

soon, after just a short period of time,,, the mind being conditioned in this manner

Attention span decreases

You may notice in the person, they're inabillity to pay attention in a conversation
for long, and will interupt the speaker often, because of the impatience
with the slowness of the spoken word as compared to the rapid
digital input of their TV.

To go further into it, takes a long time,,
to read it may be toooooooooooooo long for todays attention spanchuckle.gif


ooops my arse lol.gif I have a problem with rapid-fire images, I have to turn my eyes away. I can't watch tv without getting cranky. In some ways CA, your posts are rapid-fire info and I have a hard time absorbing and concentrating on the rhetoric, the analogies and the poetry can be somewhat overwhelming. Well written and relevant but your prose changes direction so often it's hard to follow. K.I.S.S.



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