Everything this guy says is true.
I’ve seen it.
Hmmmmm. I saw the obvious problems right away with the pretty lies they told the kids. I didn’t stand for it; I made my daughter see the truth of things under while under my roof and she hated me for it and ultimately rejected it. Pretty lies were so much more attractive. I saw the problems with the warm fuzzy schools where it was perfectly fine to fail as long as you didn’t call it that. Her teachers cared more for her self esteem than her education. I pushed my daughter academically and she hated me for that too. She was special, and I was just mean. I tried is all I can say in my defence; and in hindsight I wouldn’t change any of that. I didn’t see the technology trap closing around her as that one caught a lot of us adults too.
It wasn’t just their parents that set them up for this - their grandparents bought in to this shite whole hog. I fought pitched battles with my shitlib in-laws that I swear, sometimes... I thought they wanted to destroy that kid. They meddled in her upbringing constantly with that crap and I shoulda put a stop to that way before I did. Watching this almost choked me up. When our kids fail, we fail too.
Last week I shot with the stubfarts down at Rocky Mountain House and caught up with some old acquaintances. Chris had gotten laid off from his electrician’s job up north, and started his own contracting job down in CowTown. He’s doing alright... but he flat out refuses to hire millennials now. He said getting an apprentice willing to work is impossible from that age group. There were several tradesmen and a few retirees on the line jawing with us between rounds and they echoed Chris’s sentiments. The kids are flat out more trouble than they’re worth. They won’t work, they won’t take criticism, and they want to be coddled. This wasn’t the usual grumpy old men bitching about the wise ass kids - it’s flat out generational conflict. The kids hate their elders and the old buggers hate them right back.
What’s going to happen to them? And to us? My kid is in her mid 30’s now, she was at the leading edge of the millennial demographic. When I looked in on her with some low level covert cyber stalking last year ... she still hasn’t grown up. She still day dreams of dragons and playing with the hobbits in the shire. Still hadn’t gotten a driver’s license, still renting... sigh.
I get that the kids got a shitburger growing up. But they ate it up and loved it and they still do. You tell them to put down the phone and they’ll be in tears. Work them... and they’re traumatized and oppressed.
I dunno what this guru expects us older people to do for these kidults. I dunno about you, but I have pulled tendons and my bones are starting to creak and rattle. Some days I have my hands full just drawing my bow. Those youngins are too big to spank now. It’s too late!
I think it’s up to Darwin and Murphy now. What’s going to happen to them? And what will happen to us?