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"Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X
(10-03-2016, 04:14 PM)gabrielle Wrote: Stereotyping an entire generation as "pecuniary" is bigotry, Eric.
But I didn't do it. Why ignore what I pointed out?
Quote:  Calling a "villain" on Survivor a typical Gen Xer is bigotry.  ("Xers admire him"--which Xers would that be exactly?  What percentage of the entire Gen X population do they constitute?)
I don't know. Russell may be typical of the stereotype of the worst traits of Gen Xers. Let's put it that way. Not all, or even most Gen Xers, are like him. Or admire him. But it's certainly true that I have personally known some Gen Xers like him myself. But, I have known far more Gen Xers who were not like him. Those Boomers on the show or whom I know who were "villains," had a different style of villainy, like Richard Hatch. There are differences between the generations, and we can experience them. But no, I don't label them all one way or another. So no, I don't think it's bigotry. That's too insulting a word to throw.

Quote:It's not just you, though.  These forums are rife with bigotry.  I am beginning to believe that generational theory promotes prejudice.  I am not surprised to learn, from another thread, that the academic world has largely ignored it and that it has mainly been taken up by the business world--another gimmick used to peg their employees and market to their consumers.

There are differences. Academic approaches can't understand everything anyway. But S&H did a lot of biographical studies to determine generational traits and archetypes. It's not either or. Generations are not all the same. But noone is typical of any generation. Over-generalization is wrong, but so is under-generalization.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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Messages In This Thread
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-18-2016, 11:36 PM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-18-2016, 11:59 PM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-19-2016, 07:05 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-19-2016, 12:57 PM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-20-2016, 07:02 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-20-2016, 07:00 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-20-2016, 12:30 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-20-2016, 02:41 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-20-2016, 04:27 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-20-2016, 05:16 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-20-2016, 05:57 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-20-2016, 07:16 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-20-2016, 12:27 PM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-21-2016, 07:00 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-21-2016, 01:03 PM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-27-2016, 11:39 PM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-30-2016, 07:01 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 10-03-2016, 07:12 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Galen - 09-29-2016, 01:50 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-30-2016, 07:03 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 09-30-2016, 07:08 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Odin - 10-03-2016, 07:26 AM
RE: "Survivor": Millennials vs. Gen X - by Eric the Green - 10-03-2016, 04:43 PM

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