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Boomers and Millennials: Oops!
#1
S&H said that they would get on awesomely well.

Actually, they are getting on awfully rotten.

What happened?
"It was better with them that were slain by the sword, than with them that died with hunger, for these pined away being consumed for want of the fruits of the earth" - Lamentations 4:9
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#2
(11-09-2019, 01:24 PM)Anthony Wrote: S&H said that they would get on awesomely well.

Actually, they are getting on awfully rotten.

What happened?

Actually, the two gens get along, if adjustments are made.  The Millies are liberal to very liberal in the social/cultural sense, and a bit of a mixed bag on economic liberalism.  Boomers are all over the board.  So yes, "OK Boomer" works for times when they feel they're getting "oldsplaining" and outright animosity when they hear things that grate on them 100%. But the level of tolerance Millies show when their elders seem "just a bit misguided" is a lot better than we Boomers manage much of the time.
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#3
To exaggerate just a bit, the Boomers don't want the Millenials to be their friends; they want the Millenials to be their tools. Leftist Boomers are thrilled that leftist Milleniasl are parroting leftist Boomer propaganda as if it is the Millenials' own. Conservative Boomers are happy their Millenial kids are bucking modern society to give them grandchildren anyway.
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(11-09-2019, 04:23 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: To exaggerate just a bit, the Boomers don't want the Millenials to be their friends; they want the Millenials to be their tools.  Leftist Boomers are thrilled that leftist Milleniasl are parroting leftist Boomer propaganda as if it is the Millenials' own.  Conservative Boomers are happy their Millenial kids are bucking modern society to give them grandchildren anyway.

H-m-m-m.  Speak for yourself.  Personally, I find the Millies genuinely likeable.  They have an earnestness that's a bit over the top, perhaps.  But they seem to connect easily to anyone open to it.
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(11-09-2019, 04:23 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: To exaggerate just a bit, the Boomers don't want the Millenials to be their friends; they want the Millenials to be their tools.  Leftist Boomers are thrilled that leftist Millennials are parroting leftist Boomer propaganda as if it is the Millenials' own.  Conservative Boomers are happy their Millenial kids are bucking modern society to give them grandchildren anyway.

H-m-m-m.  Speak for yourself.  Personally, I find the Millies genuinely likeable.  They have an earnestness that's a bit over the top, perhaps.  But they seem to connect easily to anyone open to it.
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(11-09-2019, 06:14 PM)David Horn Wrote:
(11-09-2019, 04:23 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: To exaggerate just a bit, the Boomers don't want the Millenials to be their friends; they want the Millenials to be their tools.  Leftist Boomers are thrilled that leftist Millennials are parroting leftist Boomer propaganda as if it is the Millenials' own.  Conservative Boomers are happy their Millenial kids are bucking modern society to give them grandchildren anyway.

H-m-m-m.  Speak for yourself.  Personally, I find the Millies genuinely likeable.  They have an earnestness that's a bit over the top, perhaps.  But they seem to connect easily to anyone open to it.

Thank you and vise versa. I cant say I have connected to xers in general as much as my generation and boomers, but it could be due to the fact there are no xers in my family dynamic at this stage. Just silent, boom and millies.
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(11-09-2019, 04:23 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: To exaggerate just a bit, the Boomers don't want the Millenials to be their friends; they want the Millenials to be their tools.  Leftist Boomers are thrilled that leftist Milleniasl are parroting leftist Boomer propaganda as if it is the Millenials' own.  Conservative Boomers are happy their Millenial kids are bucking modern society to give them grandchildren anyway.

Younger people will always be cool and attractive; what's not to like Wink
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#8
Now Eric sounds like a pedo.
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#9
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.
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#10
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.
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#11
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
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#12
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

What's the current age range for Millenials?  Like 18-38 or something?  Not that some don't still act like they're prepubescent.
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(11-11-2019, 11:04 AM)Warren Dew Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

What's the current age range for Millenials?  Like 18-38 or something?  Not that some don't still act like they're prepubescent.

That's a characteristic of all dominant gens.  It's easy to get away with murder if you're part of the biggest gang on the street -- witness Mafia Don from the last dominant gen.
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#14
(11-11-2019, 06:21 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
But you had to be in the so-called "in" crowd in order to get away with those things. In the workplace it was usually just the bosses and maybe next in line. The rank and file didn't get away with it anymore btjan one would today. I can recall being jealous of being able to give a female co-worker a back rub, for example. The harder stuff, wouldn't even try it. We have been clearly in the "time to refrain from embracing' (Turn, Turn,Turn) since I would say the mid-1980s.

However, if ACW2 does break out, we will have much bigger fish to fry than to worry whether some guy gives a co-worker a back rub.
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#15
(11-12-2019, 03:28 PM)beechnut79 Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:21 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
But you had to be in the so-called "in" crowd in order to get away with those things. In the workplace it was usually just the bosses and maybe next in line. The rank and file didn't get away with it anymore btjan one would today. I can recall being jealous of being able to give a female co-worker a back rub, for example. The harder stuff, wouldn't even try it. We have been clearly in the "time to refrain from embracing' (Turn, Turn,Turn) since I would say the mid-1980s.

However, if ACW2 does break out, we will have much bigger fish to fry than to worry whether some guy gives a co-worker a back rub.

We clearly are in a repressive trend now about these subjects. That's just what S&H predicted. Back in the last 4T, in the times in which Lee Harvey Oswald grew up, there was little chance for any affection or connection to happen. Children were often seen but not heard. Sex was so repressed that deviation and sexual abuse was very common, and very hidden. There was no human potential movement or new age therapies around to help people who felt alienated and lonely. Touchy-feeley attitudes didn't even exist. 

Now we are going back in that direction again. Hintergrund seems all in favor of this, to the point that he has to read his GenX cynicism into a popular philosophy book about integrating romanticism and rationalism and opening up to intuition. Touchy-feeley is looked down upon and is a term of abuse. The therapeutic movements are drying up amid the millennial generation's retreat into scientism and virtual technology uber alles. Many of them are bullied and become violent misfits and mass shooters, thanks to the new massacre tools the Republicans have given them. These lonely, alienated young people have nowhere to turn and little opportunity. It's all of a piece. But the cycle will turn again, and by the 2040s if someone says younger people are attractive, he won't be subject to insults like I am today by Gen X cynics like Hintergrund. It was not long ago on the old T4T forum that someone called me a pedo because I liked Justin Bieber. She and others were so closed off to what good music sounds like that they could not imagine that a young pop star could make any good music, and were unable to hear it just because he was young.

And yes, I am a boomer and I have some millennial friends (and not necessarily just to be my political "tools"). I like to associate with younger people if I can, as well as those my own age (broadly speaking, I have many "Joneser" and Xer friends too) or even older who are still somewhat hip to the awakening times. It was a noticable trend not long ago that society was becoming age-irrelevant.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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#16
(11-12-2019, 10:35 AM)David Horn Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 11:04 AM)Warren Dew Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

What's the current age range for Millenials?  Like 18-38 or something?  Not that some don't still act like they're prepubescent.

That's a characteristic of all dominant gens.  It's easy to get away with murder if you're part of the biggest gang on the street -- witness Mafia Don from the last dominant gen.

Interesting characteristic to point out. Dominant gens set more trends, and that does not necessarily have to include murder or other crime, but could include behavior that other gens don't approve of. Not that I think acting like you're younger or even prepubescent is necessarily a bad thing. Conformity may be a virtue for some, but it's not one that I usually agree with (I agree with prophet-gen leader and namesake Ralph Waldo Emerson instead, as I often do). But millennials are at least 16 years old now.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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#17
(11-12-2019, 03:47 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(11-12-2019, 03:28 PM)beechnut79 Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:21 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote: Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
But you had to be in the so-called "in" crowd in order to get away with those things. In the workplace it was usually just the bosses and maybe next in line. The rank and file didn't get away with it anymore btjan one would today. I can recall being jealous of being able to give a female co-worker a back rub, for example. The harder stuff, wouldn't even try it. We have been clearly in the "time to refrain from embracing' (Turn, Turn,Turn) since I would say the mid-1980s.

However, if ACW2 does break out, we will have much bigger fish to fry than to worry whether some guy gives a co-worker a back rub.

We clearly are in a repressive trend now about these subjects. That's just what S&H predicted. Back in the last 4T, in the times in which Lee Harvey Oswald grew up, there was little chance for any affection or connection to happen. Children were often seen but not heard. Sex was so repressed that deviation and sexual abuse was very common, and very hidden. There was no human potential movement or new age therapies around to help people who felt alienated and lonely. Touchy-feeley attitudes didn't even exist. 

Now we are going back in that direction again. Hintergrund seems all in favor of this, to the point that he has to read his GenX cynicism into a popular philosophy book about integrating romanticism and rationalism and opening up to intuition. Touchy-feeley is looked down upon and is a term of abuse. The therapeutic movements are drying up amid the millennial generation's retreat into scientism and virtual technology uber alles. Many of them are bullied and become violent misfits and mass shooters, thanks to the new massacre tools the Republicans have given them. These lonely, alienated young people have nowhere to turn and little opportunity. It's all of a piece. But the cycle will turn again, and by the 2040s if someone says younger people are attractive, he won't be subject to insults like I am today by Gen X cynics like Hintergrund. It was not long ago on the old T4T forum that someone called me a pedo because I liked Justin Bieber. She and others were so closed off to what good music sounds like that they could not imagine that a young pop star could make any good music, and were unable to hear it just because he was young.

And yes, I am a boomer and I have some millennial friends (and not necessarily just to be my political "tools"). I like to associate with younger people if I can, as well as those my own age (broadly speaking, I have many "Joneser" and Xer friends too) or even older who are still somewhat hip to the awakening times. It was a noticable trend not long ago that society was becoming age-irrelevant.

I am not that familiar with Justin Bieber but can we say that he is in the current time comparable to the likes of Elvis Presley in his time?
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(11-12-2019, 03:28 PM)beechnut79 Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:21 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 05:56 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Now Eric sounds like a pedo.

Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
But you had to be in the so-called "in" crowd in order to get away with those things. In the workplace it was usually just the bosses and maybe next in line. The rank and file didn't get away with it anymore btjan one would today. I can recall being jealous of being able to give a female co-worker a back rub, for example. The harder stuff, wouldn't even try it. We have been clearly in the "time to refrain from embracing' (Turn, Turn,Turn) since I would say the mid-1980s.

However, if ACW2 does break out, we will have much bigger fish to fry than to worry whether some guy gives a co-worker a back rub.
Which makes it all the more interesting as to why Eric was literally defending a person who was feeling up kinsers partner and condemned his actions for punching the person who did not listen to being told NO.
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(11-12-2019, 03:47 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(11-12-2019, 03:28 PM)beechnut79 Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:21 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:01 AM)taramarie Wrote: Well in the past he was actually defending feeling people up without consent and condemning defending oneself against those advances. But I doubt he is a pedo. He is just very much behind in the times. Stuck in the 60s.

Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
But you had to be in the so-called "in" crowd in order to get away with those things. In the workplace it was usually just the bosses and maybe next in line. The rank and file didn't get away with it anymore btjan one would today. I can recall being jealous of being able to give a female co-worker a back rub, for example. The harder stuff, wouldn't even try it. We have been clearly in the "time to refrain from embracing' (Turn, Turn,Turn) since I would say the mid-1980s.

However, if ACW2 does break out, we will have much bigger fish to fry than to worry whether some guy gives a co-worker a back rub.

We clearly are in a repressive trend now about these subjects. That's just what S&H predicted. Back in the last 4T, in the times in which Lee Harvey Oswald grew up, there was little chance for any affection or connection to happen. Children were often seen but not heard. Sex was so repressed that deviation and sexual abuse was very common, and very hidden. There was no human potential movement or new age therapies around to help people who felt alienated and lonely. Touchy-feeley attitudes didn't even exist. 

Now we are going back in that direction again. Hintergrund seems all in favor of this, to the point that he has to read his GenX cynicism into a popular philosophy book about integrating romanticism and rationalism and opening up to intuition. Touchy-feeley is looked down upon and is a term of abuse. The therapeutic movements are drying up amid the millennial generation's retreat into scientism and virtual technology uber alles. Many of them are bullied and become violent misfits and mass shooters, thanks to the new massacre tools the Republicans have given them. These lonely, alienated young people have nowhere to turn and little opportunity. It's all of a piece. But the cycle will turn again, and by the 2040s if someone says younger people are attractive, he won't be subject to insults like I am today by Gen X cynics like Hintergrund. It was not long ago on the old T4T forum that someone called me a pedo because I liked Justin Bieber. She and others were so closed off to what good music sounds like that they could not imagine that a young pop star could make any good music, and were unable to hear it just because he was young.

And yes, I am a boomer and I have some millennial friends (and not necessarily just to be my political "tools"). I like to associate with younger people if I can, as well as those my own age (broadly speaking, I have many "Joneser" and Xer friends too) or even older who are still somewhat hip to the awakening times. It was a noticable trend not long ago that society was becoming age-irrelevant.
My partner and I are getting into tantra therapy for our own reasons and part of it is the inner connection and part of it is through touch. Not all, but to a certain degree, yes. That is ACCEPTED touch though. You don't go around touching people inappropriately unwantedly. I remember the person who called you a pedo. Over the top I would say. I personally found it more amusing that there was a whole thread dedicated to him more than anything else.
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#20
(11-12-2019, 05:51 PM)beechnut79 Wrote:
(11-12-2019, 03:47 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(11-12-2019, 03:28 PM)beechnut79 Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:21 AM)taramarie Wrote:
(11-11-2019, 06:16 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Let's just say he's lucky to be far away behind some keyboard.

Eh he aint worth it to be honest. Thankfully culture turned more towards condemning that sort of behaviour. I hear a lot from women of his generation who had to put up with that outdated attitude of approving of inappropriate touches.
But you had to be in the so-called "in" crowd in order to get away with those things. In the workplace it was usually just the bosses and maybe next in line. The rank and file didn't get away with it anymore btjan one would today. I can recall being jealous of being able to give a female co-worker a back rub, for example. The harder stuff, wouldn't even try it. We have been clearly in the "time to refrain from embracing' (Turn, Turn,Turn) since I would say the mid-1980s.

However, if ACW2 does break out, we will have much bigger fish to fry than to worry whether some guy gives a co-worker a back rub.

We clearly are in a repressive trend now about these subjects. That's just what S&H predicted. Back in the last 4T, in the times in which Lee Harvey Oswald grew up, there was little chance for any affection or connection to happen. Children were often seen but not heard. Sex was so repressed that deviation and sexual abuse was very common, and very hidden. There was no human potential movement or new age therapies around to help people who felt alienated and lonely. Touchy-feeley attitudes didn't even exist. 

Now we are going back in that direction again. Hintergrund seems all in favor of this, to the point that he has to read his GenX cynicism into a popular philosophy book about integrating romanticism and rationalism and opening up to intuition. Touchy-feeley is looked down upon and is a term of abuse. The therapeutic movements are drying up amid the millennial generation's retreat into scientism and virtual technology uber alles. Many of them are bullied and become violent misfits and mass shooters, thanks to the new massacre tools the Republicans have given them. These lonely, alienated young people have nowhere to turn and little opportunity. It's all of a piece. But the cycle will turn again, and by the 2040s if someone says younger people are attractive, he won't be subject to insults like I am today by Gen X cynics like Hintergrund. It was not long ago on the old T4T forum that someone called me a pedo because I liked Justin Bieber. She and others were so closed off to what good music sounds like that they could not imagine that a young pop star could make any good music, and were unable to hear it just because he was young.

And yes, I am a boomer and I have some millennial friends (and not necessarily just to be my political "tools"). I like to associate with younger people if I can, as well as those my own age (broadly speaking, I have many "Joneser" and Xer friends too) or even older who are still somewhat hip to the awakening times. It was a noticable trend not long ago that society was becoming age-irrelevant.

I am not that familiar with Justin Bieber but can we say that he is in the current time comparable to the likes of Elvis Presley in his time?

Some people say that. He certainly had a huge and fanatical fan following for a while, but he hasn't been as active recently. In that past you had to keep putting out hits to stay on top. That system ruined some artists, but Justin now is successful enough to be able to call the shots.

The song in my signature line link is his best song. I still find it remarkable.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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