You can become cynical about it or you can just accept that it is what it is. I try to do the latter.
I was talking more about people just sharing their lives. You know...they way real friends do.
The sad part is that I am sure there are so many here who could add much to the conversation if
every thread didn't turn into a gif-fest or shallow humor.
Everyone wants to be heard. No one wants to listen.
Your generation (the Millennials) has brought in a new mindset, RazorsEdge, that will liberate the United States from its yoke of religion. For the first time ever, a higher percentage of people favor gay marriage, thanks to the Millennials.
You will bring in a new era.
Yeah, I get annoyed from time to time, but overall, I have tremendous respect for you all.
I hate it when JUBbers reply on top of quotes instead of underneath them. It makes their posts a bit confusing until I get to the bottom, and it just doesn't look right to me.
Why is my generation like this? Is it because everyone's so much more logical? Do we have a generation of Ben Franklins, Charles Darwins, and Albert Einsteins?
Clearly not. Just a relatively short conversation about any intellectual subject with a group of millennials would dispel that thought.
I think it's because people around my age are too distracted with petty pop culture that they can't be bothered to devote themselves to the dogma of religion/conservatism.
Allow me to qualify all of this, first. The forthcoming is admittedly a generalization; one will always find outliers. But one cannot discuss sociology without resorting to generalizations, because sociology relates to how groups of people behave, zeitgeists, and how those zeitgeists shape political thought. (Once again, I stress--there are outliers. But we are discussing the behavior of groups)
The gist of article related to the fact that the Millennials grew up during the computer age, which shaped the way they process information. Millennials do indeed tend to be less empathetic because they see life in terms of binary code, but by the same token, they are infinitely more tolerant. This predisposition tends to shape the way they look at political issues.
For the first time in American history, young people are voting en masse. In fact, one can make the case that the Millennials actually tipped the election to Obama. The Millennials, too, don't see the big deal about gay marriage, or see the big deal about a person's race, and so on. And they can't see why religion has to be so much a part of everything.
Here's something to ponder: during the Republican Party's nomination, Ron Paul won big--but only with millennials. Millennial Republicans overwhelmingly chose Paul, and still do. That's huge.
It sounds melodramatic to say so, but they really are bringing in a new era. (It really is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.)
Don't underestimate your generation, Razzie, even though you might find them annoying at times. They're the future.
^Speaking of Millennials, we old fogeys sometimes "tsk, tsk" over the fact that Millennials need calculators to do the most basic math skills. For example, at work, I usually count down the till using my head (no pen or paper). The millennials who have witnessed this are marvelled at this ability, but really, guys, they taught us how to do this in the second or third grade.
It works the other way around, too. We older guys don't know how to use the equipment as well as we should.
A week or two ago, I decided to use the calculator to count down my till. I ended up being $45.50 over, because I entered the information wrong in the calculator. (laughs at myself).
Similarly, I remember six months or so, noting the fact that I know how to take a square root by hand, but don't know how to do it on a calculator.
So it works the other way around, too. Knowing how to use the equipment is important, too.
Personally, I've never quite understood why this bothers so many people. I mean, isn't that kind of the point of seeking advice? To take what works for you and leave what doesn't? There's no "one size fits all" solution to every problem, and let's face it...sometimes, people give bad/overly-biased advice with selfish intentions. In other words, they're more intent on preaching, scolding, and being "right" than actually listening, understanding, and truly helping the person. They want things to go THEIR way more than anything, and then get mad and cry foul when it doesn't, forgetting that, at the end of the day, (like or not) it's the advice-seeker's life/decision to make, not theirs. The best the advisors can do is say their piece, hope for the best, and move on.Originally Posted by xbuzzerx
I'm not discounting the good advice people give, and I understand that some people are stubborn in their bad ways, or only want "pre-desired answers" that reinforce those bad ways, and it's frustrating for those of us with good intentions. But remember, advice is simply just that...advice, not binding arbitration. It's up the advice-seeker to take it or leave it. They're not obligated to take it (even if they should). The point is to give them our opinions/suggestions, not boss them around. We're not their mothers.
^I don't know about that one, Alister.
I actually listened to him, and conferred with him, about his dilemma concerning his professor.
But he got downright personal, and ugly, with one of my favorite JUBbers, for no good reason. I don't see an excuse for getting personal in the pursuit of a debate.
^I felt the same way when I read it. I wasn't too nice to him at times myself. After going back and reading some of his original posts I think we didn't spend enough time/effort listening to him but instead flamed him over his professor
You people are nuts.
^ Now that's the reaction I expected
Hey, if you want to continue waxing and pontificating and discussing and mourning some fake person, go ahead.
Each generation deals with many of the same issues at different intensities, new technology, war, issues of human nature such as racism, homophobia, etc. I think it's just easy to look at a generation that is either developing or in its process of contributing to humanity and assume that it's doing poorly because of the larger, less influential base. It's not necessarily the 98% of our generation's population that will grow up and invent a, b, c, or d that will directly contribute to society and mankind, but the 2% that makes breakthroughs in their respective fields to make the world better for everyone.
I feel safe saying that no one can name even half of Generation X, but I'm sure that there were a few specific people that stand out in comparison to the rest. It's not to say that the rest of the generation is unimportant because we all contribute through the networks of people that we help and influence throughout our lives, but I think it's unfair to say that any generation is of lesser quality because the youth enjoy Facebook, tweeting, and Rihanna.
I would have been happy to listen to him if he would have been honest up front, and wasn't such an annoying schmuck twerp from the get go. If you want a civilized conversation, behave civilized.
I FUCKING love Rihanna it's not even funny
I read Riri interview- her backstage footages and I still love her character, are those count? ^^
Maybe as a "superficial" admiration, yea..
I just encountered weird looking dick at Xtube..
it looks like my dad's back massager
and a good looking one: http://xhamster.com/movies/983571/do...?embed=related
but recorded at very strange environment
It's "asking for advice under a false pretense."
gay, straight, forums, in-person... my experience is that 99.999999% of people "asking advice" are more interested in validation than genuine advice.
... and YES, I'm still pissed that #$% ^$%& @$#%^ @$% QUASAR didn't let him show his dick before banning him 3 times.
^he probably did, but Quasar kept the pictures for himself
Even though i'm not guilty of it myself.
i think i MIGHT be losing it but i want to lay on my stomach while on the floor. i'm going to be wearing a t-shirt right. i want a guy to sit on the lower part of my back and... *sigh* i want him to drop a silent fart of me. *vomits* i know it's going to smell fucking awful too. some people farts are better left not messed with. i HATE the smell of farts. i just like the feeling of hot air on my back.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
I think you lost it!
I'm actively seeking out someone to give me the flu that's going around town. Last time I got really sick I dropped about 20 pounds, and I need to lose at least that much for a role I'm auditioning for near the end of January.
I just got back from seeing The Hobbit. That in itself is not surprising or rep damaging but, my viewing companions for the evening were one of my best friends, a new friend from Minnesota seeing her first film in LA, a porn director, his husband, and a Titan Men porn star who had never seen an American film on the big screen. That is the way one should experience a great film.
Tea already shitted..Good god, Im so patient..^^
Receipts all over place, I dont have to looking for myself..