Thursday, January 12, 2017

The problem with millenials

"Millenials" is a colloquial term used to refer to the generation of people born in the 90's and early 2000's, who are now teenagers and young adults.

Many people have noticed common traits, and problems, that are quite prevalent with this generation, and are worrying that this is not a good trend. Many causes for these problems have been hypothesized.

One problem that seems to be becoming more and more prevalent, especially at poorer households, is the lack of a father. More and more people are growing in single-parent households, the vast majority of them with their mother.

Some statistics (although I don't have links to them right now) show a really worrying trend correlated to fatherless homes. If my memory serves me right, significantly more than 50% of convicted criminals eg. in the United States grew in fatherless homes. When we look at those of a poor background, the percentage goes even higher.

Many have commented on the problem of fatherless homes. It is argued that a father figure is very important for the social and emotional growth of a young person. Without a father figure, children and teenagers tend to become more rebellious and seek the wrong company.

On a rather different tangent, one thing that is also affecting millenials in a quite great degree is technology. More precisely, the internet and the astonishingly easy access to it. Nowadays you can surf the internet literally from anywhere, no matter where you are.

And that is a huge problem, in fact. It has been postulated that, especially for teenagers, social media networks are a literal form of addiction. Not just figuratively, but literally. Not just psychologically, but physically (because of dopamin production caused by certain experiences.)

Many teenagers and young adults are literally addicted to their smartphones. They cannot be parted from them even for a minute. They will always keep them around, and in front of them, no matter what the situation. School, a meeting at work, eating dinner, watching a presentation... The smartphone is always there, and they are constantly checking it, no matter what.

Social networking has created a culture of instant gratification (which is part of that physical addiction). As with so many addictions, it's detrimental to the social life of the person.

The problem with social media, and getting addicted to it, is that you don't spend time deepening your social bonds in real life. Basically everybody you know is just a casual acquaintance you know very little about. This includes both online and in real life.

We have created a generation of people who are incapable of creating deep and meaningful relationships with other people. They simply don't spend the quality time to do that. They spend all their time worrying more about the social media feeds in their smartphone than the people in front of them. They don't have deep and meaningful conversations, they don't form intimate bonds with other people. Forming such bonds requires a lot of time, and they simply aren't spending that time. When they are with other people in real life, in a situation that would be apt for a conversation... all they are doing is checking their smartphones, rather than getting to know each other better.

This instant-gratification, and lack of ability to form deep and meaningful relationships, is only aggravated by the modern regressive leftist social justice victimhood cult (which, in itself, might have also been partially created by, and aggravated by, the current millenial social zeitgeist, so they form this self-perpetuating mechanism.)

When these young people do not know other people very well, they are easy to convert into an ideology of victimhood, oppression, fear and shame. They are being brainwashed into thinking that everybody is against them, and oppressing them. Or that they are themselves the oppressors, even without knowing it, and thus should feel ashamed of themselves and make amends (but, of course, no matter what they do, it will never be enough. They will always, always be guilty, because of their personal characteristics such as skin color.)

When you don't know other people very well, when you don't know how society and social interaction really work, it's much easier to think that they are out to get you. That they are bad people. That the world is a big and scary place.

The same cult is also brainwashing its members into absolute self-hating xenophiles. Everything that's related to our own western culture is absolutely abhorrent, and everything that's foreign and different is absolutely perfect and without flaw. Black people and Muslims are the epitome of innocence and perfection. They can do no wrong, and everything they do, no matter what it is, is justified, and must be defended. Rape, murder, genocide... it doesn't matter. It's all justified.

The scary thing is that these millenials, who do not have social skills, who are incapable of forming meaningful social relationships, and who have been brainwashed into a cult of victimhood, are becoming the politicians, judges, lawmakers, teachers, professors and police officers of society. These are the people who will be teaching your children, making laws, governing them and you, and policing them and you. And they have been brainwashed into thinking that there's something inherently and deeply wrong with you, and your children, and that it must be fixed.

And what are we doing to stop this? Very little.

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