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goobster  ·  927 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Faster Millenials, Kill, Kill

    I'm coming to the conclusion that much of the tension in the world is due to everyone 30 and under knowing down to their very bones that things are fucked for them and everyone over 50 discovering slowly that things used to be great, but now they're fucked and they're looking for someone to blame.

As someone over 50 who was absolutely sure at 30 that Social Security would be bankrupt by now, and drug and gang violence were insurmountable problems, and that we would never fight another war...

... I'm starting to wonder if maybe the perspective that "the older generation above me fucked it up for the generation behind me" is just another way of saying, "hey, I'm 50."

kleinbl00  ·  926 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The perspective for the young has slowly shifted from "older generations have fucked up my future" to "older generations have fucked up my present" while the perspective for the old has slowly shifted from "I worry about kids these days" to "I worry about myself these days".

The demographic shifts of the past 100 years are anything but business as usual.