Tag Archives: Millennials

Stressed Out (Twenty-One Pilots): iconic anthem of the Millennials.

Rock and pop music in recent decades (since the 1960s) have always had iconic songs and music styles that define the angst and existential concerns of generations that were coming of age when those songs and music styles were popular. … Continue reading

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How Steve Bannon is exploiting a perfectly valid theory of history to create war and chaos.

Like his hippie predecessors, Steve Bannon wants to take down the Establishment — only this time from the far right. (credit: Huffington Post) One day back in 1997, while I was a stay at home mom and my kids were … Continue reading

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‘Snowflake’ is a term used to gaslight those who dare speak out against the new authoritarianism.

‘Snowflake’ (sometimes ‘special snowflake’) is a slang term used in recent years, usually directed against “entitled” Millennials who complain about the America they inherited — one full of debt, minimum wage jobs,  exhorbitant student loans they can never hope to … Continue reading

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Millennials are our only real hope for change.

Millennials, like all recent young-adult generations, have been demonized and denigrated by older generations. They have been called useless, dependent, entitled hipsters, and much worse. But Millennials aren’t the first young adult generation to be regarded badly by their elders. … Continue reading

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Generations explained.

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
credit: Blog of the Ginger One of my long-standing interests is demographics, and the interplay between the different living generations. Here is a video that explains the interactions between the four living generations born…

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How narcissism got to be a thing.

This article was originally posted on October 7 and 11, 2015 in two parts. It has been updated and merged. Disclaimer:  It was pointed out to me that this post may seem overly critical or stereotyping of Baby Boomers.   … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton must pick Bernie Sanders as VP.

I always try to refrain from posting anything too politically partisan on this blog, but this is too important not to talk about, so I’m breaking my rule here. I don’t like Hillary Clinton.  I was and am a Bernie … Continue reading

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Millennials and voting.

The Primary election is on Tuesday night, but I’m so out of the loop sometimes that I didn’t even realize early voting ended today.  I always try to vote early because you can avoid all the crowds and craziness.  Sort … Continue reading

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Is social awkwardness suddenly cool?

It seems to me that Millennials like to tell everyone how socially awkward they are, even when it doesn’t really apply. I don’t think it’s false modesty and I don’t think a majority of this younger generation has Aspergers, Avoidant … Continue reading

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Why I love liturgy.

Back in April, during the Easter Vigil mass, I became a Roman Catholic. This came as a surprise to many people I know, since I’d spent most of my life as an agnostic and at times veered close to atheism. … Continue reading

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