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I'm still trying to figure out if this is funny or sad. All I can come up with is...if the shoe fits...


If the shoe fits: Don't call us snowflakes - it damages our mental health, say young people
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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:42 UTC


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72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied
Being called a "snowflake" is damaging to mental health, young people say. Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair - and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.

The "snowflake generation" is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.

But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health.

The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

Almost half of adults between 16 and 24 said they had experienced stress or anxiety, compared to just over a third of all UK adults.

Young adults were also more likely to be uncomfortable talking about a mental health problem, with one in three saying this compared to 27 per cent of all adults.

13 per cent also said they were experiencing a problem but had not sought help, compared to seven per cent of all adults.

The firm's medical expert, Dr Doug Wright, said the term could cause problems. "Our findings suggest that young adults are more likely to be experiencing mental health problems, so using a phrase which criticises this age group could add to this issue.

"Any term used disparagingly to a segment of the population is inherently negative.


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Brad Pitt in Fight Club, which is where the term is thought to have originated
"While young adults in particular appear to take offence to the 'snowflake' label, the majority of adults agree that the term is unfair and unhelpful, so it's important that people consider how such labels are used, and the cumulative effect they could have on their recipients," he said.

The phrase, which originated in America, has particularly come to refer to universities and students who use "trigger warnings" to alert readers or listeners to potentially distressing material, and "safe spaces", which are meant to be free of certain opinions or ideas.

It is also used to imply that young people are less resilient than older generations and quicker to take offence.

It is thought to originate with US author Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 book Fight Club, which contains the line "You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake".

In an interview earlier this year he took credit for the term, adding: "My friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended."
 

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it damages our mental health,
I think it is funny !

Don't you have to possess something before it can be damaged ?
 

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I think it is funny !
Me too! Makes me want to call them snowflakes all the more. lol

Are there any other labels that offend them that we should be using? It's our duty to help toughen 'em up.
 
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Seems at work many also think that new hires are being discriminated against because they are being paid less than seasoned veterans who have been working there longer than they have been alive. They think that their 1st paycheck should be the same as the guy who has done 30 years there.
 

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I still cannot figure out what went horribly wrong with much of the snowflake/entitlement generation.
You didn't see this coming decades ago with the reports that they quit keeping score in youth sports to keep from wounding egos? No more valedictorians unless they were all valedictorians? No more grades, no more winners unless all were winners? The hundreds of stories I've seen or read of a similar vein over the years. No more dodgeball, no more homecoming kings and queens, nobody faster or smarter or better looking. All male characteristics ruthlessly stamped out.

The existence of the snowflake generation is a planned thing and is precisely the intended result of decades of planning and effort by the elites of the political left.
 

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You didn't see this coming decades ago with the reports that they quit keeping score in youth sports to keep from wounding egos?
No, always did poorly in sports and I never cared about the scores or "winning". For me, sports were a chore, stupid and meaningless. On the other hand, I do like exercise, whether it's long walks, hill climbing, or working the home gym. I'm not lazy, I just despise sports.
No more dodgeball...
We did that, but I think we favored "smear the queer". I forget the details, but I think most of us got in a circle and tried to hit the "queer" in the middle.
 

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No, always did poorly in sports and I never cared about the scores or "winning". For me, sports were a chore, stupid and meaningless. On the other hand, I do like exercise, whether it's long walks, hill climbing, or working the home gym. I'm not lazy, I just despise sports.

We did that, but I think we favored "smear the queer". I forget the details, but I think most of us got in a circle and tried to hit the "queer" in the middle.
We used to play a game called "kill the guy with the ball." You toss a football up in the air and everybody scrambles for it. Whoever ends up with it runs like hell and dodges till he gets tackled. It was crazy fun.
 

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I dang near cussed out an umpire when he told my catcher, infielders and me we could not chatter up the batters in T-Ball.
I did ask him if he was a card carrying member of the American Communist Party ( Blank Look).

This was 14 years ago. I should have known. The year before we had just got our kids out of "Y" soccer where everybody ran through "Victory Tunnels" (parents making an arch and cheering all players) after each game.

Fortunately we did not have this CRAP in Pee-Wee football ( tackle football), and basketball.
 

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The existence of the snowflake generation is a planned thing and is precisely the intended result of decades of planning and effort by the elites of the political left.

THANK the Fabian Socialists that began infiltrating US Education during FDR's time in office.
 

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Women... they don't make them like they used to!
Hmmm IDK, I gotta be careful with agavegirl here. They are built the same, it just that .gov & schools programmed them wrong !
 
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You didn't see this coming decades ago with the reports that they quit keeping score in youth sports to keep from wounding egos? No more valedictorians unless they were all valedictorians? No more grades, no more winners unless all were winners? The hundreds of stories I've seen or read of a similar vein over the years. No more dodgeball, no more homecoming kings and queens, nobody faster or smarter or better looking. All male characteristics ruthlessly stamped out.
The existence of the snowflake generation is a planned thing and is precisely the intended result of decades of planning and effort by the elites of the political left.
Hey TomD glad to see ya pok'n yer in once in a while.
Great post & don't forget to add to your list, a trophy for "participation"
 

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I really try to pinpoint how these attitudes developed. I have 4 children ranging in age from 28 to 40. Two are liberals, and two are conservative but lean libertarian. The two liberals are from two distinctly different Gens. What these two have in common is their chosen college major and where they ended up working. One for .gov and one for a video game company. So I have gathered that .gov girl wants big government regardless of who is in charge and art girl wants subsidies and free stuff. Small business owner girl and broke ass college grad boy now working at a foundry are entirely different. They were all raised similarly but once they went to college and onward...weirdness creeped in.

They also moved to different areas than me. How you gonna keep em down on the farm so to speak?

The youngest two got the "participation trophies". The older two did not. Generation has nothing to do with it.

I think institutionalized indoctrination is the culprit and can undo any positives a family can implement. Art school, California, government jobs...that messed up my hard work.

And @TAEZZAR I am not the least bit scary as people of the female persuasion go...
 

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In comparison to previous generations, young people today have got it made. The world is within their hand held devices. But thanks to the idea of globalization, media and the orchestrated destruction of a sound monetary policy, young people have little to look forward to. Parents have become over cautious because they too are having a hard time understanding the world today. Fecking politicians claiming that they will take from the producers and share the wealth leads people to believe in Communism.
 

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I really try to pinpoint how these attitudes developed. I have 4 children ranging in age from 28 to 40. Two are liberals, and two are conservative but lean libertarian. The two liberals are from two distinctly different Gens. What these two have in common is their chosen college major and where they ended up working. One for .gov and one for a video game company. So I have gathered that .gov girl wants big government regardless of who is in charge and art girl wants subsidies and free stuff. Small business owner girl and broke ass college grad boy now working at a foundry are entirely different. They were all raised similarly but once they went to college and onward...weirdness creeped in.

They also moved to different areas than me. How you gonna keep em down on the farm so to speak?

The youngest two got the "participation trophies". The older two did not. Generation has nothing to do with it.

I think institutionalized indoctrination is the culprit and can undo any positives a family can implement. Art school, California, government jobs...that messed up my hard work.

And @TAEZZAR I am not the least bit scary as people of the female persuasion go...
Out of your 4 chillins, which ones are most happy with their place in life?
 

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Out of your 4 chillins, which ones are most happy with their place in life?
Two out of four seem happiest. One liberal, one conservative. But the liberal lives and works for the government in a Blue state. The conservative owns a business in a Red state. So where you live, where you work, where and for what did you go to college. I guess it was more important than family.
 

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I guess it was more important than family.
Nothing more important than my children. Gave them all I could when they were growing up but the best they got was the gift of want. And the time together. My kids are nothing like me when I was their age. But I didn't have a family even with 4 siblings and my parents.
 

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I think institutionalized indoctrination is the culprit and can undo any positives a family can implement.

This is why exactly why today is so fascinating and scary. Thanks for sharing your family experience..
 

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We used to play a game called "kill the guy with the ball." You toss a football up in the air and everybody scrambles for it. Whoever ends up with it runs like hell and dodges till he gets tackled. It was crazy fun.
The game you describe is called "Smear the Queer," or at least in was back in the 70s.
 

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The snowflake generation is what the baby boomer generation would have been if all the manufacturing jobs had been sent offshore in the 1940s.

Both groups are narcissistic prima donnas who have a breakdown and tantrum the moment things don't go their way.
 

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The game you describe is called "Smear the Queer," or at least in was back in the 70s.
That game must have had a multitude of names. Other guys have told me they called it "kill the quarterback," "rough and tumble," etc. It was just as fun and kinda brutal, no matter what ya called it.
 

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The snowflake generation is what the baby boomer generation would have been if all the manufacturing jobs had been sent offshore in the 1940s.

Both groups are narcissistic prima donnas who have a breakdown and tantrum the moment things don't go their way.
Every generation except your generation A51?
 

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The older people mortgaged our future away.

I’ve seen retired police or military who probably are getting a fat pension check talk about how younger people are snowflakes.
 

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The older people mortgaged our future away.

I’ve seen retired police or military who probably are getting a fat pension check talk about how younger people are snowflakes.
I think your/our government did this. We didn't vote for all the crap that was done in our name for the past hundred years. It was bought by the megabanksters, supercorporations, MIC/IC and everybody else who could persuade the gov stooges to steal our wealth and give it to them. Our guilt lies in complacency only.
 

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The older people mortgaged our future away.

I’ve seen retired police or military who probably are getting a fat pension check talk about how younger people are snowflakes.
People who say that are complete idiots. That's like saying all black people are thugs! Not all 'older people' have fat pensions from the government! That may come as a surprise to those who think they've got things all figured out but believe me, its true!
 
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I think your/our government did this. We didn't vote for all the crap that was done in our name for the past hundred years. It was bought by the megabanksters, supercorporations, MIC/IC and everybody else who could persuade the gov stooges to steal our wealth and give it to them. Our guilt lies in complacency only.
I've heard that all it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing to stop it. Complacency is the corner stone to the problem.
 

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I've heard that all it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing to stop it. Complacency is the corner stone to the problem.
We're all guilty in that respect, JK.
 

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"Snowflakes" is being too kind. I prefer the term "lazy stupid bastards"
 

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I think your/our government did this. We didn't vote for all the crap that was done in our name for the past hundred years. It was bought by the megabanksters, supercorporations, MIC/IC and everybody else who could persuade the gov stooges to steal our wealth and give it to them. Our guilt lies in complacency only.
I don't feel the least bit guilty about the greed of .gov employees and their elitist ilk.

I am not one of them, although I was part of their club long enough to know I don't want to be part of their club.

I refuse to partake in their systemic, wealth-grabbing, criminal enterprise.

And yet, as I know from personal experience; to actively resist is to invite trouble.
 

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We used to play a game called "kill the guy with the ball." You toss a football up in the air and everybody scrambles for it. Whoever ends up with it runs like hell and dodges till he gets tackled. It was crazy fun.
Same; we just called it "Kill".
 

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"Snowflakes" is being too kind. I prefer the term "lazy stupid bastards"
I think "Snowflakes" is perfect, especially when used within the context of Fight Club, since that book/movie is ingrained in popular culture.

It really resonates with those who are offended, and like the word "Deplorables," it is part of our language now and EVERYBODY understands it.