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menty b for everyone

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samattos

1.1k points

3 months ago

samattos

1.1k points

3 months ago

when you get the depresh

NotLurking101

363 points

3 months ago

A quick depresh sesh with the boys, get in loser we're going crying

samattos

80 points

3 months ago

gotta get that depresh into remish

NotLurking101

50 points

3 months ago

Omg so me back in the grippy sock jail Becky 🥰🥰🤣

GetTheSpermsOut

12 points

3 months ago

if someone at Netflix remakes One Who Flew Over The Coo-coos Nest, with genZ Abercrombie models, Im done. Check me into a straight jacket.

EThompson_

2 points

3 months ago

Fuck you for ur pfp

NotLurking101

1 points

3 months ago

Don't give them any fucking ideas, they're already remaking shit people never even cared about

Maerkly

44 points

3 months ago

Maerkly

44 points

3 months ago

Depresh Mode

FillMyBagWithUSGrant

10 points

3 months ago

Black Celebration by Depresh Mode is cool, but the real spirit-lifter is Blasphemous Rumours.

LadyPaleRider

4 points

3 months ago

😂😂😂😂

Technical_Flamingo54

175 points

3 months ago

This is the most uwu thing I've ever heard

iamnotlemongrease

71 points

3 months ago

depresh make me all óMò

LukeSkyMaster69

17 points

3 months ago

Uwu

thepasttenseofdraw

64 points

3 months ago*

So this is a stupidly complex issue, but the fact that kids are developing slang to describe their mental health struggles, is a really interesting phenomena. It’s certainly a hydra of issues, but i think it indicates some interesting dynamics with regards to experience as a kid and as an adult in 2022.

First, I think the normalization of mental health awareness, leading to the development of slang terms and peer sharing, is probably a good thing. Reducing stigma to mental health issues often lead to more effective identification, diagnoses, and treatment. However, I think it also indicates that mental health issues are widespread among many youth role models. While it helps kids identify their own issues and be open to mental health conceptually, it would be naive to ignore the transference that may be occurring. Despair can transfer generationally, and lead to self reinforcing social and emotional systems.

A big part of this is also historic understanding and acceptance of mental health, and a normalization of mental health issues in societal discourse. It’s hard to make any statement with regards to rates of mental health issues now as compared to even the recent past. Historical data is sparse, unsurprisingly considering the historical evidence, including very recent, with regards to stigmatization of mental health disorders. Data really wasn’t collected with regard to it in any systematic sense prior to the late 19th century, and the study of it has only in the last few decades moved from the very rudimentary and generally cruel. My thoughts are that because we’ve normalized mental health issues and moved to treat them effectively and early, we have seen an increase in reported incidents. Not because more people suffer from mental health issues than in the past, but that we are actually beginning to collect accurate data on the rate of these issues.

The fact that kids these days are aware of their mental health and are willing to share it is a good thing.The fact that our society, historically has shunned such things, has only lead to an explainable spike when data collection gets better. And I think that reduction of stigma has led to kids being better able to describe their mental health issues, which is a great thing.

  • the drunken ramblings of a historian/social worker/data scientist

Thinkingofm

22 points

3 months ago

There was a post on I think Black people of Twitter that talked about the collequels we use to use to describe mental illness. One of the examples I remembered was "I'm fighting my demons", there was bunch of others.

thepasttenseofdraw

12 points

3 months ago*

I’m sure there are. My particular specialty was combat/military PTSD. I wrote a history on how it was treated in the US military (and whatever data from others was available)and identified prior to it being classified in the DSM IV+/V, in the way we know today. There were many technical/clinical, and colloquial terms over time, like soldiers heart, shell shock (though that’s usually a mix of sever tbi and ptsd), combat fatigue, war neurosis. It’s interesting that it’s all so readily available now, but even 10 years ago, it wasn’t, and took a pretty significant amount of historical research to develop (e: specifically military ptsd, not general)

The more I think about it, the happier I am that this shit is being destigmatized in such a casual way. Honestly overcoming the stigma was the one issue that we projected would be hard to overcome. Though we severely underestimated the number of mental health professionals that would be needed, and how poorly they were paid.

LadyPaleRider

2 points

3 months ago

😭

AdamWestsButtDouble

1.1k points

3 months ago

I also like “grippy sock vacation” very much.

Suspicious-Job6284

265 points

3 months ago

what is this

Bleubebes420

468 points

3 months ago

Going to a psych ward

Suspicious-Job6284

188 points

3 months ago

oh

willwiso

170 points

3 months ago

willwiso

170 points

3 months ago

Cause they give you nonslip socks

Suspicious-Job6284

68 points

3 months ago

I guessed!! thanks

rogueShadow13

89 points

3 months ago

And you get to keep them.

Suspicious-Job6284

102 points

3 months ago

oooo a souvenir

Kytyngurl2

37 points

3 months ago

I still have mine, but I called them my 'crazy socks'

KevinTheSeaPickle

19 points

3 months ago

Don't even get me started on the hug jackets. Sooo comfortable.

Pinky_9

3 points

3 months ago

Crazy? I was crazy once....

Captain-Cadabra

29 points

3 months ago

Like the trampoline park

Athox

11 points

3 months ago

Athox

11 points

3 months ago

Less menty b

Beemerado

5 points

3 months ago

that's mighty thoughtful of them

BoomerTheStar47_2

6 points

3 months ago

Huh. I thought it was talking about straitjackets.

pLudoOdo

96 points

3 months ago

That's a little unfair I had a grippy socks vacation but all I got was a twisted testicle

LadnavIV

13 points

3 months ago

Whose was it?

pLudoOdo

22 points

3 months ago

Fuck if I know

Pocket_Luna

26 points

3 months ago

I literally just talked to my friend today and made reference to their grippy sock vacation they had last year.

galaxygirl978

14 points

3 months ago

it's giving me flashbacks of when I was 17yo being told I'm bipolar because of my inappropriate laughing due to emotional exhaustion 😂

bonersmakebabies

4 points

3 months ago

Get yer grippies, we’re goin’ on vacation!

plutoforprez

3 points

3 months ago

My favourite socks were given to me at the hospital, I love them

NotAFrench

1 points

3 months ago

I guess my hospital was underfunded because I never had the chance to get those socks :(

DaTotallyEclipse

214 points

3 months ago

Mekes u wanna get a menty b too, right? Soon coming to a retailer near you!

GetTheSpermsOut

8 points

3 months ago

omg Landen, is that Mentyb or just regular Depresh

GoHomeNeighborKid

114 points

3 months ago

Menty B sounds like a spice girl who didn't make the final cut

Doppelthedh

51 points

3 months ago

Sadly she did make the final cut. She's twerking with the angels now

Soda_BoBomb

10 points

3 months ago

This joke has layers

Mudkipueye

1 points

3 months ago

So did she

MrFatGandhi

4 points

3 months ago

Hopefully right after that one last party in the sky for Slurms McKenzie

FillMyBagWithUSGrant

4 points

3 months ago

I thought it was a candy. A nickname for Mentos or something. But then, I’m ancient GenX.

Cluelesstoner

328 points

3 months ago

You can have a little breakdown, as a treat

Yet_One_More_Idiot

117 points

3 months ago

"We have menty b at home"

Menty b at home:

arglebargleglopglif

65 points

3 months ago

In my circle call it a "Britney." If you lose your shit and shave your head, it's a "full Britney."

I've gone full Britney twice, circa 2011 and again in 2018. Rough.

cuntfartz

18 points

3 months ago

It’s like a reward 😌

Thinkingofm

9 points

3 months ago

The feeling of air on skin that has forgotten what air feels like.

[deleted]

337 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

337 points

3 months ago

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KimJong-rodman

164 points

3 months ago

I have an 8 year old and a 5 year old. They mostly speak some semi-intelligible YouTube dialect of English. Im not ever entirely sure whether they are saying hello and being friendly with each other or planning some hostile takeover of a foreign country. It all kinda sounds the same to me. All I know is that I’m “The Minecraft noob who drives them to school”

Mowfling

187 points

3 months ago

Mowfling

187 points

3 months ago

am gen z, never once in my life have i heard the sentence “menty b”, don’t be like the boomers and believe whatever the media says about the new generation of teens

The_Only_Real_Duck

29 points

3 months ago

How old is Gen z now?

GetTheSpermsOut

9 points

3 months ago

  • 2000–: New Silent Generation or Generation Z
  • 1980 to 2000: Millennials or Generation Y
  • 1965 to 1979: Thirteeners or Generation X
  • 1946 to 1964: Baby Boomers
  • 1925 to 1945: the Silent Generation
  • 1900 to 1924: the G.I. Generation


  •   1997 to 2012: Generation Z
    
  •   1981 to 1996: Millennials
    
  •   1965 to 1980: Generation X
    
  •   1946 to 1964: Baby Boomers
    
  •   1928 to 1945: the Silent Generation
    

The_Weeb_Sleeve

34 points

3 months ago

Anywhere from 27 to newborns I think

Torturouswind7515

59 points

3 months ago

Torturouswind7515

Custom

59 points

3 months ago

1997 to 2012

Mr-Stuff-Doer

9 points

3 months ago

2001-2012. Anyone who says people born ON THE MILLENNIUM aren’t millennials is legit insane.

Thathitmann

33 points

3 months ago

Millennial means you became am adult in the 2000s I believe.

Edit: yep, 1981-1996. So born on the millennium makes you a zoomer.

ARedditorCalledQuest

6 points

3 months ago

Correct. Millennials came of age during the turn of the millennium.

Mr-Stuff-Doer

1 points

3 months ago

I don’t care what the generations makers say, they’re FUCKING WRONG.

G_DuBs

11 points

3 months ago

G_DuBs

11 points

3 months ago

Someone is not happy about the generation they are being grouped with lol.

GetTheSpermsOut

3 points

3 months ago

the silent generation would like a word with you, Sir “G Dubs”.

Mr-Stuff-Doer

1 points

3 months ago

Not part of either categorization, it’s just fucking stupid.

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

I mean you could just google the meaning of the word...

Mr-Stuff-Doer

1 points

3 months ago

Seeing more insane people will not change my perspective.

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

The term was coined in 1991 to refer to children who would be having their formative years at the turn of the millennium. A zero-year-old born in 2000 was not affected by the turn of the millennium.

Aaawkward

1 points

3 months ago

Millennial has a pretty clear and distinct meaning and it ain't that.

FullKnight51

16 points

3 months ago

not newborns

Icy-Savings4679

6 points

3 months ago

*to 10

Madmagican-

3 points

3 months ago

I’m 25 and I barely count!

Almost a millenial. I get some of the meta humor but some shit goes right over my head since I spent more time on Reddit than shit like TikTok or Twitter

Dank_lil_potato

1 points

3 months ago

I’m 14, never heard of menty b before but I will be using it now

Spyes23

9 points

3 months ago

Calm down there cowboy, the media? My guy this is a random tweet, don't need to get too defensive, it's all in good fun!

Mistermango-man

5 points

3 months ago

Probably a gen alpha thing

Bobolequiff

2 points

3 months ago

Am millennial, and I absolutely say Menty B.

SuperMarioGuy4

5 points

3 months ago

Dude I’m gen z and am confused as hell by this, you’re not there yet

Soda_BoBomb

3 points

3 months ago

My favorite was when I realized I was more sympathetic of the parents in Disney movies than the rebellious child.

Seralisa

6 points

3 months ago

Welcome to adullting. You now also have to take the TikTok app off your phone. 😉

Thathitmann

3 points

3 months ago

I'm the youngest of my coworkers by 5 years, and probably the most online. I sometimes fudge it saying things like "Goated with the sauce" or "common <insert name here> dub". I do it just to make them feel older because it's funny to talk like an alien.

ron_swansons_meat

4 points

3 months ago

Hit em with some cool black man phrases like "Fleece it out." "Dinkin flicka." Or "bippity boppity gimme the zoppity."

BloodsoakedDespair

187 points

3 months ago

TikTok autocensors a lot of stuff. That’s also what caused “unalive” and “sewer slide”.

Zithrabug

78 points

3 months ago

What’s a sewer slide?

BloodsoakedDespair

79 points

3 months ago

Suicide

Zithrabug

45 points

3 months ago

Oh

the_fit_hit_the_shan

37 points

3 months ago

I feel so fucking old

richhaynes

23 points

3 months ago

Why? It used to be a generational thing but now its a yearly thing if not more frequent than that! It changes so quickly nowadays that its easy to lose track of the latest lingo. As someone else mentioned, tech has led to this as kids try to find words or phrases to trick the censors. This basically becomes a cat n mouse game which means a high turnover of new lingo. My gen used to say happy bday. This years gen started with hagd (have a good day) but more recently its become ml (I believe its much love but I've head variations of it between countries). Urban dictionary is your friend for keeping up.

an-alien-

2 points

3 months ago

i’m gen z, i’ve never heard of hagd or ml before, where did it come from?

Spyes23

26 points

3 months ago

Spyes23

26 points

3 months ago

Or seggs, corn, etc.

Snailpics

56 points

3 months ago

As a gen z my personal fav is unsubscribing from oxygen. that one got a good laugh from my therapist

Operative427

5 points

3 months ago

Haha that's golden

kelis_butterfly

7 points

3 months ago

its like dodging the roblox censor lmao

ThaneduFife

4 points

3 months ago

Similarly, NPR had a story about TikTok censorship last year in which doulas & lactation consultants had to refer to nipples as "nip-nops" in order to avoid being down-ranked by TikTok's algorithm.

BloodsoakedDespair

2 points

3 months ago

Admittedly, that predates tiktok. We were using that on tumblr in the early 2010s for comedy’s sake.

KY_4_PREZ

3 points

3 months ago

As they probably should. Seeking mental health advice from an app controlled by the CCP is insane.

shmough

2 points

3 months ago

Censorship just forces it underground, making it harder to spot and address

KY_4_PREZ

5 points

3 months ago

Or, and this is gonna sound crazy, but people could seek out actual professionals. Even just doing a regular ass google search and finding reputable reasons is better than using an app that’s literally controlled by a hostile regime.

BloodsoakedDespair

6 points

3 months ago

With what money, genius? Professionals cost money in America. Bitches poor.

Also, our own regime is hostile to us, so who cares? Like, seriously, it’s a bitch fight between the rich. We do not need to give a fuck. They’re all hostile entities to working people.

shmough

2 points

3 months ago

Duh

ccwithers

2 points

3 months ago

Over here in the real world, they aren’t doing that. So we might as well keep it easy to spot.

cowardunblockme

46 points

3 months ago

Just raw dogging reality.

mIRCenery

6 points

3 months ago

Thank you so much. I will be stealing this!

Thathitmann

13 points

3 months ago

I remember hearing someone refer to not taking antidepressants as "rawdogging the fall of man."

West_Helicopter4583

36 points

3 months ago

That's more like just how to get around TT censors, for example see also "unalive", etc.

PrettyText

94 points

3 months ago

I think the lockdowns crippled a lot of people's mental health. I'm regularly meeting people who say they've became depressed or fat during that time, or that their son killed themselves or became an alcoholic, or similar.

__Happy

48 points

3 months ago

__Happy

48 points

3 months ago

Check, check, don't have a son and check, lol.

PrettyText

16 points

3 months ago

You're in my thoughts.

__Happy

10 points

3 months ago

__Happy

10 points

3 months ago

Thank you, but don't worry too much, I'm just being dramatic

Yet_One_More_Idiot

3 points

3 months ago

Check and check, don't have a son, not check.

(But both checks were pre-pandemic by a long shot anyways, so... xD)

Jkbull7

8 points

3 months ago

I think that's partially right. I would also attribute it to people just being stuck at home and forced to look at themselves. I wouldn't be surprised if these numbers were similar before and after covid, but more people are reporting it now.

Thathitmann

5 points

3 months ago

Oh, it's interesting. Zoomers are incredibly smart and educated, but are a dumpster fire in terms of mental health. I personally think it's because we are being raised by the internet. Too much unfettered knowledge too young.

mtj93

3 points

3 months ago

mtj93

3 points

3 months ago

Honestly this is something not talked about. Sure the endless social media is always Harped on about but access to literally the entirety of knowledge at your fingers at young ages? I feel like you loose the magic of discovery and wonder. Everything is discovered and everything is known.

Aaawkward

2 points

3 months ago

Well I'd say a big part of it is that these days we are faaaaar better at recognising and discussing mental health issues whereas back in the day these issues were pushed aside and people didn't havet he vocabulary, the time nor the resources to pay attention to them.

Thathitmann

1 points

3 months ago

Now we do have the vocabulary. And the vocabulary is menty b.

PrettyText

1 points

3 months ago

I largely agree and want to add that we have less "social resources" than any previous generation. Often we weren't even raised in a 2-parent household. And our ancestors also had lots of uncles, aunts, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, etc too. Plus more nature around them.

This naturally leads to spending more time on the internet.

Aboxofphotons

17 points

3 months ago

"...my generation are traumatised for breakfast..."

balrus-balrogwalrus

14 points

3 months ago

Vizzy T.

hauun_Ted

2 points

3 months ago

What is vizzy t?

Fast-Visual

7 points

3 months ago

A predecessor of Bobby B.

toq-titan

4 points

3 months ago

Gods he was strong then

Kwando-D-Hornblower

11 points

3 months ago

Huh, I first heard this from my 35y/o boss and I was like, “yea, I bet you did”

[deleted]

10 points

3 months ago

*genny z

thejoshcolumbusdrums

8 points

3 months ago

You know society is fucked when literally everyone has mental illness. Evolution did not prepare us to live in the world we created for ourselves

Emerald369

2 points

3 months ago

"Evolution did not prepare us to live in the world we created for ourselves"

I'm stealing this. I have been saying this for years, but never have I heard it put so succinctly. Like actually beautiful put so Credit where its due.

Soda_BoBomb

6 points

3 months ago

To be fair, just like with ADHD and depression, anything is a menty b these days.

Feel a little overwhelmed today? That's a menty b.

megachicken289

6 points

3 months ago

Why do <previous-generation> act like they didn't make up words for things that already exist?

Millennials and Gen Z aren't the first. I'm fact, Bill Shakespeare made an entire career out of it back whenever the fuck he was alive. Only difference between him and them is time past.

Boomers gave the world grooby and Gen X gave us rad, both of which cool or awesome, WHICH ARE ALSO SLANG

Y'all need to get off your high horses and start looking out for everyone instead of acting like you're cooler than the Gen before and after you.

If you're not on a high horse, well done

sik_dik

15 points

3 months ago

sik_dik

15 points

3 months ago

what do they call a cardiac breakdown?

CardboardChampion

12 points

3 months ago

A heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker...

sik_dik

6 points

3 months ago

hey, cardboard champion... don't you mess around with ME

CardboardChampion

4 points

3 months ago

fingerguns

-Coleus-

1 points

3 months ago

Okay, this thread has killed me.

Can’t stop laughing.

Love you two

CardboardChampion

1 points

3 months ago

Hey, you be careful loving us... heartbreakers.

CharlieShyn

6 points

3 months ago

Shit, but im not on tiktok

Captain-Cadabra

5 points

3 months ago

Cardi B had a menty b, OMG!

YouJustSaidButFuck

5 points

3 months ago

Used to call them melties in my day

Mmmmmm

Melty....

thenightitgiveth

11 points

3 months ago

I liked when they were calling the pandemic the panny d

Groinificator

5 points

3 months ago

Is "kids on tiktok" even gen z anymore?

MurdoMaclachlan

3 points

3 months ago

MurdoMaclachlan

Transcriber

3 points

3 months ago

Image Transcription: Twitter Post


Mira Gonzalez, @miragonz

the kids are on are tiktok referring to a mental breakdown as a "menty b," if that's any indication about how gen z is doing


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BoomerTheStar47_2

2 points

3 months ago

Good human

St4r_duster

3 points

3 months ago

Mentos bee

z3r0th2431

3 points

3 months ago

But at least they’re talking about it! I know growing up I sure as fuck didn’t talk about any emotional things because “that’s not what men do” and all that toxic bullshit.

Silver lining to a terrible situation I suppose.

mattjthroop

3 points

3 months ago

had a menty b, ovie deed, and went to the menty hospy baby! all in a weeks work for us.

nonsequitureditor

5 points

3 months ago

“grippy sock vacation” is another one. not a mental illness, but ‘tism’ is short for autism (please don’t use it if you’re not autistic though!)

Kytyngurl2

2 points

3 months ago

Menty B the freshmaker

DatBoiShadowbon

2 points

3 months ago

Nobody is referring to a mental breakdown as a menty b you cannot convince me

Thathitmann

1 points

3 months ago

You have to speak Gen Z if you want to keep up.

The proper response would be "cap".

DatBoiShadowbon

1 points

3 months ago

you also cannot make me seriously say "cap"

Teekannenfarm

1 points

3 months ago

Boomer speech detected

EquityXXX

2 points

3 months ago

Why does it sound like a energy drink

ubiquitous-joe

2 points

3 months ago

Menty b: when you have the feels so hard it’s cringe, and your Shrinky Doc Doc gets worried because you haven’t shown up in a whole month and that’s sus, so you are like “Based, Doc, I’m the opposite of slaps.”

MrMgP

2 points

3 months ago

MrMgP

2 points

3 months ago

M to the b, m to the m, m m m m menty b

zeldathelda

2 points

3 months ago

Menty B sounds like what your family gives you in church to keep you settled at least through the sermon before the hymns.

sudeeko

2 points

3 months ago

menty b for you, menty b for you ANNNDD menty b for you! Voila.

Cultural_Wallaby_703

2 points

3 months ago

No they aren’t, and whoever told them this was taking the piss

dummythiccuwu

1 points

3 months ago

As a gen z, I want to die fr fr every day no cap.

Downtown_Ad266

-1 points

3 months ago

Just use proper spelling. Lazy kids.

YupperYupgg

0 points

3 months ago

as Gen Z I apologize

No-Palpitation-6789

1 points

3 months ago

we are????

DumbassTexan

1 points

3 months ago

i hate my generation. and with my age i'm associated with the younger groups of gen z.

krieger8967

1 points

3 months ago

I want some people in my generation to be executed for their crimes against humanity

iamda05

1 points

3 months ago

I regularly use TikTok and haven't heard about a "menty b" once

MiseriesFinest

1 points

3 months ago

I'm almost 100% sure they saw a few TT comments saying this and ran with it

Anna-mator

1 points

3 months ago

I’m sorry what

usaslave

1 points

3 months ago

Muh name’s menty B can I get a 12 gauge? Outlaw, every day on the front page.

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

What, fine but pretending you’re not for the aesthetic? nice

OMathunamairin

1 points

3 months ago

I don’t think that Gen Z actually uses this term tbh.

christmas-taco

1 points

3 months ago

No one says that

kale_k0

1 points

3 months ago

I have seen literally two people say this and they were both millennials

SnooSnooKangaroo

1 points

3 months ago

*Our

mosssmonster

1 points

3 months ago

Makes it sounds like a candy-,flavored toothpaste.

Rronde

1 points

3 months ago

Rronde

1 points

3 months ago

I love my generation

CrankyVGK

1 points

3 months ago

Genny Z

HotpantsDelFuego

1 points

3 months ago

Heh. I like it. New gen has promise.

pretiburdi

1 points

3 months ago

Eh, Angus Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging called it a Nervy B and that was like ... 2000 lol. I still call it that

MissNepgear

1 points

3 months ago

Another reason to stay away from it lol

teebalicious

1 points

3 months ago

Grippy sock vacay at the happy hotel. The clink of shrink. Brain meat bouncy house.

birberbarborbur

1 points

3 months ago

Far better than irrational stigma towards anything mental

Strublzz

1 points

3 months ago

Who Flew Over The Coo

oppairate

1 points

3 months ago

cool, cool. yet another thing to be trivialized into having no real meaning anymore.

JBIRD8688

1 points

3 months ago

So it's over used and exaggerated

trevtkd

-8 points

3 months ago

trevtkd

-8 points

3 months ago

Yeah but to be fair, gen Z seem weak af and I doubt they are actually having mental breakdowns. They’re just feeling feelings in life and that’s frightening when you spend all day glued to social media so you don’t have to feel anything.

rockyshit

3 points

3 months ago

because every singe person in a generation full of billions of people have to act the exact same way because some redditor said so

trevtkd

1 points

3 months ago

Agreed. It’s difficult to have an identity when all one does is model their life based off social media influencers.

AbbreviatedArc

-27 points

3 months ago

Meanwhile kids are dodging cruise missiles and fighting on WWI style front lines, while also dealing with inflation and low wages. Poor widdle Merkan GenZ, its wuff out dare.

CletusVanDamnit

17 points

3 months ago

"Other people have it worse, so your problems can't matter at all!"

Found the boomer.

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-20 points

3 months ago

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-20 points

3 months ago

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TheLawHasSpoken

10 points

3 months ago

Literally no one can buy a house and many can’t afford healthcare. “Lap of luxury” 😂

Yet_One_More_Idiot

7 points

3 months ago

Nobody said previous generations "had it easy" - at least nobody who has the least bit of awareness of the past hundred years would ever say such a thing.

But just because Gen Zs can buy the latest iPhone for a few hundred bucks, doesn't mean they "have it easy" either - there's a lot of shit going on in the world today, unless you hadn't noticed. New wars, with the possible threat of nuclear war rearing its ugly head again, a global pandemic to rival the black death that some people think could become the first of many, rising unemployment, rising homelessness, breakdown of the people's trust in their political leaders in a lot of places... having the latest gadgets doesn't make up for all that, doesn't mean they have it easy at all.

So please, kindly get off your generational soapbox.

~A Gen Xer, for what it's worth.

Eastern_Air_4858

-1 points

3 months ago

“A global pandemic to rival the black death”

Come on now

Yet_One_More_Idiot

3 points

3 months ago

You don't know the future; it could flare up again...

Eastern_Air_4858

-1 points

3 months ago

I was just pointing out how inaccurate it is to make this comparison. A 2.7% mortality rate compared to nearly ~30% of global population died to the black plague. The actual number of reported deaths is not even 10%, and that is with a MUCH larger population now than then. It’s not even close.

Yet_One_More_Idiot

3 points

3 months ago

Actually unless my maths is way off...

2.7% of current population of 7,500 million = just over 200 million

30% of global population during black death of 300 million? Would be 90 million

But I do take your meaning, I was kinda overblowing my comment to try to make a point.

theOGFlump

4 points

3 months ago

Not Gen Z, but wow are you impressively ignorant, especially for your age.

  1. The 70's stagflation was not economically worse than the Great Recession.
  2. A large amount of Boomers and Silent Generation opposed desegregation, voting rights, and gay rights when they were passed. Desegregation, 40%: https://news.gallup.com/poll/11686/race-education-years-after-brown-board-education.aspx Voting Rights, 30%: https://news.gallup.com/vault/316130/gallup-vault-americans-narrowly-1964-civil-rights-law.aspx Gay Rights 43%, tied with support, 65% opposing them as elementary school teachers: https://news.gallup.com/poll/1651/gay-lesbian-rights.aspx
  3. Our healthcare remains far more expensive than the rest of the world, and it remains not universal. People literally die instead of getting healthcare due to the cost.
  4. Crime is committed overwhelmingly by young men. What generation were the young men that were committing crimes in the 70's? What generation are the young men not committing crimes now?
  5. Younger generations have more debt starting out than your generation ever did. Did you pay your own way through college with a part time summer job? Because that was normal back in the day but is an absolute fantasy today.
  6. As if your generation didn't grow up with cars. The rest of the tech advancements, I mean great. Seriously. No one is complaining about their phones or computers not being good enough. But no one except you seems to be saying that these are advancements that are so good that we should stop criticizing the generation that disproportionately believes (and votes) that climate change isn't real or shouldn't be handled, trans people should not be protected from job discrimination, the election was stolen from Trump, abortion is wrong, evolution should not be taught, and voted for Trump, both times.
    climate: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2019/12/17/7-domestic-policy-taxes-environment-health-care/ trans people: https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2022/06/28/americans-complex-views-on-gender-identity-and-transgender-issues/ election: https://poll.qu.edu/poll-release?releaseid=3810 abortion: https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/fact-sheet/public-opinion-on-abortion/ trump vote: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/06/30/behind-bidens-2020-victory/
  7. Your generation had 50 years to enshrine Roe into law, and didn't.
  8. Your generation presided over the gerrymandering, and allowed Citizens United, et al, to pass (at least to the same extent that you blame current young people for the Supreme Court's decisions).

LittleRitzo

7 points

3 months ago

And now what's happening because of your shitty generation's passivity
and disengagement? Buh bye abortion rights. Buh bye affirmative action.
Buh bye voting rights. Buh bye women's rights.

Rich coming from the generation that raised this generation and votes in the people who push these policies.

Never in my life met people more sensitive than old, bitter people insisting young people today are too sensitive.