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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-07 03:16 PM
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198. I can't even imagine avoiding any kind of classes.
I loved school. What kind of life would that be? To ONLY expose yourself to a finite bit of knowledge or information? No wonder people are so fucked up.
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  -Does anyone here deal with younger folks? 16-25? JanMichael  May-01-07 10:20 PM   #0 
  - Too much TV. Not enough parenting  skipos   May-01-07 10:22 PM   #1 
  - I'm old enough to resent these punks today with their snotty little attitudes...  Bucky   May-01-07 10:27 PM   #2 
  - LOL. Yep, that sounds about right! n/t  diamidue   May-02-07 01:09 AM   #43 
  - I blame it on Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis!  Rosemary2205   May-02-07 07:33 PM   #102 
  - Don't forget those crazy radical IMPRESSIONIST painters!!!  Oregonian   May-03-07 10:34 AM   #149 
  - LMAO, that sounds about right...  Hippo_Tron   May-02-07 08:46 PM   #110 
  - Well, I'm in that age group  ElizabethDC   May-01-07 10:27 PM   #3 
  - And george is one of them, "cocky and strange" He's a baby boomer.  Blue State Native   May-02-07 06:19 PM   #85 
  - I deal with one 16 and one 22.  mmonk   May-01-07 10:29 PM   #4 
  - It requires good parenting, quality time, plenty of life experiences  LiberalFighter   May-01-07 10:32 PM   #5 
  - They are smarter than you.  Xithras   May-01-07 10:32 PM   #6 
  - As a matter of fact, they probably are  AngryAmish   May-03-07 09:00 AM   #140 
  - Increasingly affluent society (for many), never having to struggle...  TWriterD   May-01-07 10:37 PM   #7 
  - There's some truth to what you say  ElizabethDC   May-01-07 10:42 PM   #10 
  - I'm experiencing that now with a gf and her teenage daughter.  TWriterD   May-01-07 11:08 PM   #16 
  - Who would give the time of day to a job applicant who brought his/her mommy?  Der Blaue Engel   May-01-07 11:29 PM   #22 
  - exactly what I am thinking  Skittles   May-01-07 11:48 PM   #31 
  - Apparently, some businesses now encourage it  ElizabethDC   May-02-07 05:22 AM   #51 
  - I used to work in HR. I was always shocked when parents called for jobs for their kids.n/t  live love laugh   May-05-07 10:40 AM   #181 
  - I work at a bookstore and the other day, a mother called up  SmokingJacket   May-03-07 09:21 AM   #145 
  - All generations have had to struggle, including this one.  Breeze54   May-02-07 06:12 PM   #81 
  - "YUPPIE" is a bit hackneyed.  TWriterD   May-03-07 03:51 PM   #163 
  - Dupe (n/t)  TWriterD   May-03-07 03:52 PM   #164 
  - Well, if I were that employer, that kid would move up to the top of  raccoon   May-03-07 08:54 AM   #137 
  - I haven't encountered it yet...  TWriterD   May-03-07 03:54 PM   #165 
  - Baby Boomers had that as well.  Marie26   May-03-07 08:55 AM   #138 
     - True, but also they and earlier generations had to deal with things  raccoon   May-03-07 11:52 AM   #155 
  - wait until he starts looking for a job  medeak   May-01-07 10:42 PM   #8 
  - When I was that age (a few years ago), I was never that optimistic.  Starbucks Anarchist   May-01-07 10:42 PM   #9 
  - Starbuck's Anarchist!  Madspirit   May-01-07 11:07 PM   #15 
     - Oh, I've been around.  Starbucks Anarchist   May-01-07 11:09 PM   #17 
  - i remember being that age and smiling at the "Older folk" who gave me advice  chimpsrsmarter   May-01-07 10:44 PM   #11 
  - That generation had a lot of parenting based on reading on  treestar   May-01-07 10:45 PM   #12 
  - There has been talk about the narcissus complex tied to the issue of  Malikshah   May-01-07 10:58 PM   #13 
  - I can't even imagine avoiding any kind of classes.  Iris   May-06-07 03:16 PM   #198 
  - And some give me hope...  silverlib   May-01-07 11:03 PM   #14 
  - that is wonderful, silverlib  blondie58   May-02-07 05:19 AM   #50 
  - Awww....  otherlander   May-02-07 08:26 PM   #108 
  - My eighteen year old son did something similar a couple of weeks  pampango   May-03-07 10:30 AM   #148 
     - Good deal...I am glad to see that it was returned to the proper  rasputin1952   May-03-07 11:44 AM   #154 
     - That's great...  silverlib   May-03-07 01:47 PM   #159 
  - 2 Granddaughters 24 and 21 used to have a bit of attitude but  tularetom   May-01-07 11:10 PM   #18 
  - Don't take away that bit of arrogance they will need to survive this sh!t.  sfexpat2000   May-01-07 11:10 PM   #19 
  - Be reassured  Steve_DeShazer   May-01-07 11:12 PM   #20 
  - My oldest is 32 and he has forgiven us and is very active now.  sfexpat2000   May-01-07 11:16 PM   #21 
  - What prompted the term slum lord?  Der Blaue Engel   May-01-07 11:39 PM   #23 
  - Me too. Did he say "real estate investor"?  IamyourTVandIownyou   May-02-07 12:12 AM   #36 
  - I'm dealing with a somewhat out of control 16 year old myself.  mrcheerful   May-01-07 11:41 PM   #24 
  - my daughters are 22 and 20  dweller   May-01-07 11:43 PM   #25 
  - I was an educator...  bookman   May-01-07 11:44 PM   #26 
  - I just HAVE to ask  Skittles   May-01-07 11:52 PM   #33 
     - In the UK, teachers are routinely  tenshi816   May-03-07 11:17 AM   #151 
  - Context?  slowry   May-01-07 11:45 PM   #27 
  - are you basing all people in that age group on that one piece of shit?  Skittles   May-01-07 11:47 PM   #28 
  - I don't understand this thread AT ALL.  slowry   May-01-07 11:48 PM   #29 
     - well the gist I get is  Skittles   May-01-07 11:51 PM   #32 
     - lol k.  slowry   May-01-07 11:52 PM   #34 
     - I don't get it either. nt  Marie26   May-02-07 04:26 PM   #62 
  - Not a popular opinion but...  Lone_Star_Dem   May-01-07 11:48 PM   #30 
  - Some are full of bullshit and some are a vessel that has other goods aboard  IChing   May-02-07 12:00 AM   #35 
  - I am older than dirt, and I go to classes w/all kinds of snot-nosed  rasputin1952   May-02-07 12:13 AM   #37 
  - you are awesome, rasputin!  Skittles   May-02-07 12:29 AM   #40 
  - There are a lot of bright kids in my classes, and I'm happy to  rasputin1952   May-02-07 12:45 AM   #41 
     - I don't umderstand people who take abuse either  Skittles   May-02-07 03:42 AM   #47 
     - LOL...your reputation preceeds you...  rasputin1952   May-02-07 05:51 AM   #52 
        - LOL  Skittles   May-02-07 04:15 PM   #56 
           - FANTASTIC!!!!! Only way to deal w/bullies is straight forward!  rasputin1952   May-02-07 05:21 PM   #72 
              - OUTSTANDING!  Skittles   May-02-07 07:20 PM   #100 
     - Good for you for calling this asshole on that.  raccoon   May-03-07 09:01 AM   #142 
        - No, local Community College, during the encapsulated Summer  rasputin1952   May-03-07 11:30 AM   #152 
  - Bwahahahahahaha love the response!  wicket   May-02-07 10:23 PM   #118 
  - The arrogance of youth  blogslut   May-02-07 12:23 AM   #38 
  - Right.  H2O Man   May-02-07 04:59 AM   #49 
  - You have all officially Become Your Parents....  slampoet   May-02-07 12:28 AM   #39 
  - i knew so much at that age, was so wise, my parents so staid and stupid.  uppityperson   May-02-07 12:59 AM   #42 
  - I notice a lot of kids my age don't accept responsibility for their actions  gravity   May-02-07 01:12 AM   #44 
  - My 23 year old is in law school, and she is totally awesome. She has worked  WA98296   May-02-07 01:12 AM   #45 
  - Slum lording looks like a good business to get into with the current economy  JVS   May-02-07 02:52 AM   #46 
  - Another ancient chiming in  DFW   May-02-07 04:36 AM   #48 
  - Because we know everything.  SayWhatYo   May-02-07 06:51 AM   #53 
  - Yah, yah, rub it in  DFW   May-02-07 07:01 AM   #54 
  - I Have A Lot Of Hopes For The Future  KharmaTrain   May-02-07 07:08 AM   #55 
  - I Fail To See The Issue Here Or What Has Gotten You Worked Up.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-02-07 04:16 PM   #57 
  - These damn whippersnappers, with their phonographs and horseless carriages...!  porphyrian   May-02-07 04:18 PM   #58 
  - There are jerks in every age group.  Marie26   May-02-07 04:19 PM   #59 
  - So one person represents an entire age group?  sleebarker   May-02-07 04:21 PM   #60 
  - Entitlements R Them  otohara   May-02-07 04:24 PM   #61 
  - Those are the know-it-all years. We all went through them too.  Cleita   May-02-07 04:26 PM   #63 
  - So, he's snotty because he wants to be a lawyer and own rental housing?  Breeze54   May-02-07 04:28 PM   #64 
  - Sounds like me at that age.  tjwash   May-02-07 04:31 PM   #65 
  - Yeah, I am ancient but I am recruiting them for the SDS  Hardrada   May-02-07 04:32 PM   #66 
  - Most of my friends are in their early-mid twenties.  Zhade   May-02-07 05:12 PM   #67 
  - Who on earth are you talking about?  Firespirit   May-02-07 05:13 PM   #68 
  - Everything you talk about also happened in 1970's and 80's...  Breeze54   May-02-07 05:23 PM   #73 
     - Yuppies  Firespirit   May-02-07 05:32 PM   #75 
        - I'm laughing that you think your financial plight is new  Breeze54   May-02-07 05:49 PM   #76 
           - The difference is that there's no light at the end of the tunnel in sight  Firespirit   May-02-07 09:54 PM   #113 
              - Very very few Gen Xers were starting college in 1997.  JanMichael   May-02-07 10:22 PM   #117 
              - A cusp in generational terms  Firespirit   May-02-07 11:04 PM   #128 
                 - Correct  Ignacio Upton   May-06-07 01:41 PM   #194 
              - I WAS NOT LAUGHING AT YOU!  Breeze54   May-02-07 10:34 PM   #119 
  - They're almost as bad as arrogant baby boomers who write off an entire generation...  primate1   May-02-07 05:15 PM   #69 
  - In a hit & run post, no less. nt  Marie26   May-02-07 05:16 PM   #70 
  - hit and run?  JanMichael   May-02-07 06:54 PM   #94 
     - Hey, you're back  Marie26   May-03-07 08:46 AM   #136 
  - ...  Firespirit   May-02-07 05:16 PM   #71 
  - Haven't you been  Breeze54   May-02-07 05:26 PM   #74 
  - Maybe Firespirit meant that Bush didn't win our age group. nt  piedmont   May-02-07 06:16 PM   #83 
  - Maybe that was it but  Breeze54   May-02-07 06:19 PM   #84 
     - What age group *did* he win, anyway? Is there some particular age when...  piedmont   May-02-07 06:22 PM   #86 
        - LOL! - Youth Voting Trends: Midterm Elections (Age 18-29)  Breeze54   May-02-07 06:28 PM   #87 
  - 2000  Firespirit   May-02-07 09:57 PM   #114 
  - IIRC the folks on the border of the Boom and Xer generation are the most Republican  Odin2005   May-02-07 07:40 PM   #105 
  - I get very sick of the boomer bashing,  raccoon   May-03-07 09:09 AM   #143 
  - I like 'boomer music and many 'boomers, but not those who use broad brushes  WritingIsMyReligion   May-02-07 05:57 PM   #79 
  - Ooooh, why can't they be like we were?  SpiralHawk   May-02-07 05:50 PM   #77 
  - They've become their parents  Marie26   May-03-07 09:01 AM   #141 
     - Ahhh, that's the implication of that song, marie  SpiralHawk   May-03-07 03:46 PM   #162 
  - We're coming from where we've always come from.  WritingIsMyReligion   May-02-07 05:56 PM   #78 
  - That is such a generalization  Jennicut   May-02-07 06:03 PM   #80 
  - No offense, but you are describing yourself over a decade ago  JanMichael   May-02-07 06:53 PM   #92 
     - No offense, but I was describing the kids in my class.  Jennicut   May-04-07 12:01 PM   #172 
  - Sounds like he was right. Why do you have a problem with rental housing and lawyers? nt  piedmont   May-02-07 06:14 PM   #82 
  - Libertarian greedy fucknuts are on my shitlist.  JanMichael   May-02-07 06:41 PM   #89 
     - You didn't supply enough details in th OP.  piedmont   May-02-07 06:50 PM   #91 
     - Libertarian, going to school, and interested  JanMichael   May-02-07 07:02 PM   #97 
     - He sounds like a College Republican type to me...  Hippo_Tron   May-02-07 08:57 PM   #111 
        - Actually he hates Repukes and the whole system.  JanMichael   May-02-07 10:07 PM   #116 
  - Sure of ourselves?  DireStrike   May-02-07 06:29 PM   #88 
  - Baby boomers should look in the mirror and see their reflection: Bush, the baby boomer president  ProgressiveAmPatriot   May-02-07 06:48 PM   #90 
  - Not a baby boomer  JanMichael   May-02-07 07:00 PM   #96 
  - Well, member of Gen y,  raccoon   May-03-07 09:15 AM   #144 
     - Now we are on the same page n/t  ProgressiveAmPatriot   May-03-07 09:33 PM   #166 
     - raccoon  SomeoneThere   May-04-07 03:14 AM   #168 
        - Maybe. I am so tired of generation stereotyping--maybe you are too.  raccoon   May-04-07 08:05 AM   #171 
  - Why can't they be like we were...perfect in every way. Oh, WHAT's  Gabi Hayes   May-02-07 06:53 PM   #93 
  - This is what's wrong with them:  JanMichael   May-02-07 06:58 PM   #95 
     - Oh the horrors of volunteering  ProgressiveAmPatriot   May-02-07 07:07 PM   #98 
        - oh I see  JanMichael   May-02-07 09:04 PM   #112 
  - I read a story today about kids born after 1983 are the most self-centered  greenbriar   May-02-07 07:15 PM   #99 
  - I've read similar about kids born in the 20's & the 60's!  Breeze54   May-02-07 07:33 PM   #103 
  - The study I'm assuming that story is based on is BS.  Odin2005   May-02-07 08:06 PM   #106 
  - Please stop with the  Breeze54   May-02-07 10:44 PM   #121 
  - I don't think today's generation is any more self-centered than the ones that preceded it  BlueStater   May-03-07 02:25 PM   #160 
  - You have a problem with us 21-year-olds being assertive and optimistic?  Odin2005   May-02-07 07:28 PM   #101 
  - We have made some of them believe they're way  malaise   May-02-07 07:38 PM   #104 
  - It's almost as if they're... *children* or something...  otherlander   May-02-07 08:22 PM   #107 
  - I work with that age group, and they're great, by and large  fishwax   May-02-07 08:35 PM   #109 
  - I think most of us aged 20-25 will turn out alright.  jtg33   May-02-07 10:00 PM   #115 
  - I think you'll turn out alright, too!  Breeze54   May-02-07 10:51 PM   #123 
     - I can only hope so...  jtg33   May-02-07 11:03 PM   #127 
     - He makes me feel the same way!  Breeze54   May-02-07 11:21 PM   #130 
     - asdf  SomeoneThere   May-04-07 03:18 AM   #169 
  - You mean he got defensive about ad hominem attacks... after you called him a would-be "slum lord"?  impeachdubya   May-02-07 10:37 PM   #120 
  - He did the describing on his own.  JanMichael   May-02-07 10:48 PM   #122 
  - I hear you JanMichael.  Breeze54   May-02-07 10:54 PM   #125 
  - The OP really wasn't that specific. Reading it, it could be taken as you called him that.. thus  impeachdubya   May-02-07 11:28 PM   #131 
  - You dodged the question.  Bornaginhooligan   May-03-07 11:34 AM   #153 
  - Edit: Self-delete. nt  impeachdubya   May-02-07 11:06 PM   #129 
  - TA for freshmen chem. i see a different side (the one that fails all the time)  enki23   May-02-07 10:51 PM   #124 
  - I teach high school English. Some kids are damn near impossible  jarrodwvoh   May-02-07 10:55 PM   #126 
  - My Fiance's nephew made an award winning documentary... 365 Boots on the Ground  cherokeeprogressive   May-02-07 11:35 PM   #132 
  - Cool! Glad he's back  Breeze54   May-02-07 11:39 PM   #133 
     - It is a VERY interesting DVD  cherokeeprogressive   May-02-07 11:47 PM   #135 
  - you blame all for what you got from one?  fishnfla   May-02-07 11:44 PM   #134 
  - 23 year old here  BluePatriot   May-03-07 08:56 AM   #139 
  - I have a very popular, smart, strong willed 15 year old daughter  SarahBelle   May-03-07 09:26 AM   #146 
  - Compared to the greedy pricks I went to school with,  Jed Dilligan   May-03-07 09:36 AM   #147 
  - Energy flows where attention goes.  Dora   May-03-07 10:55 AM   #150 
  - what arrogance!  DrunkenMaster   May-03-07 11:53 AM   #156 
  - You insulted him, and now you wonder why he got defensive?  Buzz Clik   May-03-07 11:54 AM   #157 
  - I work with boys 12-18 with the boy scouts  Pirate looks at 50   May-03-07 11:57 AM   #158 
  - Boy Scouts eh?  JVS   May-07-07 03:29 AM   #207 
  - Wait a moment?  Dorian Gray   May-03-07 02:32 PM   #161 
  - ok...  SomeoneThere   May-04-07 03:05 AM   #167 
  - Welcome to DU, SomeoneThere!  Cabcere   May-06-07 01:23 PM   #193 
  - Well, lawyers and slum lords make a lot of cash.  MrSlayer   May-04-07 03:33 AM   #170 
  - I Met Someone in That Age Group  tlsmith1963   May-04-07 12:08 PM   #173 
  - I work with 12-15 yo people. Lots of them.  LWolf   May-04-07 12:31 PM   #174 
  - You just described all teenagers of all generations  Breeze54   May-04-07 12:36 PM   #177 
  - You just described my high school experience in the 1980's....except..  slampoet   May-04-07 12:39 PM   #178 
     - I think that's the problem.  LWolf   May-05-07 10:31 AM   #179 
        - see article  BluePatriot   May-05-07 12:02 PM   #182 
           - That was an interesting article.  LWolf   May-05-07 02:58 PM   #185 
              - *Thinks*  BluePatriot   May-05-07 07:26 PM   #186 
                 - You make a good point.  LWolf   May-05-07 08:00 PM   #187 
                    - Good for you!  BluePatriot   May-05-07 09:45 PM   #188 
  - I have two, 23 & 25, so yes  48percenter   May-04-07 12:34 PM   #175 
  - I work in a high school  BoneDaddy   May-04-07 12:35 PM   #176 
  - I think a lot of it is advertising....  Jade Fox   May-05-07 10:40 AM   #180 
  - There are some young men at the company that I work for  Nikia   May-05-07 12:02 PM   #183 
  - I have very little tolerance for most people under age 25  thecatburgler   May-05-07 12:18 PM   #184 
  - Yakety yak Yakety yak!!  Breeze54   May-06-07 03:00 PM   #196 
  - lol  BoneDaddy   May-06-07 08:30 PM   #200 
  - I am one of those little snots  knight_of_the_star   May-06-07 12:20 PM   #189 
  - I don't understand the young'uns myself........  Darth_Kitten   May-06-07 12:52 PM   #190 
  - you answered your own question: THAT kid is on his way to law school. For others  yurbud   May-06-07 01:04 PM   #191 
  - "just as their parents have largely abandoned them" ???  Breeze54   May-06-07 02:55 PM   #195 
     - most parents provide food, shelter, and playstation and other involvement is pretty minimal  yurbud   May-06-07 08:23 PM   #199 
        - I don't agree. I see and know many involved parents but  Breeze54   May-06-07 11:44 PM   #201 
           - quality time is another boomer BS buzz word. Kids like bulk time even as teens.  yurbud   May-07-07 02:24 AM   #202 
              - I'm of 'boomer' age and my kids were not at daycare 16 hrs a day!  Breeze54   May-07-07 02:42 AM   #203 
              - you'll find out what your kids thought of your parenting when you get to rest home age  yurbud   May-07-07 03:10 AM   #204 
                 - My kids have already told me they are GRATEFUL  Breeze54   May-07-07 03:42 AM   #208 
                    - actually they do. I think most boomers are doing what they have to economically  yurbud   May-07-07 01:50 PM   #209 
              - I pretty much agree. Although as a teen quantity time was not so big an issue.  JVS   May-07-07 03:28 AM   #206 
  - I'm 22  WindRavenX   May-06-07 01:08 PM   #192 
  - I do at work. There are some good ones, but overwhelmingly they are lazy, rude and ignorant.  AZBlue   May-06-07 03:05 PM   #197 
  - They're an awesome generation  sandnsea   May-07-07 03:24 AM   #205 
  - Gray hair not treating you right?  Alexander   May-07-07 02:40 PM   #210 
 

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