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jason_recliner wrote: ↑June 10th 2021, 11:06pmSure you do. But that's ok.Falstaff wrote: ↑June 10th 2021, 3:42pmOut of courtesy, I just checked - I don't.jason_recliner wrote: ↑June 10th 2021, 3:26pmWhere do you get the idea that millenials are lazy? We've been born into a world of economic rationalism and, at least here in Australia, been significantly locked out of markets such as real estate because resources are disporportionately held by boomers. We have to work hard for everything we have, men and women, because prices are high due to artificial scarcity, and wage growth has not followed productivity growth. Millenial men and women, because gone are the days when one parent can afford to stay at home and manage the household.
Yeah, nah. You do.
Some challenges adjusting to the realisation that you're getting old, that you're no longer the man you once were, that you're past your prime (if you will) are inevitable. It wouldn't be easy coming to the realisation that, as you grey, go bald, get out of shape, the women to whom you're attracted no longer view you as a figure of any masculinty or strength, but rather some kind of old, asexual creature. To be looked after, respected perhaps, but also mollified, patronised. And never desired. It wouldn't be easy to know that the only way you'll be with a physically attractive woman is via exchange of that flaunted yet tightly held wealth, either by hooking up with a poorer woman, possibly from a third-world country, or possibly by more direct and shorter-term exchange of money for flesh. Now, and forever more.
But there's hope. Resentment towards the younger, fitter, smarter generation isn't inevitable. You don't have to be the bitter, greedy, unpleasant ogre, attended to only by those seeking something in exchange. Allow yourself to be the feeble yet kindly old git, loved and cherished by all. You'll be happier. And, you know what? You'll be cooler.
(I'll get my coat)
That's one of the many conceits of the millennials - they labor under the illusion we care what they think. Another is to imagine sex drive somehow defines one's power or strength. Of course, to be fair, if you have no money or prospects, sex is a cheap form of entertainment, so it's no wonder they accord it such outsized importance. Yet another conceit is to imagine we somehow resent them for their youth. In truth, far from resenting them, they furnish no end of amusement with their sense of entitlement and whining about lack of opportunity. It's their lack of perspective that makes 'em so funny. Still further, as the link I posted illustrates, they presume that they can dictate the rules of what's "in" or "out" and require us to comply. That's why the 18 to 54 year old demographic is so important to advertisers - they are most susceptible to manipulation, as they're still seeking status and validation. Boomers? We've been there, done that and are over it. We don't have to prove anything to anyone. As to the reins of power, you're not going to talk or whine us out of them - not to mention that Gen X is in line in front of you. We'll let you know when you may have them. Until then - it's "cold dead hands".
Intending no offense of course, Signore Recliner - you are pukka sahib in my book....