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  • Yes, most definitely.

    The things that most American youths have found themselves occupied with is the internet and the television/video-games. While the previous generations had less of these sit-and-focus things to occupy their time, and the generations before that had the radio and, occasionally, the television, we have likened the act of sitting on the couch playing playstation to a right and entitlement.

    There is a clear difference between previous generations and the young individuals of today who sit around doing something as stupid and pointless as scrolling around on Tumblr, Reddit, etc. Where "internet memes" and other fads that are exclusively detrimental to society are the primary source of entertainment.

    In the 1970's and prior, 'entertainment' was based around going outside and actually doing something. Now, look at what the bulk of teens and pre-teens do. Look at the revenue of internet websites that permit pointless browsing and the revenue of the video-game industry. It far exceeds that of other entertainment. Even pirating is promoted among the youth. Whether it's big corporate who gets the income or not, do you think for a second that theft should be acceptable in this society? Will it make this a sustainable society?

    The "magic" in art is already diminishing. The incentive for innovation is being killed off.


    If our children are our future, then our future will almost exclusively be centered around entertainment.

  • I think Millenials are very lazy.

    The generation known as the Millenials is a very lazy bunch in my opinion. A study conducted by an author by the name of Jean Twenge suggests that this generation is less willing to work hard for the things that they want. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a staggering 14% of young adults do not have a job and another 23% say they are not trying to find a job! That means 37% of young adults do not have a job. So, is that laziness to you or not? It is to me.

  • I've seen it in hundreds of my own students.

    The students in the millenial generation are extremely entitled and lazy in general, though of course this cannot be applied to all. They expect their parents or teachers to do things for them that can easily be accomplished by themselves (like registering for classes or figuring out their schedules). They complain when given homework, when they are not allowed to retake tests, when they are not allowed extra credit, when you require attendance in class to pass. They whine when you will not bend the rules just because they want you to, and cannot seem to fathom that they cannot take care of their personal business in class or at work.

    They've been taught to expect these things through hover parenting and a school system that is more worried about their self esteem than their education.

  • No, not really.

    While we are certainly less active and eternally focused than previous generations, this does not denote laziness. While earlier ages clusters had to deal with physical jobs and labors, the current environment is moving steadily towards the digital and internet medium. This means less running around outside and more sitting at home reading up on coding and the like to stay financially and economically competitive. No one can call us lazy until they've spent 18 hours straight trying to debug a piece of code, reading over script over and over until your vision is blurry and you're starting to doubt your very sanity to make it work properly.

  • No, not really.

    While we are certainly less active and eternally focused than previous generations, this does not denote laziness. While earlier ages clusters had to deal with physical jobs and labors, the current environment is moving steadily towards the digital and internet medium. This means less running around outside and more sitting at home reading up on coding and the like to stay financially and economically competitive. No one can call us lazy until they've spent 18 hours straight trying to debug a piece of code, reading over script over and over until your vision is blurry and you're starting to doubt your very sanity to make it work properly.


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