Heres what I think – FUCK ALL
Heres Wikipedia’s definition of a snowflake “characterize the young adults of 2000 as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own.”
According to Wikipedia Millenials are characterised in as “characteristics vary by region, depending on social and economic conditions, the generation has been generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies.”
Now don’t get me wrong personally I think both terms are derogatory they are just another label and society loves a good label, don’t they?
There is no denying that as a society life is being made a lot easier with technology, take Alexa for example? its probably nice to shout or bark orders to an inanimate object “Alexa play me Bohemian Rhapsody ” or Alexa “dim the lights” If you want to dim the lights, “what’s wrong in getting up off ya ass and turn fucking knob ya sen!” Its no wonder obesity is on the rise ! I
Or Siri? Ask him anything, he can do most things, Apple says “Siri is an intelligent assistant that offers a faster, easier way to get things done on your Apple devices. “This claims to do this before you ask!” Just another way of prohibiting thinking for yourself or take the Sat Nav, another device that prohibits thinking for yourself
All of this technology is amazing please don’t get me wrong, but none of this technology cannot replace thinking for yourself, what is concerning is that these subtle messages, marketing messages are all fundamentally about making money! If these “so-called” snowflakes or millennials are communicating more with robots it’s no wonder they find it harder to emotionally cope and they short circuit or god forbid the electric bill hasn’t been paid, then you are monumentally screwed. and I don’t see no increasing technology reducing, addiction, suicides, obesity or mental health rates do you?
Whilst society is moving at a fast pace not everyone in society is benefiting from it! Not one gadget or item of technology can replace human interaction.
You see no-one profits from selling the notion that all the solutions to your problems lay within yourself “I mean who’s going to profit from that!” Well, some overprice therapist do! But I fundamentally believe that no amount of technology, the big house, the flash car, the latest fashion can ever fix your own emotions and here’s the best bit, “it cost fuck all”
What does the Millennial, snowflake, and someone born before the 1980’s have in common?
They are all human!