Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 87

Thread: OK, Boomer

  1. #1
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939

    OK, Boomer

    Pretty much sums it up...

    OK, Boomers: Here's what's up

    9 Nov, 2019 10:49am 3 minutes to read



    Through it all, you still have sheer audacity ... the temerity, to complain that my generation is too sensitive or too fragile, while you kick up a stink about being called "Boomer"? Oh, puh-lease. Photo / Getty Images


    You, Boomers, had a free university education while many of us still start our adult life tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Boomers, you oversaw rampant speculation in the housing market.

    You rejected housing intensification plans and saw housing inflation not as a problem, but as an unrivaled opportunity to enrich yourselves without paying tax. With all of that wealth, Boomers, presumably you'd be okay with a few changes to superannuation?

    Oh nope ... Boomers, you expect us to cover that as well without significantly changing eligibility conditions. Because hey you're not the ones paying!

    Oh, and here's the real doozy: You, Boomers, cooked our planet. You, the Flower Power generation, the Jimi at Woodstock '69, the all-we-are-saying-is-give-peace-a-chance generation, forgot all of that peace-and-love-and-at-one-with-the-World stuff, and you ignored scientific evidence for decades because it moderately inconvenienced you.

    After two World Wars and half a century in which the generations before you sacrificed millions of lives for the sake of their children and their grandchildren and a safer world, yours is the generation that repaid that incredible gift with absolute self-interest. The world faced a potential existential threat, and you didn't give a toss.


    And through it all, Boomers, through it all, you still have sheer audacity ... the temerity, to complain that my generation is too sensitive or too fragile, while you kick up a stink about being called "Boomer"? Oh, puh-lease. Thoughts and prayers Boomers. Thoughts and prayers.

    Look: I'm only kind of joking. I know I shouldn't be baited but you've caught me at a moment of weakness and I can't resist.

    Do I think we should discriminate on the basis of age? No.

    Do I think sometimes my Millennial generation and Gen Z can be a bit too sensitive? Yes.

    Do I also think it's rich for those of us in public positions, whether we be members of parliament or Saturday morning radio broadcasters, who get annoyed when we are dismissed for our relative youth, to then also use age as an insult? Albeit a gentle insult?

    Yes, okay, it's maybe a little rich.

    But do I think the term Boomer is offensive? No.

    Objectively, the world we've inherited is a hell of a lot more complicated than the one the Boomers grew up in. There are far more important issues facing us all than a debate over whether or not being called a "boomer" is really worth losing sleep.

    So, dry your eyes. Drive your 3-Litre SUV to your fifth house or use those untaxed capital gains to supplement your Super and buy yourself a box of tissues.'ll stop calling you a boomer. But maybe... you know... toughen up.



    FKn selfish generation of hypocritical snowflakes some of them (including those that post on here, no names though cnuts are too sensitive... )

  2. #2
    Ex TD Fat Club VP Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    29,412
    ^ dad cut you from his will?

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    dad cut you from his will?
    Probably, Boomer cnut.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    9,141

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,634
    Psychologists say more and more young people are entitled

    Posted Sunday 30 July 2017 16:00 by Greg Evans in news






    Research has discovered that large amounts of young people are developing an entitlement complex.

    The psychological trend comes from the belief that you are superior to others and are more deserving of certain things.

    This form of narcissism has some significant consequences such as disappointment and a tendency to lash out.

    Psychology Today reports that some examples of entitlement range from the disregard of rules, freeloading, causing inconveniences and like to assume the role of leader when working in groups.

    So called millennials, who were born roughly between 1988 and 1994, tend to have this characteristic as a 2016 study found.

    The University of Hampshire found that youngsters who were studied on issues of entitlement scored 25 per cent higher than people aged 40 to 60 and 50 per cent higher than those over that age bracket.

    Dr Joshua Grubbs, who conducted the research, which was published in the Psychological Bulletin is quoted by Spring as saying:

    At extreme levels, entitlement is a toxic narcissistic trait, repeatedly exposing people to the risk of feeling frustrated, unhappy and disappointed with life.

    Often times, life, health, ageing and the social world don’t treat us as well as we’d like.

    Confronting these limitations is especially threatening to an entitled person because it violates their worldview of self-superiority.

    The study looked at 170 cases and determined that entitlement leads to a cycle of disappointment, anger, negativity and a constant need for that person to tell themselves that they are special.

    Professor Julie Exline, who was also involved in the study added that this system only creates more issues and can lead to problems with other people.

    The entire mind set pits someone against other people.

    When people think that they should have everything they want — often for nothing — it comes at the cost of relationships with others and, ultimately, their own happiness

    In order to break from this mentality experts believe that an individuals should learn to become more humble, more grateful and accept their limitations.

    Psychology Today also offers some other alternatives to solving the problem.

    These including retrospectively reflecting on annoying incidents from someone else's perspective, promote others achievements and stop justifying things to yourself that are wrong.

    HT Spring Psychology Today Telegraph
    ....so suck it up you miserable whinging snowflakes. luck of the draw. you were just born at the wrong time.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939
    OK, Boomer.

    including those that post on here, no names though cnuts are too sensitive...

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939
    By the way, just who is it that you think is a Millennial on this forum anyways?!

  8. #8
    CCBW JPPR2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    6,251
    Well kids nowadays are whiny sniveling social media twats. They are entitled because their "Boomer" parents worked all the time and the nanny raised them. Their retirement plan is "Leg it out until Dad and Mom die" and work as little as possible all the while complaining about every thing..

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:20 AM
    Posts
    12,652
    it's another generation debate,

    at the end, each generation will have its flaws

    we GenX got sacrificed at the altar, while in reality we had all the answers to fix the world but nobody is listening, too busy posting likes with their frigging iPhone

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:20 AM
    Posts
    12,652
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    By the way, just who is it that you think is a Millennial on this forum anyways?!
    yeah, most GenX here and frigging Boomers,

    and a few seniles

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    and a few seniles
    An increasing number by the looks.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    9,141
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ dad cut you from his will?
    I think his Dad has gone on a skiing* holiday.




    * SKI ... Spending the Kids Inheritance.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,634
    ^post#5

    i see that our "tech savvy" millennial hipster pussy whipped feminist worshipping artisan vegan beardos that set up this site still havent figured out how to allow photos to link correctly.

    strange that the drunken old goat dirty dog managed to do it all those years ago with nothing more than dial up, win 95 and a couple of transistors fizzing away in the background.

    well thats progress i suppose.


    aaaaah, the good old days.

  14. #14
    Member
    Bettyboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 08:04 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    30,825
    My bloody mother has started buying shares in racehorses, I had to have a discussion with her about the importance of respecting inheritance monies...

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    ^post#5

    i see that our "tech savvy" millennial hipster pussy whipped feminist worshipping artisan vegan beardos that set up this site still havent figured out how to allow photos to link correctly.

    strange that the drunken old goat dirty dog managed to do it all those years ago with nothing more than dial up, win 95 and a couple of transistors fizzing away in the background.

    well thats progress i suppose.


    aaaaah, the good old days.
    You might want to master the quote function first before criticizing old fella.


  16. #16
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    19-11-2019 @ 06:41 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,507
    I guess a worse epithet would be a pre-boomer...... You guys know who you are.....

    Shut up, pre-boomer and you need to change your diaper....

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    34,939
    Yeah nah... doesn’t quite work does it

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    NamPikToot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    With the Burpas
    Posts
    7,068
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    My bloody mother has started buying shares in racehorses, I had to have a discussion with her about the importance of respecting inheritance monies...
    Shergar?

  19. #19
    Utopian Expat
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    14,325
    The case homes are the only winners....

  20. #20
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    19-11-2019 @ 06:41 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,507
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Yeah nah... doesn’t quite work does it
    The effort was there, dammit!!!!!

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat
    bsnub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    19,179
    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    They are entitled because their "Boomer" parents worked all the time and the nanny raised them.
    Absolute and utter twattle. Boomers mooched off the greatest generation and are far more entitled pieces of shit then millennials.

  22. #22
    Hansum Man! panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:16 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    19,373
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Absolute and utter twattle. Boomers mooched off the greatest generation and are far more entitled pieces of shit then millennials.
    That's for the US, though

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat
    bsnub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    19,179
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    That's for the US, though
    Did I strike a nerve?

  24. #24
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:19 AM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    18,094
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Boomers mooched off the greatest generation
    The "the greatest generation" knew exactly what they been through and worked their arses of to unsure the next generation gained abetter deal. More wealth, political power, knowledge and vision. The "boomers" used that to take the flame forward

    The Gen-X dissipated their energy and the tolerance of their parents

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    That's for the US
    Another exceptionalist, look around you, look at the rest of the world.

    Are they not more aware, of course they are.

    Of the important parts, it doesn't appear so. But I'm sure every generations beleive they know what's best.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

  25. #25
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:05 PM
    Posts
    62,003
    I read this week about some primary school head teacher who has banned "Tag" from being played in the school playground. She is insisting only games with "gentle hands" are permitted.

    I don't know if it's a Catholic school.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •