Things Younger People Are Tired Of Hearing From Older Generations

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Every new generation thinks they know best.

And every older generation thinks they've seen and done it all.

It's a neverending cycle.

So how do we make one generation listen to another?

And can the generation imparting important advice give it with ease and not arrogance?

Nobody wants to be disrespected.

Can we all start there?


Redditor baker10923 wanted hear what information the young people want the old people to stop yelling about, so they asked:

"Younger people of reddit. What are you tired of hearing from older generations?"

I'm tired of hearing about the music. Madonna is music.

I will say these kids today though... THAT'S MUSIC?!

We Know Best

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“I have more life experience than you… 'then proceeds to go on an emotionally stunted rant based on their own personal bias due to trauma they refuse to process because 'they know best.'"

REDDIT

Sorry, Deborah,

"Literally any and all job advice. Sorry, Deborah, but you've worked the same unionized position for 30+ years. The number of valuable insights you can give me about the modern labor landscape numbers somewhere between diddly and squat. And Hank literally drops the 'walk downtown handing out resumes and shaking hands" line without awareness or irony.'"

spehizle

What we went through

"My mom and I got into a fight over housing affordability. 'Your father (55)and I (53) worked very hard to afford this house (175k) and you make more than we did at the time we bought (1992).'"

"The house now is worth about 1.5m, my mom didn't work and my dad made 100k/year. I make 150k and houses in my price range are 600k 1hr+ away from where I want to be and less than half size with less than half the lot."

x-Sleepy

The Pain

"Anything to the effect of 'young people can't have back pain (or any other physical disability).' Like, dude, I wish being in my twenties made me immune to being injured. But that's literally just not how the human body works."

dumbest_thotticus

"Yup. In my 20s also and I have severe back and neck pain from a car accident. Any time I mention that Im hurting (which is all the time but I only say something when its so bad I cant move) I'm dramatic or too young to know real pain."

Zero_Pumpkins

I'm Them

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"I am 44 but I still feel like I am young. I am tired of hearing pretty much everything my generation says. I don't understand when everybody else just suddenly morphed into their parents."

Hattkake

Oh the generations, always the drama.

Awful

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"They're so judgemental and rude. I'm a restaurant worker and I swear young people are way more polite and easy going while older people have zero patience (even though they're the ones who are already retired), oftentimes make racist, sexist, homophobic and bodyshaming comments and still act like they're above the younger generation simply because they've been alive for longer."

dreamingofhogwarts

29 and Up

"As a 29 year old, tired of older people telling me I’ll understand joint pain, tiredness when I’m older. I’m disabled and chronically ill. I have had bad joints since birth. Like it’s great that all your health problems are a result of your age but mine have been around and will worsen because of that."

supermeg77

blah blah blah...

"(34) I'm sick of hearing about how young people just spend all their time on Tik Tok. How they have stupid dances. How they're just staring at screens all day, blah blah blah."

"Yes, they do all that stuff, but we had stupid dances when we were younger. We sat in front of the TV all day. I've yet to see someone with square eyes."

"Also, hearing about how kids/young people today have no respect for their elders. MF's were doing the same sh*t that people today are doing now. The difference is, everyone has a camera in their pocket."

ocelotrevs

Work Days

"'No one wants to work anymore.'"

"First of all no one ever wanted to work. That's why it's called, 'work,' and not 'fun.'"

"Second of all, maybe it's that no one wants to work at your job that lists itself as entry level but wants 5 years of experience and a master's degree along with being able to work 12 hour days at minimum wage."

GodOfAtheism

Basics

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"Go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, retire, then die..."

Misfits9119

How will we bridge this gap?

One only knows.

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