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Lauren

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  1. Absolutely loving the weather. Spent the day at Bodiam Castle. Glorious!
  2. Well I think April weather is well and truly living up to its reputation.
  3. Hail shower here. Cat has come indoors covered in pellets. He is not amused.
  4. Lauren

    snowflakes

    But you see again, these recent examples are a few people kicking up a fuss. It's not an entire generation or even significant numbers of people. It really does give a skewed impression of outrage.
  5. Yep in large pots as well as the tomatoes.
  6. That's what I decided in the end. Got a little collection of seedlings going indoors at the moment.
  7. Lying in bed listening to the rain. Glorious.
  8. Cold and grey. It's boring, it's too cold to enjoy the outdoors and it's depressing.
  9. Hailing! Definitely been more convective of late.
  10. Looks like it's due to drop into single figure day time temps next week. Boo! After the lovely weather we've had it will be quite noticeable!
  11. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I'm not sure how any of that was related to what you quoted? But what parameters are we using here? People have given you examples of various points throughout this thread and you've generally answered by saying that example wasn't very good or wasnt funny or whatever so isn't evidence. You are judging evidence but your own opinion. What I am asking is what MEASUREABLE, statistical FACTS, would you accept. Evidence is fact, not opinion. I didn't say you were lying, but you do keep assuming people who were not born at your time have no comprehension of things.
  12. Lauren

    snowflakes

    You didn't answer my question. And you're still making massive assumptions.
  13. Lauren

    snowflakes

    See, this is where I think people confuse being liberal with censorship. My belief is that nothing should be censored unless it's actually criminal e.g inciting terrorism. Jim Davidson, I find disgusting. To me his comedy isn't about being funny, it's about maliciously mocking people different to him for a laugh. Michael McIntyre for example (I know some find him unfunny but I'm using him as an example), does poke fun at others, but it's done in a lighthearted way and also pokes fun at himself. There's no malice in it. Do I think they should both be allowed to perform? Absolutely. That is freedom of expression. But I also believe people have the right to call out people they feel are offensive. Now some who call themselves liberal would see any humour they take offence at or could be offensive to others banned. This is not being liberal, this is actually being conservative by silencing things you do not agree with. So in that regard shows that are perhaps seen as being offensive now should be shown and people should understand the attitude at the time and they can not watch it if they feel it's not OK to them. People tend to vote with their feet.
  14. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Oh I didn't know that! It's always a line I'm not sure on. Do we just accept that these programmes were made at a different time and not censor them but understand they don't neccessarily reflect attitudes today? But where do you draw the line? What's acceptable and what's not?
  15. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I think if that were true they wouldn't be showing it at all, but they are. I do feel that sometimes people confuse being liberal with not being able to say whatever they want without criticism.
  16. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Mushy, what specific evidence would make you consider that your opinion may not be so accurate after all. Not neccessarily change your mind, but would make you consider that millennials are creating like previous generations?
  17. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Imagine how, say, the Tudor age would think of us. We'd all be a blizzard of snowflakes. Prison for theft? You bunch of absolute wet lettuces, beheading without trial is the only way to deal with crime!
  18. Lauren

    snowflakes

    My point with 1D and KPop was that it was being argued, no one went mad for music anymore. Please do not stereotype me. My musical library is very varied and I have most of my collection from the good old days you speak of. I was raised on a mixture of rock, rap and reggae. My musical taste is diverse a d you would be very surpised by what is in my collection. My niece adores The Clash, Nirvana, Guns N Roses and plenty more and a lot of her friends do too. It's just plain false to think that the newer generations aren't aware or enjoying music of many decades before them.
  19. Lauren

    snowflakes

    My personal opinion on why we might have created what is seen as an overly sensitive generation is this.... I think there are a lot of parents out there who have done too much for their children that by the point they leave home they can't do anything for themselves and thus struggle to cope and end up with huge amounts of anxiety. I find it really quite shocking how many leave home without knowing how to cook, use appliances, no understanding of money or daily responsibilities. As far as I'm concerned you've not done your job as a parent properly if your child cannot fend for themselves by the time they are an adult. I think if you're in that position, it's easier to blame society as to why you can't get on in life rather than look inwards and make changes. Why become responsible when you can whine and blame others? I think there's a lot of options that didn't used to be there such as cars on finance etc. It gives people this false impression that they can have nice things with very little effort or expense and then wonder why they can't get a mortgage because everything they own is on finance. I don't consider myself a snowflake (who does?) but I am liberal. I'm pro choice, pro gay and trans rights and don't consider myself racist, but I don't see that as sensitive. My parents raised me to be independent and self sufficient and I think that's been a major reason why I bought a house on my own before 30 without financial support. I'm on an average wage. But I've always been of the mindset that if you want something, you work for it and don't expect anyone to do it for you. But I think there are increasing numbers of people not being raised that way and then their parents wonder why their kid is too scared to out and make things happen. To me that is a snowflake, rather than just someone who thinks being mean to people different to them isn't OK.
  20. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I think my age group were the very last to know a childhood without computers. There was just a couple of computers when I was at primary school but they were rarely used. Didn't get a phone or computer until I was in secondary school and the same was true of my school friends.
  21. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I was 88 born. I don't know if I'm a millennial. I don't know how I identify!
  22. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Out of interest, what age bracket do you view as the snowflake generation? You're quite right in that it's the generation before them that raised them but I have my own theory as to why younger people are seen as not being able to cope rather than neccessarily being offended by everything.
  23. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Did you miss out on One Direction and K-Pop recently? Harry Style and Korean boy band clones everywhere!
  24. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I agree, I'm just saying the drill music is a specific genre to this generations time even if it's derived from other genres. Reggaeton is huge right now but has evolved from reggae and rap. As others have made the point, eventually music just evolves from one style to another. You'd be hard pushed to create a completely brand new style of music now because of how much has already been created, in the same way it's become harder and harder to invent brand new things. I also think using music as a benchmark is misleading. There are lots of other things that bring generations together and are beds of creativity.
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