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Lauren

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I was 88 born. I don't know if I'm a millennial. I don't know how I identify!
  4. 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.
  5. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Did you miss out on One Direction and K-Pop recently? Harry Style and Korean boy band clones everywhere!
  6. 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.
  7. Would we say the risk of frost has passed in Kent? I'm toying with idea of planting out my tomato and pepper seedlings.
  8. I'm actually looking forward to the clocks going forward as I'm waking up an hour before my alarm just because it's light outside and so is the cat, so if the cat's awake, so am I
  9. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Have you not heard stuff like drill music? It's basically the most graphic, violent offensive music going. It is based in 90s American gangsta rap, but is essentially British. Drill music, although not my cup of tea, is a new movement. Music is still pretty explicit but decency laws means it has to be played after a certain time or not at all. Music channels have late night hours where they play all the stuff they can't play during the day. The question is: what evidence would you have to see to change your mind and if then presented with that evidence, would you accept it or discredit it? Because the problem with debate is that if someone will not change their mind regardless of evidence presented, then there's no point having a debate at all. Conspiracy theorists spring to mind!
  10. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Still not sure what music creativity has to do with snowflakes or indeed makes people snowflakes. There is no point arguing with anyone (not you personally, Mushy) who only wants an echo chamber.
  11. Lauren

    snowflakes

    What did you say?
  12. I'm surprised the pollen count is still low baring in mind the blossom out everywhere. I'm normally in full on hayfever mode when the pollen is out but nothing yet.
  13. Saw so many dead badgers on the side of the road on the drive to Herts today. So sad to see so much wildlife killed by vehicles 😞

  14. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Exactly, Paul. And this is exactly my point about how the snowflake-ism is vastly exagerrated by the media. Most sensible people think this sort of thing is nonsense, but because one or two people kick off and the media loves a good outrage story, an entire generation gets labelled as snowflakes.
  15. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I think the music conversation has run its course in here tbh. As I've said before it's become a bit of an echo chamber with both 'sides' saying the same thing over and over as if the next time is suddenly going to change opinion.
  16. Lauren

    snowflakes

    We'll have to agree to disagree on that but even if you are right, I'm not sure why it matters or how it means the current generation are lesser than your generation. Maybe they're just different and that's OK.
  17. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I didn't think it possible, but this thread has become even more a case of 'well I think X, so it's true regardless of no particular evidence'. I don't think either 'side' is going to be convinced otherwise, people have their perceptions for whatever reason and won't be moved.
  18. Proper April weather we're having. Been gardening for the last hour and had huge gusts, icy rain, hot sun on and off. Can't say the weather is boring I suppose!
  19. Very dark clouds hanging about looking like it's going to chuck it down but only light rain forecast for later. The wind is quite fun, but not enjoying the chill it brings!
  20. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Eh. I'd rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable.
  21. Lauren

    snowflakes

    Sorry, Ed I wasn't meaning your post in particular, but the general theme of 'that person has more money than me and that's not fair' mentality. I wasn't very clear! Obviously the situation you describe is something different entirely!
  22. Lauren

    snowflakes

    See this is where perhaps I become more right wing. If someone has money and they've earned it and paid tax on it fair and square, who the hell is anyone to tell them they shouldn't have it or what to do with it? It's absolutely no ones business. It just stinks of envy to me.
  23. Lauren

    snowflakes

    I also think the 'snowfleism' isn't as bad as it seems. The media have a lot to answer for. You see headlines such as 'Schools in England to ban gender specific terms' but when you read the article it actually just transpires that one school has decided to be more gender neutral, not every school in England and neither banning gender specific terms. That was a made up example, but you get the idea. It gives the impression that a lot more people are seriously sensitive than they really are, especially when people parrot off headlines, rather than looking a little deeper. Really this js true of a lot of things, but it's been particularly noticeable of late around snowflakes.
  24. Lauren

    Aviation Thread

    Sensible decision to ground. Both had similar issues that seemed to result in the crash and other pilots have reported autothrottle and spontaneous nose down on the Max.
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