The Next Greatest Generation?

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    eagleseven Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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    Is Generation Y (those born from 1980-1992) the next greatest generation?

    Consider:
    1. We came of age through 9/11.
    2. We volunteered to fight two wars, with nary a complaint.
    3. Many of us were just starting our careers when the Great Recession hit.
    4. We will be the ones who will clean out of the mess left by the baby-boomer leadership.
    5. As we came-of-age, crime rates, teen pregnancy rates, and promiscuity rates all fell, while education rates rose.
    6. We are returning to the cultural work ethic and style of the 1950s and early 1960s.
    7. We fully expect to have a more difficult time than our parents, and assume all major social programs will collapse by the time we need them.


    On the other hand:
    1. We are spoiled by technology like never before.
    2. We are endlessly optimistic and maintain a sense of entitlement.
    3. We tend to put relationships before work.
    4. We are resentful of the prior generations who have handed so many problems off to us.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    The children of Reagan to be the greatest?
     
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    The Y generation is not fighting an empire poised to take over the world.

    The Y generations depression will only match the one of the 30's if the socialist programs of the Democrats are given full reign.

    The Y generation has no more work ethic than any other. Some work hard, others do not.

    Y may have it tough, but they are far from the greatest.
     
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    When VAST number of our generation have to head off in their hundreds of thousands to die in muddy fields across Europe, let me know.

    We don't know the meaning of the word 'sacrifice'.

    Yea, times are gonna be hard for a while but we are Americans, suck it up and remember what our grandparents and greatgrandparents died for.
     
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    I think this claim is a real stretch... I vote no.
     
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    No Great Generation is best know for their incessant pissing and moaning.
     
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    A fair criticism, but I disagree. Though the scale is by no means comparable, in my experience most are one degree of separation away from the casualties of our wars. I would imagine that of anyone, you would understand the challenges on the homefront.

    Though, I must admit, I am biased in that many in my hometown have volunteered to serve.


    (call me morbid, but we're overdue for a major war)
     
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    We can keep being overdue.
     
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    each generation has the same grandeous opinions of themselves
     
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    The next greatest generation are residing in my testicles ready to break loose upon the world bringing justice, hope, art and courage to the world.

    Ladies, who will join me and serve your country, nay your very planet?
     

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