Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ

Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?

I’m Gen-Y. I’m pretty sure that my generation were the last generation of people who were relatively normal and could string a sentence together. The following generation, the Millennials just make me want to punch them in the face.
They’re the ones who have no drive. They’re selfish, they’re lazy. They want the entire world handed to them on a silver platter, and even then they’re not quite sure that it’s what they want. It’s the hipster generation; the too-cool-for-anything-mainstream generation; the generation of ‘fixies’, and glassless-glasses, LOL-speak, ‘hashtags’, general stupidity and no common sense.

I can honestly say I understand absolutely nothing about them. They come across as just being so incredibly selfish, and I just don’t get it. When I was younger, if I acted like they did, I’d either end up getting nothing out of life, and if I behaved like they did, I’d end up with either a kick in the pants or a swift back-hand. But now the Millennials are also part of the generation that pretty much made any kind of physical discipline taboo, or in some places, illegal. Hence why they were able to act like little shits and get away with it.

What can I learn from them?? How not to behave, and how not to raise a child. I have no intentions of actually having children whatsoever, but if I actually did, I would raise my child the way I was raised.

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