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The age of entitlement in action

The age of entitlement in action

Whining millennials—they just don’t get it.

by Jack Cade

The mere mention of the word Millennials is enough to get my hackles raised and when I read of whining Millennials criticising older generations and labelling them greedy, among other derogatory terms, then my blood can come to the boil very quickly.

Anna Hart, who falls into the category of a ‘whining Millennial’, recently wrote pleading for us oldies to stop calling Millennials selfish. Anna is a mid-thirties childfree Millennial who just doesn’t get it. According to her she and other Millennials just want what those of us from earlier generations have but first they have a bucket list that is to be fulfilled – usually courtesy of mum and dad’s hard earned savings.

Anna and the majority of her fellow Millennials seem unable to grasp the fact that the male and the female of the species were designed by nature for the principle purpose of ensuring the continuation of the human life on this planet. Instead, parenthood is pushed to the bottom of their list of aspirations as something they may get around to in their mid to late thirties or even later in life if at all. They even consider the propagation of the species is an optional extra.

Of course Millennials will be highly offended that I should have the effrontery to suggest that they are letting down the human species in favour of selfish pursuits.

Millennials desperately want to tell us that they are not selfish just because they want to become homeowners. The problem arises because home ownership and parenthood come after spending up to ten years in universities, chasing totally useless degrees that are of no interest to employers whatsoever, in a supposed quest for a stable career.

During their time in university a great number of them run up education debts of tens of thousands of dollars that many fail to repay. Many do this while living at home with mum and dad until they are in their late twenties or even until the mid thirties while making little, if any, effort to pay their way or saving for a home.

Anna is quite happy to openly inform us that marriage and parenthood is outweighed by, in her words, “ . . . travelling to bucket-list destinations, enjoying a vibrant social life and making time for the sporting activities and creative hobbies that make us tick.”

It appears to be acceptable to Millennials that travelling the globe, lattes and smashed avocado and “a vibrant social life” means that they might find themselves in a stable career but probably not, might enter into marriage, might enter into parenthood but possibly not and might become house owners later in life. They claim all of those late starts and maybes aren’t necessarily their choice. That is despite telling us that it is most definitely their choice.

From my point of view they have it all arse-about. Those of us from older generations will recall that we left school, went into apprenticeships, a few went onto university, we worked hard, got married early and had children while paying off our first homes and establishing a family life. That bucket-list of the Millennials was something that older generations had lined up after retirement.

We have all heard the whines of the Millennials who are outraged that their parents have bought a motor home and intend travelling around Australia or have booked to take a world cruise. They have no right to do that; they are spending our inheritance cry the Millennials.

Recently I read a short piece by an unknown author that said much about the ignorance and arrogance of Millennials who, with all their years at university, know little of the realities of life on earth before they graced us with their presence. That short story goes:

A self-important university dweller walking along a beach took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen, resting on the steps, why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation. “You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one”, the little grub said loud enough for others to hear. “The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon. We have nuclear energy, ships and mobile phones, computers with light speed and many more.”
After a brief silence, the senior citizen responded as follows. “You’re right son. We didn’t have those things when we were young so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit what are you doing for the next generation?”
The applause from those listening in was thunderous.

{ 24 comments… add one }
  • Bob 16/05/2018, 7:05 am

    Absolutely love this story , a couple of weeks ago in Canberra having a meal in a local hotel watching a little girl demolishing a plant in a planter box nearby whilst the parents , Millenials no doubt totally ignored the little shit in her endeavours ! I just couldn’t help myself and notified the bar tender , a millenial too who just walked away to pretend to do other chores , leaving me no other option than giving the Millenials and offspring the look raising a pointed finger that could kill , now the response from the father as you will expect how dare you!! You made my little girl cry ! That’s a millenial for you ….

    • Bob 16/05/2018, 11:32 am

      Actually the father of the child came up to me to say that my act caused his little shit to cry and how dare you, my response , don’t you touch me !
      The other day on the bus , a couple of teenagers next to me with their dirty shoes on the seat in front of them , told them to take their feet off , they abruptly did , tried it again to prove a point , repeated my request and complied , why on earth am I the only one it seems who is getting annoyed by that sort of behaviour , at least the driver was pleased .

  • Bob 16/05/2018, 7:29 am

    While we are at it , a river cruise lined up next month , another two next year and spending Christmas in Europe ( flying business class ) yes it is our turn !

    • Ibbit 16/05/2018, 3:20 pm

      Good for you. Heard overnight talk about the government’s plan to allow the aged to draw down some of the equity in their homes for their needs – like a decent nursing home, perhaps. The cries of outrage on the radio from the entitled was quite stunning to listen to in its lack of consideration for anyone other than self.

      • Bwana Neusi 16/05/2018, 8:35 pm

        Don’t worry that the Millenials are after your money – they will need to take their place behind the Government who are angling to use reverse mortgages to replace pension payments. you need to get in first!

      • Neville 17/05/2018, 1:58 am

        Milo tin in the backyard time!

  • DT 16/05/2018, 8:24 am

    Clueless, and unfortunately spoilt and programmed by a badly flawed leftist education system created by successive governments falling into line with United Nations agenda.

    The brainwashed Millenials.

  • DT 16/05/2018, 8:28 am

    Good to see so many travellers on the road again this year, the older people who started life during or just after WW2 in the late 1940s and 1950s when for most people life was not easy.

    The people who as adults experienced economic downturns and recessions, mortgage rates of up to 18 per cent when wages were generally low and real estate prices were not low.

    Not complaining, but the young people today are wrapped in cotton wool.

  • Ibbit 16/05/2018, 8:29 am

    So what you are really saying is that millennials are not only greedy, demanding, selfish and lazy but stupid als0. Some hope for the future of Australia and the world.

  • Penguinite 16/05/2018, 8:38 am

    But we birthed them! We created this segment of society that is now attempting to usher in euthanasia.

    • Ibbit 16/05/2018, 3:26 pm

      Maybe – but we have absolutely no control over government who set the conditions for this to happen. We don’t even kick them out when we get the chance but leave them to get on with other country destroying ideas. We should be like some countries in Europe, out on the street in our thousands demonstrating about the rubbish foisted on us by government. I know – the twins “she’ll be right” and distance, militate against this, but it shouldn’t anymore given the cries about our choked cities which is down – to who?

    • Neville 17/05/2018, 2:05 am

      Further to Ibbit … No, Pen, we did NOT birth these self-absorbed whiny little pusillanimous pissants. We (I’m assuming the so-called ‘baby-boomers’ here) birthed the so-called ‘Gen X’, and taught them (or tried) all the usual good stuff.
      The good stuff was counteracted completely by the rising second wave of Gramsci’s galloping generation of bureaucratic and bungling boofheads, who negated everything of value that the Gen X crew had sorta not yet really absorbed.
      So THEY, the Gen X gigolos, f**ked over their poor kids, the so-called ‘Gen Y’ crowd, and THEY further f**ked over THEIR kids, till we’re left with the aforementioned self-absorbed whiny little pusillanimous pissants.
      We (‘baby boomers’) got NUFFIN to do wif “millennials”.
      (Oh, I wrote that just before I saw Akto’s comment below – yes Akto, concur)

  • Aktosplatz 16/05/2018, 8:41 am

    They are the product of a dumbed down, leftist education system.

  • Lorraine 16/05/2018, 9:27 am

    we sure did not invent Facebook , we sure did not invent the selfie.
    are they wrapped up in me me, and only me they sure are. Lucky our generation did the work to make the Country we live in today. They are selfish and self centred .

  • John Klasen 16/05/2018, 9:29 am

    I have had a lot of apprentices in my care over the years, and I don’t know what they teach them at school, but their were very few that were ready for the real world.

  • DT 16/05/2018, 9:30 am

    Reminds me of a well off Millennial senior executive who discovered on a Saturday that a hose fitting on his garden hose was broken. A builder working on site told him that he would buy a new fitting when he was next at Bunnings on Monday, and almost daily visit for him. The client looked puzzled but said thank you.

    On Monday there was a new hose attached to the garden tap when the builder went to replace the broken fitting. When the client arrived home late afternoon the building asked him about the new hose. The reply was that the client purchased it to save the builder the effort of “fixing” the fitting.

    Apparently it had not occurred to the client that replacement fittings are available for a perfectly good garden hose.

    What happened to common sense and can do attitude?

    • Joe Blogs 16/05/2018, 10:33 am

      Attitudes are the one thing millennials are never short of, DT.

      • DT 16/05/2018, 11:52 am

        Don’t know why Joe but your comment reminded me of another experience with a young woman at a service station a few years ago. She was leaning over near the front wheel of her car with a air hose in hand aiming it at a capped valve and pulling the trigger, hiss, hiss, hiss.

        I walked over and explained, started to explain how to remove the cap and push the air hose fitting onto the valve stem but she cut me short. I am aware of that she barked. I walked away and she got back into her car and drove away.

    • Paul 16/05/2018, 4:18 pm

      So many of them seem to have no practical sense whatever.

  • Deano 16/05/2018, 1:08 pm

    At work I am surrounded by academics who have raised their little darlings using trendy new age techniques (ie. no discipline and endless money on request) so that now, they have useless whingers to support until they retire. These parents even expect me to make or repair things for their adult ‘kids’ at my own expense. When I refuse, I am told how selfish I am. I am a horrible selfish bastard and I don’t know why they keep talking to me.

    My own parents taught me how to be self sufficient and I am so glad they did.

  • Clarion Call 16/05/2018, 2:35 pm

    I grew up during the War11 years and things were tough. Nobody complained except the local War Warden who would blow his top if any light appeared from behind blacked out windows. Food was rationed. Nobody starved. The news was apolitical/neutral. Cars (for those who owned one) had gas bags attached to the roof to make them go. Then, there was a genuine feeling of ‘togetherness’, unlike today. I gladly did my national service stint followed by three years of CMF including the annual 14 day tent camps out in the mulga. The brats of today would be in mental health facilities if they were to experience the years of relative hardship their grandparents went through. Little mongrels!

    • DB8R 16/05/2018, 6:34 pm

      Very true CC. I cant say that I am as wise and learned as you are – but I notice that my 30+ year old kids are only just now getting around to the idea of marriage. Its all a big hassle for them – as is any real respect for parents. What I mean is that they hardly ever call just to see how you are. So its your job to call them, and they hardly ever answer. Sometimes take 2 days to get back to you. So you text – and you get a reply usually a whole day later. All very sad. Just plain lazy.

  • Aktosplatz 16/05/2018, 2:38 pm

    Slightly off-topic but still relevant, received this from the UK:-

    The £50 Lesson

    Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbours stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog.

    During our friendly conversation, I asked their 12 year old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be Prime Minister someday.

    Both of her parents – liberal Democrat and New labour – were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do?”

    She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.”

    Her parents beamed with pride!

    “Wow…what a worthy goal!” I said. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re Prime Minister to do that!” I told her.

    “What do you mean?” she replied.

    So I told her, “You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I’ll pay you £50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the £50 to use toward food and a new house.”

    She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the £50?”

    I said, “Welcome to the Conservative Party.”

    Her parents aren’t speaking to me anymore.

  • Clarion Call 16/05/2018, 3:30 pm

    It’s a wonder the parents didn’t have him arrested for his ‘hate’ crime. The Westminster System is now on the rack and the life slowly squeezed out of it by deviant and dangerous apostles of the new order. Now, just where did they hide those brave Crusaders?

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