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u/drake588 May 12 '22 Silver

Fuck you man! 30 is the new 20! These dumb kids just don't know..

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u/KnittingforHouselves May 12 '22

Right? And real adulthood starts at 40, were basically teens at this point!

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u/reb0014 May 12 '22

Oh god I’m almost 40 and still have no clue…

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u/Einsteins_coffee_mug May 12 '22

“Who the fuck gave me a mortgage and children?! I need my mom.”

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u/wolan1337 May 12 '22

I am 31 and finished building house, got wife, but no kids yet. I am one step from fully embracing adulthood, trying to cherish every game I still have time for. I know that kid is just around the corner lurking for me to lower my guard down.

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u/thelieswetell May 12 '22

Fully embracing adulthood is folding and putting away the laundry right after they are out of the dryer.

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u/Zirenth May 12 '22

No no, you do that right away so you can get back to gaming sooner. Otherwise you do it right before bed when you’re more tired and it takes longer and therefore takes up more possible gaming time.

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u/NLwino May 12 '22

Found the adult that has to optimize his time in order to game.

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u/blahblahrasputan May 12 '22

Kid's got game.

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u/Mazmier May 12 '22

Not to mention needing to iron.

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u/RockLobsterInSpace May 12 '22

I just cut out the folding entirely.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

For me, adulthood was embracing the fact that I am never going to be the sort of person who folds laundry.

But I now have a series of baskets, labeled, in the closet, where commonly used clothing can be sorted into general categories for easy retrieval. So I just reach into the sock basket and keep pulling out socks until two of them match.

It works for me.

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u/thelieswetell May 12 '22

Throw away your socks. Buy 20 of the same pair. Always match.

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u/FragileStoner May 12 '22

Or do what I do. Buy outrageous, colorful socks and never bother matching them.

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u/wolan1337 May 12 '22

That's what my wife does. Oh my God... Kid is probably already on it's way.

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u/wiseduhm May 12 '22

I'll never do this. It has to sit in the laundry basket at least long enough to get very wrinkled.

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u/Siethron May 12 '22

So people with ADHD are children for life. Awesome.

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u/meisbepat May 12 '22

I believe my wife would agree with that. I'm getting better with age, but some days I look back at myself in the mirror and say to myself "you dumbass kid".

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u/BornBoricua May 12 '22

Dude I'm 36 and I updated my girlfriend that I made a doctor appointment and she said "I'm so proud of you!" And not in a sarcastic way and I was just ☹️

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u/wolan1337 May 12 '22

Haha she is like "my boy is so responsible look at him making appointment ALL BY HIMSELF". 🤣

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u/Kingkongcrapper May 12 '22

When you have kids the kid inside you doesn’t die. It just leaves your body to live in the world again.

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u/rossco311 May 12 '22

I been able to relive so much magic through my kids, highly recommend when people are ready for it.

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u/carnsolus May 12 '22

don't tell this guy his mom also has no clue what she's doing

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u/Cli4ordtheBRD May 12 '22

Last July, my wife and I (both mid-30's) welcomed our daughter and then closed on a house 2 weeks later.

I do not recommend doing those two things that close together.

I have vague recollections of the guy explaining how all the appliances worked and what I needed to do and I took some notes on my phone...but I don't remember any of it and my notes are pretty unintelligible (PROTIP for first-time home buyers: just record your walkthrough on your phone or a GoPro or something).

I kept falling asleep at the closing meeting and was told she couldn't legally proceed if that kept happening, so I quickly downed 4 cups of coffee.

My wife and I still can't believe someone sold us a house and just like expected us to be able to take care of things. Blows my mind.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

That’s true. I was kinda surprised though, because I didn’t think I could manage a house plant, much less a house. But I’ve done it, because it needed to get done. Now I have a house, and coincidentally several house plants.

No kids though. You’re absolutely right about wanting to do those two things one at a time.

Also, if available, this is where parents come in handy. Or the internet. I didn’t even try to learn everything at once. I just learn as I go.

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u/gmick May 12 '22

I'm 53 and still don't feel like an adult.

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u/DrDan21 May 12 '22

Pack it up boys! We’re pushing adult life back to 50

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u/WhySoWorried May 12 '22

Thank God, I'm 42 and was worried there for a second. I'll tell my kids I've still got a few more years.

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u/blahblahrasputan May 12 '22

Giving us about 15 years to save for retirement? Shit... better push back retirement.

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u/RobertoPaulson May 12 '22

Don’t worry, I’ve been 40 for eight years, and have it on good authority that 50 is when you really figure it all out.

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u/xiphoidthorax May 12 '22

55, still have no fucking clue. Went from gen X to gen WTF!

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u/Callinon May 12 '22

I am actually 40. It isn't any better over here.

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u/Antmon666 May 12 '22

So nice to hear that from someone else, I'm in the same boat

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u/Meatmuesli May 12 '22

You know, that acknowledgement it’s what makes you sound pretty adult to me

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u/esoteric_enigma May 12 '22

Real adulthood starts 10 years after whatever age I currently am.

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u/tehvolcanic May 12 '22

On my 40th birthday my dad called me up and straight up said "Welcome to adulthood".

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u/theian01 May 12 '22

As someone who’s turning 31 tomorrow, I don’t feel like I belong to either older people or younger people.

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u/Jer_061 May 12 '22

You don't. You're young enough to still understand the younger crowd, but will be the youngest of your social crowd.

Welcome to your 30s.

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u/theian01 May 12 '22

Young enough to still understand the younger crowd

I am not on TikTok, Snapchat, or Instagram. I don’t understand the younger crowd.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

I am not on TikTok, Snapchat, or Instagram. I don’t understand the younger crowd.

No, but you’ve heard of those things, which proves his point.

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u/theian01 May 12 '22

They talk about that stuff on cable news. My mom knows about TikTok. It doesn’t prove anything.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

You have cable? Maybe you are old then.

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u/retief1 May 12 '22

I don't think I understood the younger crowd even when I was theoretically a part of the younger crowd. I have even less chance now.

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u/Jer_061 May 12 '22

Nor am I. But I pick things up on Reddit. I'm also taking college classes and can chat with the young people and understand most of their lingo.

I'm taking STEM classes, so maybe that helps considering it has filtered out people at this point.

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u/pheoxs May 12 '22

Why don’t you go vine about it

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u/fuzzydice_82 May 12 '22

yes, 30 is the new 20, 40 is the new 30, but 9 p.m. will soon be your new midnight!

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u/SurealGod May 12 '22

I'm only 23 but from my understanding, your 30s is basically your 20s but without the major confusion of what you want to do in life, you have an established career, you don't care what others think and you're not old enough where your body is rapidly deteriorating

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u/hahatimefor4chan May 12 '22

your 30s is basically your 20s but without the major confusion of what you want to do in life,

lol

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u/KhaineVulpana May 12 '22

At 30 you just give up, and accept that the universe wins.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

without the major confusion of what you want to do in life

No, you’ll have confusion about why you’re doing something else instead.

you have an established career,

Hopefully. It may not be the one you expected or be as successful as you had hoped, but you’ll probably know how to hold down a job and be on your way.

you don’t care what others think

Oh, you absolutely do. It’s just different now. Have you ever seen your neighbor out mowing his lawn, and realized that you need to go mow your lawn now, so that you’re not the sloppiest one on the block? Well, get ready for that.

And you care what people at work think too. Because, as previously mentioned, you probably have a career now, not just a job, so what other people think of you actually has real world consequences.

and you’re not old enough where your body is rapidly deteriorating

Yes and no. You can still do everything You want to do, but some of it hurts more.

Also, doing nothing hurts more. Literally. I sat on the couch to drink my coffee this morning and now my neck hurts for no reason.

There’s pros and cons to every stage of life, I figure.

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u/blahblahrasputan May 12 '22

38 and this is pretty accurate. Unless you're like me and you throw away your budding career on 30 to move across the world because governments don't want 31+ on working visas so fuck it then that's when you party hard for three years, forget how to do your prior career and scramble to get back on the ladder.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Yeah, that’s pretty much what I said. There’s different ways for it to play out, but the general theme of the career plan going right out the window is pretty much spot on.

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u/monsieurkaizer May 12 '22

I'm a 34 year old hermit and I let my garden grow wild, partially so it prevents me from seeing and interacting with the neighbours.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Fair enough, but I think you’re the exception to the norm.

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u/Another_New_Day May 12 '22

The rapid physical deterioration begins almost exactly on the stroke of 40.

The regrets about life mistakes, at 41.

No longer giving a shit and going all Blade Runner "I want more life, fucker" happens at 59.

Source: am 59

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u/McHootyFace May 12 '22

This terrifies me because I started falling apart in my 20s.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Even better. You’ll be used to it by then :)

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u/laujac May 12 '22

Either you’re genetically disadvantaged or you don’t take care of yourself. I’d suggest you start now.

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u/Gzalzi May 12 '22

you have an established career, you don't care what others think and you're not old enough where your body is rapidly deteriorating

LMAO, LOL

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u/The_Running_Free May 12 '22

Uh….yes, sure exactly.

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u/THEAdrian May 12 '22

Hahahahaha! Oh my sweet summer child.

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u/robotzor May 12 '22

About right. If you don't get your shit together in early 30s you have very little runway before the employment market turns very shitty on you

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u/br0b1wan May 12 '22

And 40 is the new 30!

Right?

...right?

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u/refreshing_username May 12 '22

I couldn't agree more. Get off my lawn!

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u/YNot1989 May 12 '22

Except the anchors bad mouthing "young people" are now in their 70s and they don't see the difference between Millennials and Gen Z.

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u/boxsterguy May 12 '22

Hell, most Boomers call Gen X "kids".

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u/Crontab May 12 '22

Hell, a lot of Gen Z call Gen X Boomers.

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u/CA_Orange May 12 '22

"Boomer" as an insult, is more of a state of mind than an age category.

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u/Excelius May 12 '22

What news are you watching with anchors in their 70s?

Most are going to be Gen Xers and even Millennials.

Turned on CNN just now to "CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera", and she's an older millennial at 39.

The viewer base of Fox News might be in their 70s, but their on-air personalities aren't. At the oldest end you have Hannity and Cavuto in their early sixties (younger boomers), and then the likes of Carlson and Ingraham who are Gen Xers.

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u/SonicFlash01 May 12 '22

Apparently "young people" are always millennials, regardless of their actual age bracket, and anyone older than that is a "boomer"
I think everyone is dumb.

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u/shirukien May 12 '22

sad thirty year old noises

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u/jjsmol May 12 '22

Mostly joints popping

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u/MamaSmAsh5 May 12 '22

No, I make wincing sounds as my joints pop

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u/GrimResistance May 12 '22

My knees sound like rice krispies every time I stand up from kneeling

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u/harundoener May 12 '22

Im not even 30 and I had that for years now haha. Apparently as long as they don’t hurt its fine.

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u/TikkiTakiTomtom May 12 '22

Don’t worry, your turn is coming

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u/argv_minus_one May 12 '22

They said 30, not 60. What the hell are y'all doing to your joints??

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u/Thepopewearsplaid May 12 '22

Smoking them, mostly. Helps with the arthritis.

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u/Kingkongcrapper May 12 '22

Groans as child wakes you up at 5:30 am by sitting on your head and farting.

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u/argv_minus_one May 12 '22

Are you sure your child isn't a cat?

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u/shirukien May 12 '22

I feel that on a spiritual level. My kid is more of a kicker though.

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u/VoxGens May 12 '22

I feel personally attacked.

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u/Generico300 May 12 '22

That groan you involuntarily make when you get up off the floor.

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u/But_a_Jape But A Jape May 12 '22

Every now and then, I see people complain about the Zoomers and think, "Why are full grown adults so mad about literal children?" And then I remember how old the Zoomers are now. And how old I've been.

If you like my comics, I've got more on my website.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

What annoys me is when they call 20 year old’s millennials. I heard someone complaining about how millennials are starting to enter the profession and they’re all a bunch of idiots. And I’m like “dude, I’ve been in this profession for ten years now.” I mean I can’t argue with the idiot part, but we’re old idiots now.

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u/Sailor_Chibi May 12 '22

Yeah, millennials aren’t entering the workforce, they ARE a good chunk of the workforce and have been for a while now. Hate how some people use millennial as a broad term for “anyone who looks younger than me”.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Exactly.

I own a snow blower. If that doesn’t make me a grown ass adult I don’t know what does.

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u/Kingkongcrapper May 12 '22

What really makes you a grown ass adult is waking up sore without remembering what you did to get you sore only to realize it’s because you’re old. And old people are just sore for no reason.

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u/bro_salad May 12 '22

In 3 weeks I move out of my townhouse into a bigger house, where I’ll have a GARAGE REFRIGERATOR. I’ve finally made it to adulthood.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

That is some top quality dadding right there.

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u/preeminence May 12 '22

If you replace 'millenial' with 'adult under 40,' it just isn't as easy to get irrationally riled up.

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u/YouCanCallMeVanZant May 12 '22

Hell, the oldest millennials are like 41 now.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Except that I don’t want to be lumped in with everyone under 40. Especially not in a professional setting.

Also, some millennials are over 40. That’s kind of my point. People need to stop using that term to just mean “young person.”

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u/Woofaira May 12 '22

It took me a long time to realize that millennials didn't refer to people born after the millennium because people mostly used it in this way. Only when "zoomer" became a term did I think to look up the difference and suddenly I'm the millennial.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Nope, it’s people who came of age around the time of the millennium.

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u/PathologicalLoiterer May 12 '22

I mean, younger folks do the same with the term Boomer, but Uno Reverse Carded. I hear folks that are gen X or even Elder Millennial get called Boomer just cause they are middle aged+. Apparently any quantity of groups greater than 2 is far too complex for most people, so we constantly distill it down to a dichotomy.

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u/kingsumo_1 May 12 '22

As a Gen X, I'm happy that you even remembered we exist.

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u/garytyrrell May 12 '22

Usually when boomer is used like that it’s intended as an insult - it doesn’t need to be completely accurate

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u/esoteric_enigma May 12 '22

The youngest age for a millennial is now 25. So there are technically still millennials just starting their careers right now.

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u/Sky-todd May 12 '22

the oldest Gen-z are like 25-26 at this point!

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

You’re half right. The youngest millennials are 26. The oldest are 41.

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u/Upbeat_Cranberry_533 May 12 '22

Yeah they're the youngest millennials.

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u/Turokr May 12 '22

Zoomers in the workforce? I don't want that!

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u/djgrahamj May 12 '22

Younger people think older people are the past because they lived in earlier times. Older people think younger people are the past because they were once that age.

People like to think they’ve progressed so they compare themselves to the other group. It’s natural but ultimately harmful because it hinders learning from them.

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u/TheDeafDad May 12 '22

The other day, while playing a video game, I was called an "old head".

So, yea, they are dumbasses.

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u/argv_minus_one May 12 '22

Well, is your head indeed older than whoever you were playing with?

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u/pancakebearr May 12 '22

Name checks out

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u/Dreilala May 12 '22

I actually really enjoy talking to the actual young people.

I often think they happen to be way smarter than kids were back when I was young and also way more aware of why they are doing things.

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u/shirukien May 12 '22

Depends who you're talking to, but the internet does provide access to all the world's information, so it's much easier to learn about a lot of things these days than it used to be. Of course, with the internet, you get things like social media, which, for all their potential benefits, are largely a net negative in society, and you only need to look as deep as tiktok "challenges" to know that's true.

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u/Dreilala May 12 '22

The thing is the tik tok idiots we see on social media are collected from all over the world.

Social media imho has skewed our perception more than it has made young people "dumb".

When talking to my nieces, nephews, their friends, friend's kids and so on I realize they may be on tiktok, but are well aware of social media pitfalls, way more than the older generations actually.

When talking to young people rather than reading about them I get the feeling our information about them is simply completely off.

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u/ValyrianJedi May 12 '22

It's been 50/50 in my experience. I usually end up with an intern or two on my team part of the year, and the interns are usually top of their class, super bright. Some of the time they are mind blowingly smart and capable/competent, but for some reason in the last few years the places thar they do need hand holding are what I would consider some of the most simple and basic things out there, that I wouldn't have expected anybody to need help with... Like the last one we had, who's probably going to be back after graduating was top 5% at an Ivy League school and was a straight up savant with data and projections, but couldn't send an email to save his life, and god help him on an actual client call, and that's fairly similar to the last few we've had. Where when I was in that spot 10 or so years ago it was the polar opposite, where you let interns talk to clients for simple conversations all day long, but never let them near the numbers.

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u/Dreilala May 12 '22

I mean email is pretty much dead to their generation.

Of course email in the corporate world is still important, but up until then they simply have no reason to engage with this medium.

Similar to how our generation never really got comfortable writing letters.

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u/Max_Thunder May 12 '22

This, things change and new generations learn new things, or different things, that the previous generations did not learn. They look stupid to the previous generation and so did the previous generation to the older one.

I also find that people rarely remember about when they didn't know thing or didn't have experience in certain things. So they see the younger generation not spontaneously being good at something that is for some reason innate in their mind, and they think they're being stupid.

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u/iownadakota May 12 '22

Young people are smarter than old people because there is less lead in the environment. Leaded gasoline made everyone born between the 50s-the 80s less intelligent, more likely to believe misinformation, and more aggressive.

Small engine airplanes still use leaded gas. Studies have shown that people who live near airports for small planes are noticeably dumber.

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u/Cloukyo May 12 '22

Young people these days whine a lot more than we did in our 20s, I think.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

That or you just notice it more. We whined a lot.

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u/PathologicalLoiterer May 12 '22

I think this is it. I work with teenagers and am in discord servers with college students. They say and do a lot of the stupid stuff I did at their age thinking it makes them sound cool or whatever. Or bitch about things they think are unfair that I used to agree with. But now that I'm older I look at it and I'm like, oh you sweet summer child. I'm grateful to have the introspection not to judge them because I know I was the same way. And I try not to be that person that's like "In 5/10/however many years, you are going to look back and think that was so dumb" because that's part of growing up. But yeah, I don't think young people whine more than we did. We've just become the people who were sick of hearing us whine when it was our turn to be young.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Yup. You get used to things too. Things that would have genuinely overwhelmed me at 20 don’t phase me at 30, because I’ve just had more practice at adulting.

It’s easy to forget that life is genuinely more difficult at that age, because you don’t have your shit together yet. Things that are routine now were a huge pain in the ass back then.

Besides, I still complain, just not about the same things. Now I complain about things like “why does my neck hurt for no reason?” and “why are these pants so tight?”

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u/SomnambulicSojourner May 12 '22

Rewatch Friends or similar shows from a while ago. 20-somethings have always whined a lot.

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u/Popcorn57252 May 12 '22

Whining about young people whining. Beautiful irony.

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u/ffchampion123 May 12 '22

Being in your 30s is just like being in 20s... But with more money

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u/CovertOwl May 12 '22 Wholesome

And way less time on your hands because of kids and housework/yardwork.

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u/ffchampion123 May 12 '22

I mean, if you have them. No kids for me.

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u/Realistic_Ad_3840 May 12 '22

Cumpets are stupid, imma save up for an rtx3090 rather than spend that same money in a month for a kid.

s/ (i dislike kids, source? I am a kid)

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u/argv_minus_one May 12 '22

Hey, anti-abortion types: this right here is a prime demonstration of why exactly the birth rate is in the sewer. Nobody's having kids because kids are hideously expensive! If y'all want people to make babies so badly, shut up and fix that.

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u/ConceptualWeeb May 12 '22

The sad part is that’s what they think they’re doing. “If there’s no abortion, the birth rate will increase.” “Also women need to go back to being subservient baby makers.” I fucking hate this world.

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u/lysianth May 12 '22

I wastold "you live your 30s just like you live your 20s, until the injury."

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u/Sega-Playstation-64 May 12 '22

Millenial: I will never treat Gen Z the way Boomers treated us millennials.

Gen Z: Why did you type lol? It's 💀 now. Your jeans look funny. You're supposed to part your hair down the middle. TikTok for life, it will never get old.

Millenial: ... Look here you little shit.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Why did you type lol? It’s 💀 now.

I once heard this referred to as “young people hieroglyphics” and now I can’t think of it as anything else.

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u/Realistic_Ad_3840 May 12 '22

I'm very sorry for the little shitstains that currently speak for GenZ 😔. I am a kid (13) but i'm very happy i don't act 13.

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u/argv_minus_one May 12 '22

Some kids act a lot more put-together than their age would suggest. Some adults act like they were born yesterday. It is generally best not to judge people by their ages, as it is a poor predictor of their behavior.

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u/Realistic_Ad_3840 May 12 '22

Yes, this has been true for me my entire life, i act more well-behaved than most of the adults i know, and i am pround of it.

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u/Thepopewearsplaid May 13 '22

Ah, gen Z is all right in my book dude. Kids doing shit that adults don't get, calling us lame, etc has always and will always exist. Gen Z has been through a lot and I'm good friends with a few on the older side of the spectrum.

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u/argv_minus_one May 12 '22

They have a point, you know. “LOL” is a workaround for the inability to convey laughter in ASCII text. Emojis like “😂” have made it obsolete. “LOL” is pretty much just running on inertia now, and it has no such inertia with kids who never needed it in the first place.

As for the rest, meh. Trends change over time. Get used to it.

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u/Magnusg May 12 '22

The problem is the media had been using "millennial" to refer to nearly everyone under the age of 36 for about 3 decades.

Like bruh, millennials did not eat tide pods. That wasn't us.

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u/Dudephish May 12 '22

So he becomes a curmudgeon and she turns into Daria.

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u/Fun-Outlandishness35 May 12 '22

Anyone who unironically says “kids these days aren’t as smart” instantly reveals themselves to be the dumbest person in the room.

“Kids these days aren’t as good as when I grew up” is what every old person has said for thousands of years, yet the next generation is always more advanced than the last.

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u/Generico300 May 12 '22

In general the average IQ actually goes up by a few points with each generation (but the measurement is weird because 100 is always the average). But each older generation always thinks the kids are dumb because A) they forgot how stupid they really were back then, and B) young people generally lack wisdom, which many people conflate with intelligence.

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u/TikkiTakiTomtom May 12 '22 I'll Drink to That

Take home message: Don’t generalize you dumb fucks!

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u/Popcorn57252 May 12 '22

And even more batshit crazy! In a good way!

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u/LOHare May 12 '22

30 isn't OLD!!! 40 is barely getting there.

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u/Mechaghostman2 May 12 '22

Old to me is like, 50 or 60.

Mid 20's through mid to late 40's is just "standard adult age".

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u/AbigailofDarkness May 12 '22

I'm 30 and this hurts.

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u/Kingkongcrapper May 12 '22

I was listening to the New York Times Podcast this morning about how inflation is affecting different age groups and he just lumped everyone between 30-50 as middle aged. I was just like, damn. Then I thought, well maybe I’m not really middle aged by description and he went on to describe my situation clearly. Double damn.

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u/JustRandomSoul May 12 '22

Ugh true 😔

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u/cyanidelemonade May 12 '22

The oldest zoomers/the youngest millenials are in their mid 20s...feels bad, huh?

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u/Drawmeomg May 12 '22

I really appreciated seeing AARP ads that attacked millennials without any appreciation for the fact that the oldest millennials aren't all that many years away from being eligible to join the AARP.

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u/tusharsagar May 12 '22

Yeah, kids are dumb (ignores that I am 18)

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u/Quadpolygon May 12 '22

Tbf they don’t say young people they say millennials when they mean to say (usually unjustifiably) Gez Z or other gens.

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u/KevinsnotFunny May 12 '22

Stark reminder that at 34, I’m no longer a “young”

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u/bargle0 May 12 '22

That's what I love about these dumbasses, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

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u/gninnep May 12 '22

I'm glad to be 30 now, but realizing I wasn't one of the "young ones" anymore was a trip.

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u/CA_Orange May 12 '22

Seriously, millennials are entitled as fuck. You don't own being stupid, millennials. We're talking about the zoomers, now. They are way worse than you ever were.

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u/megapuffranger May 12 '22

Young people are dumb as shit. But that’s because they are young. It’s our job to create an environment where they can learn and grow and lead better lives than we did. But unfortunately a certain generation has made that impossible for everyone else.

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u/Realistic_Ad_3840 May 12 '22

Hehe, i know who you're talkin bout.

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u/Captcha_Imagination May 12 '22

Millenials starts in 1981. So there are 41-year-old millennials who are still being told they can't afford housing because they buy avocadoes at Starbucks.

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u/littleMAS May 12 '22

Young people are really ignorant about being old people, which old people might ignorantly assume is stupidity. Much of what I know might be completely useless to a teenager until they get old, but they have plenty of time to learn that.

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u/WangnanJahad May 12 '22

"They" actually are. "They" consider anyone under 40 to be "a dumb kid".

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u/Baquvix May 12 '22

The most funny thing is all politician above 40 years old are dumb as fuck. Literally every one of them.

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u/TikkiTakiTomtom May 12 '22

Can’t we all just agree that everyone is dumb as fuck? Only a few is less smooth brained than others

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u/bleunt May 12 '22

I'm 37. Which means I'm a millennial. Which people still talk about as if we're 24.

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u/TesterM0nkey May 12 '22

It’s like the old people are the stupid ones expecting 16-17 year olds to get smarter as time progresses. Not having a fully formed brain will do that.

It’s not like we were all young and dumb at some point. People need some perspective

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u/peteforthefunofit May 12 '22

True. I always cringe when old folks lament at where "the younger generation is going". There's literally some dude in 200 BC or something who said the same thing. We've been complaining about the kids since millennia haha.

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u/Polite_farting May 12 '22

Yea i mean 16-17 year olds are dumb, but not any dumber than i was at 16-17

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u/djgrahamj May 12 '22

It kinda makes sense that people who’ve grown past a certain point might sometimes look back and comment on the folly of that age. It might sound stupid or unfair to those people but mostly likely they will do the same when the time comes.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

It’s not that kids aren’t stupid. They are. They don’t have fully formed brains and they don’t have much in the way of life experience.

What’s annoying is the failure to recognize that every generation was just as dumb at the same age. We just don’t remember being stupid because we were too busy being stupid at the time.

It’s not “kids these days” it’s just kids in general.

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u/djgrahamj May 12 '22

I was speaking more generally than just kids. Everyone no matter the age can look back at themselves in the past, see how they've grown, and then compare themselves to people of that age today.

That's not necessarily fair or accurate but it's understandable at least.

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u/WindowShoppingMyLife May 12 '22

Sure, but my point remains.

People often compare their memory of themselves at that age, to the reality of young people today. They remember themselves being smarter or more competent than they really where, which is what convinces then that kids these days are so much worse.

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u/Kiroto50 May 12 '22

Are those Gus and Willow from The Owl House?

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u/ServiS_91 May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

Some people feel young when they are 30. And some people start to feel old when they turn 25. People are different. I'm 31 this year and i felt more mature at 25 than i feel now lol.

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u/CelTiar May 12 '22

Wait I was supposed to grow out of the 90s?

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u/jbrandonlowry May 12 '22

I love the addition of the word "anymore".

We've always done this.