When a male member of Generation X who has a boyfriend thinks your generation is weak, over-sensitive and generally lame, things are pretty bad.
I am looking at Millenials from the POV of a member of one of the most pessimistic and ironic generations that has ever roamed the earthâ€”Generation Xâ€”so when I hear Millenials being so damaged by â€œcyber-bullyingâ€ that it becomes a gateway to suicideâ€”itâ€™s difficult for me to process. And even my boyfriend agrees that Generation Wuss is overly sensitive, especially when dealing with criticism. When Generation Wuss creates something they have so many outlets to display it that it often goes out into the world unfettered, unedited, posted everywhere, and because of this freedom a lot of the content displayed is rushed and kind of shitty and thatâ€™s OKâ€”itâ€™s just the nature of the world nowâ€”but when Millennials are criticized for this content they seem to collapse into a shame spiral and the person criticizing them is automatically labeled a hater, a contrarian, a troll. And then you have to look at the generation that raised them, that coddled them in praiseâ€”gold medals for everyone, four stars for just showing upâ€”and tried to shield them from the dark side of life, and in turn created a generation that appears to be super confident and positive about things but when the least bit of darkness enters into their realm they become paralyzed and unable to process it.
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