This is a really interesting [link] I`ve been meaning to share. It`s not what you`d expect from the title, not about spoiled brats and their safe spaces, actually it`s a... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:10:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is a really interesting article from the Atlantic I've been meaning to share.

It's not what you'd expect from the title, not about spoiled brats and their safe spaces, actually it's a researcher who looks at behavioral changes over different generations. And he's found that basically kids never leave the house anymore and spend their time on social media - that we're also in the middle of a teenage mental health crisis and there's a growing body of data linking social media to depression and other mh problems.

"The shift is stunning: 12th-graders in 2015 were going out less often than eighth-graders did as recently as 2009." - 18 year old adults are home more than middle school kids used to be.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:13:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Goddamn millennials are all going to end up socially inept.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:15:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's a longer article with a lot of data and does a fair job of pointing out counter-arguments but I think the author makes a really strong case.

There's some relevant statistics in this CNN article about rapidly rising suicide in young girls which furthers the point that there's a really recent 2010s mental health crisis in kids.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:16:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
But honestly this sounds interesting. I'll read this for sure.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:17:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:13:08 PM CuckingFunt wrote:
Goddamn millennials are all going to end up socially inept.

Actually in this context millenials are my generation and people who are teenagers right now are the iGen - they are the ones who are doing so much worse than we were.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:24:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
More people are staying home?

That means less people on the freeway.

Smartphones have saved a generation of people who drive to work.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:28:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:24:40 PM EhFahQ wrote:
More people are staying home? That means less people on the freeway. Smartphones have saved a generation of people who drive to work.


i think most work that can be done from home should be done from home. my dad works from home at least half the time and has been since the early 90s.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:31:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is the best graph I've seen in awhile.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:34:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:31:28 PM EhFahQ wrote:
This is the best graph I've seen in awhile. [image]


Nice. Stay home, you little bastages.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 4:39:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/27/17 - 2:13:08 PM CuckingFunt wrote:
Goddamn millennials are all going to end up socially inept.

unlike us, right?
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 5:58:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lots more of them drove recently than have licenses?! That's a worrying stat too... Learners' permits I hope, not driving without any license?!
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:07:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand kids not getting licenses anymore when they're eligible.

If you live in a city and don't need a car, ok, but why limit yourself like that?
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:14:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is learning to drive expensive in the US?

And yeah, the west is turNing into japan. Better get those immigrants in quick, will need a ton of young workers to look afTer all these old childless folks (unless of course you reform some stuff, but that's socialism right?).
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:17:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
You need to have insurance. So yes it is expensive.

I didn't get mine until I was 21. I only had to pay the fee to take the test. No drivers training was required.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:21:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
That does depend on what sort of insurance coverage you have and where you live, though.

It varies.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:28:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have always been a homebody and I was dying to get my license and buy my first car. i was so desperate to have freedom of movement.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:38:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about!

A car in most areas of this country = freedom.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:46:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
one of the reasons i closed my facebook account roughly 6 years ago was because i could tell it was taking a toll on my mental and emotional health

can definitely see that and i'm so happy i didn't have to deal with social media while in HS
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 10:30:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:46:37 PM j2moneyj2d2 wrote:
one of the reasons i closed my facebook account roughly 6 years ago was because i could tell it was taking a toll on my mental and emotional health can definitely see that and i'm so happy i didn't have to deal with social media while in HS


i mean i have it because i keep in touch with my relatives and other close friends. i try my best to keep it non-political unless i feel strongly about something.
1 month ago - Wednesday 9/27/17 - 11:47:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/27/17 - 6:07:05 PM Rag_Doll_ wrote:
I don't understand kids not getting licenses anymore when they're eligible. If you live in a city and don't need a car, ok, but why limit yourself like that?

I've always lived downtown. I took my licence in my late 30's so I could drive for a movie shoot.
1 month ago - Thursday 9/28/17 - 1:20:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I read this article when it first came out! And right as I finished it my 16 year old brother came home and told me he was dropping out of his AP History class because he hadn't done the summer hw and no, he doesn't care about moving away for college so why bother.

Poor kid had really bad timing, I jumped down his throat and way over-reacted. But I still find the article convincing.



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