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Are Millennials and Gen Z Really “Snowflakes”?

Young people in every age have different labels, such as “Baby Boomers”, “Generation X” and “Millennials”, and now there is a new title – “Generation Snowflakes”.
  In the early years, Western parents would use “beautiful and unique little snowflakes” to describe their children. The “Snowflake Generation” generally refers to those young groups who are overprotected by their parents. They have no long-term plans and put buying a house after spending on pleasure. .
  Are today’s “millennials” and “post-00s” really inferior to the “baby boomers” and “generation X”?
  Experts believe that the Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) may be too harsh on the evaluation criteria of young people in the new era, and the times change, so should the evaluation criteria.
  Prejudice against young people is rooted in generational background, and it is a deep-seated instinct that may not be eradicated. Dr. Peter O’Connor, a professor at the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia, said: “Adults have stereotyped the younger generation for centuries.”
  This stereotype still exists today, and it has not changed in the slightest. No matter which era we are in, we will feel that the young people of the new era are the “beat” generation. In 2016, the Colin English Dictionary added the term “Generation Snowflakes” to describe the younger generation, born between 1980 and 1994, who are irritable and lack resilience.
  Perhaps some older generations still suspect that they are stronger than today’s young people, but is this comparable? Dr. Nassar, a mental health expert, said: “Previous generations have been taught to suppress their emotions and not express them, but for the new generation of young people, the situation is just the opposite.” People always call “millennials”
  and “Post-00s” only consider themselves when doing things. Because of this, they cannot achieve class leapfrogging in wealth, but it is especially not advisable to judge the new generation by the standards of decades ago. Boomers own homes because soaring home prices, stagnant wages, trouble with loans, and frequent accidents at work were out of their minds during the generally booming economies of their early adulthood.
  In addition, some older generations will also believe that the “post-00s” are the most depressed and anxious generation, which also shows the lack of resilience of today’s young people, but they forget that this generation is at the stage of the global epidemic outbreak. Entering adulthood, in a turbulent economy, they feel more alone than ever. Times are different, and young people face different challenges, so they cannot be compared.
  The behavior and beliefs of each generation are shaped by the issues and challenges of their own unique times. Baby Boomers and Generation X were born into the Internet age, and people had to develop judgment skills, thus developing the “self-centered” trait identified in the study.
  For centuries, older generations have accused young people of being lazy and selfish. People tend to instinctively judge those who are in a different era from themselves, but this evaluation standard only deepens the divide between the two generations. The best way to break this prejudice is to build a bridge of communication between the two generations. We’ve never had an honest conversation between generations. The older generation says that the young are the vulnerable “Snowflake Generation”, while the young see the old as “dinosaurs” that cannot keep up with the times. In fact, we are all the same people, but born in different backgrounds.

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