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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    most of the people in the revolts were not hardcore socialists in a real sense (or whateverists) It was often a bunch of poorly treated peasants that saw the promises of socialim as a way out of the horrible treatment, simmilar how to the Germans saw Hitler as a way out of stagnation and a poor Germany, those people lived in awful awful times and now in England things are pretty good, you would find few willing to be radical certainly not enough to actually fight the govt.
    Notes the pity, perhaps a small revolution is exactly what the country needs. Who can say?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Great channeling of the innder dad haddock there.

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    AperfectBalance you just got seen off! XD

    When I first used this website you were in primary school. Being told you have no real world experience by teenagers is one of the most annoying things on this site. Although quite why teenagers want to act like middle aged tory bank managers is beyond me. Act your age!

    Now go to your room and think about what you have done.
    Am I telling you that you have no real life experience? No, I am just poking fun at avocados and the stereotypical milennial (Never said you were one or that they all are like that, you have twisted my words so far that if you could use them as the twisted rope on a trebuchet
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    (Original post by Napp)
    Notes the pity, perhaps a small revolution is exactly what the country needs. Who can say?
    Change? Sure but a revolution is never small if completed
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    Change? Sure but a revolution is never small if completed
    Ahh I don't know, if the cabinet are put to the wall instead of a couple of million it wouldn't be such a great loss 😏
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Not sure what Tories have to do with this...
    Well if 60% of millenials are having a quarter life crisis, some of them must have voted Tory. There were some young people who also voted for the act of economic self-harm that is Brexit.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    if "real world experience" means everything then why are the old people not always the wisest people, are old people always correct or valid? I can still make fun of people that whine at whatever age they are.
    Real world experience is a pretty useful thing to have if you want to discuss issues that specifically pertain to, well, experience of the real world. But what do I know, I'm just a stoopid avocado muncher. You're right about one thing, though. You can sit there and make fun all you want. You're practically a child, after all.
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    Affordable housing, free university education if not walking into secure life-long job with little or no skill. A pension. Minimum wage didn't exist. Right, Baby Boomers?
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    (Original post by KingHarold)
    Well if 60% of millenials are having a quarter life crisis, some of them must have voted Tory. There were some young people who also voted for the act of economic self-harm that is Brexit.
    Things were bad for me and others before Brexit happened.
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    (Original post by Captain Haddock)
    Real world experience is a pretty useful thing to have if you want to discuss issues that specifically pertain to, well, experience of the real world. But what do I know, I'm just a stoopid avocado muncher. You're right about one thing, though. You can sit there and make fun all you want. You're practically a child, after all.
    1.Never said all milennials eat avocados, another statement you have put in my mouth
    2.Never said that all millennials have this crisis, another statement you made up
    3.Making fun of people eating avocados and inciting a rebellion does not need me to eat avocados or have started my own rebellion
    4.I am not discussing issues, I mad a bloody joke about a frontline crumbling due to soy
    5. I said it was a bunch of millennials implying that it was not every
    millennial
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Are we going to actually revolt or just continue meekly accept the current state of affairs?
    There is no 'we'. Your present state of affairs is under your own control. The same goes for every other upset twentysomething.

    The British youth and young adults of today are amongst the most privileged humans ever to have existed. If you don't like your lot, pull yourself together and do something about it.

    It is not modern society's fault. Modern society has done nothing but give you comfort, convenience, security, and opportunity utterly unimaginable to almost anyone born more than a generation ago.
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    To be fair, I'm not sure why my generation like avocados so much. They're alright but nothing amazing.
    Can I just say that as a millennial, I think avocados are pretty amazing.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Can I just say that as a millennial, I think avocados are pretty amazing.
    I don;t even know what an acacado is, apart from that is is some kind of fruit I presume.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I don;t even know what an acacado is, apart from that is is some kind of fruit I presume.
    Basically a health craze food that people suddenly went overboard with and tried putting it on everything and putting everything in it.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    There is no 'we'. Your present state of affairs is under your own control. The same goes for every other upset twentysomething.
    To an extent yes. But the margin of control is getting ever smaller and forces outside you contol are getting ever stronger.

    A personal example of things outside of my control is that I have really bad social anxiety and have depression. Mental health stuff on the NHS helped me do a Masters, but it takes atleast 6 months min to get any kind of help on the NHS. I have no control over the capabilities of the NHS and am currently in a really bad place mentally which is making it hard to work.

    I disagree that we have more opportunities than the previouse couple of generations with regards to certain ways of measuring it, such as owning a home. It;s the oppopsite, and rents are going up. My brother cannot afford to save anything really and he is doing a professional job as a civil engineer. The middle class jobs are resembling more and more the jobs done by the working class. A huge chunk of his money goes on rent and car(which he needs for work), even though he is overworked and stressed. He has already had one incident where he had to leave a previouse job after having a breakdown which resulted in him having to be rescued by mountain rescue after threatening to jump off a mountain cliff.

    Compare that with my parents when they left uni. Things were not easy for them, as they say they were graduating when Thatcher was doing her best to **** up the economy, but they had two profesional jobs and had a lot of disposable income after rent to do things and save up for a deposit. My uncle around my age bought his own house. That was normal back then and is popularly told to explain the transformation of british society to that of a econoomically liberal property owning democracy. Now however it is very rare and you are lucky to get on the housing ladder in your 20 and increasingly homeownership is out of reach for many poeple well beyond thier 20s. This is compounded by the fact the renting sector is so expensive and awful, along with the total lack of housing. Poeple are becoming rent serfs. This is hardly the liberating effect of capitalism is it.

    Things are not getting better. They are reverting in many ways. You can argue all you like that things are still way way better than they were in the 1930s. But it is poeple like you who specifically defend capitalism over its ability to contanlty improve the living conditions and quality of life for everyone. Yet who have complain when poeple expect and demand an improvement in thier quality of life. The truth is that progress had stalled. The majority of pro-capitalists are failing to come up with any solutions to this stagnation and prefer to simply blame poeple for lack of moral fibre, like yourself.

    Progress is measure in more ways than just owning a iPhone, which incidently I cannot afford a smartphone. Even if I was willing to trade good working conditions for phone, I can't even afford the ****ing phone.

    No amount of telling people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps changes any of this.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Can I just say that as a millennial, I think avocados are pretty amazing.
    Hear Hear! Love them with a salad
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    1.Never said all milennials eat avocados, another statement you have put in my mouth
    2.Never said that all millennials have this crisis, another statement you made up
    3.Making fun of people eating avocados and inciting a rebellion does not need me to eat avocados or have started my own rebellion
    4.I am not discussing issues, I mad a bloody joke about a frontline crumbling due to soy
    5. I said it was a bunch of millennials implying that it was not every
    millennial
    60% of millenials, to be exact. You're dismissing the experiences of a whole lot of people from the comfort of your parents' house. A smart 18 year old would be troubled by the news that over half of the generation before them are struggling financially, that the prospect of ever owning a home is getting dimmer, that generational inequality is on the rise, and that real wages for under 30s have declined farther in the UK than in every other developed country save for Greece. Instead it's 'avocados lol'. These are your problems, too, dummy. Wise up.
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    (Original post by Kaffee_1998)
    Hear Hear! Love them with a salad
    Excellent taste
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    (Original post by Captain Haddock)
    60% of millenials, to be exact. You're dismissing the experiences of a whole lot of people from the comfort of your parents' house. A smart 18 year old would be troubled by the news that over half of the generation before them are struggling financially, that the prospect of ever owning a home is getting dimmer, that generational inequality is on the rise, and that real wages for under 30s have declined farther in the UK than in every other developed country save for Greece. Instead it's 'avocados lol'. These are your problems, too, dummy. Wise up.
    You are reading what the article says, I just said a bunch not even trying to argue against or for it just saying that people whine about everything bar themselves, get a bloody grip this was a joke and a non argument and you have turned it into some analasys as if this was my thesis. the whole reason it was "avocados lol" is because I AM MAKING A JOKE
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    A personal example of things outside of my control is that I have really bad social anxiety and have depression. Mental health stuff on the NHS helped me do a Masters, but it takes atleast 6 months min to get any kind of help on the NHS. I have no control over the capabilities of the NHS and am currently in a really bad place mentally which is making it hard to work.
    Right, so what you're saying is you have a problem and you have been able to obtain the benefit of modern medicine in relation to it without having to pay anything. Taxpayers fund your treatment, which must be very expensive. I don't know what therapy costs the NHS, but I (I think conservatively) assume a competent psychiatrist's market rate exceeds £100 hourly. This has helped you to take a master's course which I assume from the way you're talking you didn't self-fund, so the bill must, again, have been footed by others.

    Great. I don't begrudge you any of that. But can you see how it would start to grate when all you do is complain?

    I notice that you take completely for granted that we have mountain rescue teams, again with capacities that wouldn't have been available a generation ago, to rescue people who wilfully endanger their own lives, at no cost whatsoever to the individual who has caused the expense to be incurred. Again, I don't begrudge you that. Again, though, I expect to see a little gratitude. Instead, I see nothing but complaints.

    The main actual problem you have flagged here is rising housing costs. I agree. The main problem there is that we don't have enough housing. I suggest we stimulate the market by freeing up land for construction and loosening regulations on the private rental sector.

    Beyond that, capitalism is improving what is available to you every day, in myriad ways. You have the right to go out and obtain these benefits. You do not have the right to expect that a great life will just land in your lap. Ultimately, your life is your own lookout.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    You are reading what the article says, I just said a bunch not even trying to argue against or for it just saying that people whine about everything bar themselves, get a bloody grip this was a joke and a non argument and you have turned it into some analasys as if this was my thesis. the whole reason it was "avocados lol" is because I AM MAKING A JOKE
    What you did was dismiss the experiences of an entire generation, accusing them of being whiny so and so's who seek to blame everyone else, apparently without even knowing what a millenial really is or having any kind of first, or indeed second hand familiarity with the problems that many of them are facing. You think that's not going to piss people off? Sounds like you need to take some responsibility for your actions. Millenials are objectively and quantifiably in a worse position than their parents were at their age. You think things will be different for you and your cohort? You think you're special? Think again. Real life is going to hit you like a giant sack of ****.
 
 
 
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