I was born in August of 1981, one my closest friends was born two months and ten days later in october of that year. causing us to graduate high school. in 1999 and 2000 respectively.
That said I identify as Gen X with Boomer infuence and he identifies as unadulterated Gen Y/Millennial. And it heavily shows in the choices we make and in how or if we learn from our mistakes, take advice, etc. He repeatedly looses money trying to help out people who have no desire to better themselves.
He even excepted a guy into his home who had been evicted from the homes of his last four roommates, he did this after meeting the guy six hours before, asked for no references, even now when he's trying to evict the guy he can't get his SSN for the eviction paperwork. The guy has cost my friend more money than he ever paid in rent, they even opened a joint checking account two weeks after they met for a "household account" which turned into the account that my friend transferred money into for this guy when he wasn't working. He even added the guy to one of his credit cards so that he could rent cars!
When introduced me to the guy a week after he moved in, I read the guy in less than ten minutes and foretold him of everything that was coming from this POS and was proven right and then some. Now this guy is supposed to be moving in two weeks and my friend is letting some guy that a 19 year old friend if his is seeing sleep on the couch.
I thought it was just this particular person making horrible choices and exercising no judgement but the more people younger than myself I know the more I see a lack of common sense collectively..
I seem to have matured with Gen X and have the current mindset of most of them, and I connect well on many personal levels with Boomers, can Gen Y honestly just be a generation of idiots with Wikipedia educations unaffected by the real world?
He ACCEPTED a guy into his home, not "excepted." Dumbass.
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[quote]he identifies as unadulterated Gen Y/Millennial
He's not. End of story. Tell him to grow up.
What does your story have to do with "generations"? I had a friend back in the '70s who used to take guys in the way your friend does.
Considering your (lack of) writing and spelling proficiency, I question the accuracy of this (incomplete) sentence:
[quote] causing us to graduate high school
wud u rthr i use txt wrds
Despite my shortcomings, at least i'm not typing like a 25 year old. I do have distractions while I'm online, unlike those who can give their undivided attention to DL.
R5 , things were a little less crazy in the 70s.
It took me several minutes to figure out what that first sentence meant-- what the hell are those two unnecessary periods doing in the middle of the sentence?
A phone call from my sister in law outside of Oceanside, CA about being evacuated because of wildfires. I got distracted and apparently didn't pay attention to what I was doing.
No need to apologize, OP. Even though you were distracted, we were still able to get that you are a moron.
Enen with the illiterate post, the OP comes off like a pompous twat,
You are WAY too young to be Gen X, OP. Technically, Gen X are the children of the Pre Baby Boomers (in other words, their parents were born BEFORE World War II. They famously are an alienated cohort, sandwiched between two population booms. I'm at the tail end of Generation X and I'm 42.
Please forgive the typos. I'm half asleep.
r13, you're just about as stupid as the op. You are not at the 'tail end' of gen x. You are smack dab in the middle of it.
Gen X is defined as anyone born from early 60s to early 80s.
I was born in 1980 and do NOT consider myself Gen X. Gen X technically started in 1962-4 depending on the source. What the hell do I have culturally in common with someone in their fifties?
I think 1975-1983 is an little window, between X and the Millennial. I don't give a shit what Wiki says.
It's not just wikipedia dumbass, it's generally accepted.
And someone born in 1963 is not in their 50s. They are just now turning 50.
R2: proud gnat with typing skills
" He even excepted a guy.."
Oh, Dear and two OUCHES!
OP, I was born in 1961, so I'm at the tail end of the boomer era. Even though some boomers are almost 20 years older than me, I identify more with them than I do with your generation.
Agree with R5. This story has nothing to do with different generations and everything to do with different individuals. One is a doormat, the other is a grammar challenged troll who tells boring stories.
The grammar Nazis have become rather tedious. Yaaaaaawn.
OP: I'm not sure you should bother maintaining a friendship with someone who continues to show unbelievably bad judgement.
I was born in 1977 and I think People born in the second half of the 70s are not really generation X. My litmus test for Gen X is "are you old enough that you could have been one of the characters in 'Reality Bites?'" We were just a tad too young for that.
OP, why did your friend open his home to someone so untrustworthy? Was it a sex thing? This really sounds like a very odd story. Young people are apt to make mistakes, but isn't this an extreme case? If it's your friend's home, can't he just call the police and have the guy thrown out for trespassing?
OP this doesn't sound like a generational issue, more to do with your friend's personality.
And it was just as crazy in the 70s if not more, just different than now, that's all.
Totally agree, R23.
This thread proves that the red thread connecting all recent American generations is congenital stupidity.
This thread isn't what I was expecting AT ALL.
The OP and his friend are both clods.
[quote] [R5] , things were a little less crazy in the 70s.
OP, the US Department of Labor's statistics for 2012 show that 20-to-24 year olds are the [italic]least[/italic] likely to volunteer, while 35-to-44 year old are the [italic]most[/italic] likely to volunteer.
My guess is that your friend has an emotional need to rescue people.
The generations do make a difference. I was born in 1961 and when I went away to college I found my roommates to be like something out of the middle ages: immature, contempt for women, pointless male jousting, unable to change a diaper without the help of mother or maid. I don't know how I ended up with such troglodytes, but it was still possible in those days. They were born in 1961 but unreconstructed 1361ers.