Millennials Don't Exist! Adam Conover at Deep Shift

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Nstone53 : My parents are "Baby Boomers" and they are two of the most evil selfish greedy rude people I have ever met in my entire life. They're constantly belittling other people. Boasting about how hard they worked to get where they are. What a load of shit that is. After quitting the family business, my dad turned to drugs and left me with my grandparents for 5 years. Then got lucky in 1997 and got a job that paid for his education to push him up the ladder. You won't find that anymore. I had to drop out of college at 19 because they wanted me working two jobs and paying them rent. My dad makes 90K a year. =_=; I managed to get the two jobs and work my schedule to go to school on tuesdays and Thursdays (my only days off) but it didn't last forever. Schools don't provide every needed class on those two days so I had to quit school and I moved out. To which they told me I was basically too stupid to make it on my own. I never got the chance to resume my schooling because CA rent is so damn high I had to work full time. I did try, but it never worked out. The school I was trying to return to needed my parents to sign off that I was not their dependent for me to get aid and they wouldn't do it. I couldn't do anything until I was 25 because of this. By then I was married with a kid. I found out later that they had been claiming me on their taxes for years after I moved out. Safe to say I never went back for tax help. in 2011 we couldn't live in CA anymore, we had been struggling to find jobs and had already been on unemployment. We had two last options. Ask my parents for help or move out of state. I set up both option. If my parents said no then we would move. As suspected my parents used it as a way to be controlling. They showed up while my husband was at work with a list of demands. I still have the paper. It said I had to willingly give custody of our child to them. I would have to nail down two jobs, wake and sleep on a set schedule regardless of work, do anything they asked in form of cleaning, and chores and my husband wasn't allowed to come, our car that was in his name was to be put into mine, and my husband wouldn't even be allowed to visit unless it was cleared by them first. So we sold everything we had except our car, took our $2K from the sales and drove East to stay with my husband's Aunt and Uncle. We got back on our feet in two months. Both had full time jobs, had two cars and an apartment lined up. Recently my grandmother who raised me for five years as a kid passed away. I drove out to CA and my parents were harassing me to find out why. I finally told them that my grandparents named me the trustee. Well, they LOST it. Threatened to get a lawyer because money should be passed to children only, according to them. I'm just the trustee not the sole beneficiary and they don't understand that concept. I can't trust them at all an probably never will. A lot of this stuff if just the tip of the iceberg. They've stolen things from me, they've damaged my siblings in so many ways too. So I always find it extremely laughable when I hear my parents talking shit about my generation.

Holland Kerr : I’m 23 and I literally never use emojis. I’m not saying I dislike them, I just don’t find them helpful for communication. I certainly use meme and internet language a lot, but my parents and teachers use emojis a lot in social media. I always get the feeling that they’re not just capitalised on by an older generation that doesn’t understand social media, but they’re in fact made by and for an older generation to assist in their understanding of social media. Does anyone else get that feeling?

clase degraff : Not sure how to get the whole world to watch this..... but that is now my life mission lol.

desu38 : This generation is narcissistic? If anything this generation is incredibly self-loathing.

WIMPI : "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers." -Socrates (Literally over 2000 years ago)

JoeCoCa : If they didn't want us to own participation trophies, why do they give them to us?

CorrosiveFenix : Can we all be thankful Collage Humor pooped out such a creative and lovable dude, that is entertaining to watch

Fluffy Fluff : Adam is 33? he looks really young/old for his age He kinda has the 'grocery store employee' look that you can't tell if he's the young graduate or the boss

pomkin : old people are very narcissistic...always think they are right, overly proud of themselves, think they are better than other people especially younger people

Matt Jones : When I was kid in the 90s and we lost and got prop trophies everyone threw them out on their way out the building and you'd see a garbage can full of rub-salt-in-the-wound trophies. Only ever took home place trophies. It was the parents who came up with the prop trophies not us.

Killphace : Paraphrasing a line from 'True Detectives': "Old men have been complaining about the same thing through out history; But old men die and the world keeps spinning..."

MrsG87 : It drives me nuts to hear a commercial and them saying "product/store is great for all ages! Boomers, adults, and millennials.." um, we ARE adults! 😂

Opinunate ted : Good stuff. When I was a kid in the sixties and seventies, it was a stereotype that old people would always say "You don't know how good you have it. Now when I was your age---" followed b some story about walking miles in the snow to school or some such. Well, the thing is, the sixties and seventies were a prosperous time in the USA, while the old folks had lived through the thirties and forties. So the cliche had some basis in truth. But now, if you are paying attention, you see that the young people have it much harder. They don't have student loans, they have student loan sharks. They don't live at home and hold low paid jobs because they are lazy and unmotivated. They do it because it's the best they can do. Houses, education, and rents cost so much more than they used to. So now, when I talk to young people, if I am being honest, I don't say "you don't know how good you have it. When I was your age---." No, I say "When I was your age, I didn't realize how good I had it."

jackster1212 : I'm 51 and I want to go on record to say... as much as they "exist" (see above)... I love Millennials. They're wrongly maligned, poorly defined, and -- far as I can tell -- kicking ass the way lots of younger generations do, as they start carving out their place in the world.

deadtrashpanda : I honestly see my dad on his phone more than me and my siblings. I mean he's constantly on it, anywhere we go. He's 47 and I'm 14, the youngest sibling.

Gale Anderson : The real question is...why in the world is this age restricted?

Sky Lord Panglot : I always thought the phone problem is just a problem of our time, not about generation. Actually I recently discovered that they slapped that problem into our generation. Its strange.

Giorgio Fabietti : The audience didn't laughed for 3 minutes at good jokes and they laughed as soon as they heard "hymens". Was that a middle school classroom?

Tango Hendrix : I'm just saying, doesn't it make more sense to call the offspring of the newest millennium "millenials"? Such as babies born on the year 2000 and so on instead of some date in the 1980s? Makes sense to me.

Virus the Glitch : I never even wanted the participation Trophy. I didn’t understand why they thought I would even want an unearned trophy, for that matter.

Munchies Evil Creations : millennials are also the most creative generation, cause look at youtube, deviant art, and etsy! people MAKE that stuff, by hand. i think that has to have some merit, huh?

Arif Zaman : This is probably the most respect this “generation” has received from anyone.

Travis Wald : One if the truest things I've ever heard: "millennials don't want you to talk to them in 'their language', they want to be treated like intelligent people deserving of respect."

O.P. Wilkituski : When I was a high school student, our science book contained "cool" messages designed to attract young people's attention, such as "Homo antecessor was the first hominid that could be allowed to enter a night club if he dressed properly"... No, dude, just no. You're a textbook. You're not supposed to be "cool", you're supposed to be professional. Because, you know, even teenagers can differentiate between a formal and an informal situation, and expect the same from you.

Philippe Raymond : Millennials do exist in the sense they are a people who have been raised in a different manner than those before. For example when i was a kid it was normal to let your kids go out without any supervision; kid would play outside, often a few streets away from home with no parents around and nobody freaked out about it. Heck, even borrowed tools from the garage (hammers, saws, nails etc) to build stuff and i wasn't even 10 years old (and nobody complained about it). Now kids are so sheltered, it's unthinkable to let them go outside on their own without having them in our line of sight, and forget about letting them use scissors, let alone a hammer and nails... And seeing kids playing outside is rather rare nowadays (at least where i live). That's not just about complaining about younger folks, there are differences between generations because the would we lived in isn't the same now.

Wade Wilson : If there was one thing I would criticize Adam for is he doesn't seem to know that when you tell a joke you are supposed to pause and give the audience a chance to laugh.

R41Ryan : I'm a millennial and I've always avoided using social media. I don't hate them, or other people for using them; I'm just too lazy to make an account.

NerdSync : Gotta earn those money bag emojis!

aaron wilkie : according to some definitions a 35 year old is the same generation as a 16yr old sorry they are not the same

Nebulous Infinity : I just want to be treated like an adult. I'm tired of being told that everything I do is wrong. I'm tired of being talked down to. And I'm tired of older adults acting like they know more than me, just because they're older.

LORDdeath Gaming : Thank you Adam for all the l"useless" trivia about life. No really adam. Thank you for the series about info and misconceptions about life. Please do one on commercial truck drivers being a hazard to the road and other motorists. I speak as a commercial truck driver myself. As a whole CDL holders or commercial driver's license holders are one of the most highly trained American drivers on the road today. Class C license is the bare minimum standard that Americans need to drive a car. That standard varies in States, case and point when I got my class c license my actual road course was only 4 left hand turns around a single block and park in the exact same spot I left. Not so much for CDL holders. We have to show that we can pull a 53-foot trailer around a City, interstate and State Highway. We also have to prove we can back up a 53-foot trailer in a straight line, in a 90 degree angle & and a offset backing maneuver. However due to marketing ads for lawyers & political agendas. Society today does not fully understand the high standard CDL holders are held up to. Case in point most Class C driver's AKA pedestrian car drivers AKA "four door or four wheelers"as some of us in the industry call them. Tend to not pay attention to their surroundings when driving in the city or in the interstate. On the whole most Interstate accidents or evolving a passenger and a commercial vehicle tend to have the passenger car at fault. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TAKE UP MY CAUSE AND DEBUNK the misconceptions on commercial truck drivers being a danger two other drivers on the road. ( yes there are several bad CDL drivers out there. However there are also programs designed to find those bad drivers and remove their class a license. So that we can make the interstate a safer place for everybody.)

Ash- Bob : So I used to run track as a kid and I was terrible at it. Slowest person on the team. I normally took 10th place (out of 10) and the ribbon I received at the end said "10th place." I'm really confused how giving an eight year old who sucked at sports but still tried so hard, a ribbon as a symbol of participation. Seems like a super strange thing to hate.

C MM : i just think its funny because 'millennial' stereotypes like, being sheltered, having participation trophies or being narcissistic, are the results of our parents raising us that way. as kids we didn't demand trophies, our parents and coaches gave them to us to make us feel 'better.' we think our lives are worth sharing all over social media because our parents told us we were special. (my parents - baby boomers - have said that if social media was available back in the 60s and 70s, you bet that people would use it the same way we do today.) we're sheltered because our parents moved to the suburbs and kept us away from the things they thought unfit for children. its not our fault - its the way we were raised.

Glory Tran : so many uhs and uhms adam its okay to take a pause and be silent

butchdeadlift10 : True Story: I once face palmed in a park because I overheard a couple my age say this in a park. "These teens much violence and sex in the media. We grew up on the family friendly stuff. Ya know. Like MTV and the like"

Vegarot Fusion : I call the Baby Boomers the Kool-Aid generation. Because the majority of them believe everything they hear on the news and only cared about what the government was doing if it directly affected their lives. When they see a group or country on the NEWS being labeled the enemy supported by baseless claims and false accusations. They don't think to ask show me the evidence and by 1-2 weeks later they're already labeling them too like good sheep.  They were the ones who believe all the lies and false claims corporations made about their products creating myths. Gen-Xs Cared during Vietnam. Staging mass protest opposing war and than after Vietnam it's like they said that enough protesting. Lets all become Yuppies.

angel yeas : I am a young adult and I never saw the world in this strange categorical lens. I never thought that the generation made the person. There are lazy, entitled, whining, complaining people in EVERY generation. Each have their own 'bad apples' that make the rest of you look bad. This seems to be very close to racism in the way that it warps our views on others based on factors of their timeline that they could not control. I am a hardworking, grateful, easygoing millennial with a strong work ethic and a passion for learning. You know who else is? My babyboomer dad.

Tundra Turtle : Boomer: "Millennials are narcissistic" Millennial ethnic person: "Could you maybe take down that flag that represents the slavery of my people?" Boomer: "BUT IT"S MY HISTORY AND I LIKE IT"

EurekaKat : Great presentation. I remember the participation ribbon I got as a kid. I hung it in my room and it served as a constant reminder that I lost the race. No kid was ever proud of a participation award. We knew what it actually ment because kids are not morons.

Karrichimoto : People in the audience probably hated the truth coming out like that, that's why they didn't clap that much. Oh well though, the truth has to be set free otherwise people would still have all these stereotypes in their brains.

John Mcconnell : For example usually my mom is playing a game on her phone and I'm on my computer yet she gets mad for when I'm on the computer. We are likely to get mad at others for what we even do.

Sasaki Umiquema : Adam makes my day 😂

Pug Loop : "there's millennials with little baby millennials" my mom was born in 1980 i was born in 2000. there's millennials with adult children

Spïnkø - : Who else thinks that Adam should run for president?

Chris : Well... after 2000 the generation is technically generation Z not millennial, but close.

m. deicke : Old people used to say that watching South Park and listening to Marilyn Manson would make me a violent psychopath.

100Hasake : The audience was so dead. I thought your jokes were killer!

Cathrin O : Im 25. I was hit by a 56 year old woman who was on her phone. I didn't have my phone, and my sister had her's inside of the door.

Suzanne Anon : Healthy self-interest is NOT the same as narcissism. Nor is narcissism in and of itself the same as PATHOLOGICAL narcissism. Like all other things, it exists. And like all other things, imbalance is at the core of issues which culminate in HARM to others, and to self.

Natalie Wood : You forgot the Pepsi generation Adam.