Millennials and Baby Boomers Seek To Understand Each Other

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Ante SeKe : Generation Z where you at?

TheNial120 : The black woman in the blue is so wavy bro. I like her.

Patrick Anderson : do "parents against violent video games" vs. "gamers"

Martial Artist : I absolutely love the woman in the blue jacket. She's so positive and optimistic. She believes in millennials, we need more baby boomers like her.

Herschelle : "i OwN a CoUpLe Of BuSiNeSsEs"

Large : The asian lady is very modest and i love everything about her.

Winter X : I currently make more money than my mom has in her entire life. She owns a house. I cant even get a studio apartment. She has no high school diploma, i have an associates. I live in a 2 bedroom apt in a shady part of town with 3 people in it. Rent in my area goes up by hundreds every 6 months. My job refuses to pay me more, and finding a new job means starting at the bottom again as a contractor where i will be paid even less. I have already been homeless twice. I work 50 hours a week. At my age, my mom had me, and she wonders why i dont have kids yet. "Millenials are lazy and have it easy" my ass.

WaffleAssasin : Ya that's one thing I can't stand is when they call millennials lazy. It does really depend on who you meet because all the millennials I know are working very hard for their future, myself included. There was a period where I had to work night shifts at an apple warehouse from 3pm-till 2am and then wake up at 6am for school and stay their all day to get my homework and other projects done. I'm not here to whine lol I'm just hear to say give us more credit. Lets be honest we are living in different times. There are things that have made it a bit easier on us, but there are also things that's made it harder.

Taylor Cassidy : “We’re not entitled. We want what you got. We want the basics of the American Dream.” 👌

taxmae : I cannot believe that throughout this whole video, especially during the "Young people today face harder challenges than any previous generations" discussion, none mentioned the rising cost of tuition and the fact that a bachelors degree doesn't guarantee you will get hired anymore.

Vanna Banana : The lady in the blue truly warms my heart

NC Styles : The biggest thing Mellenials are facing is student loan debt and overpriced housing. Housing is overpriced!!

메로니 : Young people today face harder challenges than *ANY* previous generation? The fact that ALL of them essentially said yes to that question shows how out of touch these 6 people are. They don't have it harder than the generation that had to participate in the wars. They don't have it harder than the great depression generation. They don't have it harder than the slavery generation. I hate baby boomers and I'm starting to really dislike these clueless millennials that don't know where to point blames at.

Daniel Thankachan : Anybody else kinda get annoyed when they go in the opposite side of chairs

Running Towards : I really liked what the one girl said about lack of incentive to work harder. I'm gonna just use wage as an example. I went to college and now have almost 50k in debt, housing prices in my area are expensive, jobs say the want 20 years of experience but will pay 15/hour. Leadership and executive roles, many of which are held by baby boomers have created an economy where even when you do work hard, get educated, and try to be responsible you're incredibly likely to fail. I sometimes feel so overwhelmed by just how bleak the future can be. I have a decent job, but am terrified that if I loose it I have to find another that pays just as well to even survive. Baby boomers grew up in a time when job hopping was not only easy, but when you could loose a job and not really have to worry for a good few months. I make 40k/year, am single, with no children, and still live paycheck to paycheck. Not because I partied all of my teen year or because I am irresponsible with money, but because of student loans, paying for health insurance that my employer doesn't provide, and paying for medical bills that I didn't ask for. this story isn't uncommon for a lot of use millennials.

Respiir : That CEO guy is the typical “I made it and so can you” type of person...

Rebecca Paige : My parents didn't set me up for success and neither did theirs. We were all just told go out and work hard.

Chris : Try dealing with a narcissistic babyboomer boss everyday

DianaandherGuitar : Boomers say they care personally, but then vote against the next generation's best interests because... well, I don't know why, but I find it idiotic what our parents have done to us

singinwithceline : I have to disagree with the woman in black on the first point. As a disabled woman, we don’t get “hand outs”. It takes so much time and energy and effect to fill out the reams of paperwork necessary to get disability. I was BORN disabled. You have no idea how much I would LOVE to even work at Disney Store in the mall. But when I applied, I was interviewed on the spot. My power wheelchair could not fit behind the counter. And they didn’t know what else to do with me since I cannot walk. Even if I had been hired, Disability/SSI takes $1 for every $2 you make. Whatever you make at work gets deducted from disability benefits. Any increase in income counts against you in subsidized housing. The system is built to keep disabled people poor. I’m currently in college taking classes online toward my Psychology degree. I have a 3.2 GPA and do freelance writing whenever possible. Because my disability is permanent, I will always qualify for benefits on the basis of my medical records. However, I’m working hard to make sure that’s not my only income for the rest of my life. My disabled dad worked from age 14 until he was told to stop by his doctors. He often worked either 40-50 hours in a factory or had a second job. Don’t imply disability equals laziness. We want to work but we can’t. And the system stacks as much against us as possible.

Fuckn patriarchy, : the lady from Missouri is a walking stereotype lol

Emma Montgomery : Please please please do LGBT+ people talk to Homophobic people. As a LGBT+ member, I really want to see this so I can better understand the other side of the argument.

Sergio Rodriguez : Baby boomers didn't care about the generation that came after them.

Whitnee S. : I think the biggest problem between "millennials" and "baby boomers" is the labels, stereotypes, and generalizations we as a society place on those age groups. We have begun to assume that just because someone was born within a certain time frame, that they are somehow different from us and sometimes even the cause of the problems we face. When at the end of the day, we are all human. Yes we all make mistakes. Yes we don't always do what's best for the next generation. But to assume that whoever you meet in any given group is the sole cause of your problems, when they are actually some of the few people who worked to make your life better, I think that's very unfair. To a certain extent, the time we are born does affect how we live, but we will always be human. No matter if someone lived 1,000 years ago, right now in 2018, or 200 years from now, there will always be something that we have in common. There's my 2 cents.

John Connor : Black dude's a millennial? Looks old enough to be my dad.

JMakes : Maybe its just me being too cynical but these episodes and conversations have the opportunity to be amazing but they just never fulfilled their potential. > They never discuss the core principles and philosophies behind the question - for example in the 'my children will grow up in a better world than I did' nobody asked or even tried to define what is 'better,' what the aim of societies and the world should be, what this utopia world vision is were working towards? Instead I just heard cliches like 'you've not set us up for success' ... 'the expectations are changing' ... > There's very little quantitive and objective substance to the conversation. They all use vague emotive language, referencing personal experiences and whilst this is great, if you want to have a really interesting and thought provoking conversation you need some 'meat' so to speak. For example, in Steven Pinkers TED talk he discusses societal progression over the years by actually analysing facts and figures. Sorry to be so critical, just feel these videos have so much potential for changing perceptions yet you just end up with a bunch of people saying the same lines we've all heard before :(

AWDTH1111 : I will say I do think the STRATEGY for success has definitely changed compared to the boomer generation. It was more of a “Work Hard”. Straight forward direction. Now for millennials, it leans more toward “Work Smart”. Find the best idea and/or meet the right people before the next one does.

Grand Champ : "Do a job that you love" I kinda disgree with that statement. Mostly because I don't love having to work to survive regardless of how good the job is. The choice is forefeit. You HAVE to work or you don't eat and you die. There's no real choice in the matter. You can become a criminal but you still have to work lol. I will never love doing something I am forced to do just to be able to breathe. Waking up to an alarm clock, rushing to get ready in the morning, being stuck in morning traffic and work a good day away, and then being told what a privelague it is for you. For me it is a necessary evil. If the statement was "Do a job you're content with or can live with" then yes, I would agree.

Anonymous User : How 'bout you all just stfu. -Gen X

James Larkin : The Asian lady's and the lady in the blue's voice is asmr...

Vospader21 : Anybody else thinks it deliciously ironic that a deep red state like Missouri that’s supposed hate the government and socialism is full of people who are living on welfare and low-income housing.

Uni's World : This is just my family talking to each other

Larimar Claudio : I thought a baby boomer was someone who blew up babies🤦🏻‍♀️

kichigaisensei : I'm a Gen Xer...and I'll tell you...the Baby Boomers are the wealthiest most entitled generation in HISTORY. A lot of Millennials are hard-working and smart. But what is there for them to work for? Most middle-class jobs have been shipped overseas (by Baby Boomers, I might add). I bought my first house when I was 23. Show me people who are 23 now who are doing that.

Syd Black : Can we have a global warming/climate change activist vs global warming/climate change skeptics video please 😭😭

Baritone Saxophone : Gen X's vs Gen Z's

Sketchy : Here's a question: Do we really need to generalize entire "generations" of people (in a quite nonuniform fashion as I've come to learn) in order to understand them? It's extremely close to stereo typing, and even though they all _did_ live through certain eras, they're also often being falsely categorized under things not relevant to the _individual._ Every life experience is still different despite similarities and will always produce a unique individual with specific attributes and needs. Do we generalize upon generations of people because our minds couldn't possibly begin to assess them all accurately as individuals from different locations and social classes? *_Do we really need to talk about ALL of us?_* Could we focus more on our local communities? Can we still *be* a community? Do we really even want to help each other anymore, or are we too afraid of the commitment because we're too worried about protecting our own lives?

Alicia M : What happened to Gen X? Gen X were the ones that created a lot. We are in the middle of this Baby Boomers and Millennials.

a lee jones : Be serious. The Boomers were and are the most selfish. They didn't pull their own weight and opted for the newest and latest, greatest gadget rather than behaving like grown ups and protecting their children by being role models. They let the kids be latch key, They ignored politics and their legacy was to destroy pensions, the middle class and a good education . Oh I was born in 1949


Elle Jones : Can I just ask - when did we start generalising a huge mass of people? We cannot say that millennials are lazy because 1) we don’t have the stats for that and 2) some might be, but some aren’t and it’s so unfair to the ones that aren’t who are labelled as lazy because some baby boomers have met the ones that are. Does that make sense?! Or is it just me?

Books_and_More : Did anyone else get pissed off a little bit when the lady spoke about social media and getting upset and online relationships as what makes millenials lives harder? I am so far in debt with my student loan and working so much to pay it off and studying at the same time that I dont have the time to be upset because someone on social media said my nose was big 😂

Go Gina : The Millennials are speaking facts

AllGuts NoGlory : What about Gen X'ers????? You left them out again. And Gen Y'ers are different than millenials.

cormac king : I live in Australia, it costs 1 mil to buy a house. Help.

Noona Al : baby boomers : passing on their generational trauma onto the next gen when they ought to be passing life skills and work experience from years of dedication and wisdom that millennials continue to take for granted cause they got social media and shit now😒💁 millennials : student debt, over draft, phone bill past due, over draft, student loan, house mortgage, over draft, phone line cut, over draft😓😥😤

Shartinaiya Alizaiya : *harder challenges than other generations🤔* Slavery is still ranking number 1....

Dylan Stephenson : Literally, everyone said young people today face problems harder than every generation!? Are they fucking crazy, most of human history has been littered with rape, killing, horrible hygiene, low life expectancy the list goes on and on, most of us were basically slaves or actually slaves in almost every other generation. That is completely absurd, we by far are the most privileged out of any generation thus far in terms of pure quality of life. I am a millennial, I don't think it's easy, we definitely have an over-saturated market, and we have unique problems of our own but they don't raise a candle to the previous generations, but that's how it's supposed to be, so it's equally foolish to blame millenials for everything.

Lareshonda Treadway : I wanna see middle ground between parents who spank and parents who choose not to

Luck Is My Talent : I’m thirteen so I’m neither😅 but still fun to watch