Monday, January 14, 2008

Generation Y (or is it Z?)

" ..... Generation Y were much more idealistic than generation X, not as cynical or judgemental, and not into tags or titles.

Generation Y feel they can change the world. Making positive history is a big thing with gen Y, they feel they can achieve something together. That's a powerful thing. The future, I think, is fantastic."

From a piece by Barney Zwartz in The Age ~ January 15, 2008

Sounds a little heartening.

Every now and again my blood has run cold hearing some bitter Gen Xers cursing the baby boomers - that we were self indulgent, 'spending the kids' inheritances', and that they would have to pay to look after us when we got older.

I was picturing boomer pensioners locked away in dingy Old Folks' Detention Centres, fed on crackers and water...........

But then, we have the delightful 16 year old brat who threw a mammoth party last weekend involving police, helicopters and dogs to break it up.

"At least 30 police, the dog squad and the airwing helicopter were called to disperse the drunken, 500 strong crowd that massed at the Delaney's Narre Warren home on Corey's open house invitation." ...Herald Sun

Mum and Dad were up in Queensland on holidays, unaware of the disaster unfolding back home. The house and garden is trashed, the neighbours' homes are damaged as well, and Dad is fit to kill.

The little shit is fiercely unrepentant, despite the threatened $20,000 bill to the family for the dispatched troops. He refuses to go home to meet Dad's wrath, and has had an offer of $2000 from interstate to throw a similar party. He is so thick as to think he can hire a hall to do it in.

He is getting far too much publicity.

Dumb as .................

I hope he's not running our retirement homes.

"The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time.
They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another."

...Quentin Crisp

1 comment:

Colin Campbell said...

I think that you speak for most of Australia on this one. What a brat.