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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Banana Generation: Butt-Hurt Youths Struggling With Reality


                                   Good Day World!

Meet the Banana Generation (aka millennials).

Like bananas, their feelings are easily bruised. They think there should be laws for people that make them FEEL unsafe or speak rudely to them.

Our college's are cluttered with bananas who are ill-fitted to go out into the real world. Instead of studying, they're setting up "safe places" for minorities to gather.

One has to wonder what will happen to these fragile souls when they eventually leave campus life. 

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, the nation's 18-to-34-year-olds are less likely to be living on their own today than they were in the depths of the Great Recession despite an upswing in the economy.

The Pew study shows that while the population of millennials (Bananas) has grown by three million people over the last eight years, there are fewer that are heads of their own households.

I know there's good reasons why some young adults are coming back home again; student debt, etc., but I question their grip on the real world.

One of the reasons I say that is because of advances in computer/video technology. 

It's not unusual to see 33-year-olds living second lives online in video games that are becoming more realistic every day...further blurring the lines between make-believe and reality.

There's a broad suspicion, shared across the ideological spectrum-from right-wing watchdogs to high-minded progressives-that college students these days are absurdly thin-skinned, unduly obsessed with "safe spaces" and political correctness.

As an Independent, I have to agree with that assessment.

In the great fruitbowl of life, the Bananas are going to have to learn to morph into watermelons!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

2 comments:

Glenn Franco Simmons said...

Good column, Dave. I read a story this week that on a university campus I forget, someone wrote support for Mr. Trump. While he hair is enough to frighten anyone, I mean, come on. Universities used to be a place where you brought your ideas, I bring mine and someone else brings theirs and we debate. We don't need safe places from Mr. Trump's names written in chalk, sure to evaporate in a few days or weeks. It's like the kid at SF State who was accosted because he is white with dreadlocks. He was told he was appropriating Black culture. I can only imagine where that road leads us.

Dave Stancliff said...

Thanks Glenn! You sure have been cranking out the columns yourself! All well-written and thoughtful.