Comment 106270

By ItJustIs (registered) | Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:46:30

'Boomer entitlement'.

'Millennial laziness'.

Ugh.

More 'Us vs Them'.

I read this article this morning and immediately put fingers to keyboard. Five hundred words later, and I still hadn't vented sufficiently...or as cogently as I'd wanted. So I took a pill ('Pithy': When you need 'more' to be 'less'. Brought to you by Pfizer)

I salute the author's intent. But I'm disappointed that the piece really doesn't address the core issues fully, nor does it further the discussion. Which is a shame, because I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of RTH readers are not of the Boomer generation. (As I'm typing this, I can see the comment by Mr. Jones, one that does a wonderful job of fleshing things out. Kudos to you, sir.)

My experience has been that the Boomers and Millennials I've come in contact with deserve better than the labels applied to them.

I can't help but be reminded of how our recent election campaign was almost devoid of hard questions. Which we really, really needed. Instead, we got milquetoast moderators whose timidity and blandness banished the discussion to the Land of Meh. The 'generational divide' dialogue similarly deserves a much more diligent effort than is regularly paraded about.

I dunno; maybe it all comes down to being a Boomer and that I have a sense of entitlement regarding good discourse.

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