Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

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Ramius
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Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Ramius » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:35 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... study.html

Thought this was hilariously true and perfect for discussion on here.

The biggest problem I see with these trends isn't the soaring self-confidence that has inflated over the decades, but moreso the sense of entitlement that stems from it. I know so many people who fall under the category that they believe they work their ass off while doing nothing at all and feeling like the world should be handed to them on a silver platter because of it.

Disturbing, to say the least. Paints a pretty dark picture of the average educated American of tomorrow.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:48 pm

The exact same article could have been written in 1985.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Ramius » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:00 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:The exact same article could have been written in 1985.


You're absolutely right, but I think the problem is it's getting worse.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby stillwater » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:02 pm

This article is just an attempt by shitboomers to discredit our generation and place the consequences of their destruction squarely on us.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby jtabustos » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:10 pm

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012 ... orking.php

I don't know. Take a look at this counterpoint. Here's an excerpt below .....



More students taking AP courses
The proportion of students who had taken at least one Advanced Placement course rose from 67.9 percent in 2009 to 71.0 percent in 2011. Those who had taken five or more AP courses rose from 18.7 percent in 2009 to 21.7 percent in 2011.

Discussing college-course content outside class
More students indicated that as college students, they expected to discuss course content with their peers outside class, a behavior that has been linked to retention and greater academic gains in college. This figure rose from 46.9 percent in 2010 to 48.8 percent in 2011.

Alcohol consumption at all-time low
The proportion of students who said they drank beer as high school seniors dropped from 38.4 percent in 2010 to 35.4 percent in 2011, while those who said they drank wine and/or liquor dropped from 43.3 percent in 2010 to 41.1 percent in 2011.

More hours spent studying in high school
The proportion of students who reported spending six or more hours a week studying or doing homework as high school seniors rose to 39.5 percent, from 37.3 percent in 2010.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Hyee » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:53 pm

jtabustos wrote:
Alcohol consumption at all-time low
The proportion of students who said they drank beer as high school seniors dropped from 38.4 percent in 2010 to 35.4 percent in 2011, while those who said they drank wine and/or liquor dropped from 43.3 percent in 2010 to 41.1 percent in 2011.



I wonder what the stats are on cannabis consumption

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:04 pm

stillwater wrote:This article is just an attempt by shitboomers to discredit our generation and place the consequences of their destruction squarely on us.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Cobretti » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:27 pm

stillwater wrote:This article is just an attempt by shitboomers to discredit our generation and place the consequences of their destruction squarely on us.

It is funny how there is a noticeable climb from 65 to 85 but then it is mostly pretty flat with minimal increases. So if anything it shows shitboomers have created the entitlement state, and at worst we've maintained the status quo. Like Tiago said, this article not only could have, but probably should have been written in '85.

Definitely interesting find OP

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:43 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:The exact same article could have been written in 1985.


Except they wouldn't have been able to include the pic of women making that godawful duck-face for the camera.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:47 pm

jtabustos wrote:I don't know. Take a look at this counterpoint. Here's an excerpt below .....

More hours spent studying in high school
The proportion of students who reported spending six or more hours a week studying or doing homework as high school seniors rose to 39.5 percent, from 37.3 percent in 2010.


Wow that is pitiful. My middle school brother studies at least double that and he is fast at completing homework. No wonder we lag behind all these countries. I'm guessing I did at least 15 hours, probably 20 hours, a week in high school. I was super busy but it paid off and if high schoolers have extra time they're just gonna get into trouble. /moral high horse

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby jtabustos » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:26 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
jtabustos wrote:I don't know. Take a look at this counterpoint. Here's an excerpt below .....

More hours spent studying in high school
The proportion of students who reported spending six or more hours a week studying or doing homework as high school seniors rose to 39.5 percent, from 37.3 percent in 2010.


Wow that is pitiful. My middle school brother studies at least double that and he is fast at completing homework. No wonder we lag behind all these countries. I'm guessing I did at least 15 hours, probably 20 hours, a week in high school. I was super busy but it paid off and if high schoolers have extra time they're just gonna get into trouble. /moral high horse


It's possible with more instructional/educational material online that students are faster at "finding answers" nowadays than in the past. I worry that kids may be learning to find answers instead of learning how to figure these out themselves actually.

Obviously I would want our kids to know the right answer to questions, but we should also want them to have problem-solving skills as well.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby guinness1547 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:31 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
jtabustos wrote:I don't know. Take a look at this counterpoint. Here's an excerpt below .....

More hours spent studying in high school
The proportion of students who reported spending six or more hours a week studying or doing homework as high school seniors rose to 39.5 percent, from 37.3 percent in 2010.


Wow that is pitiful. My middle school brother studies at least double that and he is fast at completing homework. No wonder we lag behind all these countries. I'm guessing I did at least 15 hours, probably 20 hours, a week in high school. I was super busy but it paid off and if high schoolers have extra time they're just gonna get into trouble. /moral high horse


Not sure why kind of high school you went to, but getting A's in my public school didn't require nearly that amount of studying haha.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:32 pm

guinness1547 wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
jtabustos wrote:I don't know. Take a look at this counterpoint. Here's an excerpt below .....

More hours spent studying in high school
The proportion of students who reported spending six or more hours a week studying or doing homework as high school seniors rose to 39.5 percent, from 37.3 percent in 2010.


Wow that is pitiful. My middle school brother studies at least double that and he is fast at completing homework. No wonder we lag behind all these countries. I'm guessing I did at least 15 hours, probably 20 hours, a week in high school. I was super busy but it paid off and if high schoolers have extra time they're just gonna get into trouble. /moral high horse


Not sure why kind of high school you went to, but getting A's in my public school didn't require nearly that amount of studying haha.

Seriously. I doubt I ever did 15 hours of homework in any week in high school. Too bad I'll never be able to reach the lofty educational heights of those that did.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:19 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
jtabustos wrote:I don't know. Take a look at this counterpoint. Here's an excerpt below .....

More hours spent studying in high school
The proportion of students who reported spending six or more hours a week studying or doing homework as high school seniors rose to 39.5 percent, from 37.3 percent in 2010.


Wow that is pitiful. My middle school brother studies at least double that and he is fast at completing homework. No wonder we lag behind all these countries. I'm guessing I did at least 15 hours, probably 20 hours, a week in high school. I was super busy but it paid off and if high schoolers have extra time they're just gonna get into trouble. /moral high horse


Not sure why kind of high school you went to, but getting A's in my public school didn't require nearly that amount of studying haha.

Seriously. I doubt I ever did 15 hours of homework in any week in high school. Too bad I'll never be able to reach the lofty educational heights of those that did.

I doubt I did 15 hours of homework in high school total.

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby homie1515 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:41 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:I doubt I did 15 hours of homework in high school total.


+1

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Re: Special Snowflake Syndrome Proven

Postby howlery » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:42 pm

Hyee wrote:
jtabustos wrote:
Alcohol consumption at all-time low
The proportion of students who said they drank beer as high school seniors dropped from 38.4 percent in 2010 to 35.4 percent in 2011, while those who said they drank wine and/or liquor dropped from 43.3 percent in 2010 to 41.1 percent in 2011.



I wonder what the stats are on cannabis consumption


I bet they're pretty high.




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