The internet is shredding old generations for useless advice

Thousands of young netizens were excited to share their biggest feelings about the advice they received from members of the older generations.

in viral form reddit Posted on r/AskReddit, Redditor u/baker10923 (otherwise referred to as the original poster or OP) asked the 35.8 million forum members the least helpful suggestions usually made by those who came before them.

Titled, “Young Reddit. What Are You Tired of Hearing from Older Generations?” The route It has garnered more than 34,000 votes and nearly 20,000 comments in the past nine hours.

In response to the claim from the original poster, Redditors have provided a myriad of responses ranging from computer illiterate concerns to More ethical questions.

Redditor u/RedSoxNation09 said in the thread’s top comment, which got more than 39,000 votes, that the proliferation of cell phones has exposed the trend of hypocrisy in their older parents.

They wrote sarcastically, echoing common criticism: “You kids and these damn phones…”. “My parents are on their phones more than I am.”

They added “a lot”.

Redditor u/lipp79, whose comment got more than 37,000 votes, responded to the original poster in kind.

They wrote, “Don’t believe everything you see on the internet ‘My parents when I was a teenager in the late ’90s. Now I have to tell my parents that.”

Among a sea of ​​similar comments, pointing to the technology shortcomings of older generations, a Redditor turned his attention to one of the internet’s most controversial topics: engagement awards.

“I’m tired of hearing about their engagement awards,” u/photoguy423 wrote in a comment that got nearly 8,000 votes.

“I got one in middle school and was told to appreciate I got it,” they continued. “I didn’t want to. I knew I didn’t do anything to deserve the trophy.”

They added, “People love to complain that engagement awards broke the kids when the adults decided to hand them over.”

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Reddit’s r/AskReddit forum members got together to share examples of unhelpful advice they’ve received from members of the older generations.
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Over the past half decade or so, many prominent publications and media outlets have targeted participating awards and the young competitors who have received them.

In July 2015, a episode from HBO‘s real sport She studied youth sports teams and the championships and awards that come with them.

Noting that many primary school-aged athletes are “guaranteed” at the end of each season, regardless of their team’s success, real sport Narrator Bernie Goldberg welcomed viewers into “American Cup culture.”

In the same month that HBO magazine covered lifestyle men’s magazine Spread Article – Commodity Titled “How Participation Awards Make Our Kids Soft,” it scrapped the practice of rewarding kids for “just showing up.”

“Studies have shown that rewarding children just for sharing can have a negative effect, producing a self-obsessed, irresponsible, and unmotivated generation of false accomplishments.” men’s magazine Author Evan Grossman emphasized.

In the following years Real Sports: The Nation Cup Grossman removed, and many other ports, including New York timesthey published opinion pieces and other articles intended to downplay the prizes for participation and the supposed danger they pose to children who, according to critics, are unable to Understand the difference between winning and losing.

However, many of those who constantly complain about participation awards fail to consider one important factor: themselves.

While children are often the recipients of “meaningless” participation awards, they are not the ones who make the decisions about them. Who deserves the reward and who does not deserve?. These decisions are made by the “adults,” as u/photoguy423, explained, and the “adults” are the ones who complain the most about those accolades.

In a separate comment left on the viral topic of the original poster, which garnered nearly 16,000 votes, Redditor u/Tuba_Crusader translated the post cup discussion into more general terms.

Yu/Tuba Crusader writes that they are often told that the current generation is “sensitive” and have not been “taught to work hard”, wondering who is responsible for these two apparent issues.

“[Y’all] They literally lifted us up. They wrote, “How are our mistakes?”

“Like when they complain about how kids get engagement awards,” Redditor u/vkapadia shared.

“Dude, it was your idea, no kid thought of it,” they added.