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Advice seems like it’s everywhere today. Whether you want it or not, someone is always ready to give it. Unsolicited advice is usually the worst type of advice, especially if it comes from someone who you might never have asked for advice, to begin with.
Recently we came across a thread on Reddit where a user asked a specific group a question about advice.
The user asked; Younger people of Reddit. What are you tired of hearing from older generations?
We combed through the thread and compiled some of our favorite responses and if we can give you some advice; you’ll want to read this one!
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- “Go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, retire, then die…”
2. “I have more life experience than you…” then proceeds to go on an emotionally stunted rant based on their own personal bias due to trauma they refuse to process because “they know best.”
3. “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.”
4. “When I was your age, I already had 5 kids and two grandchildren,” or “My granddaughter is your age, and she already has 3 kids. When are you going to give your mom some grandkids?!.”
5. “I’m tired of people complaining about how younger people are terrible as though they weren’t the ones that raised those younger people to be what they are.”
To which a Redditor responded with, “These millennials and their damn participation trophies.”
Who the f*** were the ones handing them out? They weren’t giving them to themselves as children.”
Another user shared, “How we can’t fix anything ourselves. Then promptly ask us to fix their WiFi, set up their new phone, and figure out why their computer is running slow. We can do plenty, we have a different skill set!“
6. One user said, “Literally any and all job advice. Sorry, Deborah, but you’ve worked the same unionized position for 30+ years. The number of valuable insights you can give me about the modern labor landscape numbers somewhere between diddly and squat. And Hank literally drops the “walk downtown handing out resumes and shaking hands” line without awareness or irony.”
7. “No one wants to work anymore” First of all, no one ever wanted to work. That’s why it’s called, “work”, and not “fun”. Second of all, maybe it’s that no one wants to work at your job that lists itself as entry level but wants 5 years of experience and a master’s degree along with being able to work 12 hour days at minimum wage.”
8. A third user shared, “I’m a restaurant worker and I swear young people are way more polite and easygoing while older people have zero patience (even though they’re the ones who are already retired), oftentimes make racist, sexist, homophobic and body shaming comments and still act like they’re above the younger generation simply because they’ve been alive for longer.”
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9. “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work harder.
Buddy, I’ve been working 60+ hours a week and prices keep going up and my pay is not and I actually cannot afford to change jobs, change my living situation, buy a more fuel-efficient car, or go to college. There actually is no out. There is no work harder and I’ll make it. I’m literally in the poverty trap. I’m slowly making my way out of it but it’s going to be a long ass time unless some other opportunity magically appears. College isn’t the price of a McDouble anymore old man.”
Another user responded with, “Some still believe that, if you work hard, you’ll be recognised for your efforts, get paid more (due to your effort) and get something out of it. No. You just get more tired, less free time and earn the same because overtime is not seen as an extra, but as an obligation with no extra income.”
The Ever Popular “you’re too young to…”
10. Anything to the effect of “young people can’t have back pain (or any other physical disability).” Like, dude, I wish being in my twenties made me immune to being injured. But that’s just not how the human body works.”
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A second user agreed and responded with, “Yup. In my 20s also and I have severe back and neck pain from a car accident. Any time I mention that I’m hurting (which is all the time but I only say something when its so bad I can’t move) Im dramatic or too young to know real pain.”
11. A third user shared, “Back in my day” or “that’s just the way it is”. No. Just no. We should always strive for better. There is no reason to settle for the way things are”.
Redditors gave some great responses. What advice are you done hearing from your parents, grandparents, etc.?
This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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