generations   2196

« earlier    

【🎥動画】橋本環奈、シンデレラ姿で片寄涼太にエスコートされ... 眞栄田郷敦&岡崎紗絵&遠藤憲一らも登場

#橋本環奈 #片寄涼太
LDH  GENERATIONS  from twitter_favs
2 days ago by juliecogley
Untitled (
【🎥動画】橋本環奈、シンデレラ姿で片寄涼太にエスコートされ... 眞栄田郷敦&岡崎紗絵&遠藤憲一らも登場

#橋本環奈 #片寄涼太
LDH  GENERATIONS  from twitter_favs
2 days ago by juliecogley
Behind Weird Christian Twitter, millennials bent on rebelliously orthodox belief - Religion News Service
Influenced, as they invariably are, by the implicitly rebellious mood of “Brideshead Revisited,” Evelyn Waugh’s novel about British Catholic nobles between the world wars, Weird Christian Twitter can come across as “Brideshead” cosplay: an evocation of Old World Christian culture dressed up in ball gowns, the same way 1980’s Goth culture fed on the morbid aesthetic of late Victoriana.

But to think of Weird Christian Twitter as fashion is to overlook the precise way in which it frames its objections to secularism’s “normies.” Weird Christianity sees the mystery of faith — the root of its strangeness — not merely in reliquaries or prostrations but in the actual content of its theology: perhaps the Weirdest thing of all. [..]

Once Christianity abandons its fundamental weirdness, then there is no reason to choose to sit in a pew for an hour or two on a Sunday rather than, say, going to SoulCycle, or practicing a more immediately beneficial form of self-care.

The only Christians left, in the end, may be the Weird ones.
christian  generations  from instapaper
6 days ago by ayjay
Older generations receiving £150,000 more in ‘welfare dividend’ than millenials, think tank claims   
The Pinch – first published ahead of the 2010 election – was the first book to identify the electoral potential for its author's party...sorry, sorry
generations  tories  millennials 
9 days ago by yorksranter
A millennial’s hymn to Generation X
October 25, 2019 | Financial Times | by Janan Ganesh

Thought-provoking article by Janan Ganesh arguing that the Gen X cohort are passing through life without having left anywhere near the kind of societal impact of either their larger numbered predecessors, the baby boomers, or their larger numbered successors, the millennials.  Generation X have avoided embracing big ideas,  or embracing nobel causes or political zeal.  lack of passion, big vision, no protest movements, no electoral shocks, etc.  Ganesh argues that Generation X's unpretentiousness--their unwillingness to  made a big splash--is standing them in good stead...."No living generation has shown less interest in changing the world. As a result, no living generation looks wiser today." This is because those who are wildly engaged in causes today (e.g. populism, climate activism, etc.) look like utopian true believers.  By contrast, Generation X'ers look like healthy, sober, sceptics....representing a certain hardheadedness or tough-mindedness or prudence.  Even Generation X' popular cultural touch points, movies like Pulp Fiction and Fargo are really more about the  particular and personal rather the evincing a larger societal message.
Ganan concludes by arguing that it is a category error to misinterpret Generation X's circumspection for mediocrity or ineffectiveness. Many tech company founders are Generation X members. " It is just that these gifts were seldom deployed in public life. The cream of the generation chose business and the arts over politics," Janan
mistrusts vision. Sometimes, vision results in blameless people having to pack their things in the night and flee their own country to survive. I like caution. I like moderately countercyclical fiscal policy with a view to 2.25 per cent annual growth over the period, thanks.
'90s  baby_boomers  demographic_changes  generations  Generation_X  Janan_Ganesh  millennials  popular_culture 
19 days ago by jerryking
The teens don’t want to love TikTok | The Outline
If we must discuss cultural shifts by generation, let us step back and analyze the greater forces shaping such transformations. The truths will become obvious. Did Millennials decide to not buy houses because we like to keep our options open and/or spend all or money on lattes, or because we came of age in a precarious economy whose recovery has yielded a prohibitively expensive housing market? This is not so different from the notion that today’s teens might not actually be gravitating to TikTok as much as they’re settling for something that approximates the energy and chaos of the offline social lives they cannot fully lead because the infrastructure of real-life community has eroded. If we are to learn anything from each other, let us learn it from each other, and not by peeking out from whatever internet cave into which we’ve been shuffled.
tiktok  essay  generations  2019 
21 days ago by leftywill
Eleanor Saitta on Twitter: "As technology is deployed at scale and becomes infrastructure, its governance ceases to be engineering or design and becomes (geo)politics." / Twitter
“As technology is deployed at scale and becomes infrastructure, its governance ceases to be engineering or design and becomes (geo)politics.

There are no large technology companies, only non-state actors currently only partially hostile to the goals of the population whose lives they have captured.

This is not a singular accident of the companies we have, but rather a necessary consequence of the programmability of infrastructure enabling scale to convert into social control and a doctrine of continual growth.

The scale of capital involved has bent the entire industry around it. Working at a small company may let you avoid contributing to the problem directly, but programmable infrastructure gains power and scale via interoperability.

As an engineer, a designer, a recruiter, a management coach, a consultant, the geopolitical goals of singular entities will define your work and its meaning.

When infrastructure metastisizes and becomes malignant toward the societies that host it, even maintenance work on functions critical for social continuity becomes in part capitulation and collaboration.

This problem will continue to accelerate until a new model for programmable infrastructure manages to constrain or fight off this current one, or society is unable to sustain programmability.

One of the most profound lessons I’ve learned over the past decade is the degree to which the political intent imbued into infrastrucutral systems maintains its meaning and function over time, even if added layers change the meaning of the conjoined system.

As a worker within these systems, your efforts at work must pay the maintenance penalty for the infrastructural system you sit within; this is balanced by the natural force multiplication of infrastructures of control. Outside work, you don’t have the same tools.

However, even if you work to resist the structural damage of the system you sit inside of, you’re still very likely to see the world from inside the same mental frame — of growth, of control, of “technology” as an end rather than a means.

Even if you can shift your thinking from the mindset of “technology at scale as power over” to “technology as formless servant of a community” — or whatever model you choose — you’ll be stuck with tools that want to create parasitic empires.

I don’t know what the mental model we want is. Some properties seem obvious, though — conviviality, power-to instead of power-over, an inherent orientation toward community, governance blended throughout the stack, a bias toward balance not growth, maintenance-centricity.

The challenges of reimagining our world, our professions, and our systems will consume the rest of our lives on earth; we sit at the culmination of generations of power grabs, and this is only the newest.

On the bright side, there is no larger challenge available, no more interesting and rewarding problem one could work on. This is a future as rich, complex, varied, and broad as any other one you’ve been offered.

And if it fails, well, there will always be another billionaire happy to pay you to help him more efficiently dismantle the society you used to call home.

There are other things we can do even without a new model, though — making the current model of exponential growth and metastic control nonviable is also useful. We need a new vision and a new world, but we also need resistance now.

Refuse to work on dangerous products. Unionize and fight for more control over your own work. Work for regulation that makes user data financially poisonous, that enshrines rights to privacy, self-determination, adversarial interoperability, and repair.

Over the next few decades, we will either learn to collectively manage global systems for the common good, learn to weaponize them for the good of a very small elite, or cease to have a globally-organized civilization.

There is only one fully-connected struggle here, and if we succeed, we will do so in the way we always have — piecemeal, half-assed, squeaking by, more bricolage than grand planning, but profoundly human.

Learn your history, and practice hope. History will teach you how little is novel about our position now, and training the muscle of hope will keep you going through all the dark nights we have to come.“
eleanorsaitta  technology  infrastructure  systems  systemsthinking  systemschange  conviviality  2019  society  power  civilization  governance  unions  organizing  labor  capital  utopia  history  vision  canon  interoperability  time  generations  maintenance  community  control  layering  layers  scale  growth  socialcontrol  deschooling  unschooling  capitulation  geopolitics  politics  policy  local  programmability 
24 days ago by robertogreco
Kids these days: Why the youth of today seem lacking | Science Advances
In five preregistered studies, we assess people’s tendency to believe “kids these days” are deficient relative to those of previous generations. Across three traits, American adults (N=3,458; Mage = 33-51 years) believe today’s youth are in decline; however, these perceptions are associated with people’s standing on those traits. Authoritarian people especially think youth are less respectful of their elders, intelligent people especially think youth are less intelligent, well-read people especially think youth enjoy reading less. These beliefs are not predicted by irrelevant traits. Two mechanisms contribute to humanity’s perennial tendency to denigrate kids: (1) a person-specific tendency to notice the limitations of others where one excels, (ii) a memory bias projecting one’s current qualities onto the youth of the past. When observing current children, we compare our biased memory to the present and a decline appears. This may explain why the kids these days effect has been happening for millennia.
growingup  generations 
29 days ago by LakeHighlandCongress
Gen A
Most of those under the age of around forty will live lives defined by the anthropocene: by the immense challenges contained in mounting climate chaos and ecological collapse. As these twin calamities evolve, there will be no meaningful way to distinguish between those young generations delineated by marketing agencies: Gen Z and Millennials, the two big generations still under forty. Instead, they will likely become a single transition generation overseeing our move from the old world to a new one. Their shared experiences will be grafted together by the wildfires they’ll weather together, their shared values moulded and alloyed by the acts of violence that have always trailed ecological collapse.

The existential crisis inherent to this transition is so dire and so unique that our usual way of demarcating generational cohorts needs revamping, and the generation experiencing it needs a new designation. Welcome Generation Anthropocene, or Gen A, to the social scene.
gen-a  generations  future  youth  anthropocene  climate-change 
5 weeks ago by jm
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
> I’d put something on my weekly to-do list, and it’d roll over, one week to the next, haunting me for months.

​> In a marked shift from the generations before, millennials needed to optimize ourselves to be the very best workers possible.

​> I took piano lessons for fun, not for my future.

​> We didn’t think our first job was important; it was just a job and would eventually, meanderingly lead to The Job.

> But these students were convinced that their first job out of college would not only determine their career trajectory, but also their intrinsic value for the rest of their lives.

​> Things that should’ve felt good (leisure, not working) felt bad because I felt guilty for not working; things that should’ve felt “bad” (working all the time) felt good because I was doing what I thought I should and needed to be doing in order to succeed.

​> And when we don’t feel the satisfaction that we’ve been told we should receive from a good job that’s “fulfilling,” balanced with a personal life that’s equally so, the best way to convince yourself you’re feeling it is to illustrate it for others.

​> Josh Cohen, a psychoanalyst specializing in burnout, writes. “You feel burnout when you’ve exhausted all your internal resources, yet cannot free yourself of the nervous compulsion to go on regardless.”

​> One of the ways to think through the mechanics of millennial burnout is by looking closely at the various objects and industries our generation has supposedly “killed.”

​> At least in its contemporary, commodified iteration, self-care isn’t a solution; it’s exhausting.

​> That’s one of the most ineffable and frustrating expressions of burnout: It takes things that should be enjoyable and flattens them into a list of tasks, intermingled with other obligations that should either be easily or dutifully completed. The end result is that everything, from wedding celebrations to registering to vote, becomes tinged with resentment and anxiety and avoidance. Maybe my inability to get the knives sharpened is less about being lazy and more about being too good, for too long, at being a millennial.

​> or take refuge in avoidance as a way to get off the treadmill of our to-do list.

​> It’s not a problem I can solve, but it’s a reality I can acknowledge, a paradigm through which I can understand my actions.
anne-helen  burnout  parenting  generations 
7 weeks ago by jasdev

« earlier    

related tags

'90s  1013  1969  1970s  1990s  2019  2020  2020ifwemakeit  3013  3063  60s  65+boomer  abrahamverghese  accountability  activism  adaptive  age  ageing  agesegregation  aging  alanjacobs  alcohol  alissawalker  america  ancestors  anne-helen  anthonyportantino  anthropocene  anxiety  aoc  apex  apocalypse  april  archive  article  artist  aspergers  attention  audience  august  autism  awakening  baby_boomers  babyboomers  belief  bias  boomer  boomers  bullshit  burnout  business  california  canon  capital  capitalism  capitulation  carbon  career  careers  cartoon  cellphone  change  childhood  children  choices  choiresicha  christian  cimatechange  civilization  class  classideas  climate-change  climate  climatechange  collapse  colleges  comic  communicating_&_connecting  community  complexity  consumerism  content  control  conviviality  crisis  cultural_values  culture  data  dblooper  debt  decisionmaking  decisions  democrat-platform  democrats  demographic_changes  demographics  denisepope  derekthompson  deschooling  diegoaguilar-canabal  digg  diversity  diversityandinclusion  dynasties  economics  economy  edg  education  eleanorsaitta  elections  elitism  entrepreneurship  environment  essay  exits  extremesaving  extrinsicmotivation  failure  fakenews  families  family-owned_businesses  family  family_business  family_office  family_scorecards  family_values  fantasyland  farhadmanjoo  fauxgressives  film  finance  finances  financialliteracy  firms  fitness  food  fun  funny  future  futurist  gavinnewsom  gen-a  gen-x  gen  gender  generation  generation_x  generational_wealth  generationx  generationy  generationz  genx  geny  genz  geopolitics  georgian  getfitslowly  getrichslowly  giappone  globalwarming  gnostics  governance  gretathinberg  growingup  growth  guida  health  heirs  henrygrabar  hero  high  highered  highereducation  hippies  history  homeownership  homestead-act  hope  hopelessness  hottakes  housing  humor  hunter  idealist  identities  identity  ifttt  immigrants  immigration  impotency  inequality  infrastructure  inquiry  inspiration  instagram  instapaper  interactive  internet  interoperability  interview  investing  it's2019everybody  italiano  janan_ganesh  job  justice  knowlaboratories  knowledgeatms  kristatippett  labor  layering  layers  ldh  leadership  legacy  lessons  liamdillon  liberal/conservative  life  liquidiy_events  living  local  location  losangeles  loss  maintenance  malaise  manuale  march  markrothko  marriage  meaning  media  memory  middleage  migration  millenials  millennials  mindset  momuments  money_management  monster  motivation  music  musicfestival  mysticism  neilhowe  neoliberalism  news  newsletter  newyorker  nimbyism  nimbys  nintendo  nostalgia  nytimes  online  organizing  orphans  pappademas  parenting  parents  partisanship  patriotism  photography  planning  pocket  poems  poetry  policy  politics  popular_culture  power  preparation  presence  productivity  programmability  prophet  propoition13  psychology  psychologywestervelt  purpose  quote  race  rage  reaganism  realestate  relationships  religion  republicans  research  researchpaper  resilience  retirement  ronaldreagan  sanfrancisco  sarahmarshall  saving  sb50  scale  school  schooliness  schooling  second_acts  self-perception  sex  sexuality  shopping  siliconvalley  skepticism  slow  small  smarthphones  snapchat  social-media  socialcontrol  socialism  socialjustice  socialmedia  society  spending  spirituality  spring  srg  statistics  strategy  study  success  successdaily  succession  suceess  sudan  suicide  summer  sustainability  sweden  switch  systems  systemschange  systemsthinking  talent  tech  technology  teens  theory  thread  tiktok  time  tories  traditions  training  transparency  trends  trends19  tv  twitfile  ultimate  uncletomscabin  unconscious  underemployment  unemployment  unions  united-states  universalist  universities  unprepared  unproduct  unraveling  unschooling  us  usa  utopia  values  video  videogames  vision  voting  vulnerability  wealth  wealth_management  wealth_transfers  web  weekly  williamstrauss  wisdom  woodstock  work  workllifebalance  xkcd  youngadults  youth  z 

Copy this bookmark: