In February 2016 ANP published an article titled "Why Most Millennials Will Not Survive What Is Coming," which described a public letter written by a Millennial which explained how she decided to move, "put a bunch of debt on a shiny new credit card," to afford said move, obtained a job which brought in $1,466.48 a month, rented an apartment that cost $1245 a month, then proceeded to publicly berate her employer because she could not afford the cost of living because of the choices she had made..... and was surprised when he fired her after publicly castigating him.
That was the long story short version, you can click over to read the entire thing, because this is a sequel: Why Millennials will die when SHTF (Stuff hits the fan!) as psychologists have reviewed of over 170 studies into Millennials and their dangerous sense of entitlement, to find the situation is far worse that anyone could have imagined, and their explanations give a whole new understanding of what we are seeing today in the "social justice warrior" circles.
THE REAL WORLD THREATENS MILLENNIALS 'WORLD VIEW OF SELF-SUPERIORITY'
Millennials are described as those born between 1980s and 1990s for research purposes, but as we detail these new findings it is important to note that recent studies have found that the average age a Millennial these days consider themselves an "adult" is 30, meaning half are older and half are younger, with some reaching 40 years old and still not self-describing as an adult, which to them means, "someone who has moved out of their parents’ home, has a job, and pays their own bills."
The recent study finds that the generation of Millennials have an increased sense of entitlement than the generations that came before them, showing a 25 percent increase than people aged 40 to 60 and 50 per cent higher than those over that bracket.
In 2013, Psychology Today highlighted specific traits they called "entitlement tendencies," which included but are not limited to: "expect the same rules that apply to others shouldn’t apply to you; feel massively put upon when other people ask you for small favors but expect that when you ask people for favors it’s no big effort; disregard rules; freeloads, and; inconvenience others without thinking.
So this new study finds that those with the entitlement narcissism tendencies follow a three part vicious cycle of behavior: 1) Entitlement creates feelings of disappointment. 2) Disappointment leads to anger and other strong negative emotions. 3) The negative emotions require the person to reassure themselves they are special, which leads right back to number 1.
Members have long complained they have been unfairly characterised as lazy but the new research appears to prove that the stereotype is actually true.
Professor Paul Harvey, of the University of Hampshire, carried out a series of studies measuring psychological entitlement and narcissism on a group of Gen -Yers and found they scored 25 per cent higher than respondents ages 40 to 60 and 50 per cent higher than those over 61.
In addition, Gen-Yers were twice as likely to rank in the top 20 per cent in their level of entitlement — the "highly entitled range" — as someone between 40 and 60, and four times more likely than a pensioner.
Professor Harvey concluded Gen-Yers are characterised by a "very inflated sense of self" that leads to "unrealistic expectations" and, ultimately, "chronic disappointment".
He explained that the 20-somethings of today have ‘an automatic, knee-jerk reaction to criticism,’ and just dismiss it. "Even if they fail miserably at a job, they still think they’re great at it," he said.
We see talk of "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings," and the antics going on across colleges today where free speech is only welcome if it doesn't offend some social justice warrior mob, where students believe they have the right to determine the rules, to the point of threatening violence and college staffers if they don't get their way.
We have also seen and used the little cartoons showing how there are no safe spaces in the real world, or the term crybully bandied about, much of it making fun of this entitlement mindset, but the fact is, if disaster strikes, if SHTF, these little entitled, narcissistic snowflakes will at best be a liability to those prepared to work to survive, and at worst will be a danger, with most of them being totally incapable of dealing with reality and ending up dead.
The example of the entitlement mindset has been seen in countless ways, from rioting over an presidential election by people that thought their candidate should win, yet hadn't bothered to actually vote, to violence perpetuated onto people with opposing viewpoints, all stemming from the "entitlement" mindset with the stated tendencies referenced above, yet these examples are being seen without a major disaster happening, without an economic collapse, or massive terror attack or grid down scenario.
If these Millennials are this bad now, what is going to happen when it really does hit the fan and any of the aforementioned scenarios occur, or any other number of catastrophic events that could happen?
What these psychologists and doctors are telling us is that Millennials are not just "perceived" as being spoiled social justice warrior brats, more and more of them are exactly that.
IT WILL COME DOWN TO NATURAL SELECTION
That term was said to me in a discussion a few months ago when we were discussing with family members how unprepared many people are to deal with reality , seeing the world as they 'want" it to be instead of how it is, and how if disaster strikes they wouldn't be able to cope, and Stefan's sister looked at me, shrugged and said it will come down to natural selection.
What a perfect description.
Look at the entitlement tendencies quoted above, freeloading, expecting that rules that apply to everyone else don't apply but not for them and imagine how that will play out in a disaster scenario where those that have prepared have food, water, basic first aid supplies, yet the Millennials expect everyone else to feed them. What response are they going to get when they walk up to you and say "give me your food because I want it, I deserve it, I am entitled to your supplies!."
After the laughter stops, and the door is slammed in their face remember these little snowflakes like to mob up and become violent when they don't get their way. So they'll gather their friends, with their little sticks and pepper-spray, because of course they never bothered to stockpile real weapons while preparing for any eventuality, and the result is not going to be pretty when they attempt to take what someone else has worked for to feed and take care of their families.
The bottom line here is there are hundreds of thousands of Millennials, and while not all of them are spoiled little snowflakes, enough of them are that at the rate they are going, and given the numbers above, the psychological tendencies, the narcissism and inability to to deal with the real world, natural selection is going to be the determining factor as to whether they live or die.
Considering the increase in the amount showing entitlement tendencies and the accompanying violent tendencies when they don't get their way that we have witnessed also increasing, the majority of them are going to die.