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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Friday, August 10, 2012


A Facebook friend of mine, who's about 65 years old, recently posted this on his wall:

 I (age 48) posted the following response:

How ironic that you chose to bash Generation Y on a social media website that was created by a member of Generation Y. Worse yet is the gross generalization of your posting, suggesting that everyone in one age group is the same. Yes, there are slackers in Generation Y, but there have been slackers in ALL generations, including yours and mine. I prefer to look at people as individuals and judge them on their traits, not lump them into large demographic groups and paint those groups with a broad brush. It’s that kind of thinking that breeds such ugly prejudices as racism, sexism, ageism and the type of narrowmindedness illustrated above.