When it comes to being made fun of, everyone is fair game. Nobody is safe from teasing. You have picking on the fat kid. The greasy nerd. The thick-headed jock. You work your way down the line of easy targets to make fun of and, eventually, you get to millennial snowflakes. Well that’s where you crossed the line, mister (or missus). The snowflakes shall take your taunts no longer. They’ve had enough!
The “snowflake generation” is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.
But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.
Oh me, oh my. Well I am just flabbergasted. Thunderstruck, if you will. Downright confounded, nay, stupefied by the idea that snowflakes would find the term “snowflake” triggering.
“Our findings suggest that young adults are more likely to be experiencing mental health problems, so using a phrase which criticizes this age group could add to this issue.”
“Any term used disparagingly to a segment of the population is inherently negative.”
Speaking of hurtful things, listening to the constant barrage of millennial whining is damaging to my mental health. Does workers’ comp cover such damages? Asking for a friend.
Millennials need to take a step back and simmer down. Stop looking for things to be offended by (see South Park Socks It to Millennials Wanting to Ban Everything). Maybe try a hobby instead. I’m sure there’s something out there these young milksops could be good at, besides being offended at things. Getting owned by comedians, for starters.