What are teenagers into now?

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  1. budda

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    That still doesn't tell me anything meaningful with respect to why this dude is so anti-porn, and what that has to do with being a chad. :lol:

    Eh, who knows. Seems a strange battle to pick in a thread about millennials, is all.
     
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    It's almost like every generation hates on "the kids today and their loud music, lewd dancing, and social norms which we olds can't understand."

    I'm 28, and I guess that makes me right in the middle of the "millennial" generation. At first we were going to be the agents of change every younger generation is pegged as. Then graduated into a recession (thanks to our parents). Now we're a convenient punching bag for every ill of society. This sounds familiar. It's exactly like every other generation before us. The Gen Xers were complained about for many of the same reasons, there's just been some serious changes in how we interact with technology since then. The Boomers were "radicals" who protested the Vietnam war and started hippie culture, etc. It's all the same shit.

    Now the younger generation is being criticized as vapid and requiring instant gratification. Constantly socializing. Not respecting authority figures. Etc. The exact same criticisms people had of every younger generation. Meanwhile, things are continually improving in a lot of ways. Less drug use, less teen pregnancy, better educational attainment, etc.

    The kids are alright.
     
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    groverj3 Biologist/Guitarist

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    If you want examples of idiotic uses of social media that end up biting you in the ass, look at older people on Facebook :lol:
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Being a Chad as in “dude just go out and get some bitches :high five: drink some light beer and lift more. Stop being such an incel.”

    In an opinion thread on what’s up with kids these days: I was simply saying that the combination of social media and internet pornography in today’s world has altered how EVERYBODY interacts with one another. For some socially awkward kid: the ability to convince your brain, in its developmental state, that all your interactive needs can be fulfilled via laptop; seems detrimental and more difficult to overcome vs. people that grew up before these current day norms.
     
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    Could it not be argued that for an awkward kid, said fulfillment via laptop can be a valuable and positive outlet for someone who isn't getting any otherwise?
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Well, anything can be argued in favor or against, so of course it can. Then it leads to the question: what is the line of healthy, valuable, positive vs. unhealthy, obsessive, detrimental, negative; and to what extent do people actually believe these things can be governed by anyone other than the individual.
     
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    Real life isn't so simple as "old generation good, new generation bad," or "technology bad" or anything like that. Life is made of choices and consequences, and most of our choices lead to unintended consequences anyway. Best to just try to adapt to your surroundings and make the most of the resources you have whilst you have them. If something ends up backfiring and scarring you for life, or if you live in a bubble your entire life, it doesn't matter, since you'll eventually end up worm food someday anyway. At least if you make an impact on the lives of others, you'll be remembered a little while longer than if you were too afraid to try new things.
     
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    That's...... yes? I mean, that last statement you made seems reasonable to me, but it contradicts your original judgement that porn is bad by default. :shrug:
     
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    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    ^This so much.

    Also send bobs and vegana
     
  12. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    My personal opinion is that it has more negatives than positives. In fact, in my life, I don’t see any positives.

    If I looked to porn to teach me about sexual interaction; I’d be convinced that it’s normal to force my dick into the ass of a girl walking home from college classes and when I’m ready to finish, the only option is spraying her face. Or that its normal to be obsessed with my step sister/step mom it’s only a matter of time before we’re left home alone.

    I/we might be able to laugh about the cartoonish nature of the scenarios because I/we have experienced the sometimes awkward reality of sex, and can appreciate the connection of a more serious relationship. What are the expectations for people that have never experienced it in real life?
     
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    Really, that's a really tough sell of an argument.

    When I was a kid, I watched a lot of Looney Tunes. I never expected that I could walk off of a cliff and have 10 seconds before gravity would affect me, and I never thought that shooting a duck with a shotgun at point blank range would make it's bill spin around its head and leave it otherwise unharmed. :lol:

    I think the physical part of the relationship is something you kind of have to figure out with your partner anyway. I mean, if you want to learn how to do it from porn, you might as well watch animal planet or Soul Train.

    I'm sure that anyone watching porn to try to figure out how a relationship is supposed to work must already be a very silly person with an extremely low likelihood of success if porn didn't exist.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    You’re parents probably had no issue telling you about gravity and the difference between physical reality vs cartoon physics. There was a lot of personal experience, even at a young age, to reference against the cartoon world.

    I’m willing to bet there are a few parents out there; but I’d guess that the majority of parents aren’t willing to bring porn up with their kids and discuss the differences of reality and film.
     
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    How many parents do you honestly think give their children a serious talk about cartoon physics before they are introduced to Tom and Jerry, Spongebob, or Fairly Odd Parents?!
     
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    I think your fixation on internet pornography as the root of what's wrong with "kids these days" is a little weird, man, to be perfectly honest.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I’m not implying that they DO have that talk, just that they’re comfortable having that type of talk with children. The talk that adds insight into healthy adult relationships is not necessary being had, and kids are now learning about it predominantly from the internet or their friends views based on what they’ve seen on the internet.
    I had never actually thought about it until the question was posed. But hey, you do you...And I’ll do real women :sharpie:
     
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    Real women are overrated these days... Who wants to deal with all that drama? Synthetic women are where it's at. Remember, if it flies, floats, or fucks, it's cheaper to rent it.
     
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    Well... this thread has gone to some strange places.

    What are teens into? Robots apparently.
     
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