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Old 10-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #141
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Aaron, you've said this before on the forum, and I refuse to believe you. You have more good sense and express yourself better than some Ph.D's I know.

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That may be true but I bet they didn't get a 19 on their ACTs.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:14 PM   #142
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That may be true but I bet they didn't get a 19 on their ACTs.
I really wouldn't let that bother me. All that proves is that they tested for abilities/knowledge that you didn't have. Perhaps only on that day.

It took me an embarassingly long time to figure that out since I didn't test out so well either. But that does not equate to low intelligence which any psychiatrist will tell you is very difficult to quantify, let alone measure.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:36 PM   #143
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Here's an interesting article about the millennials in regards to purchasing cars and homes. Although a couple years old, I think it still rings true.

The Cheapest Generation - Derek Thompson and Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:49 PM   #144
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That may be true but I bet they didn't get a 19 on their ACTs.
Aaron879, you have more common sense than most. I really admire your ability to control costs and live within your means.
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And I had high SATs and was a National Merit finalist, but scored "below average" on several "aptitude" tests. There are so many things at which I am cr@ppy, but it doesn't make me cr@p.

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I really wouldn't let that bother me. All that proves is that they tested for abilities/knowledge that you didn't have. Perhaps only on that day.

It took me an embarassingly long time to figure that out since I didn't test out so well either. But that does not equate to low intelligence which any psychiatrist will tell you is very difficult to quantify, let alone measure.
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Millennial will be just as dumb and consumeristic as the rest of us once the money starts rolling in for them. There just caught in a down cycle. The old people will eventually HAVE to retire, freeing up the promotions and advancement they've missed. They will create the next bubble, whatever decade it may be, and history will repeat. Reversion to mean.
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Uh, I was born about 15 years prior to 1980. Is my mail content going to undergo a change in tone soon?

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Yup... I was born 16 years prior to 1980 and my mail has certainly changed in the last year...
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:35 AM   #148
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On the other hand, it is really true that if you haven't grown up by 50, you don't have to. So with that in mind, I guess the mail doesn't really matter much.

P.S. Those younger workers who complain on the social media at work, complain quite loudly about low pay versus high cost of living. They refer to their non-govvie friends who do similar work, and get raises and stock options. So money does matter to them, apparently. As (I think) it should.

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Millennial will be just as dumb and consumeristic as the rest of us once the money starts rolling in for them. There just caught in a down cycle. The old people will eventually HAVE to retire, freeing up the promotions and advancement they've missed. They will create the next bubble, whatever decade it may be, and history will repeat. Reversion to mean.
Maybe, to a degree. But there is something else going on here. My niece (she straddles the Gen-X/Millennial line) and her husband do not own a car. They fit in with the Atlantic article. But better yet, they are DINKs with 2 incomes in the 6 figures. They could afford a car a year. But they won't do it.

Instead, they take the company bus to work.

We'll see how this rolls out. Without kids and no intention to have them, their non-nesting instinct may play a role.
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