Snowflake Generation (new glossary entry)

individualityI hate it when I think I’ve coined a term only to discover someone beat me to it – and I must really be late to the game if there’s a wikipedia entry! But alas, I was not the first to label post-Millenials Generation Snowflake. Obviously I didn’t think I coined the term snowflake, but I hadn’t realized the entire generation had been thus Christened, but here it is, from wiki…

Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a term used to characterize young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. It is considered derogatory. Some sources attribute the characteristics ascribed to Generation Snowflake to methods of parenting and education, particularly those that focus unduly on boosting self-esteem.

If you’re in a listening mood, here’s a show I did on the phenomenon, though I don’t think I was onto the term “snowflake” yet–I was still on “micro-aggression”:

“If You Get Offended More Easily, You’ll Get Further in Life!” Podcast of May 14, 2016 Show


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