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Don't call us snowflakes - it damages our mental health, say young people





Being called a "snowflake" is damaging to mental health, young people say. Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair - and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.

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.

The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

Almost half of adults between 16 and 24 said they had experienced stress or anxiety, compared to just over a third of all UK adults.

Young adults were also more likely to be uncomfortable talking about a mental health problem, with one in three saying this compared to 27 per cent of all adults.

13 per cent also said they were experiencing a problem but had not sought help, compared to seven per cent of all adults.

The firm's medical expert, Dr Doug Wright, said the term could cause problems. “Our findings suggest that young adults are more likely to be experiencing mental health problems, so using a phrase which criticises this age group could add to this issue.

"Any term used disparagingly to a segment of the population is inherently negative.
Brad Pitt in Fight Club, which is where the term is thought to have originated Credit: 20th Century Fox

“While young adults in particular appear to take offence to the ‘snowflake’ label, the majority of adults agree that the term is unfair and unhelpful, so it’s important that people consider how such labels are used, and the cumulative effect they could have on their recipients," he said.

The phrase, which originated in America, has particularly come to refer to universities and students who use "trigger warnings" to alert readers or listeners to potentially distressing material, and "safe spaces", which are meant to be free of certain opinions or ideas.

It is also used to imply that young people are less resilient than older generations and quicker to take offence.

It is thought to originate with US author Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 book Fight Club, which contains the line "You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake".

In an interview earlier this year he took credit for the term, adding: "My friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended."


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...th-say-young-people/




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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.




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"If the shoe fits, wear it" would seem to apply here. Perhaps not every Millennial is a "Snowflake", but a very great many appear to be. They are at an age where they should be growing up and assuming the mantle of adulthood, and that means not being overly sensitive and easily offended. Grow thicker skin and be an adult!

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Would they prefer useless, fragile, idiots?




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Duly noted.

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What, no one called it racist???



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I can see where that would be a problem, but fortunately, I have a solution that will build their self esteem and confidence, rather than tearing it down.

They should be called "Fine Upstanding College Kids in Utopian Places" or FUCKUPs for short...



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How about: "Fucking Snowflakes". That should cause a total meltdown.


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A total "China Syndrome" if you may...a sensitive bunch, they are Razz


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Guess I'm gonna have to fall back on the ole "Weak Bitch."
 
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Would they prefer useless, fragile, idiots?


I was thinking "fragile snots."







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I can see where that would be a problem, but fortunately, I have a solution that will build their self esteem and confidence, rather than tearing it down.

They should be called "Fine Upstanding College Kids in Utopian Places" or FUCKUPs for short...


Love it!!!!

Edited to add: Mrs. Elk got a giggle out of it, too.


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I can see where that would be a problem, but fortunately, I have a solution that will build their self esteem and confidence, rather than tearing it down.

They should be called "Fine Upstanding College Kids in Utopian Places" or FUCKUPs for short...


That works for me!


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I've been laughing hysterically since I opened this thread. "Don't call me a snowflake, it hurts my feelings!"

BWAAAAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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Their load thus far in life has been too light. Their struggle against resistance has been too little. Their difficulty and sacrifice nonexistent. They are weak, intolerant, selfish little teapot tyrants. Just wait until they have power. We thought the hippie gen delivered destruction. I suspect we ain't seen nuthin' yet.



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Their load thus far in life has been too light. Their struggle against resistance has been too little. Their difficulty and sacrifice nonexistent. They are weak, intolerant, selfish little teapot tyrants. Just wait until they have power. We thought the hippie gen delivered destruction. I suspect we ain't seen nuthin' yet.


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