Sunset of the grey nomad: a market perspective

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  1. renovator

    renovator Well-Known Member

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    . Thanks for the intelligent answer it must have taken a while to rack you brain for that . Self proclaimed affluence advisor ?. You sound like you have a good education if only you could use it for making money it would have all been worth it .
    Im afraid theres not much you could teach me that would be useful . Captain awsome ? i detect a hint of jealousy in your name calling . Dont let it get to you little fella jealousy is a wasted emotion.. best left for lovestruck teenagers.
     
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    OMG...... (yawn) ........ keep on going man... keep telling yourself that..... (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

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    The Gen Ys you mean?

    They are merely a product of the environment in which they were born.

    An environment built on the foundation of never ending boom, perpetual growth, living on credit and equity and gambling ethics as a business model.

    The teacher says, the students do.

    If people are harsh on the values and principles of the kids of today, then perhaps they need to take a long, hard look at where they learned those values from.

    Read the 4th turning mate, the generational attitude/debate makes a lot of sense when you look at it from that surmation.

    Gen Y has a lot in common with the Boomers at a fundamental level (whether they want to admit it or not)

    Gen X has more in common with the War Generation.

    It's hardly any wonder why we all clash, given the current social, political and economic climate.
     
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    fishball New Member Silver Stacker

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    Yawn. Same shit over and over every generation. WE ARE BETTER THAN THEM. No you're not. Now stfu.

    ps. respect is a 2 way street; I find many older people tend to blindly believe that age garners respect. Well it does not. Simply being old does not mean I should respect you. What a joke.
     
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    Who said i was old ,i dont know you wasnt talking to you . obviously you need a good kick up the arse to garner a bit of respect the same way we all learn .i for one treat everybody the same ,old or young . black or white .. if you want to write shut the turtle up ..would like very much for you to say it to my face ,maybe you could come to a melb meet and learn a bit about life .look at a lot of young people today running around drug turtled
    bashing older people stealing everything under the sun ...the is no caste system in oz everybody is equal .now go back to your f*ckn pandas :D

    Edited for the spelling police
     
  6. hawkeye

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    My personal experience,around 10% or so of the elders I have met in my life deserve, and get my respect. The rest pissed their lives up the wall and expect respect just because they've survived that long.

    General rule is those who expect respect don't deserve it, those not looking for respect are usually those who deserve it because they don't need it, they have self-respect. Those demanding respect from others are generally just trying to cover up their own insecurities and lack of self-worth.
     
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    Don't really care how old or who you are either. You could be 15 for all I care and you definitely sound like a 15 year old with your horrible typing/grammar errors.

    However by posting generalized and brain-dead shit such as

    It just shows you as a shallow person without much intellect.

    You cannot paint a brush across an entire generation much like you cannot consider all cars or all people the same.

    As do I. This has nothing to do with the topic at hand though.

    Oh big internet man, scary scary. Maybe you can learn to spell maybe and then maybe, just maybe I will consider it.

    What?

    Yeah maybe I will, these forums are getting populated more and more by ignorant people who can't handle being wrong.
     
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    lol, all generations tend to do this. It always seems the younger generations bash the older generations and are going to fight the good fight and correct all wrongs while the older generations rail about the shortcomings of the younger generations. Its always just generalisations. :)

    Hows me granma? :p
     
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    seriously dudes .... we are arguing about getting old ... this thread is getting really old.
     
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    Then how come my generation doesn't?




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  12. Silverthorn

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    lol, gen perfect. I forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder, I'm old. :)
     
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    Racism, sexism, ageism, etc, are all stupid.

    It's funny though, when I was young the older members of the family (parents, grandparents, etc) were always bashing "young people". It's no wonder it becomes a generation war. It was just self-defence on my part from the brain-dead older members of my family.

    Now I'm an adult I can see how stupid it all is, to bash the old, young or anyone in between. We're all individuals.
     
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    "You are old, Father William," the young man said,
    "And your hair has become very white;
    And yet you incessantly stand on your head
    Do you think, at your age, it is right?"

    "In my youth," Father William replied to his son,
    "I feared it might injure the brain;
    But now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
    Why, I do it again and again."

    "You are old," said the youth, "As I mentioned before,
    And have grown most uncommonly fat;
    Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door
    Pray, what is the reason of that?"

    "In my youth," said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
    "I kept all my limbs very supple
    By the use of this ointmentone shilling the box
    Allow me to sell you a couple?"

    "You are old," said the youth, "And your jaws are too weak
    For anything tougher than suet;
    Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak
    Pray, how did you manage to do it?"

    "In my youth," said his father, "I took to the law,
    And argued each case with my wife;
    And the muscular strength which it gave to my jaw,
    Has lasted the rest of my life."

    "You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
    That your eye was as steady as ever;
    Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose
    What made you so awfully clever?"

    "I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
    Said his father; "don't give yourself airs!
    Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
    Be off, or I'll kick you down stairs!"
     
  15. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I've being trying to work out on which page we went off topic. :lol:
     
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    We need to bring back the forum "A Market Perspective", as we've missed hearing the general percussion.
     
  17. renovator

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    I totally agree with your last paragraph.
    I must have grown up in a different style of family i never once when i was growing up heard any bashing of any generation
     
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    You have never heard once the following?

    What's the Matter with Kids Today?


    The first generation lives in poverty, the second generation rises above and makes something of themselves, the third blows it all to start things over again. Guess who gratifies themselves believing they are the greatest generation, rationalising the ski holiday?
     
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    The Kids Are Alright.
     

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