Can't understand mellienals.

Discussion in 'General' started by Captain Morgan, Dec 2, 2021.

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  1. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    Sound like a cranky old man. But a 16 year old and an 18 year old are on the yacht for the day. Started talking to them, got 2 paddleboards, been killing the inshore fishing sunrise and sunset, was going off on one oyster bar across the channel at sunset yesterday. Until 2 cheeky lazy dolphins showed up and scared the fish away but pretty cool having dolphins hang out around the paddleboard. Just don't get it, have the poles, the lures, the spot, guaranteed fish and the nucklheads would rater stare at their phone instead of get outside and enjoy the world
  2. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    Can't spell it either
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  3. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Kids that age aren't even Millennials.

    But yes, with the proliferation of smart phones people have become more dependent on them for a dopamine drip. There's an amazing world out there, and hopefully people can find a balance between the information available and experiencing the actual world itself.
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  4. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    They were probably mining bitcoin some drunk misplaced in the 'ol meta
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  5. YoshiHNS

    YoshiHNS Mr. Slowly

    Should we blame the kids and their phones, or the people who put the phones in their hands?
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  6. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    blame Canada
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  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Neither, because I would have been the same just with a book instead of a phone. Kids are no different now than they've ever been, some are into doing stuff, some aren't.
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  8. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Lol...just wait and see what happens if the grid ever fails.
  9. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Call me Ishmael, where's the hookers and blow?
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  10. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I'll be fine, still have a thousand or so real books :D
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  11. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    You being without hope was not the's for phone addicts.
  12. cav115

    cav115 Well-Known Member

    Numbers that are and not are way different.
  13. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    I have had to ask some people who were not teens to put away their phones when we were dining out.
    Sitting there glued to a phone instead of engaging with your dinner companions is rude.
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  14. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Drink some more...that should help.
  15. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Dunno, I think the old folks want it to be more different than it really is. Just like every generation sits there going "well back in my day!".

    Hell, main difference I see is technology has people getting way more social interaction with a more diverse group of the population than ever before.
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  16. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    My response after sitting there listening to people I don't want to be at dinner with in the first place would be way more rude than me staying silent on my phone.... :D
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  17. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    I can't understand Mongo BTW:rolleyes:
  18. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Yer old :crackup:
  19. cortezmachine

    cortezmachine Well-Known Member

  20. cortezmachine

    cortezmachine Well-Known Member

    my daughter is not allowed to use electronic devices other than a select few educational apps I’ve installed on an iPad and locked everything else out of. And that’s only for about an hour, and never while we’re out somewhere. We also limit her television. All of the wealthiest/most successful people don’t let their kids use technology until they are older. Steve Jobs didn’t let his kid use iPhones/iPad... what does that tell you.
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