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Monopoly For Millennials
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:54:56 PM »
https://www.avclub.com/monopoly-for-millennials-is-here-as-condescending-as-y-1830398995


Monopoly For Millennials is here, as condescending as you’d expect
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According to the game’s description, in this version the player with the most experience, not the most money, wins. (Which makes sense, because most of the money is probably earmarked for student loan payments.) Additionally, the game description insists that the game’s purpose is to give players a break from the rat race of “adulting,” so instead of paying rent, they pay visits to each other to rack up more experience points.

To further drive home that point, Mr. Monopoly is posed on the cover taking a selfie, with a coffee cup in hand. A camera, a pair of sunglasses, and a hashtag are included among the game pieces. The cherry on top is the game’s price of $19.82, which would’ve been a clever allusion to the supposed year that the millennial generation begins—if only it weren’t off by a year.
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 01:09:06 PM »
What, no place to go napie-naps?

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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 07:58:40 PM »
If it's not a app, they'll never figure out how to roll dice.
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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 08:26:02 PM »
What, no place to go napie-naps?

-Hal

They end up playing monopoly in their parents basement, which is where they end up living anyway, this is also where they nap!   :011: :066:
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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 10:32:35 PM »
LoL Yeah, I saw bits and pieces about the "New" game a few days ago. A few weeks ago my wife was cleaning out the closets and she was about to trash our old Monopoly game. I told her that we need to hang onto that one since they don't make it anymore! It may even be worth a few bucks in the future.

I have not given up on the younger people of today. I still think that there is hope for them. After all, they're only living the life that "we" have taught them generally speaking. I think that many of us as parents have tried so hard to make their life so much better than the problems we faced when we were their age we somehow forgot that we need to prepare them for the pain and suffering that we know for a fact that they are going to have to experience in life.


But isn't that what we were supposed to do in a way? One of the most difficult things I've ever done in my life was when I took the training wheels off of my little girl's bike knowing damn well that she was going to crash and get a skinned knee or worse. But it was something that had to happen. It happened as expected. And I felt so bad about it. Then along comes the time when they get their driver's license and take off in their own car without you being there to "help" them navigate turning a corner!


OK, enough sole digging and exposing, now back to your regular thread.  :002:

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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 07:51:27 AM »
Bobby, I think most parents of our general age have gone through the same realization.  Life is hard.  We think of the 'scars' we developed along the way.  We wonder about how much better life might have been if we hadn't had to... insert your pain here.  And so we determined, in all our wisdom, to make things better for our children.  We would save them from the bullies, hurt feelings, the questioning of their parents' love, feeling small and insignificant, having to swallow their own pride and desire to allow someone else to have the thing they wanted, and on and on. 

We made their life as easy and soft as we could, and now wonder why our children feel a certain entitlement to being treated with kid gloves.  I know I am easily among the worst offenders here.  I never had much, but I gave to my children to my own detriment time and time again.  I placed their comfort as my highest goal.  It's only now, in the past few years, that I see what a disservice I have done them in making their world full of soft edges.     

We have a generation of children suffering from stunted growth.  Even though done with the best intentions, it's our own fault.  Socialism is on the rise because we taught our children that someone else will always take care of them.  *sigh*  God, please forgive me for my part. 
"And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about."―Haruki Murakam

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 11:03:44 PM »
I get what you're saying Stacey. I still think there is hope for the younger generation. I've talked with some younger people about how things are going in this country and the general impression I got was that they feel that they have been lied to as far as the US Government is concerned. They just feel that they are not represented in the count. I think that's why there are a lot more younger people getting involved in political discussions than when I was their age. I know I never even gave politics any thought at all when I was their age.  :023: But then again there was no such a thing as the Internet then!


Interestingly, none of the younger people I have discussed it with feel that Social Security will last long enough for them to collect a penny of it if they live long enough. I have to agree with that one.

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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2018, 02:22:28 PM »
This generation has been lied to since birth by their parents then the educational system. When it's finally time to go out on their own they want to crawl back under the covers.

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Re: Monopoly For Millennials
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2018, 09:45:02 PM »
LoL Hal, I find myself wanting to crawl back under the covers sometimes, very much so on cold mornings!