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  1. #1 Young People Say Calling Them a ‘Snowflake’ Damages Their Mental Health 
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    new survey reveals that young people believe being called a “snowflake” could be damaging to their mental health.
    A new survey by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds believe the term “snowflake” is unfairly applied to millennials. 74 percent of respondents took it a step farther, arguing that they believe the use of the label could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.

    The study was born out of interest in the term “snowflake generation” which was originally used to describe young people who thought they were unique or special. Some suggest it was popularized by a line in the 1996 novel Fight Club and its 1999 film adaptation: “you are not special, you are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.” The word’s meaning eventually evolved to mean “overly-sensitive.” It is often used to describe college students who claim that they are offended by controversial or even mundane ideas.

    Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club, has embraced the rise in popularity of the term. “There is a kind of new Victorianism,” he said. “Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended.”
    I'm not sure the snowflakes have any "mental' that can be "unhealthy"

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    What mental health ?
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    Which confirms why they are called snowflakes. I guess the irony is lost on them.
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    Bless their little hearts!
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Which confirms why they are called snowflakes. I guess the irony is lost on them.
    Exactly.

    First of all, older generations always mock the younger ones for their foolishness and inexperience. When I was in my 20s, the boomers used to drive me crazy at times with the way they would act all superior to us Xers. Because they were hippies once, they felt they believed in something and my generation were shallow idiots. No, we just had to work to pay the bills your generation ran up.
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    You mean they have put down their phones long enough to notice?
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    We could call them wet farts.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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