Generations and Decade

Show Notes

Welcome to the Three Fates Decide podcast, where three women opine on pop culture and everything in between. In our latest episode, we delve into the main idea of generational differences and the impact of technology on our lives. But that’s not all. We also poke fun at popular books like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey and reminisce about our love for Harry Potter. We discuss the trend of dangerous challenges on social media platforms like TikTok. We express concern over cyberbullying and its impact on younger generations. We also touch on societal expectations surrounding age and the differences in economic status between generations.

Join us as we bridge the gap between generations and cultures and explore the issues that impact our daily lives. Don’t miss out on this insightful and thought-provoking episode. Tune in now to Three Fates Decide podcast, available on all major platforms.

  • The podcast discusses generational differences, particularly between baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, Gen Z, and Zenials.
  • The hosts share their experiences with internet use and technology, and discuss the challenges of accessing reliable internet services in rural areas.
  • They also talk about the impact of technology on younger generations, including dangerous challenges on social media platforms like TikTok.
  • The podcast touches on ageism, societal expectations surrounding age, and writing smut on Tumblr.
  • The hosts reflect on their experiences with social media platforms like Facebook and the issue of privacy.
  • They discuss cyberbullying and the generational gap between Millennials and Gen Z.
  • Economic differences like the impact of student loan debt and the challenges of affording housing.
  • The hosts briefly touch on the issue of Social Security and generational differences in fashion choices and issues.

Key Points

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Millennials prioritize web-based popularity more than Gen Z, with a staggering 85% of millennials valuing online reputation over their offline counterparts.

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Each generation is tasked with confronting a unique set of challenges. None are inherently ‘better’ than its predecessor.

[0:24:45]
As Facebook expanded beyond its initial user base, it quickly transformed from a vibrant platform for connecting with friends to a dangerously toxic environment.

[0:29:15]
The availability of technology dramatically differs based on geographical location and individual preference, a stark reality that has created a digital divide in our world.

[0:33:32]
No matter your age, social media can be a powerful tool for self-expression and emotional release.

[0:34:48]
Younger generations are increasingly exposed to cyberbullying, due to their heightened reliance on digital technologies.

[0:40:18]
Contrary to popular belief, high school isn’t always the most unforgettable, magical time of your life.

[0:55:57]
As the Social Security fund rapidly depletes and the age eligibility continues to rise, the future of the younger generation is uncertain, leaving them in a vulnerable, precarious position.


Quotes

“I have been on Facebook for so long that, when I registered for Facebook, that was back when you had to have a college email.”

“It literally was just a way for you to stay in touch with the people you wanted to who went away to college. And then also meet new people.”

“So they bully on the Internet to give them back the power that’s been taken from them because they’re bullied in real life.” – Mary

“It just seems like you really notice it in terms of peer groups. You notice it more with the cyberbullying among younger generations versus older generations.”

“We’ve gotten to the point where we’re like, you either like me or you don’t. If you don’t like me, that’s fine. It’s your loss, not mine.” – Mary

“Cost of living went up, wages did not. So it’s like, what was the middle class doesn’t exist anymore‚Ķ You’re either poor or you’re rich.” – Sam

“It is just so much cheaper and easier. And honestly, it’s more convenient for me to live at home with my parents.”

“I want to make sure that I can afford it and whatever. And if they want to sit there and judge me because I’m living at home with my parents or with my mother, then go ahead.”

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