Patrick delves into the intersection of hard work, entitlement, and the influence of social media on generational perspectives as he analyzes a TikTok rant that blames older generations for the economic challenges faced by today’s youth, sparking a debate on the perceived work ethic of Gen Z. Patrick, along with the callers, unravel the complex notions of success, responsibility, and the ever-evolving American Dream.
- Patrick shares audio of a Gen Z female who blames the generations before her for the life she’s living now and for needing to work so hard to barely get by (01:59)
- Don – Complaining about having to work hard: Everyone has to work hard to get where they are. (17:33)
- Tito – You are right Patrick about Tic-Toc being tied to communism, and there is more to it than that even. (23:36)
- Emmy – I think that the sense of privilege and entitlement has gone up in the last couple of generations.
- Doug – From my experience, prices have gone up disproportionately to the amount of money you make, so it is a lot harder than it was to make it in the world. (28:40)
- Rachel – Tic-toc: as a 26-year-old, I think the problem with this generation are the parents not teaching their kids about working hard. (42:26)
- Charlie – My parents had to work two Jobs to raise us. I think making it in this generation is just as hard as the last one.
- Charlie – I have a portion of my brother’s ashes. Would it be okay to bury my brother’s ashes next to my parents?