The Patrick Madrid Show: June 17, 2024 – Hour 1

Encore Presentation

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?
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.