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Calling young people snowflakes could damage their mental health, suck it up SNOWFLAKE


Snowflakes across the US better get ready to go to their safe room. A UK study has shown that being called a snowflake can damage your mental health. So now the soft generation growing up with participation trophies and the political correct generation has something else to worry about.

Being called a “snowflake” is damaging to mental health, young people say.  Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair – and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.

The “snowflake generation” is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.

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But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 percent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.

The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

Almost half of adults between 16 and 24 said they had experienced stress or anxiety, compared to just over a third of all UK adults.

Young adults were also more likely to be uncomfortable talking about a mental health problem, with one in three saying this compared to 27 percent of all adults.

13 percent also said they were experiencing a problem but had not sought help, compared to seven per cent of all adults.

The firm’s medical expert Dr. Doug Wright said the term could cause problems. “Our findings suggest that young adults are more likely to be experiencing mental health problems, so using a phrase which criticises this age group could add to this issue.

So Snowflakes suck it up. Life is going to get much more difficult for you and your adolescence didn’t prepare you adequately. People will say mean things to you. You will get fired from jobs. And yes Trump will get elected to a second term. There are winners and losers in life and you decide which side you fall in.

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