How do we think about the snowflake generation?

Snowflake is a derogatory slang term that developed in the 2010s, implying one may have an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or are overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Common usages include the terms special snowflake, Generation Snowflake, and snowflake as a politicized insult. Yet, as the term has existed in the vernacular, the ideas surrounding it have evolved and opened the door to an array of opinions.

The term "snowflake" is a politicized insult

"Snowflake" is a term often hurled at any political body that seeks to take a stance in an overly emotional way.

The term “snowflake” is a politicized insult from the right targeted at the left

Whether the snowflake generation exists or not, it is undeniable that the rise of this terminology came in time with the resurgence of conservatism in the United States and Great Britain.

The Snowflake Generation is tied to conservatism

Without a platform, these two warring bodies would never have clashed, nor would the term have become popularized.

The snowflake generation exists only in context of the rise of conservatism

The power of the term is characterized by its alleged stark opposite, the modern conservative.

The Snowflake Generation is not real.

There are formal names for all of the generations, at least in living memories. What is the point in asking for a renamed one?

The snowflake generation isn’t an actual generation

The technical generations that contain snowflakes are millennials, born from 1986 to 1996 and Generation Z, born from 1997 to 2012. It would be foolish to condemn all individuals born in an almost forty-year period as snowflakes.

The Snowflake Generation exists in stark contrast to its predecessors

The Snowflake Generation exists in context and comparison to previous generations. It is up to an individual to decide how they measure up.

The snowflake generation has it harder, not easier than previous generations.

The Snowflake Generation, a nickname for the combined generations of the Millennials and Generation Z, receive their fair share of teasing. The jest often includes references to the heydays of generations past, with ideas that the current, modern world is a far easier than the ones that other generations, for instance the baby boomers, had to contend with.
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