Millennials: Calling Us Snowflakes Hurts Our Fragile Feelings, by Tom Knighton.
While there are some millennials who are outstanding in every way, the generation appears to be marked by not just profound narcissism, but a thin-skinned approach to virtually every aspect of human life. …
A poll reported in the Telegraph notes that “research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term [“snowflake”] is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.”
Now, bear in mind that this is a term used to deride and mock the generation because they are, in part, too blasted fragile with their feelings. This poll doesn’t dissuade people from using the term, but points out just how justified the term is.