Today in research that makes us feel like old, drunken messes, apparently young people don’t think getting drunk is cool.
In fact, they think it’s ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’.
Ouch. Eventbrite’s nationwide survey of 1,023 millennials found that alcohol consumption is on the decline in the younger generation, with millennials only consuming an average of five units a week. Only 1 in 10 of those surveyed said they view getting drunk as cool.
The rest listed the act of getting drunk as ‘pathetic’, ’embarrassing’, and ‘belonging to an older generation’. We repeat: Ouch. The survey found that in general, getting hammered is no longer something to be proud of among millennials.
No longer do young people brag about tactical chunders and passing out with their trousers half way down their legs.
Instead, 70% of those surveyed said they’d rather brag about how long it’s been since their last drink, rather than how much they last drunk.
That’s having an impact on their social lives. At festivals, millennials are more interested in food trucks than going to the bar (68% would spend their last tenner at a food truck, versus 32% who’d spend it in the drinks tent), and rather than just popping out for drinks, first dates are expected to be experience-focused, with one in four choosing hiking over going out for dinner.
For now it’s hiking on first dates, but soon it will be going wilding in leftist neighborhoods and spraying houses with machinegun fire and flamethrowers.
This is the beginning of a shift away from the hedonism of r-selection. It doesn’t affect everyone, but the trend is there as the K-cohort heads K in preparation for the Apocalypse. These are subconscious minds, perceiving a shift in the environment, and remodeling brains, reprogramming them to function in a harsher, less pleasure-filled world.
More importantly, what this means is that the indicators of K-selection are out there, and like a finely tuned AI program, brains are cuing in on them. Along with this we see the rise of nationalism and the new right, and increasing in-grouping.
If you have any doubt as to what is coming, ask yourself why in a society where conflict is supposed to be ever more eschewed, where drugs are being legalized, where every form of hedonism is supposed to be accepted, where drugs are available in epidemic proportions, sex permeates the entire culture, and the internet, smartphones, videogames and media are more dopamine eliciting than anything in history, the next generation is turning monk-like and adapting to not want or need any pleasure.
They are adapting that psychology because their evolutionary programming knows there will not be much pleasure very soon.