The word snowflake has filtered down to the teens (or did they invent it?) And they write about not wanting to be snowflakes. Us millennials inspired the term and obviously terrified the rest of the population. These Z people make me excited.
It was coined in Fight Club:
“You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.”
Would it be a thought crime to say that it’s a good thing to come to terms with the fact that you, and everyone else, is ordinary?
As I see it, people can do things that are special, but the concept of being special is the root of millennial narcissism.