You are of the test taking generation. You were taught that there were correct answers and that you only had to learn them and memorize them in order to succeed. This has bled over into your everyday life and made you think that everything you say and do has either a right answer or wrong answer and that’s just not true.
—something one of my teachers said to me that I can’t seem to forget (via cuddleslutwinchester)
- Will McAvoy from The Newsroom shitting on millenials: “And, yeah, you…sorority girl. Just in case you wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know. One of ‘em is there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are, without a doubt, a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about! Yosemite?!”
- My response: "Well, you're right that none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student. But it's SOMEONE'S fault, and ALL of this is the fault of 50- and 60-year-old elitist idiots like YOU. You who were born into a perfect economic situation (for white men, anyway) carved out by the efforts of previous generations. You who came of voting age after the Civil Rights Movement and deluded yourselves to think that racism was over. You who inherited the fruits of previous generations' labors, spent and squandered them all, and left future generations with scraps. You who, IN DROVES, elected the likes of Ronald Reagan, whose presidency started the trends that led to all those disgraceful numbers about America. There is nothing wrong with our generation that cannot be traced directly to yours. Your generation was BY FAR the worst at parenting of any generation in modern human history. So the next time you want to call someone a member of the worst period generation period ever period, do it in front of a mirror, because that describes YOU! Yosemite?!"
Dear Baby Boomers,
We’re sorry we’re so narcissistic, unmotivated, and entitled. But haha, it’s not like we were raised to believe we were the most specialest snowflake in the world and that we could be anything we wanted to be, only to graduate into a world ruined by pointless wars, global recession, and the largest wage gap in the nation’s history.
Oh wait, that’s exactly what happened.
Me on my 25th birthday.
I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…
noun \sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē, -ˈrär-\
Definition of SORORITY
: a club of women; specifically : a women’s student organization formed chiefly
for social purposes and having a name consisting of Greek lettersso that women can be okay…