TALKING 'BOUT MY GENERATION

Inspired by @nathanveshecco // Hi I'm Chloe and I'm a millennial or whatever
  1. So last year I had to write an essay profiling my generation
    It was literally this exact time last year guys. Like my first essay of my English 101 class.
  2. And for a little bit there I wasn't exactly sure what I was supposed to say about it. I know the stereotype is that we're shallow, lazy kids living in our parents' basement.
    And for a quick second I almost ran with that. I mean it was easy you know? Talk about reality tv and selfies and bam you have yourself an essay about narcissistic, shallow kids who don't value hard work. But I didn't agree with that. And I didn't feel like it profiled my generation well at all.
  3. But in class my professor showed us a Ted Talk that really inspired me on how I wanted to approach this topic: http://youtu.be/ygBfwgnijlk
    If you don't have the time/ don't want to watch it, the basic point is this: this generation isn't actually the worst. I like a lot of the things she points out though. I definitely recommend it.
  4. When it comes down to it, we are the generation that we are. We can't really change that.
    And with that we also can't change how we've grown up. We can't change the technology we've grown up with. We can't change how our parents raised us. But apparently we can be blamed for it.
  5. And it's not wrong to like the things that make our generation unique
    take a damn selfie and post it everywhere. live your life. do your thing.
  6. And it's not wrong to be young and naive, as long as you don't get stuck there. As long as you let yourself grow. Everyone's been young and naive at one point. It's like a rite or passage.
    You're gonna evolve and change. Your experiences will change you. People are not the same as they were when they were 18 or 21 or 25. They're not.
  7. So needless today, I've always felt a little bit defensive my generation.
    And I get everyone's probably going to feel differently. Everyone's gonna have their own take. That's fine. This is just mine. And in my opinion the criticism has always been a bit misplaced. And it seems like happens to every young generation. And I get it, but it doesn't mean I have to like it. And it doesn't mean I have to agree with it.