posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: GoShredAK
The 60's had the hippie anti-war movement, 1970 saw the first "Earth Day" and we had the oil crisis and the start of modern environmentalism...the
80's had punk rock. The 90's had grunge.
There isn't anything left for the youth of today. The boundaries have all been pushed by previous generations. Teens and young 20-somethings don't
have their "own" causes or counter-culture movement. Chances are, if you're 22 -- you parents listen to the same music you do, and probably play more
Xbox than you.
When I was a kid my parents had ZERO interest in my toys. They didn't care or want to know what a "Nintendo" was. Now? If I had a kid, he'd be jealous
of my Lego collection. I'd be all about the toys of my kids...because they're just newer versions of the same things I had. The same wasn't for me and
my parents. My parents had slinky's and wood blocks. I had Ninja Turtles and Transformers.
I'd still want to play with new Transformers, much to my kids dismay. As soon as Mom or Dad thinks something is cool, its no longer cool.
Kids always have, and always will look for ways to push back against authority and try to be "anti-establishment" to piss the older generation off.
In today's world, there isn't anywhere for them to go.
It's all been done before.
Social Justice Warriors!
It's just a new way for the young people to push against their elders and piss them off. I guarantee none of them really feel strongly about any of
this crap deep down. It's attention-seeking, rebel-rousing not unlike previous youth movements of the past.
My advice? Just ignore it and don't "accept" it into your reality. No one takes them seriously, and the more people get upset and up in arms the more
legitimacy and power of your they gain.
edit on 22-4-2016 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)