I think that young people have a sense of responsibility to change things at this point. Insurance companies and banks have been pushing everyone's
heads under the line of financial security for far too long. We had a family conversation the other day that really opened my eyes to how
pre-conclusive most of the older folks are about... well... pretty much everything. I've had similar discussions with equally pathetic people here on
ATS but I'm going to outline the conversation we had at the dinner table.
My mother in law: "I don't understand these kids, all they seem to want to do all day is play around on Facebook and Youtube, how is this
Me: "And old people seem to be content making pennies on their dollars, while banks collect 'service fees' in exchange for nothing instead of giving
us at least a portion of the interest that they demand for OUR money. They then kick young people out of their homes for making low payments on
variable mortgages with no notice of a rate change. On top of that, they pay up to and over 200% higher insurance rates based solely on their age? Who
let this happen with absolutely no repercussion? 'Young people doing nothing'?"
Her: "Well...what are we supposed to do about that
Me: "Well, since you're terrified of social media for absolutely no reason, it's hard to answer that."
Her: "I'm not afraid of it, it is just a useless waste of time"
Me: "Just a useless waste of time that is revolutionizing the Middle East..."
Her: "As if any kids these days would have time to do that between American Idol and mass texting their friends instead of actually communicating with
Me: "Young people are extremely politically active via social media outlets... And texting is now evil too, eh? And alternate forms of communication
communication? Last time I checked, both of my jobs are organized by text messaging."
Her: "But you're not talking
to each other!"
Me: "Your lifetime of false assumptions on reality must be a tragic disorder at best."
She then rolled her eyes and asked to change the topic.
Evidently 'aging' and 'growing up' aren't even remotely synonymous.
Most older folks seem content to drop anchor
anywhere, provided it means that they don't have to do any more 'work', yet they call the younger
generations "lazy" and "stupid". I'm still not sure how they think that is fair. The baby boom beholds an era of complacent greed that succeeded in
little other than further skewing economic gaps, and the younger generations now bear the cross of the older folks' greed and laziness, and all they
can do is try to demotivate the younger people as well.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that, when the time comes... don't let yourselves be discouraged by the defeatists! Western civilization wasn't
founded by these lazy, complacent, greedy mooks; we can
take democracy back, and every single person counts! Don't let yourself turn into these
sad, defeated carcasses!
edit on 11-6-2011 by TheOrangeBrood because: (no reason given)