So, my whole life, and especially lately, I have taken a lot of flack for being a millennial. Where should I begin? I went to school, was in the
gifted program, I got good grades, and when I came home, I would get my homework done so that I could hang out with my friends, and learn guitar, and
write, and spend my time doing things that were productive.
My parents, who happen to be Baby Boomers, on the other hand, would sabotage my writing efforts by taking away the power supply to the printer, or
take away the power supply to my amplifier, or take away the power supply to my computer, stuff like that.
I went to college and got some scholarships and studied math, physics, computer science, philosophy, ran a recording studio, wrote for the school
newspaper, started an annual rock festival at my college, the list goes on.
And then the economy crashed and I have been unable to get work, except for door-to-door sales, and other random things that earn hardly anything. So
I had to go on food stamps and the like, and I moved in with some room-mates, and I started working on counseling, and P.S.R. work, all kinds of
Living with room-mates, as equals, we had to learn how to get along and discuss our issues and work things out with each other because none of us had
the advantage of just saying "Hey, I'm an asshole with more money than you, so I'm sorry, if you have an issue, too bad."
What I am I entitled to? Knowing how to budget? Knowing how to interact with people on a personal level and work through problems in a way that
doesn't infringe on their rights as human beings? Am I entitled to working really hard on my hobbies, interests, pursuing social relationships and
putting a basic effort into life?
Am I entitled to doing all of the above and still earning less than $800 a month, while people in the Baby Boomer generation do none of the following
and live in houses worth hundreds of thousands of dollars?
You know what I think? I think the Baby Boomers came along, got really lazy because there were so many of them, and caused a general ruckus as kids,
and when they got older, they used their strength in numbers to make it look like people who are enthused about more than watching television are the
ones who are entitled.
I would like to take a moment to say that I forgive everyone involved, things happen in cycles after all, but honestly. I'm sure my kids when I get
older are going to happen to be born with a kajillion other ones at the same time and I'll have to deal with Baby Boomers myself lol.
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