I wanted to add to this thread that the more I live with my parents, the more I realize what I am saying is true. The things I'm getting in trouble
for - wanting to be involved in the community, wanting to be a writer, wanting to be a musician, wanting to be social, wanting to get an education,
wanting to get a job that is challenging - these are the things my parents punish me for now that I am living with them again.
This is what our generation is being punished for, wanting to reach our maximum potential. And this makes no sense. Why would anyone ever be punished
for wanting to do something positive?
And the only conclusion I can come to is that my parents, the Baby Boomers, got lazy. I think that their parents were very similar to the current
millennial - that means driven, that means "entitled" (to working hard on things they care about) and they ended up with children who got really lazy
and partied a lot.
Now, when those kids are adults, many of them are being terrible assholes and hindering their kids from getting anywhere because they still don't want
to do any work - when their kid comes to them wanting help improving their life, they are called "entitled."
Really? Who's entitled here? I bet you that the Baby Boomer's parents would be ripping them apart for not taking the time to help their children. If
there is someone who is working hard and wants to make a difference, and there is someone who is doing nothing and getting in the way, who should be
punished, if anyone?
And who is being punished? It's that simple. The entitlement thing is a bunch of bull# meant to get the Baby Boomers off easy from taking
responsibility as leaders and elders in our society.
Not all of them. But the ones that are punishing the youth for demanding things like a good education and opportunity? Those are the same people who
were given everything on a silver platter and spent their lives watching television, in a lot of cases.
The point I am trying to make is there is nothing wrong with achievement and hard work, that does not deserve punishment, there is nothing wrong with
being a visionary and wanting to make the world a better place, that does not deserve punishment, that is the main point.
But look at our system, what is our legal system in the U.S. doing right now? It is keeping progress from being made, because now that Baby Boomers
are in charge, it's easier for them to not do their jobs, and they don't want to bother having to deal with other people who happen to want to make
the world a better place.
If anyone gets anything from this thread, I want it to be that being a visionary, doing positive things, hard work, asking hard questions, making a
difference in the community - none of this should ever be punished. Ever. If it is, that is the mark of a corrupt system.
I speak this not so much to insult, but to inspire those who do take the time to work hard, to do things, to help the community and are experiencing
punishment for it. Just think about it for a minute - how is a society supposed to function if the people who are making a positive difference for
themselves and others are punished?
I realize that some people want to have the right to relax and the right to an easy life, and I've liked hippies in the past, I liked Baby Boomers. I
want to make that clear. But not when they become leaders and the future of the country is in their hands and they are squandering it and blaming
those who are working hard to make a difference.
That becomes something that I have a problem with, that becomes an issue. And I'm even willing to give the baby boomers a pass.
But the self-esteem of a lot of people is at stake here, people who are working harder than their parents did and earning 50% - 10% as much, and are
getting punished for it by their parents, this has to stop. That is the main issue. There is no excuse for this behavior.
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