Ensnared by the current generations slang I suppose. The part being missed is the "even" typically at the end of that "I can't". Of course
perspective, is always yours until you see it from another's... even though the point may happen in that moment? The understanding of it may come many
years later... and that's the real "it's ok" part.
Those that demand a point to be understood in the moment it is made? Is the old; "Never argue with an idiot" maxim.
The "I can even." means keep their composure or the character or air they were putting on; it's the same as the gen Xer version of "I'm losing my #".
Taken literally or as the straight man in comedy? Someone in response might say; "Why, are you going to Las Vegas or something?"
I am honestly; the worst straight man in conversation... Used to be; I'd smile like an expectant idiot, now; I just poker face, and leave the
interpretation up to them... really seems to piss off the younger folks that: Can't even. Of course that is not the intention; as not caring about
their problems is the same not caring about mine that the previous generation gave mine... so it's the gift that keeps on giving... as they are in
fact the same god damned problems EVERY generation that all have had countless times previous.
Beast of burden in my opinion; is the Y generation for the Xers and M's to play the fool... am I joking? No and I don't even when it comes to whatever
the hell the same where between the now "silent" and gen Xers are.
Generation Y is the lucky duck... silents didn't pamper the Xers they shot the living hell out of them... same as the ones called the Y's shoot the
hell out of the Gen M's carrying around "the silents" old weapons being their grand children.
Genes and skipping a generation; thats the deal of how "rehash" keeps making the rounds. Most of the gen Xers as reincarnation of ideology goes...
fought WW2 and then caught up with the hippies; which is why the 60's culture repeated in the 80's. The 70's culture was getting a repeat and of
course skipping the stupid politics that went with it; which of course is the fight that the Gen M's are shouldering... and why things seem so
divided, because the silents spoiled the Y's and give them the guns and ammo against the Xers and the M's.
Silents are dried up ideological raisins that were scared to death of going to war the same as their parents and were coddled just the same so scared
and coddled the draft had to take place to force them out of that comfortable place.
The Y's same way which is why the current wars are doing the same to the Y's... don't complain to me about it; as the Xers not only being a beast of
burden to that war and dawn of social psychiatry and medicine were the guinea pigs... for the social movements of two generations back to back.
Meaning the dogs or whipping post majority for church AND state.
This is honestly, just to make things clear by throwing back the curtain... not to further divide. Plus it is a US phenomena as I cannot say how that
goes in other countries and cultural exchange. But perhaps you can if from somewhere else.
I am just happy to be independent and balanced enough no matter how much the scales have flipped. From under a thumb to stuck between a rock and a
hard place? Of course; it can be easier to smile alone than when in company. The Y's in my family are the Yin and Yang bouncing between their parents
and grand parents... for gimme gimme gimme some more.
Oh well; # em. I'd rather remain strong and real; than play mind games and gas light.
edit on 4-8-2018 by BEBOG because: spelling and #