May 5, 2011

Angry But Honest

Sometimes I feel silly. For the most part, the world is light. If you know how to hustle, if you know how to talk to people, if you don't think you're better than everyone else... you can make it. I'm going to be honest right now. There have been a number of times when I didn't pay the gas bill, I didn't pay the electric, I didn't pay the internet and I didn't pay the cable. Bills fucking suck. Not to be racist or anything, but I have black people credit.

I reached a little bit higher. Then, shit happened. Now I have enormous debt. I know a lot of you do too. Somehow, the people around me taught me to be smarter than I can afford to be. It's really depressing to know you're better than what you're doing. You have to stay positive or take Zoloft. Our generation is supposed to save the world. It's a little fucking late, isn't it? I'm an eternal optimist. That is just how I am. Why do I feel guilty? Why do I feel responsible for all the bullshit we're going through? Why? Is there any good reason?

Besides the people in my family, we need to let all the old people die. They have capital gains, medicare, social security, memories and excuses. What do we have? Generations of debt and legions of ugly, ugly old people. I will never be able to respect my elders unless I'm in the will.

In my day... In my day... In my day... In my mind, in my lifetime, our elders deserved our respect. When I really look at it, with my eyes wide open, they didn't do a fucking thing for us besides lose the Vietnam War and give us Ronald Reagan. That is the legacy our elders left us. Napalm and narcissism. The generation before them won WWII. They killed Hitler! Hitler! They saved the world and had useless fucking children. The baby boomers have never been able to carry their own weight. They couldn't live up to the standards of their parents, and now, we're supposed to carry their dead weight until we break.

I'll carry the heavy burden and only because life isn't really that bad. But, ageism is real, and it's well deserved.
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18 comments:

  1. We have more in common than I thought. Hang tough. xxoo

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  2. Yeah seriously and now they have VIAGRA! WTF? Isn't it enough that they gross us out when they start couching, now we have to live knowing that they might be FUCKING TOO????

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  3. couching was supposed to read "coughing" apparently I'm too grossed out to spell correctly

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  4. It's unfortunate that I can relate to a lot of what you wrote -- sad but mostly true...

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  5. I pretty much agree with everything you said.

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  6. I have often thought that, could the baby boomers of 1968 have seen what they would become, they probably would have offed themselves right then and there.

    Things were - and still ARE - better for us than they have been for human beings in general throughout most of human history. IN terms of working class buying power, increasing rights for all, blah blah, the years 1946-1973 were pretty damn amazing.

    It couldn't last.

    And the thing is, the baby boomers are going to live forever. Argh.

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  7. beautiful. Just beautiful. That is all.

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  8. Have your parents read this? ;)

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  9. Getting old scares me. Not like the aches and pains...death breathing down my neck, but because of the baby boomers. I thank my parents all of the time for sucking the life out of medicare and social security. Thankfully, Nick shares this fear of mine, and we're doing our best to hoard money for our retirement funds. Between his 401k and my IRA, I *hope* we'll be able to retire before we're 80.

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  10. 'black people credit'? are you fucking kidding me? dude that IS a racist statement. plain and simple made me stop reading after you said that.

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  11. It is pretty reasonable to assert that we are just following the typical life-cycle of a dying world power.

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  12. Thanks to the Baby Boomers the Superannuation scheme won't be able to pay for any generation ofter theirs, the ecosystem is fucked, and the Government wants me to pay back my student debt before leaving the country to find a job that pays decently.

    On the bright side: The Boomers gave us prozac.

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  13. "They didn't do a fucking thing for us besides lose the Vietnam War and give us Ronald Reagan."

    This made me chuckle. I don't know, man. I know it feels bad to be in such debt. I know bills suck. Come on make something happen! Save the world.

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  14. "I will never be able to respect my elders unless I'm in the will"

    I laughed all the way through this, Chris.

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  15. this is too awful. I love old people.

    I don't like reading history text books either, so how else will I pass school?

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