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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