Our generation can be called the the generation that breaks the rules, the rebels of traditional young adulthood. It is safe to say we have not followed the path of any previous generation and have not really taken much from them as far as life lessons and how we should go about finding success and happiness.
We came here to break the rules and reinvent the game. We currently live in the biggest generational gap in history and that is because the world is moving faster than it ever has before. What it means to be young is not what it meant to be young before. Now more than ever are we becoming more and more independent at such a young age as well as advantageous of the endless opportunities for adventure and personal growth come our way.
When we look back at what our generation is really standing for, it is one of the greatest double entendres in recent memory. We seem knowledgeable on paper and we stand behind social causes such as KONY and the presidential election. Too bad we forget about these social causes 3 days after they blow up on social media. We have the attention span of a fish and the alcohol tolerance of a bear.
What we will be remembered for is not the way we all decided to vote for Obama or the way we all decided to pile all this college debt on top of our heads. We will be remembered for knowing how to have a good time and not caring what our elders thought of how we interpreted leisure and recklessness thrills.
The love for drugs
Sure we may break the rules but we love having the ability to do what we want, to have control over our future. We strive for independence, so we can know that we were responsible for all the fun we’re having and the success we bring ourselves later in life.
What we will be remembered for is the fact that we saw life as something you should not take so seriously and that what’s really important is having a great story about the coed you banged the night before.
We’re just looking for the next best high we can get, and since it’s impossible to find one that lasts forever, we will keep doing our thing until our body physically cannot continue the adventure any longer.
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The Voice of Generation-Y
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