My Generation

I have said it before and I will say it again: there will be a revolution of sorts among the young people of America. Youth around the world have been erupting with discontentment for the status quo and it will happen here one way or another.

Growing up, we were taught to go to college to get a good job. Well what happened? The economy collapsed and what we were told to be true no longer is. Countless grads are unemployed and saddled with debt. We are repeatedly told that we aren’t good enough, that we need more experience to even be considered for a job. Tell me how we are supposed to get experience if we are not given the chance to prove ourselves?

I know countless peers in this same position. We are in a state of limbo because we refuse to go backward, but older generations aren’t letting us move forward. All we want is a chance to prove ourselves, and most of us will work our butts off just to get that opportunity.

It aggravates me greatly when people criticize our generation. Some say we are lazy. Some say we don’t want to work for our success. Some say we want to live off the system. They are wrong.

Every generation has it’s share of sloths. Every generation has it’s struggles and it’s problems to overcome. In many ways we are no different than those that have come before us.

The people who think those things of our generation forget that they created us and the world we live in. They are the ones that raised us. They created the technology we interact with and the media we consume. They dug the pit that our country is in. They argue amongst themselves and play games when they should be solving the problems they created.

We want more than the wars of our fathers. We were born to do something greater than blame each other for our problems. While our parents and grandparents try to fix the nation’s problems using the same methods that created the problems, we are quietly building a new economy. We will not rest on the laurels of the past. We will not be complacent.

I believe in this generation. I believe that we will do things that have never been done before. It isn’t going to be easy, but we will prove the naysayers wrong, one way or another.