NoraReed: I'm really sick of the "these kids and their inane tweeting and social networking" narrative. Everyone is sort of inane and gossipy and boring to outsiders when they're talking to their friends; the fact that this generation does that online doesn't mean we're wasting time, it means we're socializing differently. If we stopped using social networking platforms to watch cat videos and remixes of Gangnam and used them for petitions, everyone would leave them, because for the most part, we don't give a shit about petitions.
Perhaps if Senators would stop attempting to push responsibility about the debt onto the shoulders of the young people who didn't get a say in creating it and would, I don't know, do their fucking jobs instead of making YouTube videos, taking gigantic piles of money for speaking fees, etc, we'd be in a better position. But every patronizing piece of bullshit about Millennials and text messaging/Instagram/Tumblr/Twitter/Pintrest/etc and how inane and self-absorbed we are fills me with rage, because we're the ones graduating to a fucked economy, a corrupt political system and an increasingly clusterfucked climate. Maybe the collected amount of joy that we got out of being able to watch a lot of cat videos and share photos of our breakfast will make up for a tiny amount of what we'll lose from never being able to retire.
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