I’m A Millennial And I’m Sorry

Well… not really. I’ve been saying it for years, but this video, which itself is a few years old, sums up my every thought on the way my generation is perceived and treated by older generations.

It’s funny, actually. I got into a textual shouting match with my Freshman roommate’s father on Facebook. And yes, this went about as well as you imagine.

Basically, he was (and likely still is) on the side of those weird, hateful vagabonds “boycotting” Target over their inclusive bathroom policy. My argument was fairly simple (and one I wish I had screencapped before he deleted the post): let people be. It’s not like anyone is so creepy as to take advantage of kids or whatever in public bathrooms. No. That’s more likely to happen in private homes and with people you know than with strangers in public. 

Oh, but he just wasn’t having it. I’m a “stupid kid” who doesn’t know anything about the world while he had a house, a lifelong job and a family by age 20 in 1976.

I won’t reiterate the argument put forth in this great video. It’s all there. We got the short end of the stick, but you know what? We’re still doing better than the aging, dying, thankless folks that came before us.

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Much love,

-M

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I’m A Millennial And I’m Sorry

Have You Spoken With Your Children…

About the harmful effects and potential terror that can be wrought by organized religion?

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In all seriousness, I pick on religion a fair bit. But pay mind, I don’t call out people who are religious; but rather institutions that seek to maintain the status quo using their god or gods as a reason.

Remember: for more than a thousand years, people simply could not question the church. They were a social, political and military power in dozens of nations. Now, I can question that terrible things various churches do from the privacy of my own room.

Until next time,

-M

Have You Spoken With Your Children…

Video Game Lessons

If video games taught American anything…

Well, there are a few that have better lessons, but I think “diamond in the rough” is the phrase I’m looking for.

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But why? One has a jamming problem and the other will fire after being buried in the sand for ten years. Is this why they say “good guys finish last?”

Until next time,

-M

Video Game Lessons

Try atheism

When God shows up promoting a little friendly atheism, I’m reminded of something one of my favorite musicians said:

“Being an atheist means you have to realize that when you die, that really is it. You’ve got to make the most of what you’ve got here and spread as much influence as you can. I believe that you only live through the influence that you spread, whether that means having a kid or making music.”

I think what Matt Bellamy was saying here is that we can’t waste a bunch of time acting like we have all the answers for any reason (let alone “because God said so.”) So make the best of now and live on through the things you leave behind.

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Until next time,

-M

Try atheism