It’s just Us against the World

As Generation Y quickly finds themselves integrating into adulthood, entering higher education or becoming young professionals, it’s becoming glaringly obvious how much the world seems to not want to give them the chance to succeed. There is constant criticism and stereotypes placed upon them by their parent generation that seems biased, unfounded, and almost entirely unfair.

It isn’t just our writers that have noticed this. There have been articles addressing the exact same issue published on many platforms such as The Huffington Post, New Republic, and the Guardian.

Although there has already been so much talk about the issue, we wanted to have our own crack at it.

Generational criticism and friction is nothing new, but why does this feel so much harsher?

We’re calling this project “Us Against the World.”

If you’re interested in reading the other articles mentioned above:

  1. “Tell Me More About How Much You Hate Millennials, You Old Fart” —The Huffington Post 
  2. “Millennial Voters Ask: Why So Much Hate?” —New Republic
  3. “Why are the baby boomers desperate to make millennials hate ourselves?” — The Guardian
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Fun Thoughts Articles

Just fun thoughts where we notice connections and just wanted to throw it out there. It’s like when you have those philosophical conversations with your friends at 3 AM (either sober or under the influence, we don’t just here) which results into epiphanies. Those thoughts are Fun Thoughts and will fall in this category. Only when they become serious thoughts will we move it to the Still Thinking, and investigate. But until them, FUN THOUGHTS!!

Ghosting (verb)

Based on the word GHOST*.

In reference to today’s dating culture, which is heavily based on virtual communication such as online dating sites or apps, texting, all other social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter etc., GHOSTING is the action when someone disappears from all form of communication.

For example, Harry and Sally meet on Tinder and go out on a first date. Harry thought the date went well and is interested in seeing Sally again. Sally, on the other hand, isn’t interested in seeing Harry again. Harry texts Sally, asking her on a second date, but she doesn’t respond. After many attempts, Harry still doesn’t get a response from Sally. It’s like Sally disappeared. She has probably already blocked his number and deleted it. Sally has ghosted on Harry.

According to Urban Dictionary**, the term GHOSTING has been around since 2006.

 

*According to Merriam-Webster:

  1. Ghost (noun)
    • spirit, disembodied soul, demon
    • source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghost

**Urban Dictionary:  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghosting