I was scrolling through Facebook catching up on happenings, and while I usually don't pay attention to the majority of irrelevant articles I see on my timeline, I came across an ignorant article that made my blood BOIL and now I'm pissed and writing this
The article, which turns out, is merely a viral blog post called, "Generation Cry Baby: Why Millennials Are a F**king Joke." I was absolutely dumbfounded while reading this post because of the writer's generalizations, intolerable tone, and overall hatred of my generation.
In one paragraph, she says, "Newsflash: Not every single criticism is an attack on your character. Sometimes, you just suck. And people tell you SO THAT YOU CAN IMPROVE. NOT SO YOU CAN GO HOME SOBBING ABOUT HOW THE WORLD IS UNFAIR AND YOU'RE SUCH A VICTIM AND YOU'RE SO DEPRESSED NOW." She continues to rant about how sensitive we all are, how we can't take a joke, how we all claim to need therapy.
The reason we act the way we do is because of how we are raised, which is by idiots like YOU who don't know how to teach a child right from wrong.
Children aren't being disciplined the way they used to be. Instead, they're thrown technology and expected to automatically know how to use and control it. I speak on behalf of my generation when I say that we're the guinea pigs of the world. We have to learn how to use this shit every single day. We're fucking inventing it.
As far as needing therapy and how much we cry, do you know what it's like to grow up with social media being a massive part of your childhood? How it is for a 7th grader to be bullied online? We're not talking being pushed around at school here, we're talking death threats and constant inescapable attacks. Do you know what that is like? No, you don't.
We have to deal with shit that didn't exist 20 years ago, so I'm sorry if we're all too fucking "sensitive" for you. I'd like to see you deal with the pressures of being perfect, which have been created by social media outlets. Pressure to have an impeccable body image is greater, as well as the pressure to go to college and succeed, or have the "goals-worthy" relationships we see everywhere.
As far as insinuating that we all claim to be the "victim," well, you're just dead wrong. Some of us actually have genuine issues. My dad's a dick; and my mother passed away when I was just a junior in high school; and my family struggles to help give me the college education I desperately crave--and I still consider myself fortunate compared to a lot of other kids I know. So, before you go making judgments and generalizations about people you don't know, I suggest you do some more research.
Yeah, my generation is a little fucked up--but we're trying our best to adapt to this brand new culture that's unfamiliar to everyone.
Aren't you, even as an adult, equally as fucked up for writing about us and caring so much about what we do?
Every single generation hates on the next.
I'll leave you with this thought from writer, Monica Weymouth:
"No, we haven't had to fight off Hitler with our bayonets or walk 10 miles to school in the snow. But regardless, most of us are perfectly capable of taking care of ourselves, our families and our communities in the world we were handed. As scary as it can be to read the headlines, at the end of the day, I'm pretty confident that our country is still in good, brave hands if shit goes down."
Editor's Note: This article was previously published on Jan. 21, 2016 and has since been updated.