Generation Whine

I’ve been in a dark place lately. Eliza’s death hit me pretty hard, even though we really hadn’t seen each other since HS. It’s just one of those things and I don’t want to write a lot about it.

Anyway, have some indignant generational ire, because it’s a good way to funnel some rage:

And this article: “Last weekend my baby had a fever, and we contemplated taking him to the ER, and my first thought was – had to be – “Oh God, that could wipe out our bank account! Maybe he can just ride it out?” Our status in this Big Financial Game had sucked my basic humanity towards my child away for a minute. If I wish for something better, is that me simply being entitled and delusional?”

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2 Responses to Generation Whine

  1. This is fantastic. I’m so, so, so sick of all of the generation on generation hate of late.

    I hope you’re feeling better :)

  2. A. B. Monk says:

    I was having a hard time with my friend’s death and feeling pretty angry at the universe. But now I am feeling a bit better.

    I’m glad you liked the video and article. They said a lot of things that I’ve been feeling lately. With the advance of technology and the demise of our economy, I don’t think there has been a wider generation divide. We have a generation of people who were caught off-guard and knocked down with the economy because all our lives we were taught “go to school, go to college, and you’ll get a good job and be fine”. The American Dream, I suppose. But that hasn’t happened for a good majority of people. And you have a generation of older people who have no idea that our lives are nothing like their lives when they were our ages. It’s a really interesting time in history and I wonder how Gen Y’s children will turn out.

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