Why you shouldn’t learn them either and why it is time we started playing this game called life by a new set of rules. A message to the establishment.
Skip to the 2:00 mark to bypass the intro. But beware, a baby panda will fall out of a tree every time someone does this.
Life is always trying to teach us lessons. Some worth learning, others, not-so-much.
My generation definitely has it’s flaws. We are not perfect but we are humans. That means that more likely than not, we are simply symptoms of our own environments. Environments that you built for us.
I wonder, if you have even once, considered blaming yourself for the mess we’re all in?
I wonder if these lessons you keep trying to teach us are not specifically intended to hold us back; I wonder if you knew what you were doing all along?
“You really should learn to keep your mouth shut!”
Oh really, how has that worked for us in the past? It seems to me that keeping your mouths shut is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place. You must have seen what they were trying to do. You must have wanted to scream out yourself. Why would you tell me to shut up? Why would you think that just because you were willing to be silent we should do the same?
I say scream louder! I say that when a stranger comes around you and tries to bend you over backwards and have their way with you, you should scream as loud as you can. I say you should do whatever it takes to get away from that attacker. Why wouldn’t we teach that lesson to the perverted factions of our existing political and corporate structures? Should we sit here and let you have your way with us just because you sat their and let them have their way with you?
“You need to eat some humble pie!”
Humble pie? Really? This coming from the monster who can’t quit telling me how great their product is? Pardon me if I ignore a message on humility from the same people that put professional athletes on pedestals while paying our educators a pittance? Excuse me while I ignore your “Do as I say, not as I do philosophy.”
You wouldn’t know humble if it smacked you in the face so why would you expect us to (1) know any different and (2) care, even if we did?
The system you designed is built around breaking out of our humility. You have taught us to love the taste of our own egos and we feast on them regularly.
We enjoy giving up our privacy and selling ourselves short. We enjoy our addiction to technology and we accept your propaganda as our reality. Just as long as the illusion of independence remains. But, I see your hypocrisy and I reject it.
“What do you even know? What have you really done in your life?”
What do I know? I know that we have sat by for far too long and watched you destroy this once great nation.
I know that you have perverted the free market and sold us all into the slavery of debt.
I know that your thirst for wealth, and gluttony for greed has lead to the most unstable economy in human history.
I know that you have made it impossible for us to find employment and infinitely more difficult for us to try and make it on our own.
I know that we may be young, but we have seen enough. We have watched you bastardize everything, with complete disregard for that moment when someone has to pay the piper.
We might not be good at a lot of things, but we are good at watching, and we have watched a lot.
We have watched an entire generation rot its brain on television and pervert itself on the internet. We have been complicit in burying ourselves in mindless entertainment and massive sporting spectacles. All in an attempt to distract ourselves from facing the harsh truth.
We fear that to be wrong means that we have failed, but it really just means that we are getting better at being people. It means that we have learned from our mistakes and are ready to turn from them. We are ready because we can no longer just sit and watch.
We can no longer watch you gorge on the earth and devour the resources that are supposed to sustain us all.
We can no longer watch you spend money as if somehow, we were never going to have to repay this debt.
We can no longer sit and watch you take us into wars, under the pretense of profit, or pride. We will no longer watch as you meddle with the middle class as if we were yours to play with.
We will no longer watch as you corrupt and infect the entire system of governance. We will no longer elect leaders that are purely puppets at the end of strings. Strings on which the large corporations can pull, any which way they want.
We will no longer sit as a society, stupid, and blissful in our ignorance.
We have sat silent for far too long.
“Wait your turn, you just need to pay your dues!”
Wait our turn? If we wait any longer there’s not going to be anything left to have waited for.
You don’t want me to pay my dues, you want me to pay your dues.
You want me to pay the same price you paid to get to where you are. The problem with that strategy, well one of them, is that you falsely assume that I want to be where you are. You think that we all need to do it like you did it.
You want us to play by the rules you played by because after-all, that is what you did and that is how the system is supposed to work.
You remember when you were my age and you were forced to eat your pride. You hated every second of it, but now it is your turn to pass on this despicable trait. It is your turn to have your finger on the trigger. You worked hard and waited a long time for this so who the hell are we to get in your way? Who are we to try and stop you?
Like the alcoholic father who beats his son, and the son who swears to never become that man. But the pawns have been played and the son soon finds himself as a drunken dad, with his own son bent over his knee and a belt gripped tightly in his hand.
It is the only thing you know.
It is what you have taught us and is the example you that have set.
You do not consider how the world has changed. You have not changed with it and you have not allowed us to change. You have stolen from us. In resources and in principle.
You refuse to admit that the way we did things has no relevance on how we can do them now. Very few things that were, still are, and even less of what is left will survive the next shift.
Do you not see what is happening? The system in which you are so desperate to have us play, is falling down all around you.
We have let you lead us down the wrong road for too long. I will not shut-up. I will not “do things your way,” and I will not stand by as you continue to abuse and enslave me, my generation and the ones to follow.
It is time you learned a few lessons. It is time that you learned something new.
Fuck your game!
“This is not how the game is supposed to be played!”
Your game is rigged. I am not sucking your corporate cock just so you can tell me how much money I don’t get to make. I will not let you dictate how I live my life, when I wake up, what I do every moment of my life and how I do it. I’m not going to let you sit there and watch, while I do all the work and you take home all the money. This is not the game I signed up to play.
I say we throw them all out. I say we show government and corporations alike that we are still the American people and that they should still fear us. We are here to hold them accountable now.
Instead of sitting here and blaming us for being lazy, stupid and ideological, I’ll tell you to look in a mirror and blame yourself.
You were the one who thought you could control us. You were the one who allowed the government to treat us like dogs. To pit us against ourselves and distract society from the perils of a populist agenda.
You are not allowed to get mad when the dog chews on the furniture, destroys your belongings, and digs up all the dirt in your backyard. You may not be angered when we tear the fence down and desire to run free.
But us? We get to be plenty pissed off!
You had the excuse of ignorance. But that is no longer acceptable and we now require results!
We will not learn your lessons. We will not play your games. We will not shut up, and we most certainly will not compare our accomplishments to yours.
Success should be measured on how solid a foundation one generation can lay down for the next. And by those standards, you have royally failed.