Millennial Flaws

Millennials

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are a generation disillusioned by the illusion of real vs fake, of need vs want, of passion vs purpose, of confidence vs arrogance. Not every critique stems from a hater, and not everyone who is unlike you and those you esteem to be “real” is invariably “not real” as a result, and therefore “fake”.

Ours is a society where we are at once obsessed with appearing to hold authentic identities and yet we are impeccable connoisseurs of trendy conformity. We all have big dreams but mostly remain in a perpetual dream state, with our biggest accomplishment being having said big dream. We are all politically aware but are mostly part-time activists, and special occasion civil rights advocates. We are all self-conscious and yet are mostly God-unconscious. We all want significant others even while we have nothing significant to offer. We all want true love even as we willingly lay in bed with lies. We all seek Mr./Miss Right even as we frequent all the wrong places. We are willing to grow our natural hair but keep our artificial hearts. We insist that we forget the past and yet we are adept at repeating our past.

We say things like, “no new friends” and yet we want new gifts. We have so many “friends” and yet we are mostly lonely, we have so many “followers” and still we mostly walk alone, and so many people “like” us and yet we mostly acknowledge our “haters”. We are “linked in” but disconnected, instantly gratified and yet never satisfied.

Collectively, we are a living oxymoron, the walking dead, aimlessly navigating the paradox that is our time, depending on unreliable global positioning systems to help us find ourselves.”

P.S. Everyday I pray for my generation, that we may find ourselves and restore class and nobility among our ranks. We’ve advanced in information and technology and yet regressed in wisdom and intelligence. The exceptions have become the rule and the rule the exceptions. By God, may some of us spark the much needed change we millennials desperately need today! Godspeed.

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Lost & Found

Lost & Insecure

Spare Change

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“There is nothing permanent except change.” -Heraclitus

People often change, sometimes swiftly and without forewarning…and you’ve got to allow room for that. Understand that you’re never really entitled to the company of another. As people evolve they naturally figure out and decide who they wish to continue to involve in their evolution. Whatever their reasons may be is their prerogative, so difficult as it might be don’t make it your grudge.

Whatever role you may have played, if that role has come to a premature end, then do respect that. Instead of trying to hold on to that which would rather move on, seek to understand the reason for the role you played in the season during which it lasted. And respond accordingly. Be sure to learn from it, and in turn carry on with the necessary changes you too must make in your own life.

Be the change you wish to see, that’s responsible. Spark the change in others they wish to see, that’s noble. But never be another’s spare change, that’s just foolish.

Godspeed my friends.

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Young and Unsettled

Young & Unsettled

Conflicted

Conflicted

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Stay You

Stay You

Perception Is Reality

Reality

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Already Ready

Reveal

In Another’s Shoes

In Another's Shoes

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Correction

Correction

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