We are millennials. A millennial is loosely a generation which is a group of people who were born approximately in and after 1984.
The problem is that millennials are brought up in a way where you are told that you are special (you are not), you will be a film star and a rockstar (no, you won’t), clothes and cars and shit is what really matters (no, it doesn’t) you can get whatever you want & wherever you want (no, you can’t) and so many other things marked and termed important, but they actually are not!
You are brought up in an environment of instant gratification, consolation prizes and devalued rewards.
What the fuck am I talking about?
The basic science – you get a medal for participation, a medal for coming in last! It devalues the medal who actually worked hard, won the 1st prize. Basically, that medal will make you feel less embarrassed after coming in last because you know you didn’t deserve it and that makes you feel even worse.
You are a slave to your phone!
You are using loo, you check your phone.
You are waiting for a meeting to start, you check your phone.
You are travelling, you check your phone.
You can’t sleep, you check your phone.
If you wake up first thing in the morning and check your phone. That means you are addicted!
According to a study from Harvard University, social media offers a sex like brain reward.
Check out what comes up when you image Google millennials –
Check out what majority of pictures are all about?
Glued on your cellphone for every single moment you have nothing to do? No, that’s not how a relationship is formed. These are the little things like passing a smile, a casual hi, asking about his/her family’s well being, etc. These little things form a relationship. You are not best friends with your best friend by meeting and chatting with them online, definitely you could’ve met them online but a person-to-person connect, hanging around together, deep talks about topics you both find similar pulled you closer together.
Don’t check your phone is an easy thing to do. Leave your phones at home for starters. If you are going out with your closed ones because if you carry your phone there’s a hope, if you remove this hope then there’s nothing like it.
When you don’t have your phone, you take interest in the world around you. From the self disclosure mode you enter into a world-explorer mode. You look at things around you, you look at people around you. You see someone doing something and you go like “Hey, I can try it out!”
Now, that’s exploration. That’s a start of something new. That’s where ideas happen! The constant circle of self disclosure evades you from the real process of creating ideas and exploring world and mind wandering and lots of other processes.
If you are reading this, then this warning is for you: Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life.
Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think everything you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want?
Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Do something that you have always wanted to do. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity, you will become a statistic. You have been warned.
This is your life ending one minute at a time!
I am to here to talk to you, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org