Network (2017)

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Being a “millennial” sucks right?

You spent most of your childhood hearing: “You can be whatever you want to be!” Only to be faced with the harsh reality that, actually, no, you can’t.

Let’s face it. The world as we knew it is gone. The innocence we had growing up, has been obliterated. Our eyes have been forced wide open by this ruthless world and its ability to tear itself apart.

“But wait!” you may say, “not everything is completely hopeless!”

You’re right. No, everything is not completely hopeless, but some days it can feel pretty damn shitty.

It’s frustrating as fuck to grow up in this day and age. It’s hard and it’s abusive and even the times when you seem to take two steps forward, it can feel like you’ve taken ten steps back.

Take it from someone who dropped out of college twice, worked almost everyday for the last decade and continued her education part-time. It is shit! I have a diploma in journalism, countless certificates in media and without any experience, I have no options. Even entry-level positions are unavailable because I don’t have a degree.

“But that’s your fault!” you may say.

Is it though?

Take Geordie Shore for example? Cotton candy television, I’m a fan myself. Or at least I was. Two people from that show are both paid to write columns by genuine media outlets. Have you read them? Really read them? Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t believe for one second that either of these people have any qualifications in Journalism.

We cannot pick up a newspaper, magazine, turn on the television without countless images or stories of celebrities and their lives that are so much more interesting than ours. The sad fact is, these celebrities make more and more money and receive more and more free shit and free opportunities, simply because they are well-known. How is that fair?

When did we become so connected to the internet and yet so disconnected from life?

The bottom line is, it’s 2017 and the rich still stay rich and the poor still stay poor. Progression feels like a pipe dream that we hope materializes, yet we do nothing. We have become complacent with our lack of action. Satisfied in the knowledge that someone else will deal with it.

There is a movie called Network with a very famous quote. A quote that has just as much meaning now as it did in 1976:

“I’m mad as Hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!”

That dear reader is the point of this bitter, jealous rant. It does suck right now and life is unfair. But we as a generation are at fault. Technology has done so much for us, that we no longer do enough for ourselves. So take a chance! Push the boundaries! Stand up for the little guy! Stand up for yourself and believe you deserve more, because you do.

Open your window and scream it for all to hear, you are mad as Hell and you are not going to take it anymore!

Because your world can only change, if you change it for yourself.

 

 

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