[post 3a of 3] Dear Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X: I love you all and I am feeling PROTECTIVE. We must see ourselves as a single, self-actualizing organism, capable of deep and unerring honesty, in order to take corrective strides down a more wise and evolved path.
Generation X — Get your head out of your punk ass and stop recreating the post-war dream; that is your parents desperately healing from WWII & Vietnam! White picket fences and iceboxes, that notion is dead. You have a moral responsibility to hold your Baby Boomer parents and yourselves accountable with your spending, moreover your action-led outrage. They are now the aging lawmakers and legacy wielders and YOU are now the mid-career investment holders, house buyers, and policy makers. YOU HAVE CLOUT, USE IT FOR GOOD.
Millennials — They think we are rich, but we are a gutted boat city, drowning in debt and depression. The grime of post-globalization capitalism coats resource and human relationship so thickly that we often mistake them for Commodities. The most college educated generation that has ever lived is now realizing that there are no footholds in society sculpted by vicious calculi. These daily algorithms bleed us of any profit that can be made over our bodies, minds, and communities, further spliced by privilege in orders of great magnitude.
We must break the Techie fever — as the Millennials’ only large and highly monied sub group, we must address their buoyancy; it is achieved by standing aft-deck as they hammer consumption and dissociation to the hull. As the stern sharply rises towards the heavens and the bow plunges towards doom, they cannot deny that these figureheads nailed to the prow are some of the very reasons why we are sinking... even if the crest before the plunge proves a tempting view. Angel investors and corporate suits will not save us from the icy waters below. There is NO wishing away the squall building all around us. We must break away, seek land and ground. Wake UP.
Generation Z — Ya’ll are beautiful. Go for broke. I am SO sorry. 💔 Us Millennials and Gen Xers who haven’t completely given up or overdosed on our vices are actually with you FULL FORCE.
A few “Things to Quit” tips according to @monster: 1) using emojis in work emails 2) Oversharing on the job 3) Being a snack hoarder (“Ugh, don’t eat all the lunchroom cupcakes, Becky) 4) Tweeting [or posting] about work 🙇🏻♀️🙅🏼♂️🤦🏾♀️ #professional#tips#ycup
This #FBF is brought to you by my South Carolina pride. ✨ •
However controversial my cousin (in-my-head) @cthagod appears to be, his ability to speak truth to power inspires me to courageously push beyond my perceived limitations. Black Excellence isn’t just a state of mind, it’s a privilege. 🙅🏾♀️👩🏾🏫💁🏾♀️
The 92nd Annual Cinderella Ball recognized 17 debutants, for their combined 724 volunteer hours for this year’s beneficiary, @childrenspgh . Over 450 guests attended the ball which was held at the @omniwilliampennhotel .
The album is out, really excited about the result! VIVID by @thecoolquest . Co-production and mix by @a.r.t._fb & 🙋🏼♂️! Link in their bio. Also the releaseparty tonight at @hedonzwolle . (Written/ produced by Snoet & Smoel, Rob Peters, Dries Bijlsma and The Cool Quest) #VIVID#talpabmg#muzink#generationz
I’m beyond proud. Yesterday afternoon Liam Asayag, Daniella Ellison, Emilie Smith and Natalie Feehan courageously hand-delivered to Senator Marco Rubio 4,000+ printed petitions (that they painstakingly collected) asking for him to ban assault rifles and stop taking money from the NRA. I’m proud of them for being brave enough to have a conversation with someone across the aisle, someone with different opinions - this practice was what our country was built upon. To be fair, Senator Rubio spent an hour and 15 minutes with them, and even though they left not agreeing on the points discussed, they were able to make their point and their appeal. What will happen from here - time will tell....but what we know is that they have the power now to decide and #vote their conscious. #guncontrolnow#generationz#enoughisenough#neveragain#parklandstrong#mdsstrong#neveragain#wearethechange#activism#leadership#teensrock#marchforourlives#riseup#capitolhill Thank you @gabbygiffords @shuttlecdrkelly @giffordscourage for making this important trip possible!