I feel like people find me quite boring because I am quiet. But it’s not that I have little to say; quite the opposite: it’s that I have so much to say, that I fear coming off as unintelligent because my thoughts are jumbled. Or because I fear that what I want to say will bore others. So instead of speaking, I say nothing.
Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “Holy jesus, I really love you?” They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment—their body is alive, there’s a light in their eyes, something—that makes you think, “I just really love you.” It’s a weird sensation to think this, but it’s pretty awesome that we can feel this way about another being.
It’s funny how those who often give great advice are the ones who haven’t found the answers for themselves yet. They struggle with finding someone special in their life, or in figuring out who they are, but they are the ones that tell others to keep holding on; They tell us that things will get better and it’s going to be okay.
Often I think it is those very people, who have given the most support, who are the ones that need support the most. To all my lovely friends whom I have seen struggling with their own battles and to all of the people whom I have never met, but continue to fight on for others, I love you dearly, and I promise you it is going to be okay.
- Receptionist: Don't you feel like your generation is just lazy?
- Me: Lazy? I'd say apathetic.
- Receptionist: Isn't it the same?
- Me: No. My generation is criticized and toiled with, and I don't see why not - just turn on the TV and watch what they're feeding us. But my generation is not lazy. My generation fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. My generation fought for womens rights in a fury that hadn't been seen since the 19th Amendment. My generation got our first black President elected. My generation fought for Gay rights for the first time in American history. And with all that, we are apathetic, and that's because things aren't going to be better for us down the road. We are the first generation expected to make less than our parents. We are the first generation to see America lose its status as a super power. We've lived through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and are forced to take out thousands of dollars in student loans at the same time, all while our college degrees slowly turn into a highschool diploma. We've done plenty, and expect nothing. So no, I wouldn't say we're lazy, just apathetic.
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