Monday, November 25, 2013

On Millennials

"I am a millennial. Generation Y, born between the birth of aids and 9/11 give or take. They call us the Global Generation. We are known for our entitlement and narcissism. Some say it’s because we’re the first generation where every kid gets a trophy just for showing up. Others think it’s because social media allows us to post whenever we fart or have a sandwich for all the world to see. But it seems that our one defining trait is a numbness to the world, an indifference to suffering. I know that I did anything I could to not feel — sex, drugs, booze. Just take away the pain. Take away my mother and my asshole father and the press. Take away the boys I loved who wouldn’t love me back. Hell, I was gang-raped, two days later I was back in class like nothing happened. I mean that must have hurt like hell, right? Most people never get over stuff like that, and I was like, ‘Let’s go for Jamba Juice.’ I would give everything I have or have ever had just to feel pain again. To feel hurt." - AHS

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
- The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.

Honestly, as long as all of the relief goods and donations reach the victims of Yolanda/ Haiyan, who cares if politicians are using it as a campaign tool? We should all donate to help the cause, and not for applause. I, for one, do not need to be recognized as a hero. Someone else can take credit. My only concern right now is that help is coming for those in need, in whatever form.

Shaming those who are posting selfies (of which I am not a fan) is counterproductive. Who are you to say that this person is self-centered? How do you know he or she isn't just posting a photo of his or her self post volunteering for 12 hours?

Silence does not equate to apathy. Just because some people are not as vocal about their volunteer work does not mean that they do not care.