I’m mad as hell at the younger generations. If you’re part of this group, I want to tell you why you’ve screwed up a perfectly great world, and just what you need to do next.
You spend your days staring into screens. By contrast, we make eye contact and therefore have empathy and real connection with other human beings.
You have hooking up. We have relationships.
You swipe right. We live right.
You have Apple watches, where all you do is look at your timelines. We have neighborhood watches, where we look out for each other.
You live to get likes. We live for love.
You have influencers. We have thinkers.
You have politicians. We had statesmen.
We make commitments. You rent your furniture.
We win awards for accomplishments. You expect participation ribbons just for showing up.
You have Facebook friends. We have real friends.
We have tolerance. You have cancel culture.
On college campuses, we had open discourse and free speech. Today, you have a McCarthyism of the left and “trigger words,” because any idea you don’t agree with sends you screaming for crayons and teddy bears.
We won the Cold War. You guys have never met a left-wing totalitarian dictator from Castro to Maduro who you didn’t like.
When it comes to personal finance, we balance our checkbooks. You don’t even know how much you spend at Starbucks. (Hint: a lot).
You have McJobs. We have careers.
Culture? Same thing. We have classic music from the 1960s and 1970s – the Beach Boys, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Motown legends, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, ZZ Top and many more. You have Billie Eilish and other whiny balladeers who can only write songs about how some dope you met in the club won’t return your texts.