I’m reminding you that this exists.
Way to go, Tom!
Yes, yes, yes.
Love it. My dad’s been talking about this for ages and ages; he’s from the earliest segment of the Boomers (born in ‘47), and because of his work (which involved, among other things, dealing with the issue of the tenure system) has consistently talked about his generation as completely fucking up the world vis a vis their own kids. He once told a roomful of people about the time he mentioned social security as something that might be a part of my life many decades in the future and I just laughed at him, because no WAY Social Security will outlive either the Boomers or their refusal to pay fully into it.
And it’s striking to me—someone at the tail end of Gen X—how incredibly *encompassing* the whole thing is. I don’t know many people younger than me who left college hoping for more than a job (as opposed to a career) at best. No one seems to expect shit from our society; there’s an assumption that it will fail them. There’s *not*, however, the assumption that their parents will fail them, which is interesting. It speaks to the whole materialistic/helicopter parent/spoiling/whatever ideas that Stein writes about; it’s a sheltering thing, very ‘I take care of my own (and ONLY my own)’, and then people are surprised when there are no jobs and their kid has to live off their retirement funds? I mean, come on…
And of course, that only reinforces how incredibly segregated both this ‘trend’ and the economy of this society are as a whole. There’s a really good reason the cover pic was of a White girl…(via aka14kgold)
If you don’t love Naya Rivera, you totally should. Here’s why:
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Just ran 3 miles at about a 12:15…three months ago I could run 5 miles at an 8:00 pace. Fuuuuuuuck.