Pete and I were just talking yesterday about who is Occupying Wall Street. I said it was Gen-X. The generation who had time to really get their lives in motion, and then have all the rules changed, mid-game. The ones who started their small businesses, bought their houses, began their families and then watched dumb-founded as everything they had known as truth melted away like a mirage. He says it's the Millenials who took out their student loans, only to have the interest double, got their degree just in time to not be able to find a job, were raised in one world, only to step out into their own in a completely alien place. I know that, in reality, both of these generations, and perhaps even a few boomers who feel guilty that their lives of affluence has left their children and grandchildren to foot the bill, are all out there lending their voice, their presence, and their indignation.
Either way, I'm glad they haven't left. I'm glad they are still trying to get their message out. I'm glad they are still outraged, and that they're still holding their signs. I only wish that more people would listen, instead of mock. I wish more people felt like brothers-in-arms with the Occupiers, rather than smug superiors. I wish the media would stop trying to assign a political lean to the Occupiers, and start calling the government out for their poor handling of life in these United States.
I have so much to say on this subject... but my son wants to play Mario Sunshine, and I promised him some of my time during this month while his brother is still in school, but he is on summer break.
Have a good weekend!
I am one of those Gen-Xers. We make more money now than we ever have, but financially we are not in a better place. Perhaps about the same? Except we have a kid now...
This is wonderful!!!
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