I’ve debated this post for a while, but I am going to say whatever I want today. I’m part of what seems to be the most self centered, egotistical, prideful generation to ever walk this earth. We are more caught up in followers on social media than the men and women we encounter every day. We are more concerned with our own opinions and being right than truly educating ourselves. We disguise our hate in subtweets and comments rather than hearing another person’s point of views and learning something about them, and us. We are more enthralled with saying which presidential candidates are horrible and whose followers are stupid than figuring out and explaining why we believe the candidate we support should be president. I mean, there was a time when people didn’t say who they voted for out of respect for others beliefs. My own grandparents still won’t tell me who they voted for. Now, we gloat about who we voted for. We attack others who voted for someone else. We think our own comfortability is more important than the future of the country we live in. We think every issue we have opinions on is more important than starving kids in our own back yard. I don’t know political discussion so I keep my mouth shut. If you want to talk, talk but don’t be an overly defensive prick when someone doesn’t share those same opinions. Stop begging for handouts and acceptance. Stop parading your opinions as truth. Stop shoving your religions down people’s throats. Yes there’s a time and place for sharing your beliefs but airing your laundry on social media is not the platform. Social media has become the new age soapbox for ignorant, under educated, and uppity people to feel like they matter. You’re one of billions of people on earth, you. don’t. matter. Not that much. Can you use it as a chance to help educate? Yes, but you aren’t doing that. And maybe that’s your purpose but you fall embarrassingly short in your inadequate attempt at educating people. We follow a generation of selfless people who would have done anything for each other and rather live as a group too afraid to pullover and ask if someone needs help changing a tire. We think “pay it forward” is a fantastic thing like paying for someone’s meal needs a title and a pat on the back. How about letting the fact that you can be a decent person be all that you need. Our parents babied us into believing we were special. Our sports gave us trophies just for trying like giving effort in anything deserves praise. It doesn’t. I want to be known as a generation worth more than the Kardashians or the Bachelor(ette). Those who came before us innovated and invented. They built their minds before their ego. They pushed the walls of thinking and knowledge to pave a path to greatness. A path we are too proud to walk down like blazing our own trail is how it has to be done. Sure when we reach the limits of where they left us we will need to begin “blazing our trail” but why move back in intelligence to do that? I want to be a part of something bigger than myself but my generation is so self absorbed they’d rather mock a cause then join one they believe in. Tweeting and posting about how “my thoughts and prayers go out to…” does not make you a good person because any jackwad with a phone can do that. Give of yourself and really make a difference. We always hear people say “it feels so good doing something for someone else” like its a new thing. Maybe it’s the way I was raised or my Christian belief but doing something for someone should seem natural, not a task. I realize posting this isn’t solving the issue and you know what, I’m not arrogant enough to say I have a solution but they say admitting you have a problem is the first step in solving it. So, I’m a millennial, and we have a problem.