“Old at heart, but I’m only twenty-eighty” – Guns n’ Roses “Estranged”
I was only seven years old, when the Use Your Illusion I & II albums were released in 1991. And I was thirteen when I purchased the “blue” CD (which at that time completed my G’n'R collection) and noticed the phrase quoted above on the eleventh track of the record. I couldn’t help but wonder how would I feel when I reach the age of twenty-eight; well, a few months away from my 29th birthday, I can only say that I”M ANNOYED by the increasingly decreasing smarts of the world’s population. Seriously, the world has become STUPIDER. Yes, the same world that is inhabited by the brilliant individuals who brought Google, YouTube and Facebook among other series of advances that I now ignore intentionally and unintentionally. And it pains my to say that I believe it will only get dumber as time progresses.
This world is lead in all of its industries by people born (like myself) during the 1980′s and the early 1990′s. A generation that has been identified as the Millennial Generation (because some smartass thought Generation Y wasn’t dumb enough). I can picture some media jack hoff going to his boss: “I have a bright idea let’s call the generation after generation X the Millennials!. Because they witness the millennium change!” (well, I got news for you dumbass. Anyone who was alive between December 31st 1999 and January 1st 2000 LIVED through the millennium change). Anyway, back to the Millennials. There is something that Millennials like more than determining which of Taylor Swift’s ex boyfriends is her new song about, or what’s the ethnicity of Kim Kardashian’s booty. And that is being part of something bigger than themselves. And, how can they be a part of something bigger than themselves? You guessed it. Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg’s creation, originally a way to connect with long-lost friends has evolved(?) into a platform in which Millennials have expressed their ideas of a better world through a series of ridiculously cliché quotes, such as: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”, “a wrong relationship will make you feel more alone than when you’re single”, or “Your life is your message to the world, make sure it’s inspiring”; as well as some yellow press pictures of deformities, accidents and disabilities followed by silly messages like: “Like if you support”, “comment to get your voice heard” and last but definitely the most powerful one, “Share”. Once these methods have been completed the Millennial has a feeling of self-satisfaction based on his/her “contribution”to the society (via a Facebook status)
Seeing how many people have added this “trends” to their daily routine of life makes me wonder. Am I that uncool?, Is my disgust towards hackneyed quotes an escape to the fact that I get less than 3 likes per status update?, Or is it that my rage is geared towards my lousy number of Twitter followers? (yes I have a Twitter account with 70 followers to date, I also have Instagram, Pinterest and you’re reading my blog in WordPress) or am I just too old to tweet?
The answer is a big: WHO CARES???!!!!
Just like who cares if someone posts an overused quote by Gandhi or the Dalai Lama. Or who cares about the idiocy behind Bad Luck Brian, those stupid LOLCats and the rest of MEME driven pictures. Who cares?, it won’t stop people from posting them, and it sure won’t stop people like me of getting annoyed by it and ranting about it. ‘Cause after all: I’m “Old at heart (even though) I’m only twenty-eight”.
Remember, I only critique what I don’t like. And as I don’t like anything YOU could be next. But as I truly want you to like me here’s a funny cat