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The Kids Are Actually Sort of Alright

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Every generation finds, eventually, a mode of expression that suits it. Cavemen drew lines on their cave walls. Sixties kids marched. My generation, we Gchat, a million tiny windows blinking orange with hopes and dreams and YouTube links, with five-year plans and lunch plans. So as I began to search for a single phrase that could, preposterously, describe our entire cohort, post-crash, I did what I always do in moments of crisis. I Gchatted my 24-year-old sister Clare, who happens to be living back at home with our parents while she looks for a job:

(10:24 p.m.) CLARE: how about they just call us SAA

self-absorbed assholes

ME: booo

CLARE: we need a D

to make it really good

SAD—self-absorbed delusionals


(10:26) can i send you a cover letter right quick?

via The Kids Are Actually Sort of Alright.


Written by edparnell

November 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Posted in Articles, Cool

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