Over the last four or so days I:
- Planned the next short story in the horror fiction podcast I’m a part of
- Applied to at least six different jobs
- Spent hours over the weekend planning for my current job in the week ahead
- On Monday, worked that job all day
- Began serious discernment at a third order religious group
- Spend every night making sure I am properly prepared for my job the rest of the week
And yes, in between all of that I even made time to comment in a thread where I called someone out for saying my generation was made up of lazy whiners who don’t want to do work and whose problems are imaginary, and whose only real beef with the prior generations is that they were raised to be weak. I called this out as contemptuous, insulting, lacking in compassion and un-Christian punching down at a generation. Because it absolutely is.
Today, I was finally told that I “spen[t] countless hours the last three or four (three?) days doing exactly what I accused your generation doing. You could have spent that time constructively – but you whined and complained how hateful [I] thought others were being.”
This is such a perfect response, if it wasn’t made to me I’d have to make it up. This is a person who had *no clue* what I did during the day. I carry a phone with me, responding is something that really takes me seconds in between the tons of other things I do. Heck, it’s why I made so many typos. But because I wouldn’t let the issue drop, in between the *many other things I did*, it meant I was just another typical whiny millennial. I didn’t use my time constructively, even if I could have! I just “whined and complained” the whole time!
But you know. I’m a millennial. And people don’t really see millennials. They see their assumptions with millennials.
Read the thread if you like. RJ – if you are reading this – I don’t hate you, brother. But to quote you – on this topic, you stink.