I despise this time of finals, term papers, presentations, etc...
Because it is literally ALWAYS right before the holidays…
Then by the time I’m done with all of this? All I want to do is hibernate. And I don’t have the energy to get excited for the cookies, the holiday music, the gift-giving, and all the movies.
This year? I’m trying to make myself not be tired when I’m done. I want to love all of the holiday spirit in the air. I will make time to go watch The Miracle on 34th Street Christmas Lights in Hampden. I want to make time to bake cookies, drink mulled wine, and watch Love Actually and Home Alone on repeat with those that I’ve learned to love this year. This year, I will make the holidays count. Because this year, I want to care.
Receptionist:Don't you feel like your generation is just lazy?
Me:Lazy? I'd say apathetic.
Receptionist:Isn't it the same?
Me:No. My generation is criticized and toiled with, and I don't see why not - just turn on the TV and watch what they're feeding us. But my generation is not lazy. My generation fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. My generation fought for womens rights in a fury that hadn't been seen since the 19th Amendment. My generation got our first black President elected. My generation fought for Gay rights for the first time in American history. And with all that, we are apathetic, and that's because things aren't going to be better for us down the road. We are the first generation expected to make less than our parents. We are the first generation to see America lose its status as a super power. We've lived through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and are forced to take out thousands of dollars in student loans at the same time, all while our college degrees slowly turn into a highschool diploma. We've done plenty, and expect nothing. So no, I wouldn't say we're lazy, just apathetic.
“Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.”—Marwa Rakha (The Poison Tree)