Discussion with 2 Millennials - Their thoughts, views, hopes
Reading References for your Further Exploration
The following links are for your exploration and further understanding of the demographic called "Millennials". The web is full of articles on this super important group of young people around the world. We can 'look into the future' as their emerging views of life, their beliefs that will turn into policies for nations, and their guidance from the previous generations manifest quite soon.
Pew Research “Millennials in Adulthood” (2014)
Harvard Business Review - “The problem with Millennials is that they are way too hard on themselves” (2016)
Advocates for Youth - “Millennials: Demographics and Facts” (~2012)
(lots of graphs and charts)
All Grown Up - “5 shocking problems about real “millennial problems” (and how we overcome) (~2016)
Millennials exist around the changing world. This article points out the many problems that are facing the next generation.
10 Most Critical Problems in the World, According to Millennials
================= Check your Experience Age (~2015?)
(Try this for fun to see if you are a 'fuddy-duddy'...)
Take a look at this "20 questions to see if you really are a "buddy-duddy"
When 64 BECAME 59, 16 became 15, 8 shrunk to 6 1/2 and the bottom dropped out...
There was a time
When words used to Rhyme
And make us a winner
When mother sounded a fog horn
For us to come home for dinner.
Carboard, wax paper, tin foil, 8 oz cans
Reused hoover bags, A penny bought several items
$5 overfilled your tank
Before the ship sank
Walk to school was the rule
Then came plastic - drastic
Change from Roll to Push
Dial then Touch then talk
Outlet centers miles from any shop
Food courts - non stop
Slide your card - drink tastes great
Make your selection - I suggest C8
Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, drugs
30 oz giant cans replacing hungs
Who can help me with all my buggers?
Couldn’t be my imbalance of sugars?
Inverted cement trucks
Fabric moving sweat
From our skin to the air
What do we care?
If Oil is jumping from the ground
My SUV idling in the lot
With the AirCon on for my pet
So he won’t sweat
Good ole’ Spot
Walking in my body - 2 parts remaining
Scales must be lying - says I’m gaining
An Appreciation for Night Time Network news
Hosted by a myriad of drugs from which to chooose
30 calibur security with enhanced protection
Seems like a mass defection
From Care, Concern, and slower motion
Hiding under our UV lotion
Fashion logos for sale real cheap
Bitcoins on an internet TOR site
Sew, steam, glue, stich
Anything to look just right
To belong, as the group soars to the left
Land to the right, catching an updraft of tweets
With raunchy wording to express
Just how bereft (we are)
Putting the focus on the 99 on the end
Let’s us pretend we have a deal
As our brains metathesize, numbness
Zombie, hollow, no feel
I’ve been thinking and wondering too
About the economy and me and you
We’d be in Jail in the darkest of places
If we printed Benjamins and other faces
Like the Fed and Crew to infinity
Code Name: QE
Dropping money from heaven
Like making dough bigger with leaven
Three brands of government showing rot in the core
Need to keep spending, borrowing, fighting a war
Can’t let the music stop, so few chairs
Fractional lending, 100:1 - hardly fair!
Selling things that don’t exist
Leverage buying with margin assist
Algos pulverizing humans night and day
Network news wishing you’d never go away
Where are we going? Our Destiny?
Do I have a choice? Some Certainty?
Yep, You bet. IMF and SDR’s
Will keep you in debt buying those cars
And the mantra of the rich will keep on and on
Erasing the middle class like the dawn
Chasing the night away. Into the lower paying jobs
That inflation steals quietly
Governments fear and weep great tears
About a situation called deflation
Where your dollar buys more
And less out the door (to the tax man)
Suddenly you’re wealthy by all comprehension
Like coasting into a quiet dimension
If you can keep your employment
You’ll find enjoyment
Stop drop spit blow go flare and you’re there
From the depths of the sea into fresh air
Wondering and blinking; what was I thinking?
When the world was tumultuous and sinking
Into perpetual disturbance
Like the wobbling during precession
Avoiding one crises into the next
Yet never admitting depression
A psycho analyst’s paradise
Patients all lined up - how nice
Next and Next and Next (oops not you)
For you see too clearly what we’ve been through
An engineered world of false illusions
A front of reasoning causing confusion
Continually building a world of fear
So our saviour government becomes so dear
Now what? Unthinking citizens stripped of imagination, courage and insight?
Doubt it? Because that’s when the light
Begins to shine through the crack
As the right brain’s insight is put into words
And the people begin to see that swords
Are the outside protection that never was true
But sufficed for the plan to conquer you
Ha! In a blinding flash of emergence
A world shaking disturbance
And when the dust clears away
The promised day
Of connection, promised by our DNA
Such a long journey to our destiny
Keep your seat belt fastened, landing gear down
Embrace today with a smile carved from a frown
Is this the ending?
Some say it’s Pending!
How do I know?
A little mouse running through Disneyland told me so
Things are changing and rearranging;
Packaging confusion is such an illusion!
Things aren't what they seem
You know what I mean
This Rap is for you and anyone with ears
It deals with our twisted reality and fears
Dark fighting with light beaming
For an end to the madness around us
Shut off your news source
Come on and be brave
Good night Chet
Good night Dave
© Virtual Saguaro, 2014. Creative Commons use permitted.
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Homicide |ˈhäməˌsīd, ˈhōmə-|nounthe deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder: he was charged with homicide | two thirds of homicides in the county were drug-related.• ( Homicide )the police department that deals with such crimes: a detective from Homicide.• dated a murderer.ORIGIN Middle English: from Old French, from Latin homicidium, from homo,homin- ‘man.’
Kill |kil|verb [ with obj. ]1 cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing):her father was killed in a car crash | [ no obj. ] : a robber armed with a shotgun who kills in cold blood.• (kill someone/something off) get rid of or destroy completely, esp. in large numbers: there is every possibility all river life would be killed off for generations.• (kill someone off) (of a writer) bring about the “death” of a fictional character.
Definitions courtesy of computer dictionary
Murder |ˈmərdər|nounthe unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another: the stabbing murder of an off-Broadway producer | he was put on trial for attempted murder.• informal a very difficult or unpleasant task or experience: my first job at the steel mill was murder.
Targeted killing is the premeditated killing of an individual, by a state, organization or institution, outside a battlefield.
Killing of humans by other humans has always been an interesting subject. Not because of the tragedy of a loss of life, not because God has told some people not to do it, not because of the gore and angst of the survivors, but rather because of the many situations under which this event can occur.
Again, I've always thought it interesting that the Christian New Testament has been passed out to the front lines of soldiers in times of war; that the cries of vengeance for using of a sacred name allowed the taking of a life; that the methods of killing are enormously vast and somewhat indifferent to the final result.
Is this murder justifiable?
Is this murder lawful? (By definition, murder is the unlawful taking of another person's life -- but sometimes people and cultures differ on whether an event was lawful or not)
The state of War excuses the men and women who kill others.
The state of Insanity has had similar effects.
Justifiable homicide is not murder, yet the result is that someone is dead.
Ethnic cleansing has been with the human species for as long as recorded history.
Targeted Killing is simply justifiable homicide by a nation
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