A Millennial View From the Ground

We all have our stances on gay-marriage and abortion, and no one has ever saved the rainforest or their neighbors’ job because of them.

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A millennial refers to a young adult aged 18-35. We outnumber baby-boomers in the marketplace and are a generation raised in perpetual war.  Millennials value innovation over the status quo, and are the least likely age group to be affiliated with a major political party.

That’s not to say our values and worldviews are strikingly different than previous generations, on the contrary. It’s only that we have grown in a world where the left fight the right and vice versa with such malice and contempt that the only parties we have ever known are the parties the others warn us against.

Government has always been synonymous with old white corruption in a place called DC. It has nothing to do with us; it’s just drama and greed somewhere in the background.  We know that somehow that’s why we‘re all poor and we know it’s their fault because the other party told us so.

We are easily misled and therefore generally mistrusting of anything that smells of government. (Then we turn around and spout the wonders of socialism.)  We are hopeful for our futures and look forward to the world developing around and through us, yet at the same time hold no hope for the government of the country that all our hopes depend on.

I’m an older millennial. A slightly “adultier” adult, if you will. I see the gridlock in DC and know (because I’ve be taught) that this is the source of our problems. I’ve also heard that there is absolutely nothing that can be done about it. I see why the older generations believe and tell us that, it’s what the older generations believed and told them. The probability of successfully “changing” anything is minute. It is in your best interest to let others handle it and focus on YOUR American dream. That is the sentiment of most millennials, and most Americans in general.

My only saving grace is that I have a bit of a problem with authority. I don’t do what I’m told and don’t believe what they tell me. Yes, I’m old enough to know better, but I’m still young enough not to care.

SamePageNation is place where we come to fix the “little things” while DC fights over the big social issues. We all have our stances on gay-marriage and abortion, and no one has ever saved the rainforest or their neighbors’ job because of them. This is a place where we go ahead and take the lead on the things we agree on and care about. They can keep their ivory towers and divisive tactics. We are going to go ahead and get started without them.  We will start at the bottom, the broad foundation of our societal beliefs and work to repair the obvious. These are things that both old and young, black and white, rich and poor can benefit from. These are the achievable victories or “low hanging fruit” that aren’t splashy enough to get the attention of the established ruling class.

It only took 3% of the population to free a nation and change the world.

We have done it before.

We can do it again.

Join us.

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  1. Ayaka Reply

    You’re not alone left a job earlier this year in Vietnam and had a rocky few mohtns of sketchy freelance, editing and consultant work during which time I considered moving back to the UK but I couldn’t even find the average salary mentioned above even with 20 years of experience. Not one interview even. In the meantime Vietnam, one way or another provided me with not just a liveable wage but one where I could afford the occasional luxury too.At the tail end of 2013 I found the job I was looking for and it was in Vietnam. The money is not incredible and the company even apologised in advance before offering it too me but it was still better than most salaries I’d seen offered for similar jobs back home including those in central London where I just can’t imagine how you’d live on such amounts.Vietnam always seems to come up trumps for me and it’s gone beyond the point where it’s just cheaper to live there. I now can arguably earn more there too. In the end it’s becoming harder and harder to imagine what the UK can offer me. Even with free healthcare and education the sums don’t add up.Good luck with the job hunting. I hope you make a breakthrough soon.