June 12, 2013

Being A 20 Something



{Photos via We Heart It, Tumblr, Girls}

I randomly got really sad the other day. Maybe it was because I was tired, maybe it is because of my current ambiguities, or maybe it was just PMS?

Whatever the reason was, I did feel better after I cried and showered. And I've been meaning to compile this list below for some time.

Being in our generation is a blessing because: 

1. We read the whole coupon, especially the fine prints. We honor and obey those fine prints even if it means not getting the discount instead of throwing a fit in public or blaming it on something or someone else. We know "the font is too small" is an invalid excuse.

2. We know if something is too good to be true, it's too good to be true. We know BOGO sales aren't always that great of a deal, and it will take a very long time before we send the Nigerian Prince our banking information over e mail.

3. We keep up with our knowledge. We don't dismiss new things because it is irrelevant as we didn't "grow up with it". We keep up to date with learning the newest technology, taking additional classes and using various learning resources in our free time. Because we know knowledge is valuable.

4. We know how to tough it out. As much as the older generation accuse us of bumming around and "not getting real jobs", we know we are trying [meanwhile patiently wait for their retirement], and we are not going to settle for something we know we will eventually hate just for the sake of having a "grown up job".

5. We are open and accepting of different cultures, lifestyles, and sexualities. Sure, there definitely can still be improvements, but think of how our grandparents view those things compare to us, we are blessed that civilization has come this far!

6. The internet. We saw it evolve from our shitty Angelfire Boy Bands Fanpage to the monster of what it is today.

You have so many good qualities and so much potential. On top of it, you have friends and family that support you no matter what path you choose or how hard you fall. So keep your head high, you're beautiful.

19 comments:

  1. Awe, this is a cute post. Unfortunately, I am a 30 something, but I can still relate to all of the above! ;) xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip

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  2. omg angelfire...and geocities! The shower is my favorite place to cry, followed closely by walking outside on rainy days so that my tears mix with rain (I watch too many dramas). I don't like to cry but when I do, everything doesn't feel so bad...

    I'm glad you felt better afterwards and nice list...all so true -

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  3. I am older than you, but I also graduated into a recession! The points you brought up are completely valid in ANY recession. I think that middle aged people tend to forget past recessions, and are hypocritical sometimes for "forgetting" how it was in the 80's and during the Dot Com Bust. This is like my 3rd recession during my working lifetime, and 4th in my lifetime and one should NEVER forget what it can be like in a bust - and that it takes each generation quite a long time to recover from the recession they graduated into.

    GOOD LUCK!!

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  4. bahahaha angelfire...i use to have one of the fan pages. i thought mine was bad ass. i enjoyed this short list and the photos as well. as a 26 year old I can def. relate to all of the above.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  5. Fun photos, and you are so so right. being 19, I can relate to all as well.
    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  6. And people care about you!

    I should be too old to relate, but I do anyway. I always thought I missed my time, that I should have lived in the past. But maybe I really belong in the future. Next life! :)

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  7. So. True.
    Ha, love this list you compiled!

    Trendy Teal

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  8. This is a great list and all true. I still remember the days when the internet was just starting out... and hearing the dial-up and waiting for it to connect. Ahh.. seems like a lifetime ago!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Everything about this post describes what I'm going through as well. I understand your sudden bout of sadness--I get it too :(. The 20's for us are definitely not what they were for the older generations, and not to quote Taylor Swift, but she hit the nail on head when she said, "it's miserable and magical at the same time."

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  10. This is so true, very well post !! I love it lots :3

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  11. So true! Love this post. Angelfire...haha...I remember those pages. Haha!

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  12. i literally LOLed at the Declaration of Romantic Content application. It's cute.

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    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  13. super cute post!

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    if you use gfc to follow my blog, please consider switching over to bloglovin' since google reader is shutting down on july 1. thank you!

    a possible fantasy

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  14. i love this post. very meaningful. love your blog a lot too ^^ thanks so much for sharing :3

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  15. I love this! I know everyone says that you're in the prime of your life in your 20s and they're supposed to be your funnest years but it honestly scares me. There's so much pressure to have your life/career figured out by the time you turn 30!

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  16. I get in those type of moods when all you need a good cry and shower <3

    oh thank god we evolved from those angelfire and geoshitties fan pages XD

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  17. I absolutely agree about our generation being careful about getting jobs as we don't want to end up with a job that we know we'll just hate. I don't really have a high-paying job now but I've stayed away from job offers that could have payed more just because I know I'll just be miserable.

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  18. My first website was a Backstreet Boys fanpage on Angelfire (in fact, it's still up LOL) and that was what got me into web development and my career today. :P

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