i wouldn’t want to live in any era of history, really
i mean I’m a bisexual latina girl who likes selfies and googling answers to questions like lets be real any other era of history would have been shit for me
a lot of my peers either say they wish they could have been alive in the 60s-70s bc the social revolution, and like i get that and it’s all so inspiring in retrospect to be riding that “wave” (as Hunter S Thompson put it) of irrepressible ideal of change and to be swarmed in that technicolor euphony of music and aesthetics and to spend those years buoyed by the unrelenting optimism in a better future, but i think people tend to forget that that oh-so Elysian era only spanned a few years of the mainstream before being swallowed up and the hippies either overdosed, went insane, or took up office jobs and reaganomics and bitching at IHOP for a better table.
and i cant even fathom why anyone would genuinely want to live in the 90s? i mean i’d love to see all my beloved seattle sound bands in their early days, but i just don’t think the grunge era was rlly that great. like if anything, Generation X has essentially become Generation Purgatory. (not unlike the “Lost Generation” following the horrors of WWI except modernism at least marked a more definitive shift with the tangible rejection of preexisting Western values but it was such a watershed it’s essentially left its subsequent generations without any cultural threshold to cross) there was truly no widespread cohesive sense of galvanization or empowerment beyond a mass disillusion so like as far as i can make out that’s why while Gen X’ers themselves are basically teetering on the borders of irrelevance a lot of the attitudes that dominated Generation X are still fully relevant today so thats why they’ve basically dissolved into this sort of generational limbo without getting a true cultural swan song. also how did i get here
whatever I’m gonna get off the soapbox and stop putting down other people’s interests
long story short our prospects for employment, financial security, and education are all beyond bleak but i wouldn’t trade being a Millenial for anything else