With the expansion of bandwidth pulling me into the world of podcasting and now video/streaming, much like a journalist of old who started in the papers and got pulled into radio and television, my "career" has largely been the same. And while I try to bang out some really good posts, there just isn't the time in the day, and so I try to do one a week. Emphasis on try.
However, and additionally, sometimes important topics just don't need a full, eloquent, and thorough post. Sometimes they just need some bullet points and a chart, and I can rely on the intelligence of my readers to get the point or fill in the finer points, thus "deaths from despair" by age cohort.
But American's stupidity aside, this leaves a foreboding trend for Millennials and their on-deck generation, Gen Z. For while Boomers and X'ers did vote for Reagan, or at least weren't looking to get people fired for having a different opinion on the internet, the Millennials have doubled down, in spades, with all that and a bag of chips on socialism. And though Trump is president, in their personal lives and the parts of their lives that matter most - love - younger generations have made their socialist politics ALL they have in their lives. Young women do not put men at the center of their lives, because that would not be being a proper women or feminist. Men have retreated from their traditional duty to provide and support their theoretical wives/families because...well...why would they? That's the government's job. And they're all more focused on being good environmentalists, supporting the right causes, eating only farm to table, and recycling than they are being the best person they can be to the best person they can find in their lives. All the Millennials have is their politics, not love, not even comradery, which is kind of like not only take a fish out of water, but chucking it into outer space.
Thus, with some confidence, I predict this trend will continue, if it hasn't already. In the book "How Not to Become a MIllennial" an entire chapter is dedicated to the horrific and rapidly decaying mental health of the Millennial generation. And corroborating those statistics are additional statistics that show record use of psychotherapeutic drugs to treat anxiety, depression, bi-polar, etc. etc. And with youth rapidly leaving the now-approaching 40something Millennials, whatever idealism and hope this youth afforded them will leave, leaving them highly susceptible to despair and the premature death it causes.
I am now becoming an old man who has dedicated the majority of his life to economics. But economics is ensconced with the largely study of philosophy. And for the life of me, I cannot understand why people the past 4 generations have chosen a life of socialism, taxes, commutes, slavery, identity politics, virtue signaling, careers, and plain ole politics over love.
You think life is about going vegan?
You think life is about getting masters degrees and slaving away for 50 years?
You think your political posts on facebook are more important than spending time with your kids or going to the gym for your spouse?
Good, you all deserve despair and you all deserve to die. Because to be honest, death would be preferable to the miserable lives you're going to live with such warped priorities.
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And if you don't want to live
the life of a miserable Millennial,
maybe read this book instead
of watching television or some
other low-IQ, dumb-ass slop
your masters told you to watch?