I Hate Generational Hate
Age-based shaming is just another way to keep one group of people angry at the other (your birth year turns into your sports team).
Fabricated generational hate creates the illusion of divisiveness to distract from real-world problems. It works by emphasizing subtle differences over relevant common ground.
News titles mixing generational hate and accusatory lines are cheap journalism. They fuel angry arguments whose only function is to gather more clicks and attention.
“Ok Boomer” is not different than shitting on “Millennials” (arbitrary labels in first place). One day, “Ok Boomer” will become “Ok Millennial”, “Karen” will be replaced by “Ashley”, or “Matt”.
“Why didn’t you notice that tech can be such a destructive force?”
Of course we didn't want to fuck something up for the next generation. Of course!
But we will. We are, now.
Can entire generations actually be in charge and held responsible of the future? Or is this idea an ultimate attribution error, where we ascribe the actions of few powerful ones to a wider (and much less powerful) group?
You have already been casted into social roles that you didn't ask for. Think about your gender, sexual orientation, skin color, religion, country, etc.
We can't keep increasing the number of Commedia dell'Arte characters to simplify how society really works.
Eliminating imaginary opponents is not required to achieve social change. Recognizing common ground is.
꥟ The Sunday Skim Newsletter
★ Popular Articles
- My 2017 iPhone X Died: I Got a 2016 iPhone SE, Upgraded the Battery and Added Wireless Charging — It's Great
- Being Born in the 80s Is the Only Thing That Makes Me Realize How Life with No Constant Connection Existed (and Is Possible)
- The Last Time You'll Buy Shoes
- Every Time Someone Is Better at Something than You Are, It Just Means They Failed at It More Times than You Did
- Interviews → Cinedicate — The Truman Show
🅂 Me in 15”
I've been a satirical author, marketing manager, radio host, Comedy Central correspondent, and improviser. Process optimizer, critical observer, easily obsessed—and emotional stoic—I love meaningful conversations and silences. Rome (Italy) native, I now live in Chicago → more about me and what I'm doing now.