I saw this video today and it made me want to gag. Poor poor Generation Y has to work hard in college, do things they dislike, go to class, buy books, and then have debt. Tough shit. Guess what, I’m 35 and I had to go through the same things. I had classes that bored me, professors that expected me to spend 10 hours a day reading and writing for them, I had a job, I had friends, I wanted to play video games, I didn’t sleep enough. And you know what? I got a fucking Master’s Degree, a job, and now I own a house.
Excuse me for having no sympathy. I came out of school into a recession and massive layoffs that shit all over the societal promises I grew up with. I was told that there will be no job security, social security, or raises for me. I was told that I was too lazy and disinterested to get anywhere in the world. I was told that my generation didn’t matter. So I worked my ass off harder than anyone else and got what I wanted. Just like my friends.
Generation Y, I have news for you. Your mom and dad are not going to write a letter or make a call and complain their way to your success. They’re not going to get you promoted at work to help your self-esteem. Suck it up. If you don’t like college, don’t go. Sometimes you have to go through things you don’t love so you can be galvanized by your experiences and learn how to deal with them.