Dear Readers: If there’s one word to define this generation, it’s “distracted.” Smartphones, video games, online porn, surround-media blasting messages mostly making bad stuff look good. Magicians rely on distraction to perform their tricks. This helps explain how our national wealth was redistributed to the very rich with hardly any kickback from what are usually society’s young warriors. The other defining word for this generation is “stressed.” Electronically over-stimulated, insecurely-attached, nature-deprived, spiritually-bereft, always on display, never good enough — they didn’t create this PTSD upbringing, they were given it.
Last week’s gripes centered on media glorification of negative social roles, the so-named bisexual “fad,” and the cult of self-harm. Today, this highly-perceptive generation talks mostly about the stressors and distractions they must navigate. — Lauren
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