At least they aren’t like the “Baby Boomers” who avoided jobs altogether, grew their hair long, moved to San Francisco, disavowed showering, smoked all day, bitched about a world they were too high to change, started working when they were 30, voted for Ronald Reagan, pillaged Social Security and Medicare, spent massively, passed a bunch of tax laws to screw over future generations, inflated economic bubbles, and then bequeathed all of their problems to the Millennial generation…
…just because their friends were doing it.
Oh, wait, was that an obnoxious generational stereotype?
The top photo is my entry to the techAU Nokia Lumia 920 + JBL PowerUp giveaway.
Rules: The competition rules are quite simple. To be eligible for the competition you need to take an interesting photo of something blue to show how much you want the cyan Lumia 920 and PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia.
You might be wondering how I managed to take such an impressive abstract photo? (hehehe) Well, I was looking around for something blue, and found my Escada Sunset Heat cologne bottle. After taking a few photos, and playing around with the bottle a bit, I took the cap, put it straight up to the camera lens, pointed it to the sun, and VOILA! amazement lolol I then added one filter using the fabulous Lomogram app.
Here I am sitting alone, in the shade, on some faux grass in Fed Square. It’s a gorgeous day that I have spent walking Melbourne’s famous laneways and watching free comedy shows (thanks to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival). I’m wearing contacts for the first time today-this has been amazing itself-they’ve allowed me to take in so much more of my surroundings. I’m pondering how lucky I am to be in this moment. All my paths and decisions in life have brought me here.
I have to say, although I have my moments, it feels so right to be here, in Melbourne. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where I’ve come from, and what might be ahead. How did a small-town boy from South Weber, Utah (pop. 5,000) end up here? I know others in my life helped pave the way-I won’t forget that-but I also wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for me—if I didn’t want this.
Melbourne is an amazing, incredible, marvelous city. I love living here, moving here was one of my better life decisions. I want to travel more, but I’m doubtful I’ll ever find another place that offers everything Melbourne has. I can’t give Melbourne all the credit though, Australia in general is a great country, and contributes a lot to what makes life here so livable. Oz has so much going for it, as an American I’m glad I have had the opportunity to live in another country—it has opened my eyes to many things.
I’m in my last year of ‘mid-twenties’ and recently have started to feel a bit unnerved whenever I think about anything that might be more than five years down the road. I don’t know what I want out of life anymore. I’m just living the now, and trying to do my best at it.
Today, one in five in the American public doesn’t identify with any religion, the highest share since Pew Research Center began this poll in 2007. Who makes up this group, and what implications does the growing trend have for secularization, politics, and spirituality?
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