Generation Y

Video

I’m usually not the kind of person who opens up videos that their family members sends to them, but today I decided to make an exception and see one of the may videos my uncle sends weekly; I’m happy to say that I do not regret it.

This video talks about a different kind of YOLO my generation should embrace, one that means doing what you love but to innovate and recreate what has already been done while working with technology, not be consumed by it. It is sad that most people my age don’t see it that way, but I can also see that changing slowly.

We now live in a world where the linear structure of how our lives should go is outdated, and we now have the tools to reach our goals the way we want to, not the way society dictates. We now live in a world where creativity goes hand in hand with science, and where communication is key in reaching goals.

The corporate ladder has changed. It is no longer a straight line of cold hard steel steps, now its graffitied, colored, spiral with dreams and hopes hanging decorating the ride up to the top.

This is the start of the Millennial revolution, where and entrepreneur does not have to be a man with a suit and PhD in whatever, where a business man does not have to be good with numbers and where a creative mind is actually valued, regardless of how many tattoos or piercings they have.

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One Way Ticket

This is an assignment I worked on that I ended up loving. It’s a remix of one of the great Langton Hughes poem ‘One Way Ticket’

I pick up my life,

And take it with me,

And put it in a jar of

Insecurities, Innocence

Hopeless romance,

Next to ingenuity

And no confidence

I pick up my life

And take it on a journey

To the corner of 39th and 9th

To the booth where your lips touched mine.

A place that distance is nothing

I am fed up with the laws of logic

People who think

Yet do not ponder

Who are scared of walking backwards

And leave the romantics out to dry

I pick up my dignity

And take it away

On a one-way-ticket

Gone up into the stars

Gone out into nothingness

Gone, just gone