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HuddleMasses  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: It's Society's Fault!

Look across twitter, reddit, facebook, clubs, skateparks and everywhere else you can find people under thirty congregating. There is a large US V. Them atmosphere going on, sadly it is not entirely unwarranted. College costs are insane, jobs are getting harder to find for college graduates. College loans are forcing many to feel that instead of 'growing up and becoming an adult' they are barely able to get by. Understanding technology, infrastructure, politics, and global events as a basic part of the day. Most under thirty grew up with technology as part of their life. They see entire generations before them that can barely operate the net yet those people are in charge of their future. This is frustrating for both sides, older generations not understanding these new generations. The new generations quickly growing contempt for older generations that had a seemingly easier time of it.

So there is a widening gap between the ~30 under and the older generations. So they find ways to break free, to escape from a society of elders that does not and (for the most part) cannot understand them. I see it personally on many levels. My step-brother is 35 yet a great IT systems engineer for dell. I am 27 and find I have more in common (society wise) with his 10 and 12 year old children than him. They are active and pushing out in ways he simply cannot grasp because it is a part of their nature growing up.

So yes there is a society to blame and the oppression is real, it's just more from a technological growth standpoint than anything else. It's the growing pains of the 21st century and it will only get worse before it gets better.