Originally written by Allie Braun via Unwritten .
We have been a crazy generation. We self-acknowledge that fact, the old generations call us crazy, and the more youthful generations might be trying to be a good inch crazier. And maybe each brand new up and coming generation will think exactly the same thing about themselves or even be known as crazy by us one day yet I dont want to focus on that will right now. What I want to talk about is always that we are one of the first generations to realize that will settling down like you are supposed to , isnt the one thing you can do with your life or even the smartest thing to do with your life.
You see, we were told to prevent settle. We were told to reach for that stars and then build a rocket to obtain there. We were told that the vulnerable settle for content lives instead of seeking happy ones. We were told to consider the best and only accept the answer after we know it is the best. We were taught this stuff by the older generations who now call us crazy about believing those things.
We explore. We vacation. We grow. We meet new people. We have been creating families out of connections which have nothing to do with blood. We glance at the white picket fence homes that people are supposed to settle down into and only observe limitations.
For us, settling lower is the same thing as settling for the mediocre life.
There is a entire world to explore still. There are empires to create. There are dreams to achieve. There are places to go, individuals to see, and memories to be produced. And buying a two-story house in the suburbs of the little town, USA would only interfere with all of that. Weve discovered that you do not need a house to be at home. We all value experiences plus connect rather than material investments like huge houses.
This doesnt mean all of us arent out there getting married or beginning families, it just means they do not look the way our parents family members did. We are having kids plus traveling with them. We have been marrying who we want, when we would like, and then seeing the world with them. We have been doing the jobs we want to do, exactly where we want to do them. We are nevertheless creating life it just doesnt look the way they are used to.
We understand that lifestyle isnt meant to be lived in one location anymore. We live in such a globalized world now. We travel so far as we can for as long as we can and then simply maybe we consider staying place.
Probably that makes us a crazy era . Maybe this makes all of us unstable. Or maybe it just means we have been squeezing every drop out of this lifetime we were given and doing it in the manner we want to. Maybe we understand that alter isnt a bad thing and that a lot more going to shift with or without us. Things are going to constantly modify no matter what we do so why not modify things ourselves?