Millennials are the WORST: Maybe This Isn’t The End Of The World

The best way to loose faith in humanity and society is to read the comments.

I have a very varied group of people on my facebook. From science nerds, radio casters, music producers, rednecks, old bitties, people who support equal rights for everyone, people who want me to believe Obama was the worst president the US has ever had, activists, haters, arrogant asshats, gentle souls, and independent ladies. Funny enough, I only add people I actually know or knew.

I don’t post much, except to share occasional articles on archaeology or express my dislike for a certain PM who I’m actually worried about naming because of a stupid bill he made. HOWEVER I am on there all the time. LIKE ALL THE TIME. With such a diverse group, I get all sides of the big arguments. Gay marriage. Millennials are the “Worst” (Ahem). Hypocrisy in the Church and government. Native neglect. I could go on.

I often read the comments on these things that get shared. I don’t know why. I know what I’ll see and I know it will depress me in the extreme. Gay marriage for today’s example. I see Christians arguing over who is a REAL christian, and how can you be a REAL christian if you take this side or that side. Doesn’t matter which side, because both sides use the argument. I think they all forgot that there are a lot of different sects of Christianity. I see Atheists jump in and ruin their point by making some rude comment about faith. I’m not Christian. I’m not an atheist. I guess if I needed a label it would be agnostic, because I don’t know.

What I do know however is that you should be kind. And if someone`s life choices aren’t hurting anyone, then it`s not my concern. That is what it should all boil down to. Always. REALLY ask yourself. Is that gay marriage hurting me? I’ve seen some arguments that it devalues the meaning of their own marriage. It really doesn’t, because what you are arguing is semantics. Christianity does not own the concept of marriage. It predates Christianity. If we just changed the word for marriage to something else, to create a differentiation between Christian Marriage and other marriage, a lot of people would stop throwing fits I think. It wouldn’t solve it all, but a lot.

By denying gay couples marriage, you deny them fair rights to government benefits in things like taxes. While Gay Christian couples would probably still want their marriage recognized by their faith, that would be an issue within the church. The issue out here is civic. They are HUMAN rights, not Christian Rights (as an example). It is hard to fully articulate the thought, but its such an obvious one to me that I’m sure I’m not the first it has occurred to. Either way, it doesn’t hurt anyone, so it shouldn’t be such a problem.

And yet, the comments I read are disgusting. Not just on the topic of Gay Marriage either. The comments grown, mature adults make, generalizing a large age grouping, are rude, inconsiderate, degrading, and JUST AS BAD as what I read in Gay Marriage arguments.

I’m not sure how I, a 27 year old with a B.A honours and a Post Grad degree, who is working 2 minimum wage jobs and struggling to support myself, while cursing the minimum wage for going up AGAIN because it ruins all chances of raises at work, and just raises costs of everything else, with a giant OSAP loan and no chance to buy a car, let alone a house, can be lumped in with 16 year old high school students who really don’t need to worry about things yet, and have the time to hang out, take selfies, and enjoy their youth like they are supposed to do. We are very different people.

All it takes is one bad apple, and the elder generations jump on all of us. We are lazy, self entitled, stay at home lounge-abouts. Did I mention I have 2 jobs? I know a lot of people my age with 2 jobs. It makes me wonder just how accurate job statistics are. So 100,000 new jobs in the month of whatever…. how many were taken as second or THIRD jobs by people who were already working? The fact that I can work 2 jobs and still not make enough that the National Student Loan people assume I’m too poor to give them their money, and the government pays my interest, is a ridiculous situation.

I repeat: The government that wants my money, will not take it, because I AM TOO POOR EVEN WORKING TWO JOBS.

I must be so lazy. How dare I expect to support myself. How dare I rely on family because I can’t. Millennials are the worst.

I got to thinking on this because it is utterly untrue. Yesterday, for a change, when I read the comments I felt hope.

Call Me Caitlyn. Can you believe it? Formally Bruce Jenner of the Kardashian Empire. Kim K and her sisters get a LOT of hate. Which is normal I guess, for celebrities. It’s the natural state of hate that appears in the comments almost everywhere. Except, not on this.

Now I didn’t click on any articles like the TO star and read the comments. I’m sure there was hate there too. But that’s also the arena of the older generations. The place where they tend to express their disgust with people like me. I got all I needed from Twitter. From reading the replies. From the Hashtags. From the Trending. From the wave of hate that unsuspecting Drake Bell received. Twitter, for better or worse, is the medium the despicable Millennials (like me) use for their news and their connections to the world around them.

On the whole, even the folks that kinda hate Kim K and her family, showed overwhelming support for Caitlyn. So accepting. So okay with it. So understanding of the whole concept that if it isn’t hurting anyone, it isn’t your concern. When Drake Bell made his stupid comment, he got hate. Because he tried to deny someone their identity, when it wasn’t hurting him. He proved himself to be a bit of a bigot, and the MILLENNIALS jumped on him for it. They made it clear that bigotry is not okay anymore. It exists certainly, but I have this new feeling. A hope that MY generation, including these silly high school kids who are rightly or wrongly fighting over school dress codes, will teach their own children that bigotry in any form is not okay. Because it hurts people.

And that their children will teach the same.

And that one day all the bigots will be flushed out of society. Died of old age and old ways.

For once, I am proud to lump myself in with the Millennials.

Sunshine makes life better

I wrote about my migraines previously, so I thought I would give a bit of an update, as things are a bit better.

An acquaintance I have on Facebook posted about a magnetic necklace helping her migraines, so I gave it a shot. It really did seem to help. It might also have been in part that I have been able to get out and exercise in the fresh air. I’ve also been paying attention to my riboflavin in-take. I had been doing that by drinking the Carnation Instant breakfast drinks which have a ton, but stopped when I moved into the current house because there was no room in the fridge for my skim milk in a house full of lactose digest-ers. There is now room, and my pee is a consistent shade of highlighter like it should be (according to the doctor, I’d know If I forgot my riboflavin this way haha). I’ve taken off the necklace because I got tired of feeling like I was collared, but still wear it often, especially if the weather is unstable.

I think in many ways its the sun that is helping. It has elevated my mood, helped clear up my skin, and probably done some other things I haven’t noticed. I still get weather migraines, and the thunderstorms are annoyingly frequent and changing, but they are expected. I’ve also been eating more of what I choose instead of what is made for dinner for the family, since I’m often at work around dinner time.

As for stress, I have been hanging out in my bedroom reading for about a month. I have great lighting in here (as any migraine sufferer would ensure) and a good temperature. I think this has helped me forget room mate/house stress and let me get back to doing what I want to do when I want to do it. I just wish my TV was in here.

In other news, I will be going to Alaska in a couple weeks for an archaeological dig. This is great because it is relevant to my degree/career aspirations, I will get lots more exercise (I’m still not getting enough according to the bathroom scale), and get a break from my life here to make some friends.

There was a blip in that the program lost funding and so was shortened, and I had to deal with changing flights, but I decided to use the new time off to visit my mom in Arkansas for a couple weeks before coming home. All in all its pretty expensive even though all I’m paying is airfare. They’re going to try to cover the fee for the change, but I have a bad feeling I won’t be getting a receipt like I asked for. I will make it work though, even if I’m not reimbursed  for the fee.

I had a horrible feeling last week that something bad was going to happen, and in less than a couple days, my cousin and ride to the airport broke her foot (was the left though), my aunt was in a collision with that cousin’s car, my mom’s cat died, and I found out about the funding loss. Surprisingly I felt pretty good though. I guess it just feels wrong when things go too easily. However, now that it is all under control again, The bad feeling is back. My cousin can still drive (its just a fracture and she has a below-the-knee cast on her non-driving foot, her insurance covers a rental (in case her car isn’t fixed in time), My aunt is okay just feeling guilty/upset, my mother is happy I’m coming, and the cost of all the changes amounts to two separate trips (one to Alaska, and one to Arkansas) so the cost isn’t unreasonable. While it sucks to use so much of my savings, I’ve realized I won’t be able to afford a car and rent, so I will have to choose which I’m going to want in the future, so I see no reason not to use my current savings sparingly to make my life happier.

 

And after all that bad luck, I bought a scratch ticket and won $15. I would have liked more, but I’ll take what I can get haha.

 

 

PS. RE: comments on the last post about my migraines – Because I was writing while having a migraine, I did leave out some details that were asked about. I do try to still use the homeopathic remedies, but in more convenient ways (like in vitamin enriched drinks). I have spoken to doctor’s about prescriptions, but we decided that they were not the best way to go for me due to cost and lack of significant benefits over regular pain relievers, having tried amerge and finding it left me with everything but the pain and still required advil. The biggest factors are stress and weather, neither of which can be stopped. The sunlight and good things going on this summer, as well as the reduced migraines, have over all improved my outlook as well.

News Now-a-Days

I follow a lot of news accounts on Twitter, and I’ve noticed that sometimes they have a hard time condensing headlines to 140 characters. Sometimes, I think they just want to get your attention. And sometimes, I think there is no other way to word it. Here are some of the ones I thought were worth repeating, or that made me go “Wut”.

Trail of ‘unique’ coins leads police to suspect in Hamilton bakery theft.

Treasure hunt set up for girlfriend prompts bomb squad response in Utah.

Ryerson president, engineering students meet today to discuss event where half-naked students crawled through slush.

Jury to consider fate of accused in snow plow murder.

U.S. boy killed by falling airport sign.

Mom charged with impaired driving after arriving at police station to pick up son who was arrested for drunk driving.

NYC man has heart attack on second day of freedom after murder conviction tossed.

Youths pepper spray variety store owner, steal smokes.

Lululemon vows transparency over see-though pants.

Thieves illegally tapping maple trees on private property in Maine, stealing sap used to make maple syrup.

Michigan police officer investigating suspicious car surprised as deer climbs out of trunk, runs into woods.

Ontario’s Wynne in a ‘local’ food fight with feds

Prince Philip’s love affair with Canada

Leafs fan takes aim at CN Tower goal light

RCMP investigation known as ‘Project Smooth’

2 accused men were arrested today

Toronto family wants to know why their van caught fire

Family says missing Toronto man has died.

Sigourney Weaver plays aging, conceited film star on Broadway

Eighty-year-old woman accidentally swallows $5,000 diamond at charity event in Florida

Man shot in hand in city’s northwest end

Zoo workers could be locked out at midnight

Ontario cop accused in cheese-smuggling operation charged

German authorities say Bieber’s monkey is staying put

Police seek suspect in theft of rare bottle of scotch

k.d. lang tells Canadians it’s OK to be you

California woman yelled ‘You deserve it!’ before severing estranged husband’s penis, prosecutor tells court.

I Hate Primates

Why?

Ikea Monkey, Just a matter of time.

 

Because they’re evil little bastards. They’re just like people, if people were raised without rules and manners. Everyone is always like “Oh! What a cutie, with their little hands, coats, and prehensile tails”. No. It’s a trick. A trick so that they can assault you and steal you stuff. I’m not even going to exclude humans from this generalization, but I don’t think I need to explain how terrible people can be.

 

Here is an article about chimps raping things, mostly cats (Videos).

“There are some heavy implications of animal behavior if you want to delve, but rather than harsh your mellow with deep philosophy, I thought we could just enjoy these clips of chimps and monkeys happily raping lesser animals.  Not because rape is funny,  but so that perhaps we might come away with a littler better understanding of your uncle Andre.”

 

Here,  is a picture of baboons terrorizing some tourists. Like a gang. Of hoodlums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE, is an article about a woman who was severely mauled by a Chimp.

“Doctors say a Connecticut woman mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee is making slight progress after more than seven hours of surgery by four teams of surgeons.”

 

Here, is an article about monkeys that are causing a food shortage and harassing women.

“They estimate there are close to 300 monkeys invading the farms at dawn. They eat the village’s maize, potatoes, beans and other crops. And because women are primarily responsible for the farms, they have borne the brunt of the problem, as they try to guard their crops.

‘The monkeys grab their breasts, and gesture at us while pointing at their private parts. We are afraid that they will sexually harass us,’

Unfortunately, this only invites the monkeys to break into their homes and steal the harvested crops out of their granaries.”

 

In Bali, at the Uluwatu temple, Monkeys have been taught to steal everything they can:

“If you want to go to Uluwatu temple, please be aware that there are a lot of monkeys that are trained to steal anything they can from you. Please put off all your belonging in the car or inside your well sealed backpack. My spectacles are stolen by the monkey and have to pay Rp. 10,000 to the con monkey trainer.” – Trip Advisor

 

Here, is an article about a man attacked by a chimp.

“In the six years he’s managed a sanctuary for abused and orphaned chimpanzees, South African conservationist Eugene Cussons is from time to time called on to comment when an ape elsewhere in the world attacks a human.Cussons says he could always pinpoint a moment of taunting or perceived aggression that could have set off the quick and powerful animals.

This time, though, the attack was at his own Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in eastern South Africa. And Cussons, host of the Animal Planet show “Escape to Chimp Eden,” is without an explanation.

In the end, Cussons, who was himself attacked by a chimp as he tried to pull it off Oberle, took the extreme step of firing into the air, scaring the animals away. Oberle was bitten repeatedly and dragged for nearly a kilometer (half mile).”

And, there’s a video to go with it:

 

 

Here, is another article about a monkey attacking a woman.

“The woman, who is currently recovering from injuries she sustained during the attack and didn’t want to be named, told theTampa Bay Times that she was just sitting on her porch Monday, minding her own business, when the monkey, a 40-pound wild rhesus macaque, jumped on her back in a very literal way and proceeded to gnaw and bite her skin, that being sort of a shtick in the simian world.”

 

How about this video, of a spider monkey attacking a girl:

And another article about an attack:

“Chimpanzees come across to the public as little darlings, often in diapers and always willing to hold hands. But they’re really aggressors, primate experts say, more than capable of carrying out attacks as violent as one that left a man fighting for his life.

Generally weighing between 120 and 150 pounds with strength much greater than man, chimps in the wild are known to kill chimps from neighboring groups, hunt other primates and even attack humans.”

 

And More:

 

Here:

“A 3ft pet monkey who dressed as Santa, wore diapers and played with his family’s children has been shot dead after the creature ‘flipped out’ and attacked his owner, ripping apart his hand.”

Here (Videos):

“In 2007, SS Bajwa, Indian deputy mayor of New Delhi, was killed after falling from a terrace while fighting off an angry mob of monkeys. Typically more of a problem in South Asia (India, Thailand) where Hanuman – the Hindu “monkey god” – is particularly revered, attacks by monkeys are on the rise.”

And Here:

“That was worse than any dog I’ve ever seen,” said Capt. Tony Barrett of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, describing the bloodshed caused by the “very aggressive” monkey that kept coming at lawmen even after apparently being shot at least twice.”

 

 

I could keep going, but I have an assignment to do. I think I’ve made my point though.