The literal definition of superficial is simply ‘on the surface.’ Conversations about the day-to-day affairs without more depth added are superficial conversations. There is a balance between seriousness and playfulness, and we need both sides for a healthy and well-rounded conversation. I am speaking on behalf of seriousness, given that most conversations with friends and strangers alike are usually superficial and cordial, and am advocating that the American public, and the Millennial generation specifically, start having a bit more critical and serious conversations. I don’t mean negatively serious or emotionally passionate, but critical and open-minded dialogue about how we are living our lives and how we might better live them. I think there is already a growing passion emerging for this type of deeper connection. I hope we can hone in on that passion and channel it further.
Unfortunately, the reality of our times is one of great uncertainty and angst. This is not entirely the fault of our current generation. We inherited this position, just like the generation before us inherited there’s. However, the oldest of the millennials are now in their mid-thirties. I myself am turning 23 this year and my friends are about the same age. We are just finishing college while the oldest millennials have families and careers by now and the youngest are finishing high school and just now entering college. The people of the Millennial generation are no longer children. We can no longer make excuses for the way in which we live our lives, because now, like it or not, the way we live matters. Continue reading To My Fellow Millennials