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Disclaimer: For you non-millennials out there, a millennial is defined as:
someone born between 1980-1990, and reaching adulthood in the early 21st century.
Let me reassure you that even if you are not a millennial, you will want to read the following letter.
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WAKE UP!!! THIS IS, YOUR WAKE UP CALL! Calling you back to reality!
Yes! We know, you grew up with internet access at all hours of the day, but that doesn’t mean your life needs to depend on it. Trust me, You can turn it off for a few hours; and you won’t die.
~LET’S STOP THE LABELS!~
You can turn off the Wi-Fi and read a book, or write a letter to a friend (yes, those are still a thing that people do), especially if your friend lives far away or you haven’t seen or talked to them in a while (letters are better than just texting: “hey, sup?”. It means much more). I hope you agree.
And, if it’s too difficult for you to turn off your internet at home, go somewhere far away where you won’t have internet access at all, for at least a few hours.
I recommend, going to another country, so you aren’t tempted to turn it back on, and where you can get outside and explore a new culture and have an amazing adventure, off the internet.
The reason I’m writing this letter and trying to wake you up is because, while researching what the media says about millennials for this post; I realized that most of the things they say are not very positive. The media thinks you rely on the internet for everything and that, if the internet disappeared, you would be completely lost (for some people that’s definitely true); Some of you millennials are taking this thing too far, you are using the media as an excuse to be on the internet all the time.
But, What if, the internet really did disappear for a day (or longer)? What would you do then?
I know what the media would do. They would rub it in your face and tell you “I told you so!”.
And, when that day comes you won’t be able to use it as an excuse anymore because they will be right and your life will actually become exactly what the media predicted.
Do you really want that to happen? Do you really want the media to control your life? Do you want the media to be right?
I hope you answered “no!” to those questions because you need to start taking charge of your life and ignoring the labels the media places on you. The media only places labels on you because they know you will agree and go along with everything they say.
~So, I say: “Let’s start ignoring the media and take charge of our own lives.
Let’s set ourselves and our futures up for success!”~
Whether you’re a millennial or not; If you’re with me on this, get off the internet for a few hours a day and go enjoy the world around you. It’s truly a beautiful world & you can learn a lot more than you can on the internet!
LET’S PROVE SOCIETY/THE MEDIA WRONG!
Let’s prove to them that we don’t need the internet for everything!
(because deep down we know they are actually wrong and we know that we actually can survive without internet for at least a few hours a day)
A Fellow Millennial that doesn’t agree with the labels society has placed on us (they’re not all 100% accurate, but some definitely are) & I think we need to change that.
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Thanks for reading!
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