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November 19th, 2013,
‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
Me-me-me.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times."
• My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via dingdongyouarewrong)
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you know you’re so fucking afraid of people leaving you that you forget about the people you leave and how they feel. and I hope that fucking haunts you in the middle of the night and I hope you cant sleep without me on the phone and I hope my name burns on your tongue when you say it and I hope my face is engraved in your brain and I hope you realize that just because you get hurt doesn’t mean that gives you the monopoly to hurt other people that cared about you because god I fucking care about you and maybe that was my mistake"
• 11 PM thoughts (via cumfusable)
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I CANT GET YOU OUT OF MY FUCKING HEAD AND ITS KILLING ME AND MY EYES STING WITH FALSE HOPES AND MY BRAIN IS STRAINING FOR A MEMORY WITHOUT YOU BUT YOUVE FILLED UP EVERY CREVASSE WITH YOUR SOUL AND MY BODY CANT TAKE TWO PEOPLE LIVING INSIDE ITSELF

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