[silk] What Should I Do With My Life? (fwd)

Gregory Alan Bolcer gbolcer@endeavors.com
Thu, 02 Jan 2003 13:24:19 -0800

Stuff like that cracks me up.  $10 it was written
by a "baby boomer" who's trying to tell people
how they should think.   Personally, I find
people who attribute great meaning to their lives
by artificial associations as someone devoid of
original initiative.  The great depression or
the Vietnam War are both grandfalloons--proud
and meaningless associations projected beyond 
the people who actually were on the front lines 
and participated.  

Hey, I'm as Walter Mitty as the next guy, but
a spiritual void is what you make of it.  If you
don't have anything to fill it, you grab whatever
the most expedient headline of the day is.  Just
because headlines don't have decade long staying
power anymore, doesn't mean there aren't good ones
that people aren't attaching themselves to. 


Tom wrote:
> I have seen this article pop up more and more over the last day or so.  It
> is strking a much needed note in the bomeddotbusted mindesst lots of folks
> are sheelshocked into.
> "we were raised by television to belive that somday we'll all be
> millionares and movie stars and rock stars...but we wont. And we're
> learning that fact and we are very very pissied off...We are the middle
> children of history with no special purpose or place. We dont have a great
> war in our generation or a great depression. the great depression is our
> lives, the great was is a spiritual war."  Tyler Dudren/Jack/Chuck
> Palahniuk