The Empowerment of the Millennial Era

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Millennials always get a bad rap on the behaviors they demonstrate. With the stigmas that they are entitled and selfish and blah blah blah. Well us millennials use to be legit at one point in time. Like all legit era of generations, we all get caught up on the social norm that is adulting. Where we throw out our individuality out the window and become obedient oppressed adults scared of the real world. But if you recall those golden days when life was carefree and fearless. One of the reasons why we lost that sense of power is because like all generations before, they conformed.

At first I was obsessed with the 70’s as that was my shit right there. The free spirit, truth seeking, the YOLO mentality that was borrowed by the generation before us, thanks to Drake. Was all me. But then it may be because I am a Sagittarius. Which at first I didn’t believe in that astrological BS. Like the Aerosmith song “Amazing quotes, “I couldn’t listen to all that self righteous talk.” But if any of you follow me on social media, will see that the things that I right in my blogs, match what I say in social media. If you meet me in person, well you all can see first hand the perfect storm I really am. Which you will see why people have a love hate relationship with a Sagittarius. We are loving and kind. But mean as fuck. We have compassion but respect boundaries. We give it to you how it is, because that is how we want it. That for a Sagittarius, freedom for us is everything as when we are not in our feelings and have transparency, we are open to giving you all the truth. And that if you are too sensitive. We will be courteous enough to part ways via text as we are being compassionate of your feelings. And real talk since we are people of action, we will act on the fuckery that those who say they will, will in action. Just to prove a point.

Obviously we are talking about social conformity. So lets get back to it. So as you all know I do Uber, so I love engaging with people and the conversations. Which my best conversations were always with the teenage crowd as they open up on their opinions and mindset without any hesitation. Which is something that we adults lack due to not hurting their feelings. Which when they talk about their parents idealism and how they see the way that the millennials think based on a fear mentality, made me realize something. What the young adult was saying sounded exactly like me when I was their age. Which many of them that are broken and already given up on life (the heartbreaking thing I ever see) have a complex and distorted way of looking at things. All in entitlement. Something that every generation has shown to be. I think the reason why millennials had a bad rap was because we don’t hold back. We end up just saying it how it is when we blow up or get fed up with being stereotyped as such. The fucked up thing about this is that those who play victim, which I feel stems from Systematics. End up being made to be those stereotypes that society now has made it to be. Because once it’s on the news, everyone feels like they are being targets stemmed by discriminatory idealisms. Which low key was one of the thing that was told to me in Sprint. Which was “You’re a millennial. It’s expected of you.” Which points out that racism is not just based on the classic factors. It’s now based on generations.

Venturing on this “unraveled road” I gained a appreciation of the music I was growing up on. Which the Latin movement and the women empowerment went hand in hand. Which begs the question, WTF happened from then until now. As it seems like we went back to the 50’s. Which let’s face it, thats’ when women were obedient as who ever attempted to make that happen, shut women up temporarily but got the LGBT community’s feathers ruffled. Which my mind says “It’s about damn fucken time” but the dissapointing thing about this is that it added additional labels to fit the “social norms” and separate themselves more from the community. Where entitlement turns a distorted idealism of individuality. Which if you think about it, brings just more labels on there. Where in the LGBT community shame occurs within the same group. Where they at times look down at the Transgendered community. Which at the end of the day “to each is own” but that is why I end up staying away from labels and seeing people as simply human. Using human nature as the determinant of my basis of judgement. Which when people try to say I am being discriminatory. I simply say “Am I an extraterrestrial or high on glue. Because truth is this is a common behavior of social norms.” Which in the end has people ghosting me it the end.

Everyone has a fear. As everyone is someone’s stereotype. If your man, woman, gay, straight, bi, Latin, Asian, American….we are all someone’s stereotype. Which makes me ask “Who came up with this social norm fuckery?” At the end of the day, stereotyping puts us more into the stereotyping game. Which is why reverse discrimination came to light. Which if you ask me
“What the fuck is that?” It’s like if we want to be discriminated or something. The point I am trying to make is why the hell are you going to give up your individuality from the era you were born into. We all have valuable keys and answers that may be able to stop this fuckery in the game of social norms. But regardless if you agree with me or not, it really doesn’t matter. One of the truths that I gained in this journey is the fact that “My picture never fit your frame” and I am okay with that. If that wasn’t the case like some of you all may believe. I would of stopped this writing journey along time ago. As the opinions, the comments, the insults haven’t stopped me from this journey. In transparency, I have had people beg me to stop while they cry and act like the truth don’t hurt. Which what can I say, I embraced my inner “Lizzo.” Where if we really want change and fairness, it’s time for change. Which consist of getting our heads out of our asses and seeing things for what they really are. And at the end it’s unfair. Which those who say life is unfair? My rebuttal being “Well are you done conforming and accepting things for how they are? Or you ready to make change happen?” Just because it doesn’t affect us personally, doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect those we love with all our hearts. Which the music of Millennial and all the generations before was a song of hope. Where now, it’s just focusing on entitlement and narcissism.

Published by Frieda Lopez at Frieda the Writer

Frieda Lopez is a Texas Native, born in the heart of San Antonio's West Side Community. Frieda attended Lanier High School and primarily attended Memorial High School where she graduated with the class of 2001. Raised in a blended family dynamic, Ms. Lopez gained her noble character from the women she admired and loved the most, her grandmothers. Frieda attended Alamo Community College where she majored in Liberal Arts primarily studying on biology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and creative writing and shortly attended University of Incarnate Word. She gained a MBA from AIU and has actively participated in local fashion shows until she moved to Houston returning back August 2019. She began her career in healthcare, where she gained the skill of being able to not only resolve conflicts but reach out and engage in the community through her time serving as health care relations customer care and outreach representative. After being let go from her employer which she last served as a Customer Relations Representative for DentaQuest, she began her journey in retail where she came part of the leadership team a month of working as a part time representative for MarketSource and build a relationship with her local Target team. She later served five years with Amtel T-Mobile as a Store Manger after moving to Houston to pursue a management position with unfortunately ended in adversity which opened the opportunity of writing her first book "Journey of an Unraveled Road" will be releasing her second book a fiction based series titled "The Rideshare Chronicles" with the first book to the installment titled "Destination Destiny."

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