Skip to main content

the millenial generation

This is an interesting observation on the millenial generation. The perils of social media, instant gratification, learning patience and corporate greed....

NB: I am also slowly starting work on a book tentatively titled "Different" which will resemble this blog in style and discuss my origins but also this complex topic in light of everything we have learned thus far as well as offer my own analysis. Hopefully there is enough interest to warrant a release via Amazon or some other online retailer.


  1. I look forward to reading your book. In the meantime, thanks for posting this video.

    Yesterday my 29 year old son lambasted me on the phone with his resentment of my sending him to a wilderness camp and then to a rehabilitation high school at 17. Sure, he'd been doing many drugs, driving while on acid, all but dropped out of school, and was entirely defiant. But as far as he's concerned he was just being a teenager. It hurts a lot to hear this and sometimes we do have nice conversations. Several years ago I drew the line: no more money, no more rescues... he's on his own. And still he refuses to take responsibility for his life. I've offered to pay for his college via reimbursement. If he gets an A he gets 100 percent payout, if he gets a B it's 75%, if a C he gets 50%. Anything less is zero. He loves the idea but can't hold down any job long enough to earn money, and asks me to lower my "tough standards." No way.

    Just now I sent an email to him with a link to this video. It's risky of me to do it but I feel the risk of his wrath is worth the chance, however remote, that it will reach him. I feel braver to do this than for coming out as transgender.

  2. You are very welcome Emma. We are going to see the millenials take over things in the coming years so it becomes important to recognize their flaws as well as those of the generations that preceeded. The boomers were high achievers but they had the advantage of a booming economy and a country that needed building. Those jobs were well paying even the blue collar ones. We treated these kids differently and they were over protected to a great degree. What remains to be seen is how they adapt or how they change things to suit their own priorities.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

how times change

How times have changed.

Whereas transition was something not to even contemplate for us, here is a young trans person who felt the opposite pressure. She looks and sounds extremely passable but decided it wasn't for her despite the social media presence of young transitioners potentially inspiring her to.

We are all different and I happen to think she's rather a smart cookie as well...


As transgender people, organized religion hasn't really been our friend however on the other hand it has often had little to do with true spirituality. I needed to learn this over time and much of what I was taught growing up was steeped in the judgmental superstition of society instead of what some creator would demand of me.

Regardless of your belief system, you are a child of the universe and have been endowed with uniqueness and goodness of spirit. You have probably never wished anyone ill will and you have tried your best to live within the absurd coordinate system of humanity. Yet somehow belonging to the LGBT community was entirely your fault.

As I have grown older this inherent irrationality became increasingly evident to me. I knew I was a fundamentally good person and yet I was different in a way which was not of my choosing. Hence with this comprehension my self appreciation and esteem grew in proportion.

Religion for me today seems forever trapped in the misinterpretat…

let's please read carefully

This post is prompted by a recent comment I received to one of my older posts and I wanted to address it.

I used to wonder why some transgender people accepted Blanchard’s work until I think I figured out why: they may not have examined it closely enough. They would experience cross gender arousal and then accept it was Autogynephilia without properly understanding what the term meant and what the theory said: it is an invented sexual “illness” which makes people transition. In other words, it is the arousal itself which causes this desire and not a pre-existing gender identity which does not align with birth sex. Of course, Blanchard has no explanation for the origin of his proposed “illness” only that it is a form of sexual deviance.

My counter proposal? we transition despite this arousal. In other words, the transgender identity is pre-existing and the arousal is the result of the mismatching of burgeoning sexual feelings towards females and this misaligned identity; it is not per…