Everyone’s Hating On 2020, But It’s The Best Year In My Adult Life…

All I’ve heard people say the last three months is something along the lines of “God, I am so done with 2020, this has been the worst year.”

What I hear is, as soon as it turns 2021, all my problems are going to be erased.

That’s not true. Life doesn’t work like that I’m afraid.

But anywho, while most people have had a pretty awful year by the sounds of it, I really have to say that is not the case for me.

In March I got a six dollar raise and saw my favorite band of all time in concert for the first time.

Towards the end of March or early April the government shut down due to some infamous virus, which was literally the greatest thing ever.

Being an essential worker, I still went to work, and man was it awesome. My commute to work dropped from 65 minutes to 40. My commute home, depending on where I was working, dropped from 1 hour, 40 minutes, to 50 minutes.

Bam! I got an hour and a half of my life back overnight. Seriously, going on a major highway at rush hour where it used to be a slow-crawling parking lot, and then suddenly becoming empty save for a couple dozen cars is truly mind-blowing.

But what’s better than a shorter commute? Not commuting at all! From mid-April to mid-June, I was furloughed from my job, and it was easily the best two months of my life. My wife was furloughed at the same time, so we actually got to spend a lot of time with each other, and it was really nice. It opened my eyes to just how much work negatively impacts a marriage. We even, through a bit of luck, were able to take an unplanned, yet incredible two week vacation!

I really hated my job, so coming back from furlough was very difficult. Traffic was worse by then, but still not at the level it was pre-corona. But I didn’t have to suffer for much longer, for I got a new job that was pretty much everything I ever wanted in a job. Except the guy I worked with in this new job was a complete asshole, so they fired him in my sixth week, so that I became in charge almost immediately. Awesome!

My wife got into a very competitive school, and when she finishes, will hopefully get a very good job that she will love and pretty much triple her salary. She’s even got a 4.0 gpa so far!

The wife and I also managed to do a lot of work on the outside of our house that I never thought we would get done, and it’s such a relief to know that it’s finished now!

I tried out for a bassist position in a band that plays rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz and all that. Music I am not at all in to, and on an instrument I have never played seriously. I impressed the heck out of them and they allowed me to join their ranks, and it has been so fun learning bass guitar in a whole new way for music I never really considered playing.

And to top it all off, I finally was able to replace my barely-working 12 year old laptop!

So yeah, 2020, you might have given a lot of people a hard time, but I will always look back on you fondly!

Why It Doesn’t Make Sense To Make Fun Of Millennials (Or Really Any Generation Younger Than Your Own)

Millennials are generally considered people who are born roughly between 1981-1996, give or take a few years. And for years, all you hear about is how these folks are like the losers of the universe, dumb, entitled babies and the like. They get trashed on by everyone, typically older folks are the ones doing it obviously. But when I see this, I have got to laugh, for it makes no sense at all.

Cuz here’s the thing, older gens that make fun of them. Millennials are products of YOU raising them in a world YOU created. Seriously. This is why it is so stupid for older gens to make fun of younger ones.

Not to mention, each generation grows up in a completely different world. Think of how your grandparents, parents and yourself grew up. They are 100% different. If you are in your 20’s or older even, your world today is substantially different from when you were a little kid.

And life doesn’t get much easier, in a ever more crowded and complicated world, I feel very bad for kids being born today, for in 20 years, I don’t want to imagine how crappy everything will be. Especially when the supposed millenials take over running the world.

There is a humorous article that tells 50 of the things millennials are made fun. Some of them just make no sense, most of them are really just what happens with the current technology and what not. The world is changing with each generation, especially due to the crazy tech uprising, and I can just conclude that the older people don’t like all the changes so blame it on them young whippersnappers.

The one I hear about most is the participation awards. Everyone deserves an award for everything. I don’t recall any millennial ever begging for a trophy or some kind of reward for just showing up. This had to been an idea that the parents made up. Sure some kids might have been sad that their team didn’t win and they wished they got a trophy, which may have started the idea, but still, it’s not like a bunch of 6 year olds banded together and protested that everyone should get something.

Trends, styles, fads…etc. These have changed yearly, so why is it that it is so surprising and offensive that millennials have them as well? There is always going to be new things people get interested and then drop. All about change…again. People hate differences. It’s literally generational racism.

The point I’m trying to get across is, as people grow up, they create new things, which eventually derail life styles between each generation, and then the older people get ticked for them not going through life exactly as they had. This has been going on forever, and will continue to do so. So the only thing to do is just let it happen, for change is inevitable, so why cause rifts and problems. Because guess what? The generation above you hates your ass too.

Why can’t we all just get along?