Get Off My Lawn

Just scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, and occasionally Twitter…

I noticed something.

All this “gen x” “millennial” “gen y” “gen z” whatever, is —

And please listen to this:

The leveraging of your — yes, your — inevitable process of aging to create revenue for useless products and businesses.

“Gen Z thinks Gen X should stop wearing ankle socks,” and so on.

Personally, I wear the smallest, thinnest socks possible because my feet get hot.

A lot of body heat is dissipated through the feet.

I don’t give a shit what anybody from “Gen X” or “millennials” or whatever thinks about that.

I don’t wear the shortest socks possible because I care what it looks like.

I wear them because god dammit, my feet get hot.

Why in the hell should I care what someone else of any age thinks of that?

We are losing this, as a culture. This ability to elevate practicality over, well, over whatever “Gen X” and “Gen Z” is.

When I was a kid, adults didn’t give the slightest bit of a shit about what kids thought was cool.

Now, it’s like every adult is trying to cowtow to what flipping young people like.

Young people are idiots!

When did we forget that?

No disrespect meant to young people. You’re doing the best you can.

When I was your age, I was an idiot, too.

But listen to me: you don’t know shit about anything.

You’re getting a taste of it. And you’re understanding more and more every day.

It gets better. And it gets worse.

So what? That’s life.

The best part is, as long as you don’t grow old giving a shit what young people — or any people — think about you, you’re gonna wear the most comfortable goddamn socks you can get.

Get off my lawn.

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