Oof that title though. Welp, so long as you're here-
My friends and I were yet again joking about how school was slowly killing us, namely Geometric proofs.
At one point I said, "Well, I'm already dead inside, sOoOo..."
"Spoken like a true Gen-Zer!" My teacher laughed.
Being the true overthinker that I am, that comment got me- well, thinking. Like, why ARE we dead inside? After doing some dIgInG through the depths of the Internet, I think I found the answer.
Google says that people who are identified as Gen Z were born between 1997and 2012. I'll be looking at the 2000-2007-ish range for the purposes of this paper.
9/11 was in 2001. So, the majority of Gen Z were born right around a time of mass devastation. Our generation is close enough to World War II and the Civil Rights Movement- our great grandparents either are survivors, veterans, or fought for their rights.
We've never known a time of peace, really. As long as we've been alive (onward of 9/11), America has been entrenched in the War on Terror... I think you've got the idea.
Then 2020 came and hit like a freaking bus. Fires, protests, an apocalypse. And honestly, I think Gen Z stayed the calmest.
Why? Well, think about it. We know choas- that's why we could laugh in the face of adversaries and make memes about World War III.
I don't think we're dead inside, no. But I think we've got fortitude. I mean, we've eaten Tide Pods, but hey. Fortitude.
Oop is it beth returning from another unannounced hiatus with a recycled school assignment (made it shorter and a little less school-y)? mAyHapS. I really need to make time for writing-
I do wanna point out that we have grown up much better than past generations- something we could be thankful for!
Aight go eat some ice cream and have a good day/night/midmorning/afternoon/1 am secretly on your laptop.