yo baby’s so cute

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

I don’t know if I suddenly just became conscious of it, but what’s with the baby boom lately? I go on facebook, which btw is my only existential stamp on cyberworld (besides Spotify and gmail) and bam! 10,000 new baby photos (okay I’m semi-exaggerating) and they’re not even smiling! Talk about unsolicited exposure. Seriously though, is it that time of the century again? If so, what would we bracket them as?

Far as I know, Baby Boomers were that massive group of people who came of age in the 1960s and set out to change the world. Ya know, those lucky ones of the Beatlemania and Woodstock fame… Bitches. Then there’s Generation X, which according to a certain source “has always lived in the shadow of the Boomers, more often criticized (‘slackers’, ‘whiners’ and ‘the doom generation’) than not.” I find it kinda dubious that such a description is dedicated solely to Gen X, cause really, we’re all guilty of that regardless of what era we’re born in. And then comes Generation Y aka “The Millenials” aka my generation. In hindsight, this generation is described by numerous sources as the best yet. In fact, this short but very sweet article http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/10/new-baby-boom-generation-millennials.html aptly sheds light on how exploitable and profitable we can be, making us, yes, THE best. Hallelu. Bring on the babes! These shitheads make money wells out of us but hey, we’re the best! ANYWAY…

I can almost envision what these adorable angels would be profiled as – Gen Z: The Juice Generation aka Children of the Squeezed. The so-called “best” is now the “squeezed” – my, how the mighty have fallen. Squeezed for time, squeezed for income, and squeezed for services like child care that would help balance earning a living with raising a family. Phew! if these aren’t discouraging realities enough, I don’t know what would be. Still, the juice keeps overflowing.

I have no qualms towards baby-making and people who productively enjoy it to a hilt, but I just hope that everyone of my generation not only responsibly chooses to be parents but will choose and take it upon themselves to be strong and resilient enough to be squeezed again and again, and again. Renounce your right to crack under pressure as early as now, because adding up to Gen Z requires more than just flooding newsfeeds with cute adorable faces and baby showers. And for those who know bat shit about having a spawn, myself included, I think we should strive to make sure that those faces remain bright and smiling. How? In the little things, like using biodegradables and some ish like that. Stop pointing fingers at the government and it’s f’d up policies – it will ALWAYS be f’d up, one way or another. Eat healthier, read more, drive less (I’m one to talk), make sure that in everything we choose to do, we live up to our socio-cultural profile of being the best. Because, all grievances aside, I honestly believe that we are and that we can only yield greatness.

So, to all you new young parents, your babies are perfect. And if you should need a sitter, I’m here. No worries, bite marks are not permanent.

(Inspiration: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111018/bc_generation_squeeze_111018/20111018?hub=BritishColumbia)


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