Posted 4 years ago on Oct. 14, 2014, 12:42 p.m. EST by elf3
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What was poignant to me in this article was "a lost half decade and no recovery in sight."...what does this mean for an entire generation coming of age in the age of vulnerability...it means a lost half decade trying to begin...trying to get started...trying to get footing...trying to live like those before us got to. It means a lost half decade of our lives immersed in struggle and anxiety. A delay in having children which some will not get now. A delay in enjoyment for life. A life spent toiling ever striving for a point of even ground from which they can even have time to think of something more than mere survival . Time to think of happiness has become a luxury preserved for the very rich . We fight for our dignity to be a cog in a machine that brings someone else ease and happiness while we ourselves know we may never see it. We have become the cogs that turn the wheels of rich brats and sociopaths. While we watch them spend with frivolity on things/ toys that mean nothing to us as we struggle to provide our loved ones with very basic necessities.