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Everything wrong with millennial culture, in one tweet

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It’s not easy being a millennial. We’re a generation that came of age during the great recession, supported a President that campaigned on “Hope and Change,” but never delivered. And now we’re being defined as tech-savvy, socially conscious, self-absorbed, excusing failure, supporting feelings over facts, and incapable of carrying a conversation or eating a meal without using social media.

Case in point, a college student with the Twitter handle @Khaleesi decided to tweet on Wednesday how she took out $30,000 in student loans, earned a 1.03 GPA, was on academic probation, and gained 30 pounds. However, it didn’t matter because, as she puts it, she was still cute and had a glow.

Accompanying the tweet was a series of pictures that looked like she was Naomi Campbell modeling for a fall catalog.

The tweet quickly went viral and making matters even worse is that other millennials read that tweet and felt inspired by her. Khaleesi’s failures weren’t a concern. What mattered is how she felt and that she loved herself.

No, she’s not an inspiration. She took out $30,000 in student loans, earned no degree, and made matters worse by gaining weight.

It’s wonderful to have a healthy sense of self and to not feel defeated by a misstep, but don’t celebrate it. Make a plan, work at Waffle House, start paying down your debt, defer your payments, and go to community college to get a half decent job.

It bears repeating Khaleesi, posts like this give all millennials a bad name.

As Judge Judy always says, “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.” Get with it Khaleesi, for your own sake. And to all millennials, stop celebrating failure and mediocrity.

UPDATE:

Khaleesi reached out to Red Alert Politics and said that the whole tweet was just a joke and not meant to be taken seriously.


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