I don’t mean to poke fun, but earlier I saw a tweet that made me feel old saying:
“I’ll #neverforget, I was in kindergarten class.”
I was in my Junior year of High School in my Electro-Engineering Tech Prep class. I remember we thought it was a hoax until the class repaired a slightly broken television to get to a news station. I was too young to realize the significance then, but the following war made sure we’d never forget it.
Some people ask why younger folks don’t seem to care about Syria and why Mylie Cyrus is a big deal. I don’t think it’s hard to understand. Personally, when I check out this Wikipedia page listing the wars the US has been involved in… it makes sense.
Start around 1981. A good 1/3 of the conflicts recorded on that page are 1981+. Millennials are defined starting around 1981. We’re a group that has always known conflict, always known war. Does it make it less of a big deal? Definitely not. Does it affect us any less? Of course not. Then why are these types of things ignored and given less sensational news credit? Because it’s not shocking. War has become part of our culture… and for us Millennials, we don’t know life without it.
This isn’t meant to be anti-war, pro-anything. Sorry if you take it as such, but this is just an interesting observation I’ve made on this 12th year since 9-11-2001.