Our society spends a lot of time in a culture where we speak to each other silently. The difference between verbal and nonverbal communication has long been researched, but many studies still focus on face-to-face conversation. In the silent communication of IM, email, and texting, nonverbal cues are simply not present.
After unsuccessfully attempting (yet again) to navigate the deluge of online options for learning code, I decided that I may not be starting in the right place. Realizing this, I started to make some qualifying assessments.
That cell phones can arrest the spread of stories that have stood for millennia is rather galling, and for geomythologists it could mean the irretrievable loss of vital information.
I‘ve been reading a lot about why millennials resist advertising, and how different generations have responded to it. If advertising doesn’t work on our generation, then it must have worked on previous generations. There has to be a bar worth comparing us to.
Something weird is happening to me. I tend to be pretty wary of the way I use technology, so when I realized what was happening, I must admit I was taken by surprise.
It’s no secret that millennials are constantly seeking validation. Oh wait, I phrased that incorrectly. That actually is a secret.
This past week, my newly 30-year-old boyfriend posed a question to my group of friends. What movie resonated with our generation like Fight Club did with his? The group, all under 25, was unsure of how to respond. We tried to clarify: what value did Fight Club instill that made it so culturally influential? He responded in turn with a quote from the movie.
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. -Chuck Palahniuk
It doesn’t matter to me who you vote for or what you believe, as long as you don’t vote for Trump. :)