“Technology makes it all so easy. You just pull out your phone and bailing is as easy as canceling an Uber driver.”
It’s not ‘adulting’ to be able to create and stick to a budget or change a smoke detector battery, it’s ‘what people do because we all have to live life and exist in the world as something other than really tall toddlers.’ … It should not be a source of Zooey Deschanel-esque pride to be wobbling through life with an oversized lollipop in one hand and an iPhone in the other, unsure of how to open a checking account.
General news is not relevant to young people because they don’t have context. It’s a lot of abstract storytelling and arguing among adults that makes no sense. So most young people end up consuming celebrity news. To top it off, news agencies, for obvious reasons, are trying to limit access to their content by making you pay for it. Well, guess what: Young people aren’t going out of their way to try to find this news, so you put up one little wall, and poof, done. They’re not even going to bother.
I am a fan. I have seen them live and it was excellent. But the fact that thousands of 20-and-early-30-somethings are holding up LCD Soundsystem’s final show as a defining moment of their generation makes me think it wouldn’t be such an awful idea to reinstate the draft.