“me and all my friends, we’re all misunderstood, they say we stand for nothing, and there’s no way we ever could”
John Mayer’s quintessential anthem of millennial angst. Growing up more privileged than any generation prior, now we find ourselves the most indebted and insecure.
Living in an increasingly virtual reality with family units and communities dispersed all over the world, like a disgusting Jackson Pollock, leaving many of us feeling lost and alone.
“now we see everything that’s going wrong, with the world and those who lead it, we just feel like we don’t have the means, to rise above and beat it”
My high school motto read: confortare esto vir (take courage and be a man). It was during those teenage years that I learnt the meaning of irony.
There were many things I hoped to change at my high school. Each time I stood up and voiced my opinion, or gave opposition to some archaic tradition, or proposed transparent elections for student body positions (you know; like actual democracies are supposed to work), or demanded a higher standard of teaching, I was met with scorn. Repeatedly reprimanded and told to know my place, almost like they were telling me to “sit down and remain a boy”. I wonder how to say that in latin?
Now I see many wrongs which I hope to correct as an adult, but society similarly tells us to sit down and keep quiet. Power structures avoid change at all costs. They seek to entrench the status quo indefinitely, they will never lead us toward progress no matter how obvious it is.
“’cause when they own the information, oh they can bend it all they want…It’s not that we don’t care, we just know that the fight ain’t fair”
Questioning established narratives and seeking truth is incredibly difficult. We have to unlearn decades of incorrect schooling and false media narratives that bombard us daily.
Everything they told us is completely opposite to reality:
- Banks don’t bail individuals out, individuals bail the banks out.
- Governments don’t serve the people, people serve the government.
- Media doesn’t report the truth, it gets manufactured.
- Police don’t protect, they brutalize.
- Justice isn’t blind, it’s expensive.
Central banks control our money, governments maintain a monopoly on violence and the law is manipulated to serve the powerful. We just know that the fight ain’t fair.
All these obstacles can leave an entire generation feeling apathetic and powerless. Like the millions of South Africans who choose emigration, because no matter how they try their efforts are rejected again and again while a nation slowly dies.
But with Bitcoin, we can win a major battle and gain a new territory of freedom.
“One day our generation, is gonna rule the population”
Whichever generation Satoshi falls into, he couldn’t wait for change. Satoshi published his tour de force in October 2008 and the Bitcoin network went live on January 3rd, 2009. He created the change he wanted to see in the world and gifted us Bitcoin.
We don’t need to wait any longer for monetary reform, Bitcoin is already here. The world is changing, we just need to participate.
Buy bitcoin & stack sats!