It’s my fault, really. I shouldn’t even open these asinine blogs and “how-tos” that appear on my Facebook feed. So many of my seemingly normal friends are “liking” and posting them, that the must be interesting, right? Wrong. I just don’t understand how so many people can write actual paragraphs about how to live and be happy as a “20-something”.
I don’t like being grouped into a stereotype. But hey, that’s what stereotypes are. I hate being referred to as a “20-something”, it sounds stupid. Really stupid. Like it’s a decade of The Epidemic.
These 8-12 step articles on How To Be Happy, Perfect, Hot, 20 Without STDs, A Functioning 20-something do not help people. They, in fact, make them feel like they should be living a specific life by a specific age. Sure, I think traveling is important and something I want to do but articles saying if “we” don’t, then we are not living life and are sheltered baby-makers. Some people my age WANT to be baby making machines, however odd I find this, more fucking power to them for doing what they want.
Steps?! I am a literate adult, I do not need you to post articles in a step by step format like it is an actual IKEA project. I can surprisingly follow your string of words sentence by sentence without needing a number to keep my place. These articles or blogs are actually perpetuating the idea that the The Epidemic Decade is really nothing but Nicholas Spark reading morons.
Yes, I have stopped opening these articles. Seeing people actually following the pretend advice of living a happy life at the super-duper hard ages of our twenties is irritating.
Get a plant. Or a cat. These bloggers do not own your life. Live the life you want. Who gives a fuck how old you are? Literally no one.