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When you're in your 60s the younger generation will be saying the exact thing about your generation now. They cycle never changes. When I was a teenager and in my early 20's we thought we were the coolest fucking people in the world, saying the exact same things. My friend's older brothers thought we were lame, and now that I'm in my 30's what we were into, and what was cool then as whatever is cool now seems lame and dated in comparison. It will 100% happen to this current generation just as it has to EVERY generation before.

There will come a time in your life when other things become more important on your mind that what's cool and what isn't. It happens slowly, but one day you'll say to yourself "what the fuck just happened in past four years? When did THAT become cool?"

That's when it starts. You grasp onto what you insist is still cool and carry it with you to the grave while the younger generations come in with whatever un-contexted bastardizations of generations past. It's literally the same thing with every generation. The styles and culture change, but the attitudes in both directions don't.

The best part is when you get to point where you realize that none of it fucking matters at all; it was all just trivial bullshit. You'll learn that living for your own happiness is what's most important.

Look at whatever you think is intimidating or badass now, and in 40 years show it to someone who is younger and see what they have to say about.

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