Whenever you have found the “simple answer” how society, or women, or men, or politics or economy work…think again.
VICE: Why have you termed me and my contemporaries “Generation Wuss”?
Bret Easton Ellis: You have to understand that I’m coming to these things as a member of the most pessimistic and ironic generation that has ever roamed the earth. When I hear millennials getting hurt by “cyber bullying,” or it being a gateway to suicide, it’s difficult for me to process. A little less so for my boyfriend, who happens to be a millennial of that age, but even he somewhat agrees with the sensitivity of Generation Wuss. It’s very difficult for them to take criticism, and because of that a lot of the content produced is kind of shitty. And when someone is criticized for their content, they seem to collapse, or the person criticizing them is called a hater, a contrarian, a troll.
In a way it’s down to the generation that raised them, who cocooned them in praise—four stars for showing up, you know? But eventually everyone has to hit the dark side of life; someone doesn’t like you, someone doesn’t like your work, someone doesn’t love you back… people die. What we have is a generation who are super-confident and super-positive about things, but when the least bit of darkness enters their lives, they’re paralyzed.
Hmm. Where can i travel to, next?
Note to myself : no whiskey anymore.
Another song, that no one else is singing. Another poem, that no one else recites, a photo that no one else would take. Things we need to do. Walk our own pace, listening to a different drum. Somehow finding the courage to say ” my way is valid, too.”.even if a thousand voices say “no”; I think, that is what life is about.