28 12 / 2013

Millennials: why I hate this termQuote by Tolken
The term “Millennials” describes my generation. It tends to be thrown around quite…View Post

Millennials: why I hate this term

Quote by Tolken

The term “Millennials” describes my generation. It tends to be thrown around quite…

View Post

17 12 / 2013

notapaladin:

ghostdrama:

dem-queer-animals:

awesome-everyday:

shorterexcerpts:

thecallus:

theatlantic:

The Cheapest Generation: Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Cars or Houses?

What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
Read more. [Image: Kagan McLeod]

It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?

IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!

Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.

So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
Buy a house
Buy a new car
PLAN to have children
Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.

read the commentary above ^^

"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”

Oh look I’m reblogging this again.

I’m of this generation and have a job with disposable income. I don’t own a home, nor a car, but can afford both. It has nothing to do with the fact that I want to be poor exactly the opposite-I want to be rich with events. I choose to travel and experience in life while not tied to a town or a ton of bills. The term “Millennials’” is just a way for someone to try to categorise the shift in economical and social climate. Same way the terms “hippy”, “baby boomers”, or “Yuppie” were coined. 

notapaladin:

ghostdrama:

dem-queer-animals:

awesome-everyday:

shorterexcerpts:

thecallus:

theatlantic:

The Cheapest Generation: Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Cars or Houses?

What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.

Read more. [Image: Kagan McLeod]

It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?

IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!

Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.

My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.

So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.

Prices of prices went up.

We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.

We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.

Most of us can’t afford to:

  1. Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
  2. Buy a house
  3. Buy a new car
  4. PLAN to have children
  5. Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.

Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.

So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.

Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.

anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.

read the commentary above ^^

"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”

Oh look I’m reblogging this again.

I’m of this generation and have a job with disposable income. I don’t own a home, nor a car, but can afford both. It has nothing to do with the fact that I want to be poor exactly the opposite-I want to be rich with events. I choose to travel and experience in life while not tied to a town or a ton of bills. The term “Millennials’” is just a way for someone to try to categorise the shift in economical and social climate. Same way the terms “hippy”, “baby boomers”, or “Yuppie” were coined. 

(via ms-interpret)

16 12 / 2013

englishsnow:

{ Cambridge }

Can’t wait to be back. 

(via thelovehater)

12 12 / 2013

Curate moments not thingsCambridge open market
I’ve taken a lot of pictures. Mundane travel photos of fantastical places,…View Post

Curate moments not things

Cambridge open market

I’ve taken a lot of pictures. Mundane travel photos of fantastical places,…

View Post

08 12 / 2013

What travelling with a smart phone has taught me about the value of slow living.View Post

What travelling with a smart phone has taught me about the value of slow living.

View Post

25 11 / 2013

svdp:

IDIOTS - by  Big Lazy Robot

'Don’t take the message too seriously. This is a promo video we’ve done to laugh at ourselves. We all have an i-diot inside, and it’s so fun!' - BLR

So cute.

(via ms-interpret)

08 11 / 2013

Word.

Word.

(Source: icanread)

01 11 / 2013

Wooden HangersI’m twenty-seven and I have a closet full of wooden hangers. This may not amaze anyone. There are…View Post

Wooden Hangers

I’m twenty-seven and I have a closet full of wooden hangers. This may not amaze anyone. There are…

View Post

Tags:

Permalink

08 10 / 2013

spoopyshibe:

this was a real scene from a real australian movie

Worth it. 

(Source: sshibe, via tacossudados)

07 10 / 2013

shopofmanythings:

Only 1 more week to enter the giveaway!

What You’ll Win

Any Sailor Moon inspired scarf from my Shop (All Sailor Scouts are available in both Regular and Super Sailor) (If the winner wants a Super Sailor Mini Moon, that can be arranged too; it will be in my shop soon-ish). I will ship anywhere in the world completely free of charge.

RULES

  • You don’t have to be following me but you should follow me cause I often post awesome coupons and updates.
  • Likes do NOT count.
  • Only reblogs count.
  • You can reblog up to 5 times for 5 entries into the giveaway.
  • All names will be entered into a random name picker.
  • Your askbox should be open so I can notify you if you won.
  • There will only be one winner.

Giveaway with end on OCTOBER 12TH, 2013. If you have any other questions feel free to shoot me an ask.

Happy Autumn!

want.

(via doomstarrequiem)