I think I'm going to be the kind of person who doesn't spend much or get a lot of things because of how I've been all my life. I've been very good at saving money and don't submit to my whims. I think the issues we are facing nowadays are people living above their means and not knowing how to survive financially. There are many reasons that could also be making people unhappy with their lives.
Also I think you'd be surprised to know that American kids aren't even as knowledgeable about technology as compared to other European nations. The current generation is generally struggling with math, science, technology, and money. This a bad combo as it all ties together as far as understanding our world and making it better. Adolescents here have many issues as compared to like nations simply because there is something that is blocking these people from understanding very important things. The baby boomers basically had everything given to them on a silver plate and when they went to college their dreams mostly came true. Now they expect these generations to do the same but times are different and falling back on simpler ideas isn't cutting the thick ice.
Freedom from overwhelm.
Language errors like this always make me skeptical... On the other hand, min/max-ing life is probably the ultimate min/max-ing challenge. (Bonus points if you know who Red Mage is)
I've never felt a need to have a lot of money and so, consequently, I've never made a whole lot.
Thus, minimalism is kind of my default state.
Yeah, minimize stuff (words here, for instance) and maximize time for other happinesses.
Hm-mm, that line suggests a haiku -- minimalist poetry.
Minimize words here.
It hurts for only moments
Max your happiness.
I was kind of instinctively inclined to blame Generation X. When I think of them, I think of a bunch of people who didn't have to get a haircut and get a real job, and wore a lot of flannel and ripped blue jeans or, worse, whatever we're calling what people wore in the 80's.
Today's hipsters are a lot like them, except that they (most of them) have an iPod, iPad, iPhone, and Macbook.
Lewal, U, people who blame a generation have to blame as well the generation who raised that generation ...unless they accept the reality of stuff like ex nihilo and virgin birth.
The blame X road is long and at its end are, so far as we know, pond scum.
Or blue-green algae or cyanobacteria.
Personally, I blame Australopithecus, and their laziness when it came to developing tool use. That's where all our troubles began. Think how great things would be today if they had just gotten off their butts.