Getting Old | Andreas Klinger

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2023-01-24 05:00:05

"Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."

I remember very well how the level of progressiveness my generation had. There were clear movements and you saw how culture was changing because it was reasonable - even if we got mocked by older people of that time. It was funny how disconnected and firmly lost in their own past ways they were.

But let's be real – today's generation is just going too far. The handouts they want, the privileges they demand, and the changes they push for. Some of the requests are absurdly irrelevant and small, mostly missing the point of what really matters in our world. And in some cases, they don't notice – due to arrogance or naivety – how some of their changes will lead to all kinds of problems. They just get played by bigger institutions. And if you dare to disagree you get branded as old and against society. This isn't progressiveness and it is just against the law of nature. Isn't it?

And it's not only society. It's also culture – the music we listened to was simply better than the crap now in the charts – wasn't it? Objectively speaking the production might not have been as flawless and many of the artists weren't really trained. But it just kicked differently, didn't it? The associations we have when listening to it, what this kind of culture meant to our generation, and how we lived and celebrated. Not the pop music of our time. The cool stuff we listened to before others did. Current music just doesn't hit the same way. It's shallow pop, cash-grabs and if it's not it's some weird edgy, or half-assed stuff. Isn't it?

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