• Bill

You Need A Gun

I can't help but come across article after article about how millennials are really taking the brunt of the last decade. It made me think, this is also why (and sometimes unfairly so) they get labeled as entitled, narcissistic, self-loathing, and so on. 

I'm on the cusp... technically I am a millennial though I'm actually Gen X so I have a unique POV from both my younger cohorts and the boomers in front of me. I would say my personality also sits in between but one thing I'm not in the middle on is how they've been failed.

If you're not familiar with the movie True Romance, written by Tarantino, and sort of his version of Pretty Woman. Just with violence, drugs, and some more vulgar language, the cast is insane. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, James Gandolfini, I mean come on. 

There's a quote in the movie which I've pretty much abided by for everything in my life since I've watched it, when asked about a gun, Slater says "It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it." 

I think this couldn't be any more true today, with boomers hoarding toilet paper and millennials now realizing they need to have more savings. Whatever your "gun" maybe, cash, great credit, side hustles, connections, I think coming out of this we're going to need it. 

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