My generation gets a lot of shit
I think the newbies are gonna get it worse, albeit–
If you ask me
It’s got a lot to do with social media
And how it encourages people
To be false idols
So much so, that if you try to be
An authentic version of yourself
You just lose followers.
The only things that are okay to say
Are the things that are trending
That everyone agrees with
No matter if they are true or not–
It’s about image.
Has a serious authenticity problem–
They all think they are being
Authentic, while simultaneously
Putting on a show that eliminates
All of their biases
All of their prejudices
All of their bad habits and
None of their vices
The only way you get to see
Any of these things
Is if you live on the outskirts of society
Where these exact same people
Feel 100% comfortable
Taking a dump on anyone they decide
Is less than them.
Have people always done this?
But they haven’t always made
A business out of being
A narcissistic jerk–
It used to be
That you had to actually be someone
With skills, or at least a rich family
In order to talk down to someone you don’t know–
Now all you have to do is have a cellphone.