It’s 2017, I’m 24 and It’s overwhelming. I’m not sure if it’s this way because it’s 2017 or because I’m 24, but I feel all over the place. I have had this feeling to write for weeks now because I’m being mentally tortured by all these thoughts in my brain. Lately I feel like I have no clue where to start with getting them out — there are just so many, but I’m going to try my best. Initially, the reason I wanted to start this compilation of writing, was because of the increasing growth and development/redevelopment of my political views and outlook on world affairs, like the typical 24-year-old American. I think it’s fair to say that having a vast range of emotions and opinions is normal; especially when you mix in constant life-saturating internet. That being said, I believe that because our generation is being bombarded with so much information on a constant basis, I don’t believe we quite understand the psychological impacts or consequences we may be going through as the first generation to grow up immersed in the immovable World Wide Web.
So, to get this process started I am going to try to outline my direction/directions of this ‘blog’. I’m starting by listing the broad recurring themes of my non-stop thinking my goal is to eventually gain the ability more specific and direct thought-habits. I don’t find the term ‘blog’ fitting for my purpose because I’m not cognizant of nor attracted to the typical blog format/linear thinking. I expect that as time passes, the collection of my opinions will become more compartmentalized in a way that better reflects my mercurial and wayward thought-functions.
Here is/are the following direction(s) I’m hoping to incorporate into this thing I’m making on the internet:
Perception, Observation and Social Development – I do not assign myself to a specific political view (like many in the millennial generation); however, as I learn more about politics and history, I feel like my social observation of the American fabric has increased tenfold in just the past year. My transition into adulthood has been so eye-opening and feels never-ending, but also, constantly fascinating. In that time, I have experienced a WIDE range of emotions. Simultaneously, I feel like I’m always being introduced to a new part of myself that has always existed, but never was conscious of. My goal is to expand and document my mind’s relations, observations, and points of view to help grow a connection to the American society I love.
Organization and Productivity – As mentioned previously, I am beginning to become an adult in this world, while the average obligations and change in maturity beset the college-era version of me, I feel an overall loss in organization of my mind’s various sectors from the loss of structure and growing independence. It seems as though my mind makes connections to subjects and topics that don’t relate, but it’s particularly confidant in those connections. It’s my goal to explore the organization aspects of my life and to feel more productive in the development of my personal introspection.
Personal Development of Choice – As a true millennial, I hate labels because I think I’m more special and particular than I really am, but I am hoping that I can begin to develop stances and conviction by documenting all my ideas out there and comprehensively examining my positions and my mind’s obscure connectivity. I want to gain understanding of myself because personal mental torture from my own thoughts needs to end; however, I want to become defensible and assure myself on those same beautiful aspects of my personality.