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A Poem: The Manifesto of Excellence

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by supdudes, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. supdudes

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    To my fellow men and women.

    To those of the “millennial” generation.

    To every child, parent, and citizen.

    Allow me this humble opinion:

    I respect competence, confidence, and those who dared to fail.

    I respect creation, craftsmanship, and the desire to prevail.

    I feel nothing for one who embraces victim-hood,

    And who utters “who is he to work for his own good.”

    I have nothing to offer such him or her.

    Not a grain of pity, either now or ever.

    I pity the weak, but not the whining.

    Those who take no responsibility.

    I walk on, through night and day, without blame of any man.

    I choose to live my way, to do so unafraid, and to work when I can.

    Only a vulture wants the world for free.

    No man can claim your sweat, from here to eternity.

    Only your feet can bring you joy, and feat bring your soul a feast.

    Only action begets happiness, and your actions must never cease.

    No man can oppress or liberate you; it has always been your choice.

    But remember what you strive for, for that is your greatest voice.

    Finally, to those who have so little,

    I say, and remember well:

    BEFORE asking anything of others.

    Ask everything of yourself.

    Nothing is said in empty words of morality.

    Nothing is gained in lazy speech.

    Everything blossoms through excellence.

    And how far a human being can reach.

    So reach far and work hard.

    And you shall start to see.

    You no longer sink beneath the weight of the world.

    But can move it easily.


    Your friend,

    -Supdudes
     
  2. Blurr#7

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    You write this? Check out my boy Seven on youtube "I teach" and "Toy Story" are great.
     
  3. Dairy Ashford

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    Can we stop ragging on millenials, this generational identity nonsense is and always has been marketing research that cross-contaminates the discourse through crappy magazine articles.
     
  4. BamBam

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  5. what

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    I think you probably mean Gen Z or i-generation. Millennials are probably are in their 20s, have two kids, bitch about not knowing how to work their smart phones.

    I am personally part of GenX myself.
     
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    30s, I mean.
     
  7. Dairy Ashford

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    Millennials were referenced in the poem; but no, my comment was about generational comparisons in general. The phony imagery you're conjuring could apply to anyone and unfortunately aligns more closely on social class and education or professional level than a particular generation. It was phony enough in the '90s with Generation Xtreme; Western boomers effected fairly drastic cultural and social change but even they were originally co-opted by record companies.
     
  8. moestavern19

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    Good job, good effort.
     
  9. what

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    I didn't write it, son.

    My only comment is that most people seem to think Millennials are still the 18 year olds, which in reality they are more like 30 year olds.
     
  10. dharocks

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    You're just making crap up, as usual. 'Millennial' can refer to individuals born anywhere between 1980 and the early '00s.

    Anyway, as a group young people are always entitled morons, regardless of generation. The big difference with our (my) generation is our sh!ttiness gets broadcast on social media.
     
  11. supdudes

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    Hey guys,

    Yes I wrote this for myself, as I am a Millennial.

    I really haven't much to offer society yet, as I am still in school.

    But do not wish be someone who complains about not having any of his rights and entitlements honored.

    I want to work to create physical and spiritual wealth, instead of just moaning about how others have it. I want to be someone who can make more pies, instead talking about how my share is too small.

    I'm not surprised that some of you have negative views regarding Millennials. But I am willing to say that there are others like me with a can-do attitude.

    I have to hope that there are.
     

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