Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A Generation of Doers, Not Slackers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A Generation of Doers, Not Slackers

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I would love to extend a challenge to my generation - those of us dubbed "Generation X" and "slackers." If we are truly as fed up with life and ourselves as the media portray us to be, it seems pretty asinine to stand back and let people walk over us and shake their heads, or use drugs as some pathetic excuse.

I'm tired of all this giving up and not caring; it's a lame excuse for being too lazy to use the energy we have to make a difference in a world ready to give up on itself. Are you ready to sit back and be a slacker? I'm not. I'm not willing to accept a stereotype title, and I'm not willing to let the opportunity pass our generation by to look our accusers in the eye and prove them wrong.

We can start turning our world around the minute we turn ourselves around. Helping others can be incredibly rewarding personally, as you benefit the lives of others, as well. …

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