We’re defined by all the lives we don’t want—-raised to believe careerism is harsh and pointless, that having a family means squashing your artistic potential, but also that art and god are dead. So we watch netflix, avoid the news and avoid our debts. We dislike commitment and fear dying alone. We’re afraid to try our best at anything. That’s what it means to be a millennial, that’s our constant worry.

We’re not spoiled, we’re paralyzed with fear and depression, but we’re hoping everyone else will be fooled into thinking we’re blasé.


Loving you was like drinking water with a fork.

Don’t wish me a happy birthday, or say you’re glad I’m safe when the next natural disaster hits. Don’t crawl all over my social media pages.

Above all, never tell me you’re proud of me.