We accept the fact that it’s been thirty years since we were held captive in the library for an entire day and you asked us to write an essay telling you who we think we are.
Thirty years ago you saw us as you wanted to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we’ve learned in the last thirty years is that we are so much more than just brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses, and criminals. We’ve learned that, when you get past the clothes and the cliques, we all have our challenges and have more in common than meets the eye.
We were never sure if our essay answered your question and, quite frankly, we don’t care. Because we’ve also learned in last three decades that there will always be ignorant jerks like you.
Shane and a few million members of Generation X
P.s., We don’t want to know if you still raid Barry Manilow’s wardrobe.
Let’s hop in this old car and feel the steady pull of the blue highway as it leads us to the where the sun shines golden, where dreamers still dream, and the mighty Pacific calls to everyone that’s still listening
Kid President’s Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here
It’s hard being a person sometimes. Kid President offers up some advice on how to be a person - an awesome person. He’s gathering a list of all the things #thekidsneedtoknow. Help him add to it! Share this video with someone you love and let’s give the world more reasons to dance!
"The only worse than going off, failing, and looking like an idiot, was for me not to do it and to get old and look back at my life and really regret not having a go at something like this.” ~ Alastair Humphreys
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.