Just imagine what opportunities simply being alive right now bestow upon us.
In an era which equates the rise of the internet to that of the Berlin Wall – it's peculiar to think that such an iconic creator of industry, entertainment and information has been one so shrouded in lament.
While, yes, with great power comes great responsibility – however, we can't help but feel that cynics have shouted louder in the tech revolution debate, resigning it as one of the great downfalls of our generation.
How can a system which makes the world so much bigger be deemed so totally degenerate?
Singlehandedly, access to digital mediums has galvanised Generation Z to take a stand on the crumbling world around them. One need simply look to Greta Thunberg to know that a strong belief system and internet-adjacence is all it takes to start a movement.
Week 15 of #ClimateStrike. Today for the first time a State Patrol/Security dude came outside and told us we needed a permit to sit on the steps. We must be getting on someone’s nerves. Good! And no I won’t be moving. Thank you. #FridaysForFurture #schoolstrike4climate pic.twitter.com/T4p4MA2cwf— Haven Coleman (@havenruthie) April 12, 2019
Finding love – a system so complicated that no logic can pinpoint – has become possible in a country that not too long ago believed that any single woman over the age of 26 was left "on the shelf".
In a move never thought possible, young people the world over have become interested in the "pale, male and stale" field of political activism. Education costs are down, informational interest is up – and girls are celebrated for making the first move.
Finally, we live in a time where we can digitally grab the bull by the horns and search for the answers to life's unanswered questions. Little did we know that one day we could grow our own communities and discover – via the rectangular boxes of YouTube – how to change a tyre or do a bench press.
It's now possible to find your tribe and thrive within it, to discover truths never known possible and to not feel so desperately alone in this quicksmart world of ours.
For that – and endless access to health tips and The Office reruns – I am eternally grateful.
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