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Daphne S., White Salmon, WA By TheDaffers, White Salmon, WA

"Straight to Hell!" is where my generation is going according to my elders, but whenever I demand explanations, I'm left with unfinished sentences that trail off after a mumbled "atheist" or "liberal". I know that our supposed fate isn't largely based on our lessening concern toward religion, but on our habits and beliefs. After years of compiling their fractured arguments, I can finally see how older generations regard my own. For those born in the mid-eighties to mid-nineties and stand accused, like myself, of belonging to the lost generation, I will clarify, from our accusers' perspective, the state of "this damned generation."

Obviously, this generation can't prioritize like people used to. They took the internet and exercised it to extents never thought possible, but honestly, we don't need better means of communication; we need more pianos in today's music to replace cantankerous hip-hop.

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