January 30, 2009
The Pepsi commercial about how each generation refreshes the world puzzles me. I don't think the people of my generation are in the least bit original; we just copy our predecessors. The hipsters, the cool kids, they wear eighties clothes, then the stoners, who claim to be hippies, dress like they're from the sixties. The kids listen to bland rock music, bad pop music, or old music that their parents used to listen to. It's like teenagers cannot see beyond what has already been done; they end up stale copies of the past. They're nostalgic for things they didn't experience.