Dear Old Generations,
Hi, it's me, Clarinda Alcarez, a millennial. There is no beating around the bush here, everything in this world is changing and it is time you accept these changes. Your old ways of doing things are no longer valid and we need you to accept that. We need you to let us take on over because it is our turn. You did your ways and it is now our time to do it our way. Being a millennial comes with many different challenges when it comes to dealing with the old generation. There are many "abnormal" things from the past that is slowly becoming normal. But they were normal to begin with. For example, tattoos. Tattoos have always been appropriate, it was only made to be the norm as "trash" because of religion. My parents can vouch for this because they always say "your body is a temple." But I reply with the fact that my body is a canvas and I am the artist. It's time to leave your old fashion ways behind and accept the new millennial ways. With so much exposure to everything in the world, isn't it time to give up and accept these changes? Tattoos do no harm to anyone, and saying "you won't get a job" is an understatement. This is not the 1900s, jobs won't care as much. In fact, I hope they don't at all. Jobs are meant for people that have the skill, and if a person has a skill and a tattoo then there is no big issue.
Another thing I've noticed is that most of the old generations are very judgmental. No matter how many people tell them that a certain thing or topic is okay they will always a reason for that topic or thing to not be okay. It is time to wake up and realize that everything is okay. One roaring topic lately is gay marriage. For the longest time gay marriage was illegal and considered an abomination. Unfortunately, many people still think it's an abomination. It's time to wake up and realize that ignorance is not bliss. The more people ignore this wonderful historic fact, the more the world gets crummier. So old generations, do us a favor: accept us as who we are and what we are meant to be. This is not the 1990s, this is not your time, this is our time. Stop trying to degrade us in a humbling matter just based off on the fact that you are "older and wiser". You may be older, but being wise has no age. If anything, we millennials hope to teach you acceptance. There are many ways to do certain things. You can stick to your old ways but please allow us to show you our new ways. After all, it is our future and not yours.