How Millennials Are Changing American Ideals
Start writing a post

It's Time To Stop Following The Same American Ideals That Have Been In Place Since Forever

We live in a time where anything pretty much goes so, why do we still live our lives striving towards the same thing?

Girl Laying On Beach
Brooke Stiles

We now live in a world where anyone can be who they want to be.

Gay, straight, transgender, pansexual, you name it and you can be it.

Bigger lips, bluer eyes, blonder hair, flatter stomach you can have it (of course, if you can afford it).

There is clearly still slander towards to the different communities of people but for the most part, we can be who we want to be and be with who we want to be with freely, proudly, and legally.

Ask yourself for a moment what your ideal life would be like in 10-15 years.

I'd bet it included something along the lines of a spouse, a kid or two, and the house you've always dreamt of decorating since you were a young teen.

Why is it that our ideals are still the same as the 1920s yet our society has changed immensely to accept the ever-evolving people that inhabit our country?

Why does it have to be so "normal" to get married, have kids, and work for the rest of your life to support the family you created?

There is so much more to life than just finding the "love of your life" and recreating with them.

There are many more things you can do with the money you've worked hard to earn than to spend every dime on the children you gave life to.

And I'm not saying don't get married and have kids I'm just saying stop following the same American ideals that have been in place since forever.

Don't put pressure on yourself to find "the one" and have children just because all of your colleagues around you are doing it or your parents are nagging you that it's about time for a grandbaby.

Go see the world.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Do something you've never done before.

Take up a new hobby.

Join some type of organization.

Do something for the community.

But most importantly, get to know yourself.

Spend so much time with yourself that no one nor anything can break the love you have for yourself.

Then, if what you truly want is to get married and have kids let it come naturally.

Be patient and understanding.

Life is too short to rush it just to get married and have kids.

Everything will work out in the end but don't neglect the in-betweens to get there.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Planning Another Christmas Party

Don't just plan another plain party but get creative to have everyone wanting to come back next year!

Getty Famous

You know it's Christmas when the radio stations change to all of your favorite holiday tunes, the air is still, and stores have the best sales. With all my favorite things from Christmas happening my least favorite probably has to be when I have to go to another same old boring Christmas party that I get invited to every year. Here are some Christmas party ideas so that you won't have another sad Christmas party.

Keep Reading... Show less

High School Soccer is Wildly Important

For Young Players Who Want to Succeed at The Next Level

High School Soccer is Wildly Important

Whose choice is it? The parent? The player? There are a number of reasons that a kid may sit out of high school soccer, and to be completely honest; It is a huge mistake. High school soccer is the final piece in the puzzle that takes a player from above average or elite, to college ready by the end of their senior year. Every year thousands of talented athletes don't play for their high schools. Why though?

Keep Reading... Show less

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

December is around the corner, are you ready?

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

As they tend to say, its the most wonderful time of the year! People have begun to compile their Christmas to-do lists in anticipation for the season of sugarplums and gingerbread.

The history of the Christmas to-do lists goes back hundreds of years, almost as old as the holiday itself, however, people tend to fall out of this habit as they get older. This is unfortunate, as the theme of Christmas tradition can add bundles of the spirit of joy to your families.

Keep Reading... Show less

Fall Weather Must-Haves

Put away the swim suits and your favorite high-waisted shorts!


The transitional months of fall can cause some fashion headaches as you try to figure out what clothing to keep in your closet. With limited amount of college living space and the ever-unpredictable Nebraska weather, sometimes it’s difficult to know what should be taking up that precious closet space as you transition into winter. As you pack away those tanks and shorts for the chilly months ahead, get your closet ready with a few Fall must-haves. 

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.


At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments