Give A Damn: Stephen Colbert Style. No, Seriously.


I remember the first time I was watching Stephen Colbert in a dorm room when I was 19. I remember thinking, “Hey, that guy is fucking hilarious!”, and since then- he’s been one of those comedians that never let me down, which obviously takes talent because I’m a pretty hard crowd when it comes to the touchy subject of ‘funny’. So, this past weekend he was Virginia University’s keynote speaker and if you hadn’t seen some of the quotes from his speech, it’s kind of an absolute must. He referenced Time Magazine’s new article about us (‘millennial gens’), as well. That article in itself is enough to make me want to seriously scream, it’ll make your blood boil, without a doubt. My only satisfaction from the article; you can always clearly see desperate writers when they resort to slandering a whole generation). Oh, however, Tyler Kingkade gave a lovely, and well-crafted, rebuttal (I felt like I was at a hockey game while reading them one after another, shaking my fist and all, like a complete spazz/loser). Anyhow, here’s some excerpts from the speech…


“So self obsessed — tweeting your Vines, hashtagging your Spotifys and Snapchatting your YOLOs — your generation needs everything to be about you,” Colbert said. “And that’s very upsetting to us baby boomers because self-absorption is kind of our thing.”

 He decided to go on and say that we did have a pretty bright future ahead of us, because we have inherited a world with so many challenges…

“You may learn sooner than most generations the hard lesson that you must always make the path for yourself,” Colbert said. “There is no secret society out there that will tap you on your shoulder one night and show you the way. Because the true secret is your life will not be defined by the society that we have left you.”
“I believe we have given you a gift, a particular form of independence,” Colbert continued, “because you do not owe the previous generation anything. Thanks to us, you owe it to the Chinese.”
Laugh worthy, great speech, and ohhh, but so true. Thanks Stephen, you give a damn. xoxo

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