Generation Wh(Y) Love When I Can Be Rich
Lately, I feel like I’m watching us accelerate into a life of singleness and loneliness with each moment we claim how much money is more important than love. We constantly tweet 140 characters of the pride we take in being cold-hearted because our credit card has no limit. We ghost from relationships and distract ourselves with work because we believe falling in love will somehow prevent us from being successful. Of course we feel that love is redundant, because between the Instagram posts and bitter family members, an incorrect message has infiltrated our minds that it’s better to be rich than to open up to the possibilities of love.
If I had a penny for every time I saw a post like, “Money over love” or “I don’t have time to chase you, I’m chasing my paper,” I would have the bank accounts of a Powerball winner. Generation Y has been conditioned to believe that it is impossible to have a career and a relationship. And I get it. Love doesn’t write checks or pay bills, but money won’t meet you at the altar or keep you warm when it’s cold at night. So have both! Go out there and make your money and write those checks and pay those bills. At the same time, go out there and love somebody that will meet you at the altar and keep you warm. It is very possible to chase a career and love and be successful at both. Barack Obama chased both and ended up in The White House? Now…what is your excuse?
Signed, Chasing Both
Bianca Baymon84 Posts
I have recently earned my BBA from the University of Houston and I am a native Houstonian. My background is in human resources, so I have an understanding of what motivates people and their actions. As a result of those things, I merge my personal, professional, and college experience to write blogs that everyone can relate to.