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Philip Kosloski wrote an article today about the general attitude of millennials and whether they will be our salvation or downfall:
The good news is that yes, hope can be found in the rise of millennials, but it may not be in the manner we most expect. The world has greatly changed over the past few decades, and former methods of reform and evangelization simply do not work. When it comes to millennials, this is a good thing, because instead of resisting change they embrace it and are not bound by traditional molds. They get the next iPhone, upgrade to the latest OS, and flock to the newest social media network. Change does not bother them, which is both a blessing and a curse.
It brings to mind an episode of King of the Hill, entitled “An Officer and a Gentle Boy.” Cotton Hill sends his grandson, Bobby, to a military school in attempt to make a man out of him. If you don’t know the show, Bobby is the typical fun-loving, lazy millennial and every attempt Cotton makes to torture Bobby fails miserably. This comes to a climax as Bobby is locked in a box for several days.
When Bobby emerges from his imprisonment he seems a little sweaty but he’s no different than when he entered, to which Hank muses:
“… maybe mush isn’t so bad. You can keep stomping on it, but it’s all give. It just stays mush. You can’t build it up, but you can’t break it down either. In a funny way, mush has the edge.”
Many people have strong opinions about millennials. Indeed, it is