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What Does Real, Really Mean?


I never knew I’d live to see the day where real life as I used to know it, moved on with the Westerlies. When we were kids, we asked a lot of questions. Then ten more. As Millennials, we’re the last generation to witness REAL LIFE.

Think about it… We witnessed:

-The birth of the internet

-2 way pagers evolve into text messaging

-Apple go from Macintosh computers with Oregon trail as its kid friendly pastime, to literally changing the world. Apple revolutionized the way we communicate.

-The evolution of cell phones in general. I remember suitcases with cords. Big bricks with buttons, green screens, black numbers/letters, and a game called Snake. Not to mention the first color screens and camera phones.

-Professional Sports and Entertainment at its peak. We saw several stars come and go from the likes of Michael Jordan, Barry Sanders, Neon Deion, Michael Jackson, Prince, Tupac Shakur and The Outlawz, Notorious BIG and the Bad Boy Camp, Laface Records, Def Jam, No Limit Records, Cash Money Records, Roca Fella Records, Beyonce winded up being destiny’s, child. My memories make me sound old but I’m not yet 30.

We’re aging very quickly and are becoming more and more impatient by the second because every device we use, moves just as fast as the past. Remember dial up internet? It took a long time to load but we didn’t fuss too much, it was all we knew. Ever hear how spoiled you sound complaining about your WiFi? Don’t be petty, we come from the days where you had to choose between calling your girlfriend, or looking up the Lion’s record and statistics from last Sunday.

Now let’s take a look at the youth. The only ones who have an excuse to be fooled by the matrix, also known as social media. They’re growing up faster th