Argh. Single again. I haven't been updating you people, because I felt that the relationship was becoming too public, too documented to be productive. You may remember my breakfast thread. In that thread I chronicalled my love of a girl who was trashed on drugs and alcohol. After a few months of off time, we got back together and gave it a serious shot. And we did. Things were working well. Not too fast, in fact pretty slow. She's asked to be a private thing, so I never came around and let everyone know our business. I'll continue not to. The purpose of the thread was mostly just a "Get this off my chest to 20,000 of my closest friends on the most popular honda forum in the world" the other purpose of discussion was, is, something of a good topic. The Generation Gap. Listen, I'm 32. And I have to tell you "kids" this. You're all fucked up in the head. And life, while it may suck for you now, is going to suck BIG TIME when reality hits. The "Self Esteem Generation", or "GenMe" is full of some hard-core shit. This cult of Self and Now Fulfillment is going to kill you all. I guess I was, way back in the Breakfast thread days, a "Hook-up" . I thought I knew what a hook-up was. I was mostly wrong, because I thought she saw something in me. I'm going to tell you this now, and I'm sure most will disagree. There is a part of GenMe culture, the Hook up, that's very destructive and will do the exact opposite of what anyone wants it to . Just like the Self Esteem training has done - made a generation of MISERABLE people. Never before have I seen a culture of throw-away relationships. Throw-away emotions and complete non-sense. At work today (I'm the oldest person where I work, seriously, I'm the lead tech at an arcade) I had a discussion with our College age girls, who are taking a psyche class about the generation gap. It blows my fuckin mind. You people in GenMe have NO HOPE of ever becoming a success. You have no hope of fulfillment. The TV, your fucked up relationships and your ideas of gratification are going to put you into a very thick, hard brick wall when you realise that you're not special. You're not even really liked. You're fucked. I have more to say on the topic, including a few solutions, but I'm in a horrible mood. Discuss.