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So I noticed people continually saying that generation Y is going to need their own revolution. They're going to have to clean up this mess left by previous generations. So I'm curious how exactly are we going to start doing this? So far it seems that the "start" has been making our voices heard by "occupying." Not to speak for the entire generation of course but many of the occupiers were from Gen Y and the ones that started it were definitely. But now I wonder what the hell can I do? What the hell can we do? I feel like there are so many things that need to change and so much pressure we need to put on those in power yet how do we do this? Occupying I feel is getting old and I feel there needs to be some new branches where people can organize for specific grievances or causes. Since right now it seems Occupy is just about a billion different issues.

So I just ask what do you think we need to start doing? How do we get the ball rolling for this "change" that clearly can't be left solely to those in power. What are the necessary steps and how do we get there?

As of now it seems my only options are to vote, sign and start petitions, or go run around with those Occupyers. And this has me feeling dismayed.
 

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We. Need. Google smartphone-glasses. Oh, and improve the education system.
Just rolling the ball, if I knew how to do any of these, I'd be doing it.
 

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I think in the end the revolution for Gen Y's is going to be the emergence of individual figures who dedicate themselves to the cause of restoration or protection of this mess, we're left in at the moment. it's all well and good to hold mass occupy movements to get information out there, but the rate at which information is surpassed now, means you need people in positions of power to keep the information on certain things flowing repetitively enough to make change. So I reckon it'll be the next 10 years that'll be the difference as gen Y's start to try and enter area's of politics and decisison making, we've ranted enough from the side lines, and personally i intend on attempting to enter this moshpit of future decisions (crosses fingers and toes).
 

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When the shit hits the fan--I mean really hits the fan--and our generation looks around and sees that our predecessors have left us in this mess and that we need to fix it to save our own lives, I don't believe anything will hold us back. Right now, I don't know how that's gonna happen, although I'm sure the internet will play a central role.

This is gonna be more than the occupy movement. This is gonna be global. Hang in there, @eros5th , your day will come. I don't think petitions and voting and occupying are helping much, either, but we haven't really gotten started yet. I'd get acquainted with various activist organizations if I were you--it seems everyone knows everyone else within these movements.
 

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I think, we need, to actually do something, instead of talking about it, hmm?
But beyond that, yes Occupying was pretty old after a while. not to mention, I could never afford to to that. +1 for the 99%
 

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How about this:

Apathy.

With a healthy dose of nihilism.

I just want to make sure...you guys are aware that the US isn't an actual democracy? Technically, it's what's called a democratic republic...
 

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Perhaps a velvet revolution, with radical new ideas behind the transformation of the way most people perceive the world. After all, you can't effect meaningful change without offering a superior replacement to the old system.
 

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we're "the builders" like the WW2 generation had to be... cause our parents left us fu*ked and still have the nerve to blame it all on us (who's the real "me" generation"? lol) we're much more united then they were and that translates world wide too.
 

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Nobody I talk to is interested in anything beyond who they're going to bang next and what's on TV. Oh, and smoking pot.

Having said that, most of our generation are a bunch of neo-hippie "Occupy" socialists. I don't have high hopes for the future.
 

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Nobody I talk to is interested in anything beyond who they're going to bang next and what's on TV. Oh, and smoking pot.

Having said that, most of our generation are a bunch of neo-hippie "Occupy" socialists. I don't have high hopes for the future.
Where do you live? Curious. I live north of Austin,TX and we have plenty of conformists(albeit they do the first things you mentioned) even though it's supposedly the most liberal section of the state.

As far as I can tell, the US has all the state-control of Europe and none of the benefits of that control past welfare and inordinate amounts of military and police strength(which I do not consider a benefit). I would like to the see the world become less reactionary and more patient. The government needs to stop trying to solve ever tinier and tinier problems, and work on building and improving the overall infrastructure, not overloading it with ridiculous demands. Sort of like a server. If you want to make more demands on a server, you have to have the right software and hardware. Our server is running out of room and the software is becoming more and more out of date.

Things like education, healthcare, etc. are important, not only to ourselves as human beings, but to our economic growth, and our intra- and inter- survival as a power.

And I think that it will be increasingly important for the right leaders to step up; those with the ability to hold yet adapt their ideas, not be swayed by a gun held to their head in the form of corporate money, and to be able to revive a sense of unity within the idea of making Americans smarter again. The world will follow...

Human nature probably precludes my ideas from being realized, but that just means it's time for quantum computers to be politicians.
 

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change will come from the people you least suspect, it always has in history. im a business owner and many of us are making plans for our generation... you might be surprised what a few billion dollars can do when directed the right way. the people who arent in the spotlight or leading the "occupy" stuff will be at the forefront, i like to call them "the other guys" lol like the movie cause its "the other guys" that get things done.
 

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Agreed entirely DMack, there's plenty of evolution in nature, most of it goes toward dead ends, basically the same idea behind change because we need change. Me personally, I'm going into the justice system, and potentially the energy industry with a friend who has some ideas there. Really all I want to see is an actual attempt at prison reform being made, that's my goal.
 
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