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SORRY MOM & DAD: You say you want a #REVOLUTION


October 16. 2013 3:36PM
By Justin Brown Weekender Correspondent



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Today's generation has a trillion problems, but a bitch ain't one. With the debt of student loans disturbingly more than $1 trillion, Millennials are screwed harder than a power bottom on the set of a skin flick. That's right, over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!!! 12 zeroes. America hasn't seen so many zeroes shame the country since the George W. Bush administration took office.
As a culture, we're conditioned to go to college in order to obtain a career, lead a happy life, and live without financial burden. What we aren't conditioned for is the facts.
We don't need another list of statistics, however, to let the facts of our economic crisis resonate with us because we live it every day. For those of us who have experienced all the bed sores and excessive masturbation that comes along with being unemployed and moving back in with our parents, it's the worry we wake up with and the source of sleepless nights. For those who are just starting college, you're thinking, “I'll be different.” That is sure as hell what I thought.
A few years ago, I was doing everything I was conditioned to believe I should. I went to college. I pledged a fraternity. I spent my summers working as a counselor at sleepaway camp. I worked my ass off, earning a position as an on-air student correspondent for mtvU. That lead to me getting selected among thousands of applicants for two of the most desired internships in my career field – the first being with the world's largest entertainment news provider, E! Entertainment, followed by one of the most watched late-night television programs in the country, “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The following year, I was cast on a primetime reality show. My life was right on track with where I wanted it to go.
Then, I lost financial aid one semester shy of graduating college. I found myself moving back with Mom and Dad. The lack of financial freedom was affecting not only how I wanted to live my life, but it was affecting how I could live my life, which I already had a taste of.
I became depressed. I gained 40 pounds in four months. Then, I decided to stop allowing the hand I was dealt to control the way I lived my life. I changed the way I played the game by devoting the past three years to writing this column, giving a voice to a generation that doesn't have a relatable voice representing them, through tales of my wild adventures of mindless behavior, life lessons, and interviews with our favorite celebrities. It is with great pride I share that I have found a resolution to change the crippling statistics our generation is faced with, a financial freedom that has ignited a Young People Revolution!
I just became an active brand partner with Vemma, a company best known for selling the healthy, natural energy drink, Verve, that is changing the way young people make money, putting them in the driver's seat of their own future, empowering them to become the leaders they have the ability to be – even offering bonuses that include tuition assistance!
I'm pumped to announce that I'm hosting my first event explaining more this Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at The Green Frog (815 Mulberry St., Scranton). If you're looking to change your life, come sample the product, enjoy free food, and join me on this revolutionary journey! LESSGO!



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