A Short Piece

‘Burn your flame through the night, Woah’ ~Spirit, Beyoncé

Angst

a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general. An existential fear.

Gen Z (Zoomers)

members of the generation of people born between the mid-1990s and mid-2010s.

(Can I point out that Zoomers sounds weird?)

Navigating an unfamiliar terrain

We are unique.

As a member of this generation, your very essence points out our common truth; We are like no other before us. Trailblazers in every sense of the word. 

Unfortunately, with all these distinctive features, we are burdened with immense accountability. 

After all, Peter Parker’s uncle did say; “With great power comes great responsibility.”

With great power comes great responsibility

Spider-Man

Uncertainty in the lands

Across the broad panorama that is the Internet, there seems to be a constant outflow of troubling news. Time and time again, these events; COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, the loss of young, budding lives in Gaza, the conflict in Mali, calls us to become more sensitive each day. It is a constant struggle dealing with the trauma that these times are attached with. It seeks for a level of maturity that we are just beginning to develop. We can learn from the mistakes of our ancestors.

Weathering the Storm

Inevitably, we always come out on top. It is our collective superpower. It is also our duty to change the narrative of the world at large. Open-mindedness, empathy and sensibility are the keys to a better future. Challenging generational traumas, severing toxic tendencies and resolving outdated mentalities are the many ways we are changing the norm. Creating a peaceful civilization for those that will come after us is the goal. It will take time and incredible resolve, but the movement keeps surging on. This ideal is ingrained in every cell of your system. You are a special oddity. The fire that blazes brightly still exists. Seize it.

We will always come out on top.

Love and Light,

Afro Teens.  

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1 Comment

  1. This piece beautifully captures the essence of Gen Z’s unique position, grappling with both the weight of responsibility and the need for positive change. The metaphorical journey through uncertainty and the call for open-mindedness and empathy resonate powerfully. Well done!

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