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Every single generation thinks that they're living in the last days. Are you serious, man? There is no future for America. Dude, your grandpa was saying the same thing about you. It's ridiculous how people think that they're the ones that have had it the worse and everything from here on is going downhill.
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Today, I want to talk about how we're living in the worst time ever, not. What I am trying to say here is that a lot of people think that, "Oh, man, this is it. The future of America is with all these millennials and they need a safe place and all they do is they're on their phone and they don't know what hard work is," and blah, blah, blah, and this and that and the other, and guess what, guys? I was born in the '70s, grew up in the '80s, it's the same old stinking song and dance, man, that my parents would tell me and that I would hear other people tell their other children as we were growing up.
I am a Generation Xer. I think that's what I am. Anyways, every single generation thinks that they're living in the last days. Go back 10 generations, 15, 20, 30 generations. Everybody thinks that, "Awe, we have it the worst. Our kids, I don't know what we are going to do about them." Go back and think about when you were growing up and how maybe your dad thought you were spoiled, or your mom thought you were spoiled. Guys, it's everywhere. I don't get the, "Well, kids nowadays, man, they're on their iPads all the time."
Dude, I have said this before. If you could pick up your TV and take your colloquial vision with you to your aunt's house, you would have, man. Everybody thinks that they're on this high horse and, you know, no one's...you know, we had it rough, man, and our children, I don't know what's going to happen. The world is going to hell in a handbag, and dude, are you serious, man? It's always baffled me. This has always baffled me, guys. Always. I have never thought that throw on the towel because this is it. I don't know what kind of future my son is going to see. People look at a certain generation and say, "Look, man. There is no future for America." Dude, your grandpa was saying the same thing about you. And his grandpa was saying the same thing about him.
I get it. The work is different. People used to labor a lot harder. And there are still hard laborers today, man. People demonize technology. They demonize the cellphone. They demonize this. And it's like, all this is doing, and a lot of people have said this and I agree with them, all that's doing is exposing us. That's all it is doing. It's exposing us to who we really are. Because when you are sitting down at a table with 10 people and you pick up your phone and you go check out your Facebook or you go check out your Instagram, it's what you would have done 20 years ago if you had that device. It's what you would have done 50 years ago if you had that device or 100 years ago. It's just exposing us to who we really are.
And the fact of the matter is that a lot of people don't care to sit at a table with 10 other people whether it's today or 100 years ago. Guys, it's so funny. It makes me laugh. I don't think I have ever laughed this much on the Bravo Audio Show because it's ridiculous how people think that they're the ones that have had it the worst and everything from here on is going downhill. It's not the way it is, man. It's not the way it is. Things change, things evolve. America, we have been 200 plus years, the greatest country out there, the greatest capitalist country. Guys, the best place to live right now is here. I mean, I think, right? I don't know, I have never traveled the world or anything like that. But I can tell you this, the land of opportunity is still here. And that's my point, is that things change, I get that.
We don't understand true poverty. We don't understand true hunger. We don't understand those things the way other people do. I am not saying that doesn't exist in America. Put things in perspective, guys. We are nowhere near what third world countries are going through. Is that the way America is going to be for the next 100 years? I have no idea. I am not Nostradamus. I can't tell the future.
So things change and things are going to get harder and things are going to get worse. I am talking about the essence of a person or what they're capable of doing. I am talking about the inner person. We are capable of doing so much, you guys don't even know, man. We are capable of so much we don't even know it. We haven't even tapped into that potential because we're living a good life, a comfortable life. We have never had to go out there and pick up a gun and go fight across the street like what's happening in the Middle East or in third world countries. We don't understand those things but we are capable of doing those things. Trust me, we are. That's just a spirit that's within us, right? The yearning for freedom to go out there and defend yourself, defend your property.
People say, "I didn't know I had it in me to do that. I had to shoot the intruder because he was breaking into my house and I just had to pump him full of lead because it was either that or…you know, it was either him or us." So we're capable of doing so much, guys. And so to stand here and say that, "No, we have lost it, we can't even defend ourselves," I don't buy that. I don't buy it at all.
People talk about millennials and, "Oh, they're looking for a safe place and this and they're soft and they're snowflakes." I get it, I understand that. That's conventional wisdom, conventional thinking. I understand that and there is proof of that. I get that because of this, the cellphone, right? It's everywhere. I mean, you capture moments now. Back then, dude, when I grew up, there was no video cameras. The video cameras came out in the late '80s. I am talking about the stuff that you can go and buy and they were super-expensive. Those things were huge, man. I mean, there was a VHS tape in there. Just think about it. The betas were smaller. Those things were huge, guys.
Nowadays, you catch everything and so it's just exposing us, man. You are thinking that we didn't have people like that that needed a safe place in the '80s and the '70s? I went to school, I went to high school. I remember almost every summer, we would lose someone to an accident or something would happen and I remember the announcement would come out and they would say, "If you need counseling, please go to this class." And they'd go there for the whole day and some people would be there for two or three days. No joke, guys. And I would sit there and I was like, "Dude, you didn't even know that guy." "But, I would see him walking down the hallway and I am just so affected and I need counseling." And I am like, "What?" But hey, everybody takes it different, man. I am not here judging, right?
And certainly, there was people that they were close to him, and fine. I am not saying that the school was wrong in doing that, but a lot of people felt like they needed that love and attention and that caring because, "Oh, yeah, I knew him from a friend of mine. I never really spoke to him, but I would see him during lunch." Look, man, losing anybody that you know...I mean..."Hey, did you know that that girl, you know, she died?" "Oh, the one that..." "Yeah, I remember. I would see her at that office or..." Yeah, of course, man, but come on, guys, three days of counseling? Again, what I am saying is…look, and everybody is different. I get that. I am not judging here. I am just saying that these things have been happening forever, man. Forever and ever and they're going to continue to happen and there is nothing we can do about them. I won't say there is nothing we can do about it, but they're going to continue to happen, guys.
And for us to think that, "No, man. This is it. Everything is going downhill because of this and that and the other. They're the future of the country." Guys, they would say that about hippies, man, in the '70s, in the '60s. Look, man, I don't buy into that notion. I never have, and I don't think I ever will, and so I just wanted to share that with you guys because I hear this a lot every day, almost every day on social media and I get it. I understand that. I understand why people are saying it because it's just so exposed now. There has never been a generation that has been so exposed as this generation.
So it exposes everything, our weakness, and our strengths. But a lot of people like to focus on the weaknesses. Because that's in our nature, right? It's survival. He is weak, so it makes me feel strong. It's just survival, I get that. So guys, I just wanted to share this with you guys and just…it's what it is and put things in perspective. Don't ever forget that, guys. Don't ever forget…look, I don't like to go backwards. It hurts my neck to look back. I don't. I am always looking forward, what's next, what's coming up next, but you remember things, right? So that you don't go through it again. You learn from your mistakes. Think back and understand when you were a kid, don't walk around thinking that you're [inaudible 00:08:30] I am bad and I have always been bad. Shut up. Stop it, man. Stop it.
We are all kids. We all got beat up. We all had runny noses and, you know, sometimes, you don't wipe your butt right. Like, dude, don't stand there and think you are like, "Well, I am alpha." Fine, look, I get it, man. You know MMA and you can probably kick butt, I understand that. But don't think here in the brain or in the heart that you are better than other people.
Some people do excel, I get that. I get that. But to think that the whole world is going to hell in a handbag because this generation is weak, now you are generalizing. I can't take people serious. When people talk, that to me is like, "Dude, all right. Whatever."
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.