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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: THE MINOR REVOLUTION
IT’S PRETTY CLICHE FOR EVERYONE TO BE FOLLOWING THE ‘IN CROWD’. WE WEAR THE LATEST TRENDS IN FASHION AND MOST OF US CHANGE OUR TASTE IN MUSIC EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS (OR MAYBE IT’S THE INDUSTRY THAT CHANGES IT FOR US). AFTER YEARS OF IMAGINING AND TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF WORKING IN ENTERTAINMENT, I DECIDED TO GIVE IT A SHOT. WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD DO IN A MILLION YEARS AND ACTUALLY STICK TO IT. “MAKE IT YOUR OWN”, I COMMANDED. AND HERE IT IS: THE MINOR REVIEW.
This generation has to have the greatest amount of business people still in high school. It’s really mind boggling. Everyone has that best friend that either throws a pay party, trades smartphones or actually has a contract to be the official photographer for an event. And the crazy thing is that all the promotion and marketing can be done at 11:30 at night from the comfort of your bed while your parents are asleep on the everyday smartphone.
I’ve always thought about the theories regarding this sudden adolescent business boom. Im not talking about selling brownies to friends here. These ventures involve real capital investment and working one’s way up the social ladder. Maybe it’s because we hate taking orders from people; whatever it is, its a known fact that most of us are allergic to bullshit. It may also be that the pioneers of this ‘Minor Revolution’ -as I like to call it- don’t want to be our parents. We don’t want to be the everyday doctor or lawyer in an overcrowded labour market no matter how good we are.. We want the next generation to lust after our achievements and place us on the same pedestal on which we place our heroes right now. We want a booming career strategy. We want excitement.
In the reality of a generation of yesteryear, this would be bullshit. Not today. Today we break down barriers of all sorts so that we are accepted not for how we identify ourselves physically or emotionally, but by our brainpower and spirit of determination. The Minor Review is just that; an unadulterated liberating experience that tackles real problems in our language. But if you’re not feeling too serious, we have entertainment reviews where you can input your opinion and contribute to the topics we write about.
Who wants that perfect lifestyle anyway? I hate cliches.
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