What are we?
It seems in life we all look for meaning, for reason, and for understanding. Young actor and singer Jennette McCurdy has a new song out at country radio and CMT titled Generation Love where she asks about her generation and how those her age will be identified in history.
It’s an interesting topic for a song, but it works.
Listen to Generation Love and see what you think…
Generation Love – Jennette McCurdy
Generation Love is the kind of pop-country song that’s been popular of late. There seems to be a swing back around to the pop-country with Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus types making the most noise on the charts. I’m fine with the trend. As long as the songs are good I’m ok with whatever direction the new artists take.
Generation Love is about a young girl wondering where she and her generation of young Americans will fit into the history of the United States. I guess as a 26 year old I’m part of this segment of folks. For my generation it seems we have always listened to and heard about the baby boomers (my parents) and the great generation (my grandparents). They accomplished so much and it’s hard to live up to the expectations.
It seems the current generation of young folks is branded Generation X or Y or Generation Connected or the Information Generation. Whatever we’re called I think there are quiet a few of us working hard to make the world a better place.
If you look to the creative types, the entrepreneur types there are plenty of young people making their mark on the world already and at young ages. Perhaps this generation will be known as the ones that change the world for the better.
And I think that’s part of what Jennette is singing about. In the end life is really about what you give back in the form of love to fellow human beings. Maybe the song wasn’t meant to be that deep, but that’s how I’m going to interpret it.
We can look to the generations before us and learn from the examples they have set, but in the end we have to determine our own path and make our own lives. And with tolerance and faith in others we’ll do just fine.