I found this article not only entertaining to read, but very accurate and thought provoking.
Who is Lucy and why is she a GYPSY? 🤔
“Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy’s enjoying her GYPSY life, and she’s very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy’s kind of unhappy.” 😔
Today I was the happiest Lucy ever, fulfilling one of my life’s dreams…we went to Feathersdale Wildlife Park in Sydney, AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 and played with Koalas, Wombats, Kangaroos and Wallabies…
Yes there are times that I’m the sad Lucy, 😩when the hectic lifestyle gets the best of me,😫 but then there are times that I feel like I am the special Lucy that the author sort of mocks. 😎 In 2017, I will strive to be the best Lucy I can be and always be grateful for the blessings I am given. Actually I will be MOST grateful since I thank God everyday to wake up healthy and fortunate. 😍
Why is Lucy unhappy? Well the author very interestingly explains how Lucy’s life starts off and where it’s headed…The author begins by explaining a few reasons on why Lucy and her pals find themselves unhappy…
“GYPSYs are wildly ambitious. The GYPSY needs a lot more from a career than a nice green lawn of prosperity and security. The fact is, a green lawn isn’t quite exceptional or unique enough for a GYPSY. Where the Baby Boomers wanted to live the American Dream, GYPSYs want to live Their Own Personal Dream.
Next the author explains that…
“GYPSYs are delusional…Sure,” Lucy has been taught, “everyone will go and get themselves some fulfilling career, but I am unusually wonderful and as such, my career and life path will stand out amongst the crowd.” So on top of the generation as a whole having the bold goal of a flowery career lawn, each individual GYPSY thinks that he or she is destined for something even better”—
The author also goes on to explain that…GYPSYs are taunted “Lucy, on the other hand, finds herself constantly taunted by a modern phenomenon: Facebook Image Crafting.”
All in all my take away is…So what! Why shouldn’t we strive for the best? Yes yes I know we need not be delusional…it’s all about #goals and working hard towards achieving your best life. You only live once right? Better make it your best one! As for the authors advice for all us Lucys…
Stay wildly ambitious. The current world is bubbling with opportunity for an ambitious person to find flowery, fulfilling success. The specific direction may be unclear, but it’ll work itself out—just dive in somewhere.
IN 2017 IM DETERMINED TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT MEANS FOR ME…
2. Stop thinking that you’re special. The fact is, right now, you’re not special. You’re another completely inexperienced young person who doesn’t have all that much to offer yet. You can become special by working really hard for a long time.
EH. I BELIEVE IT TAKES A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSON TO STAND OUT FROM THE REST AND LIVE A UNIQUE LIFE. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO OFFER DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHOW IT, DO IT, LIVE IT… #goalsfor2017
3. Ignore everyone else. Other people’s grass seeming greener is no new concept, but in today’s image crafting world, other people’s grass looks like a glorious meadow. The truth is that everyone else is just as indecisive, self-doubting, and frustrated as you are, and if you just do your thing, you’ll never have any reason to envy others.
AGREE👆🏽 Easier said then done…like the amazing Oprah says…live your best life. Imma do that everyday…💪🏽
The main point of the article is “It’s pretty straightforward—when the reality of someone’s life is better than they had expected, they’re happy. When reality turns out to be worse than the expectations, they’re unhappy.” I don’t care what the author says I’m shooting for a life with “A shiny unicorn on top of the flowery lawn.”