Every generation has their controversial topics: the 1910’s had women’s suffrage, Civil Rights from 1950-1960, Vietnam War during the 1960s, and Nuclear weapons in the 1980s are among some of the most hotly debated topics in recent American history. Today we have same-sex marriage, abortion, climate change, and animal testing as the most (relative) debated topics of the 2010’s. For every controversial topic, we have had passionate people fervently fighting for their beliefs, usually the younger generation fights against the more conservative older generation.
When we were little we have all seen privileges others had that we wanted so badly; privileges like being able to stay up past 10, eating ice cream before dinner, watching PG-13 movies among some. We all wanted to grow up faster, to be able to do the things the big kid did. This year, it finally hit me: I am the big kid now.