In light of Weinstein, we need to talk about what care looks and feels like, what respect and consensual sexual experiences entail. We need to teach about boundaries and why they are positive in helping to develop a sense of self. We need to cultivate defiance, making clear that while saying no can be awkward and uncomfortable, it can be constructive too.
Today's children are growing up with anxieties and worries that we won't fully understand. Yes we were children once, but as we fondly tell others, we didn't have the Internet or apps "in our day". Today's digitalisation is having a profound effect on children's lives and futures - both good and bad.
Hell yes, I'm entitled. What's so wrong with expecting the good things in life, especially if I'm prepared to work hard to get them? And I'm not just talking about physical "stuff", I'm proud to be part of a generation that stands up and expects things like real gender equality, fights racism and other unfortunate facts of life that somehow still aren't just a thing of the past.
The idea that being 30-odd is too old to pursue your passions and dreams, even if that involves a drastic change, is ludicrous. You are not yet halfway through your life. You have survived your twenties, observed yourself change and grow, and now have a better idea of who you are and what you want than ever before.
Rather we need deliberative and engaging policies designed to increase political trust and civic engagement amongst millennials whilst thinking about the long-term common good. In short, this is the beginning not the end of the process.
"When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each", Australian
The most odious articulation of this spiteful and contemptuous treatment of fellow human beings who had the misfortune of being born around the Millennium inevitably resorts to the use of the term 'snowflake'.
So, is the moral of Julian's story to quit your day job and pursue your dreams? No, of course not. It's about realising that if following your dreams is what you truly want to do, you should go for it and never be afraid of the consequences. It's all about believing in yourself (as cliché as this is) and going for it from that point onwards. Some people are always going to be dreamers and some are always going to be do-ers and if being a do-er is what you want to be, you can.
Whilst our personal and professional lives are generally considered separate entities, they still intersect - especially when it comes to personal development. Professional and personal skills often work in tandem, and throughout our lives we have to nurture them both if we're going to be successful.
Hike up the contrast; toothbrush the dark areas; make it bright, brighter, brighter still until you have to turn down the brightness on your phone display because it hurts your eyes to look at. You've got to blind your followers with your ultra-luxe life. Make them swoon. Make them envy you. A whole 623 people are counting on you to do this. Don't stop now.