Watch the embedded video below.
For part of 2014 I lived in Austin, TX.
Austin TX was touted to me as a paradise for young adults…I had some different observations.
I saw a lot of disengaged people in Austin, but also something I failed to explicitly mention in this video:
the “bugmen,” people who may seem energetic and active, yet are only sustained
by trendy lifestyle signaling and consumerism, even if it’s novelty, “alternative,” hipster-ish consumerism.
Touring more of the US showed me an aging infrastructure
and young people in town after town who are adrift and aimless–
but I end on a positive note, as these people are ripe for change.