This 3 min video by poet Taylor Mali humorously asks, “What has happened to our conviction?”
My favorite lines:
[pullquote]I have nothing invested in my own opinions. I am just like inviting you to join me on the bandwagon of my own uncertainty.[/pullquote]
Invisible question marks and parenthetical “ya knows” have been attaching themselves to our sentences.
Infected by this tragically cool and totally hip interrogative tone.
What has happened to our conviction? Where are the limbs on which we once walked?
We are the most aggressively, inarticulate generation to come along, since…you know…along time ago.
Because contrary to the wisdom of the bumper sticker it is not enough these days to question authority, you got to speak with it too.