There is never a time where sleeping through life is acceptable. It used to be that we couldn’t get the information we needed to be aware of how we are constantly exploited, people were too busy just surviving. That’s not an excuse anymore. The cycle is now that people get more information, start to gain power, then the people who’ve always had the power take it away. Net Neutrality is the next big battle ground for that. They know they need us, since it takes the majority doing the work to create wealth, but they have kept the ability to hoard so they can kill off the next generation of intellectuals and go back to getting poor people fighting with each and the cycle starts again. The cycle is getting shorter now and we can watch it play out in other countries, so it’s getting harder for them keep it up.
The millienials who blame the boomers for their problems are an example of looking in the wrong place for the enemy. Understandably, every generation goes through this, you are given this simplistic view of the world as a child, then you find out it’s complicated, you feel lied to, cheated, and you are angry because no one is doing anything about the problems. Eventually, you try to actually do something instead of just playing drums and making puppets and yelling at people in tall buildings. You find out there are lots of people working on a better world and the work is actually pretty hard.