It’s become the new mantra of many millennials. You want to get ahead in life? That’s fine – as long as you don’t get more ahead than me.
I don’t entirely blame the millennials. After all, their parents are just as much to blame for creating these tender little snowflakes that melt in the first warmth of reality. They told you that the world is your oyster, which is great. But somehow you ended up believing that it meant you were entitled to the fancy pearl at the center of it.
I don’t blame Bernie Sanders. But I sure will point to him as an example about how this whole revolution of “success shaming” has exploded. And how it’s creating a frightening paradigm shift in our culture that’s leading nowhere good.