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la generazione dei corpi tiepidi

l’Huffington Post ha pubblicato nei giorni scorsi un bellissimo post di Krysti Wilkinson, che oltre a essere una donna intelligente, ha la mia stessa fatale dipendenza: il gelato.
il post ha un titolo senza possibilità di obiezione: We are the generation who doesn’t want relationships, noi siamo la generazione che non vuole relazioni. per la versione italiana del portale Milena Sanfilippo ne ha fatto una traduzione efficace. come sempre, nella nostra lingua tutto suona più dolce. ma il messaggio è chiaro; e seppure in disaccordo, sul merito o sulle argomentazioni, non di meno non lo possiamo ignorare.

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We want a second coffee cup in our Instagrams of lazy Saturday mornings, another pair of shoes in our artsy pictures of our feet. We want a Facebook official relationship every one can like and comment on, we want the social media post that wins #relationshipgoals. We want a date for Sunday morning brunch, someone to commiserate with during the drudge of Mondaze, a Taco Tuesday partner, someone to text us good morning on Wednesday. We want a plus one for all the weddings we keep getting invited to (how did they do it? How did they find their happily ever after?). But we are the generation who doesn’t want a relationship.

We swipe left in hopes of finding the right person. We try to special order our soulmate like a request on Postmates. We read 5 Ways to Know He’s Into You and 7 Ways to Get Her to Fall For You, in hopes of being able to upcycle a person into a relationship like a Pinterest project. We invest more time in our Tinder profiles than our personalities. Yet we don’t want a relationship.