The real reason this video resonates, though-if you watch the whole thing-is that it conveys a certain sense of cynicism that us millenials can relate to.
Our whole lives, we’ve been exposed to images of what America, and our place within in it, should be like. As we mature, we’re left standing around confused and wondering where that “free, American youth” part of our lives is supposed to come in. But it never does. And once we’re way too old to do anything about it, we realize that it happened when we weren’t looking. And that’s when we know we’re adults, when we realize that we’ve wasted our youth.
You should probably watch the whole thing, but if you don’t want to stick through the long and admittedly sappy monologue-y part, skip to 3:50.