240.The Lost Generation
I yearn for something more! Shelly said. She was a dancer.
You can say that again! Maurice replied. He was a biker. "Life is too boring! It comes wrapped up in all of these layers of restraint and control! And people think that you're wrong in the head if you want to yield to your desire to open life up and try something different! And so year in, year out we just go along with what we're told to do!"
You're telling me! My parents think that they have my life mapped out already! Shelly added. "I only want to dance! And you should see my year book from high school! All my friends thought that I was the most likely to reach my dreams! Wrong! My parents crushed those years ago! I could have wrapped it up and become a businesswoman like they want me to be! But I refuse! I don't know what to do next!"
"Your guess is as good as mine!" Maurice sighed in response. "I'm stuck, too. All I do now is ride my bike! I write down my thoughts sometimes, but year after year they never change! It's like I'm stuck in a rut. There must really be something wrong with us!"
Maybe it's a generation thing! You know how they talk about Generation X and Generation Y! They try to write out what we all believe as an age group! But that's also all wrapped in statistics and research gobbledygook! I just want to hang with my friends, dance and be happy!
I'm with you and yours, sister! We have to stick together! Are you with me?
"Then let's find our own zeal for life and forget what others say!"
1.wrapped in 包围在……里面，隐藏在……之中，陷人……之中
例句：The patient sat wrapped in a quilt.
2.wrapped up in 用……包好，用……裹住；专心致志于，对……倾注全部注意力（或爱慕之情）；与……有关
例句：New mothers can get very wrapped up in their baby without realising it.
3.write down 写下，记下
例句：On the morning before starting the fast, write down your starting weight
4.write out 写出，全部写出，写得使（自己）智穷才尽
例句：We had to write out a list of ten jobs we'd like to do
5.year after year 年年，每年，年复一年
例句：Output increases year after year.
6.yield to 让出，放弃；屈服，顺从；倒塌，垮掉
例句：Will she yield to growing pressure for her to retire?