Sat Nam, L.A.

In 1996, Paramount Pictures released a movie depicting the charmed life of privileged American teenagers. The movie took place in Los Angeles, and featured a beautiful, young, wealthy blonde who’s personal motto, “Whatever” spearheaded a culture of superficial, materialistic, self-centered drama queens, creating a new idol for the millions of the impressionable teenage girls everywhere. I was about nine years old when this movie was released, and I watched with my two year old sister in the living room of our one-story house in Springfield, Ohio. Sad to say, I was impressed. I had to be Cher. I began to use “Whatever” as often as I could. I’d use it when ….

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