What I Did On My Summer Vacation

This is a small pdf of two short stories I have been working on for the past month.  It is available as a free download.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.  You can view/download at the link below. What I Did On My Summer Vacation

The millennial generation is labeled as lazy and entitled. We forego the American dream of marriage, two-story home with garage, and well paying nine to five jobs, to still live with our parents and pursue alternative career options. I believe the generation that raised us, mostly baby boomers, taught us a solid work ethic and… Continue reading

Pressed For Answers

I saw a news report earlier this week that almost compelled me to send my remote sailing through my television screen – not because of another falsity coming out of the white house – but because of how naïve the reporter claimed the press to be. She said “and the reporters at these press conferences… Continue reading Pressed For Answers

Nature v. Nurture and the Millennial Generation

The millennial generation is labeled as lazy and entitled. We forego the American dream of marriage, two-story home with garage, and well paying nine to five jobs, to still live with our parents and pursue alternative career options. I believe the generation that raised us, mostly baby boomers, taught us a solid work ethic and… Continue reading Nature v. Nurture and the Millennial Generation

Staying True To Who We Are In The Reality TV and Social Media Age.

Americans live in the wealthiest country in the world with the most opportunities at our fingertips, yet we are still unhappy. The 2016 World Happiness Index rated the U.S. the 13th happiest country. Out of the 12 that ranked higher, only Norway had a higher GDP per capita. Unhappiness is a virus rapidly permeating every… Continue reading Staying True To Who We Are In The Reality TV and Social Media Age.

My Debut Book Released!

My first book titled "Thoughts" has been published and released by Libero Media!  It is a book of short stories and life that commentate on the human condition and experience in contemporary society.  You can check it out via the link below.  I hope you enjoy it and appreciate all feedback!  Thanks   https://www.amazon.com/Thoughts-Michael-Oropollo-ebook/dp/B06XMXPWWP/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488576440&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=michael+oropollo+jr

Delaying Gratification Is The Most Powerful Tool You Can Adopt To Change Your Life.

When I was younger we ate Sunday dinner at my aunt’s house with the whole family. I have a vivid memory of one of these Sunday’s in which my mother, cousin, aunt, and myself were baking cookies for dessert. At seven years old, I was a mischievous troublemaker with a riotous sweet tooth, and extra… Continue reading Delaying Gratification Is The Most Powerful Tool You Can Adopt To Change Your Life.

Fear and Hysteria in the “Two Americas”

As a child there are few things worse than watching your parents argue. I didn’t mind much if they argued with someone else, because I was clear on what side I was on, but when they argued with each other I couldn’t stand it. As a paralegal working in family law I see the results… Continue reading Fear and Hysteria in the “Two Americas”

Technology & Young People: Catalysts for Future Change

Ray Kurzweil, a world renowned computer scientist and inventor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said “We won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate).” This is because technology advances at an exponential rate. Statistics like that are dizzying to… Continue reading Technology & Young People: Catalysts for Future Change

Redefining The Path To Success

The skyline of New York City is visible from every hill in my hometown, and stands tall over us as an ever present entity. All of the lights, bridges, and skyscrapers - constructs of concrete and steel - blend as one into the symbol of opportunity. As a kid I would often stare off into… Continue reading Redefining The Path To Success