What the? I almost choked on my cuppa tea the other morning as I opened an article which was talking about the work ethics of millennials. Now maybe I'm alone here with my 'weird generation names' understanding, but I know my parents are baby boomers.
Correction Appended: May 9, I am about to do what old people have done throughout history: call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. But I have studies!
I know, let the hate mail begin. I am from the previous generation, Generation X, so what right do I have to put judgment on the Millennial generation? What I do see, however, is that however unmotivated and lost our generation was in our twenties, we were far ahead of where the spoiled Millennial generation is now.
The youngsters of America think their financial future is pretty darn bright despite the fact that they still live with their parents and have no job. Toggle navigation. Subscribe My Account.
His essential point is that by refusing to make the most basic and fairly minimal sacrifices to manage infrastructure, address climate change and provide decent education and healthcare, the boomers have bequeathed their children a mess of daunting proportions. Through such government programmes as social security and other entitlements, they have run up huge debts that the US government cannot pay except by, eventually, soaking the young. One of his most affecting chapters is about how failing schools feed mostly African American youth into the huge for-profit prison system.
Millennials are not defined by traits like laziness or disrespect, and I am not ashamed to be part of the most accepting group of Americans yet. According to my estimation, the word millennial has gained a slew of negative connotations within the last couple years. I think part of the reason older generations like the Baby Boomers and Generation X view the group of people born between the early s and s in such a bad light is due to dismal depictions in the media.
To Jan Brady, it always seemed like everyone else was getting all the attention. Having entered the workforce during tough economic times, many Gen Xers, unfortunately, missed the boat that Millennials are about to set sail on. So what does a Gen Xer gotta do to get some attention around here?
Later this year, I will enter a new decade and turn the big Born inI am the bottom rung of Generation X. We were the young upstarts that brought technology into the workforce.
By Johnny Oleksinski. And I hate it. Meanwhile, baby boomers gave us, um, computers, and our major contributions to society are emojis and TV recaps.
This article is from the archive of our partner. Sometimes you get the sense that these magazines' cultural writers have very little experience with the entire American culture, and prefer to make their grand analyses based on what people they know in the gentrified parts of cities like New York and Los Angeles were talking about at brunch last weekend. The type of young person that magazine writers come across most frequently are magazine interns.