Complaint On The Millennial Generation

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This generation is always being labeled as “lazy”, “obsessed with technology”, and many others. However, many of this generation’s “problems” were inevitable with the current state of our world. It is very hard for this generation to find a stable job due to the supremacy the older generations hold. Contrary to popular belief, the millennial generation actually does want to go to work and make the world a better place. Given an opportunity they will. There are a few things that are holding this generation back. Some circumstances they put on themselves, and some are due to others. The government does not listen to this generation, however the millenials are less likely to vote, which holds them back from being heard. However, this generation …show more content…
However, difficult economic times and labor policies make it difficult for employers to let go of the older workers, leaving the younger workers without an opportunity. The older workers are twice as likely to become employed compared to the millennial workers (Young, Gifted, and Held-Back, 2016). Unlike what most people think, it is not that this generation is too lazy to work, or has no work ethic. They do want to work and to start a life for themselves, however it is much more difficult to find a job these days (DeRita, 2015). Another complaint about this “lazy” generation is that they live with their parents for a much longer as compared with previous generations. When in reality, rent and housing costs have become too high for recent college graduates with debts that their elders could never have even imagined (Garofalo, 2015). No millennial’s dream is to grow up, get a college degree, and move back in with their parents. However, for many millennials, their plans are skewed based on financial realities (Garofalo, …show more content…
Theories suggest that parents of millennials were taught to make their children feel really special, in hopes to boost their self-esteem. Unfortunately, that high self-esteem has transformed them into thinking that theare the greatest people on the face of the earth (Stein, 2013). Another contributing factor to the high self-esteem is the constant recognition for doing what is expected. They acquire medals, awards, and trophies for only just participating. Constant praise from parents telling children they are extraordinary, when in harsh reality, they are not (McCullough, 2012). The sad truth is that there are many people out in the world; just like the same kid who is told he or she is extraordinary. Every person in the world has the potential to become special, but not everyone is going to be special. Think about it, if everyone is special, then no one is special (McCullough, 2012). This causes problems in adulthood because when things do not go as planned, people come crumbling down emotionally with the brutal realization of how ill-prepared they are with this harsh and very blunt world. They have been built up all their life, but as soon as something does not go the way they wanted, their parents are liars about how “special” they really are (Stein, 2013). Although the millennial generation might get a bad reputation, do not overlook the positives of this

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