The Millennial Generation: The Baby Boomers (1946-1966)

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As the years go by, every generation has an idiosyncratic aspect to them that no other generation has before. This aspect, though, could either be positive or negative. The Baby Boomers (1946-1966) are characterized by the increase of births due to the end of World War I and World War II. Generation X is known for their independence, both a negative and positive factor. Finally, the Millennial Generation known for their assumption of techology; this is also both a positive and negative thing especially when it comes to the work force. Although some see Millennials as lazy due to their dependency on technology, it might be this dependency that makes the Millennials an unique and important member to the workforce due to their experience …show more content…
No other generation has grown with technology such as the Millennial Generation. Due to this, the generation has been shaped and molded by technology. Roughly beginning in the 1980’s, Millennials were alive as the first online bulletin boards came to life, and as they grew, so did the internet. Slowly, the technology progressed from portable CD players, to MP3, to iPods; from flip phones, to phones with sliding keyboards, to, finally, smartphones. Due to this, the way Millennials, or “Digital Natives”, go about things are different than previous generation. Instead of going to the library for research, the research is at the touch of the fingertips with the use of a internet search browser. Social interaction on the internet is almost, if not more, common than social interaction in person. With a screen as a shield, Digital Natives aren’t afraid to express themselves unlike in person. To some, this may seem to be trait to laziness. To others, this is just another way of being resourceful and efficient. The world has truly never had a generation such as Millennial Generation, but that’s not entirely a bad …show more content…
With technology easily accessible throughout their lives, it is easy to say the Millennial Generation had it easy, and they did. They take for granted the ease of access and the quick flow of information, a thing unlike any prior generation. Some may even say that they abuse their use of technology by using it at inappropriate or unnecessary times. Next, the generation’s expectations are far too high when looking for a job. David Bass takes this side of the argument. Although a Millennial himself, Bass describes a generation forcing themselves into massive debt, and then blaming outside factors. “... many reasons for my generation’s predicament… a direct result of our own choices.” (Bass, 31). With low employment rates, the Millennial Generation would rather go into debt than find a job. Millennials will go to an undergraduate school for a four degree. Afterwards, unsure of what to do, they will then go to graduate school amassing an even larger debt. During this time period, the Millennial Generation will have also gained a large credit debit, setting them even further behind. These “self inflicted wounds” force Millennials to move in with the parents are they can’t afford, or can’t function, on their own. With all the schooling behind them, Millennials hold a higher expectation in their future job force than what is realistic. With this false reality, Millennials might

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