Why I'm Proud to be a Millennial
I'm not sure about you, but I'm tired of hearing "millennial" used in a derogatory way. So we may be a little full of ourselves, have different expectations and aspirations and are 'tech-savvy' but is that really a bad thing? We hear a bunch of s*%! from the older generations... things like this...
1. Millennials don't get their hands dirty
We may not have a ton of farmers, plumbers or construction workers in our generation, but we do have soldiers, police officers, Peace Corps volunteers, entrepreneurs and more who know just how hard the work life can be. And we also make up HALF of the entire workforce. while making up a THIRD of the entrepreneurs. So yeah, we work.
2. Millennials spend too much time using technology
Basically, our generation is responsible for globalization. Sure, we didn't invent the internet per se, but we did take it past its limits. How many of our parents, grandparents, etc. reap the benefits of social media now? You're welcome! Half of the millennial generation are content creators. That means creative and factual content alike. Smartie Pants.
3. Millennials are addicted to their phone.
Our parents say this to us as they read an article off their phone. If you think about it, we're only addicted because our parents bought us a phone to start with... But seriously, the older generations use their phones just as often, so call those hypocrites out next time!
4. Millennials don't talk with people anymore.
People think we don't communicate with our coworkers, but in fact, we communicate more. It might not be verbal communication, but we email and keep each other up-to-date with things more often and quicker than before given how fast email and text messaging makes things. It's a new form of communication.
5. Millennials don't understand the struggles of inequality.
Um, yes we do. Maybe we didn't have to march for women to have the right to vote or suffer physically like slaves in the early days. However, we are still fighting for the rights of LGBTQs, workplace equality and refugee/immigrants. We also fight for our planet, so nbd.