A millennial is anyone born roughly around 1982 and the early 2000s. And not to mention someone who is narcissistic, sensitive, entitled and lazy – apparently. But despite criticism of millennials, we’ve got a pretty good thing going. Here’s how:
MILLENNIALS GREW UP IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERY CHILD WINS A PRIZE
This comes from that famous guy you saw on Facebook preaching about how difficult a millennial is to work with. Maybe everyone won a prize at sports day even though one kid smashed the ten meter sprint. But it taught us not to be a dick, to be humble and kind. If you want a shiny medal and independent glory every time you do something well, you might grow up to have a big head… just like these people judging millennials, hey? In essence we should definitely be appreciated more when we do something of actual worth but I highly doubt a shiny plastic medal for coming fifth in the egg and spoon race is going to shape the entirety of our lives.
MILLENNIALS ARE LAZY AND DON’T WORK
Nope, just very few companies are willing to employ us. There’s being lazy then there’s physical impossibilities. There are employers looking for people with several qualifications, years worth of experience that’s older than us but of course want someone young and creative to make them look modernised.
…BUT THE JOBS MILLENNIALS DO HAVE ARE STUPID
We’ve learnt to monetise on our passions that seemed like hobbies – you can laugh at YouTubers but they wouldn’t hear you because their houses are bloody huge.
MILLENNIALS CRY ALL THE TIME
Call us sensitive but you’re just bastards. Millennials are compared to delicate flowers who can’t take a joke. Which generation came up with memes, lads? Whilst you were out there watching the same three television programmes for your laughs, we MAKE the laughs, it’s called innovation, bitches. Anyway, just because millennials value feelings, stand up for what’s right and want to make a change, doesn’t make us sensitive, it makes us strong. Not wanting to make people feel like shit is the new cool, the evidence of this is on all of our best-friends’ Instagram comments.
MILLENNIALS GET EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM
Oh tell me again Colin how you got that job without any qualifications that I’ve been working my arse off for several years? And you’re not letting us in on that housing market without a deposit that our wage slip would laugh at either. Everyone gets things handed to them, we all need help and that’s okay. And maybe you didn’t get anything handed to you but life is unfair and being bitter doesn’t help anyone.
MILLENNIALS ARE ADDICTED TO THEIR PHONES
*writes Susan, aged 45, on Facebook* I am certain the 30-40 year old age demographic has now taken over Facebook, they’re the ones at events snapping away at every little detail, making you wait to blow out your candles, just so they can update the school playground crew that they’re having a fabulous afternoon. It’s not a crime to be a bit addicted to our phones because most people are, everything in moderation but let’s not be singling out an entire generation.
MILLENNIALS DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING!
We actually care about everything, maybe a bit too much – check out anxiety levels among young people. We are the first generation to drive forward talking about mental health and the affect of this should allow our children to be open and honest about their struggles. Maybe we look like we don’t care but we just get things done a little faster. People are just angry because we are innovating. We can come up with new ways to complete tasks faster then tweet about our meal deal after – even quicker than a non-millennial can work out how to make a YouTube video go full screen.
MILLENNIALS HAVE TAKEN POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TOO FAR
At times there has been a few ridiculous stories where people would cause a fuss over the feelings of a cushion but on the whole millennials are interested in politics and standing up for what’s right. The stance that the real world is a certain way, makes no room for change and we appear to be the most accepting generation ever, so go us.
As the influential and iconic Elsa from Frozen says, the cold never bothered me anyway and I am perfectly happy being a little snowflake. And I guess as us millennials are so sensitive and too lazy to argue anyway, let’s all be friends?