40 Reasons Why Millennials Are Actually the Best

40 Reasons Why Millennials Are Actually the Best

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Lazy, spoiled, selfish, arrogant, snobby, whining, rude.

These are just a few things that I have heard about Millennials in only the past couple of days.

It's extremely frustrating to, yet again, see people talk about things they don't understand. Millennials get a bad rep, and its mostly because of ignorance and misunderstanding of older generations. There have always been problems between generations. Admittedly, every generation thinks they are the best, and I am not trying to sit here and say that Millennials are the best generation (although I am a little bias). I do however think that because of things like technology, social media, etc. the generational gap is larger than ever before.

But Millennials have a lot of things going for them. So many people look at Millennials and only see the bad things. Sure we like Twitter a lot and can binge watch the shit out of Netflix, but is that really such a bad thing? Because aside from that, we are incredibly focused and driven young individuals who have our fingers on the pulse of what is happening around the world. Yes, we are a little outspoken, but that's only because we are so passionate about things- and we're not very good at being passive observers. Yeah we might cause trouble, but that's just how we get things done.

So next time you are about to trash talk a Millennial, just remember all of the qualities listed below, and remember that we all have our faults, but in stead of generations tearing each other down, we should be focusing on building each other up (and that's a two way street).

40 THINGS ABOUT MILLENNIALS THAT MAKE THEM GREAT

1. Tech savvy

2. High levels of self awareness

3. Socially and politically active

4. Intelligent

5. Great at multitasking

6. Open minded

7. Good listeners

8. Give credit where credit is due

9. Not afraid to admit their mistakes (and then learn from them)

10. Always up for a challenge

11. Don't give up easily

12. Strong awareness of current events (locally and globally)

13. Quick to adapt to new situations

14. Hard working

15. Eagerness to learn new things

16. Know how to have fun

17. Accepting of people different than them

18. Don't take anyones shit

19. Outspoken

20. Not afraid to stand up to injustice

21. Not afraid to stand up to a higher authority when they are blatantly wrong

22. Good volunteers

23. Understands the importance of mental health

24. Good communication skills

25. Appreciate old things

26. Amazing sense of humor

27. Can laugh at themselves

28. Independent (but also not afraid to ask for help when necessary)

29. Reliable

30. Environmentally friendly

31. Appreciative

32. Knows how to work as a team

33. Encouraging

34. Easily inspired

35. Exceedingly generous (even though they're struggling too)

36. Caring

37. Incredibly creative and artistic

38. Altruistic

39. Hopeful

40. Constantly seeking to better themselves and the world around them

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23 Quotes And Lyrics For Independence Day In Pakistan

Yes, I might have chosen 23 because of March 23rd.
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With Pakistan's Independence day coming up on August 14, here are a few quotes and lyrics to make you feel inspired, reflective and maybe a little more patriotic!

1. “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.” - Stanley Wolpert, Jinnah of Pakistan

2." With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

3. “Truth is the power that will resolve our problems.” - Imran Khan

4. "My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

5. "Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians." - Muhammad Iqbal

6. "Pakistan is heir to an intellectual tradition of which the illustrious exponent was the poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal. He saw the future course for Islamic societies in a synthesis between adherence to the faith and adjustment to the modern age. " - Benazir Bhutto



7. "Jab bachchay mulq pay raaj karein, aur school mein bethain hon siyasatdaan. Wo din phir aayega jab aisa, hoga Pakistan. (When children rule the country and politicians are in school. A day will come when this will be Pakistan) - Strings," Main Tou Dekhoonga

8. "Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

9. Muhabat amn hai aur iss ka hai paigham Pakistan. (Love is peace and it's message is Pakistan) - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

10. "We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle: that we are all citizens, and equal citizens, of one State." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

11. "Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic State - to be ruled by priests with a divine mission. We have many non-Muslims - Hindus, Christians, and Parsis -- but they are all Pakistanis. They will enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan." -- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

12. "You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State." -- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

13. "There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women." -- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

14. "I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother, and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it." -- Malala Yousafzai

15. "If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor." -- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

16. “There are two social classes in Pakistan," Professor Superb said to his unsuspecting audience, gripping the podium with both hands as he spoke. "The first group, large and sweaty, contains those referred to as the masses. The second group is much smaller, but its members exercise vastly greater control over their immediate environment and are collectively termed the elite. The distinction between members of these two groups is made on the basis of control of an important resource:air-conditioning. You see, the elite have managed to re-create for themselves the living standards of say, Sweden without leaving the dusty plains of the subcontinent. They're a mixed lot - Punjabi and Pathans, Sindhis and Baluchis, smugglers , mullahs, soldiers, industrialists - united by their residence in an artificially cooled world. They wake up in air-conditioned houses, drive air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned offices, grab lunch in air-conditioned restaurants (rights of admission reserved), and at the end of the day go home to an air-conditioned lounges to relax in front of their wide-screen TVs. And if they should think about the rest of the people, the great uncooled, and become uneasy as they lie under their blankets in the middle of the summer, there is always prayer, five times a day, which they hope will gain them admittance to an air-conditioned heaven, or at the very least, a long, cool drink during a fiery day in hell.” ― Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke

17. "The hard thing about Pakistan is that they throw up these cricketers you've never seen before" -- Steve Waugh (praising Pakistan's ability to keep discovering fresh talent, evident in their 221-run victory against Australia in Dubai)

18. "Recognition and self-esteem must lead to pride in labour. Its benefit is two-fold; it will develop you and the nation together" -- Abdul Sattar Edhi

19. "Hum sab ki hai pehchaan, hum sab sa pakistan. (We all have an identity, our Pakistan)" -- Various Artists (reproduced in 1982 by Alamgir)

20. "Aisi zameen aur aasmaan, in ke siwa jaana kahaan? (With a ground and a sky like this, where else would you want to go?)" -- Vital Signs, Dil Dil Pakistan

21. "Pak sarzameen shad bad. (blessed be the sacred land)" -- Qaumi Tarana (National Anthem)

22. "Kitna kia hai intezaar. Aur karo gay? Kab tak? Ab khud kuch karna paray ga hum ko. (How long have you waited? Will you wait more? Till when? Now we'll have to do something ourselves)" -- Strings and Atif Aslam, Ab Khud Kuch Karna Paray Ga

23. "If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?" -- Imran Khan

Pakistan Zindabad!

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Consider asking yourself who you are not.

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Who are you? That question to some may seem simple or it may seem complicated. The answer entails unearthing your inner being. Are you a student, a daughter, a dreamer, a teacher, a writer, an athlete? There seem to be so many answers to even the simplest questions, but often times I have trouble mustering up the words to describe who I am.

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I used to think that it would take a major life change, or a new start to discover who I am, but really all it takes is self-exploration and the courage to face your inner being. Stop waiting to figure out who you are. Stop allowing the world to tell you what you need to be or how you need to act. Be the person that God designed you to be. It is simple; be you.

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