7 Things Our Generation Needs To Stop Doing

7 Things Our Generation Needs To Stop Doing

Do you do these things?

There are members of today's generation that have an old school mind set and love doing things the old school way, but there are also members of these generation that are considered "millennials." Unfortunately, these young people are so out of touch with reality. Largely due to advances in technology, here are seven major things today's generation needs to stop doing:

1. Caring about the number of likes we get.

Everyone gets how much fun it is to take the perfect picture and share it will all of your friends. There is nothing wrong with that. But, some people of this generation will delete a picture just because it didn't reach the amount of likes they desired. Are our priorities that out of order that we actually give a shit about how many likes we get on Facebook and Instagram?

2. Fighting over text.

Every single person in today's generation is guilty of having a serious argument with a friend or significant other at one point or another. A lot of the time, texting the person you are mad at is out of spite of the moment. But this is the most immature way you could possibly handle a fight. Solve your problems in person stop hiding behind a screen. Grow up. Handle your problems like adults. For some reason, we will say exactly what we are thinking through our fingertips, but we don't have the courage to say it to someone else's face. There is something wrong with that. We are lacking so many social skills by doing this.

3. Thinking the world owes you something.

This generation is beyond lazy without a doubt. We don't want to work to be successful, we feel that it should be handed to us. I blame part of the problem on parents; parents who gave their children everything they wanted. Kids need to be told no sometimes. We don't realize the value of a dollar because Mom and Dad will give you money whenever you ask for it. This such and age of entitlement, and we need to stop expecting life to be handed to us.

4. Having poor manners.

This goes way further than texting at the table or being rude to a staff member. We curse in front of children, we rarely show gratitude, we disrespect and disobey our elders, and we are unkind to people we disagree with. We are so stuck in our own worlds and don't care about the image we present to those around us. Kids are getting away with almost everything nowadays, and that needs to stop.

5. Thinking everything should be free.

I think a lot of people take advantage of the things we see as "free." But the harsh truth is that absolutely nothing is free. Our freedom isn't even free, there are men and women who fight for that freedom. College shouldn't be free. I bet it would be nice to not have to pay thousands of dollars each year, but then taxpayers would be paying for your education, which isn't fair. Everything has a cost, get used to it.

6. Judging.

Our generation is so good at pointing fingers. We take one look at someone and label them and make assumptions about them. You never know what someone is going through. That girl you called a bitch just lost a loved one, and that man's run down clothes you made fun of can't afford nice ones. What every happened to "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all?"

7. Believing the first thing you read on the internet.

We are the worst at looking at something once and believing it's true. People will even start debates and get fired up about a story or a picture. Did you even check to see if that was a genuine source? There are multiple sides to every story, so start doing your research before you finialize your judgement.

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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

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2. I love...

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3. I look up to...

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4. This art speaks to me because...

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5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

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6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

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7. My pet(s) are my life because...

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8. I'm afraid of...

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9. I am the way I am because...

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10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

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11. My dream job is...

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12. My hidden talents are...

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13. My guilty pleasure is...

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14. Some activities on my bucket list are...

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15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...

What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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You know the sky isn't the limit, because you're reaching for the stars.

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