Millennials Aren't Lazy
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Millennials Aren't Lazy

We do life differently than you, is that so bad?

Millennials Aren't Lazy
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Last week Survivor premiered and this season's theme is Generation X versus Millennials. I think this is wonderful — two different generations who grew up differently competing against each other. Two different generations who live, love and work differently going head to head in one of the most popular reality television shows. After hearing Generation X speak their thoughts about Millennials, there is one thing almost all of them believe us to be — LAZY.


Generation X fails to realize that this is a myth. It's unfair to think that we are lazy because we don't live, love or work the same as the generations before us. Didn't you do things differently than the Baby Boomers? Just because we choose to do things differently, doesn't necessarily mean we are lazy.

Living Differently

In today's age, travel is not viewed as a luxury, but a necessity. With pictures of exotic destinations and adventurous expeditions filling our Instagram and Twitter feeds, its no surprise that travel is a top priority in life. Millennials want to live a purposeful life and this includes being healthy, happy and having a good work/life balance.

Loving Differently

Many people incorrectly assume that that millennials know nothing about love. We have redefined love to the point that it is unrecognizable to other generations. We no longer think that marriage is the end destination to a relationship, we want to showcase our love by going 'Facebook Official', and long distance relationships aren't as difficult with technology at our fingertips. We also don't belive love to be exclusive and allow all humans to love who they choose.

Working Differently

It's unfair to think that we are lazy because we don't work in the same way as generations before us. We are the generation of flexibility and for some reason this is perceived as laziness. We work just as hard as the next generation, but we do it on our own time. we are in a vastly different world than when Generation X was entering the workforce. Right now, I can work from anywhere using little more than my computer or phone —this wasn't possible even 10 years ago. At all times — even sleeping — my phone is on my body or at least in arms length. We are always connected — to people, to work at all times.

We do life differently than you, is that so bad?

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