9 Things Millennials Destroyed

9 Things That Millennials Have Absolutely Destroyed

RIP in peace.

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According to our favorite baby boomers, millennials are destroying everything precious in the world. In all honesty, did we even need these things to survive from the beginning?

1. Home-ownership

I can barely afford the apartment I'm living in just like thousands of twenty-somethings out there. I'm already in debt because of my student loans. How am I supposed to buy a house? I'll just wait until I'm married... but apparently, we're killing marriage too.

2. Marriage

That's right. We're killing marriage. It's important for me to finish the things I've committed to before picking up a new task. How's that hobby you started a month ago, but ended up getting distracted by at least three more hobbies? Yeah, let me finish my schooling, get a decent job, and settle down a little bit before I mix up my whole life.

3. Chain restaurants

Who wants greasy food anyways? Give me something homegrown and local. I don't want any of your deep-fried wings no matter how good they are.

4. Cable TV

Why do I need it when I have Netflix and Hulu? Not to mention those are only two on demand sites for TV shows and movies. I could honestly even ditch those for a sketchy website that has terrible quality and will give me a virus all for free.

5. Vacations

I'm too busy watching my cable in my brand new house with my spouse after getting home from dinner at our favorite chain restaurant to go on vacation.

6. Napkins

That's what reusable towels are for. Or, you could just, I don't know... wash your hands?

7. Lunch

It's all about brunch now. I don't have time to wake up early in the morning to get breakfast only to eat a few hours later. I'll let my body wake up first and figure out when it's hungry, which is neither during breakfast or lunch.

8. Fabric Softener

It's only purpose is to make my clothes soft. There are hundreds of DIY fabric softener recipes out there on the internet, and trust me, they work. I'm not gonna waste my money on something when I can make it and reuse it for cheaper.

9. Beer

We like wine and weed, what can I say.

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27 Things To Do With Your Friends When You're Bored

A little bit of fun for any season.
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I am sure many could relate: you are texting or sitting around with your friends and no one knows what they want to do, everyone is bored, and everyone is flat out of ideas that are actually realistic and achievable. Boredom makes an appearance at it's finest moments... always.

Here are 27 things you can do with your friend in just about any season (some are exclusive to a particular season) when boredom takes over!

1. Find a local coffee shop to try out.

2. Or better yet, find a local restaurant that you’ve all been wanting to try.

3. Go shopping at each others' favorite stores.

4. Tie balloons with positive messages inside of them to random places in your town to uplift a few souls.

5. Cook a homemade meal for a homeless person and deliver it.

6. Get crafty and create a time capsule that you and your friends can open after (x) amount of years.

7. Make your own sushi.

8. Plant flowers in little pots for your homes.

9. Road trip to random local cities and do some exploring.

10. Have a photo shoot.

11. Buy or create a blank page’s journal filled art, writing, sketches, and pictures of your friends that can be used as a memory book.

12. Visit a pumpkin patch.

13. Go stargazing in the middle of the night with a blanket and a few midnight snacks.

14. Go to a haunted house.

15. Go to a movie with the group.

16. Have a giant sleepover with board games, snacks, movies, and crazy pajamas.

17. Have a game night with the peeps.

18. Have a gingerbread making contest.

19. Have a bonfire when it gets cool outside.

20. Make homemade ice cream.

21. Search on maps for the nearest natural spring or river and go swimming or canoeing.

22. Take a camera, your group of friends, and stroll around town taking pictures of your adventure.

23. Use the pictures you take on your adventures and create a photo wall in your home.

24. Have a "Madea" movie night.

25. Throw a themed party.

26. Write letters of encouragement to children (or adults) in hospitals.

27. Look up random keywords on YouTube for possibly some of the best videos ever.

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What It's Like Being An Introverted Leader

Different people lead differently.

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When you think of the qualities a leader or someone in a leadership position should have, being out-going is often mentioned. However, I don't think that always has to be the case. I've been a part of many different leadership opportunities and programs, yet I'm still the same socially awkward hermit I've always been. Being out-going and extroverted doesn't qualify someone to be a good leader, just like being shy and introverted makes you a bad one, it's about your skills.

When I went to a leadership program at a summer camp, I often heard that I didn't talk very much or I was too quiet and shy for a summer camp entertaining kids, I should have been more talkative. I'd also get a few counselors coming up to be that when they were in the same program I was in, they were also the same things I was and not to worry about it. Even now, I'm still quite and relatively shy person, but that doesn't discredit my ability to be a good leader, or anyone else's.

In my high school ASB (Associated Student Body) class, we took a fun personality test to find out what kind of leaders we were; someone who likes to be in charge, be in the spotlight, more organized, or stay in the background. I got someone who likes to be in the spotlight, which was a surprise to me too, but thinking about it, it makes sense. I'm not overly out-going, but given the right motivation, I don't mind going up to people and striking up a conversation.

I can also say that at some point I have possessed all four of these personalities or traits over the course of my different leadership roles. The reason I'm even bringing this personality test up is that it definitely shows that there are different types of leaders out there, and not all of them have to be extraverted. I tried to find the one I took but couldn't find the exact one, but if you're interested there are a ton of different ones out there.

Over time, I've learned and worked on many valuable skills, like conflict resolution, time management, actually listening to what others have to say, and more. I keep myself up to date with my surroundings and what's going on in the world, and I still meet and hang out with people, when I have time. People grow and learn on their own pace, we should let them without overly critiquing them.

In the end, whether someone is out-going or not shouldn't determine the ability they have to be a good leader, sure in some cases it's better to more extraverted, but it's not a make or break trait. So long as they have their mind in the right place and know how to handle different tasks and situations, it doesn't matter.

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