Yeah we’re so lazy trying to find a job so we can afford things like
college – something that has been pushed on us since we were in middle
school. We’re so lazy when we’re faced with a lot of pressures in life, such as dealing with the fact that people can’t take us seriously because of our age group.
I’ve met some preeeeeeeetty lazy people of all ages, ranging from ten
to fifty. So, don’t go assuming that all millennials are sloth-like just
because of a reputation – because that’s not really fair.
"You're a narcissist"
I mean, I can see when you’re coming from considering generation Y has
literally been alive since the internet was invented. Social media
platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram make it easy to seem
like we’re narcissistic. And I guess the song “The Selfie Song” by the
Chainsmokers didn’t exactly help out with the stereotype of our age
group, huh? Either way, anyone can be a self entitled narcissist – not
just millennials. We’ve just grown up with technology, so it’s something
we’re used to always taking advantage of.
"You've gone off the tracks"
Aka you’ve all gone crazy with your fandoms and stuff. Older generations
have troubles understanding fandoms, and memes, and other platforms for
fan based things. So I can see why our excitement and moments of
geeking out can be overwhelming and also confusing. But that doesn’t
mean that we’re losing our marbles. We’re just passionate – and again,
it’s 2016. I’m sure there wasn’t a thing literally called a “fandom”
back in 1950. And Scott Pilgrim didn’t exist yet. AndHarry Potter wasn’t around. Same with Supernatural or Stranger Things.
Nope. Not around. If there was, you’d be geeking out, too. But wait a
minute… weren’t you all throwing yourself at Elvis Presley back in the
day? Mhm. Let us have ours – millennial style.
"You'll never grow up"I’ll never grow up? Really? Well apparently you did. Is it because our
mistakes are seemingly exposed so heavily than most generations? So what
makes it different for me? Because I’m apart of a new-age generation
who is exposed to technology and more free thinking? Does that make me
immature or useless? Nobody is perfect (obviously) and you have no right
to assume someone is going to stay immature for the rest of their life
just because they’re from generation Y.
"You just make excuses"
We’re very sick and tired of hearing about this over-used assumption.
Not everyone from our generation makes up excuses. Just because a some
people from the population show signs of laziness because they don’t
want to do something, doesn’t ultimately mean that we’re all liars who
like to thrive on making excuses to get by. I’m starting to see a trend
"You're a lost generation"
How are we a lost generation? Is it because it seems like we
don’t know what we’re doing? Isn’t that any human being trying to grow
up and take control of their twenties? It isn’t easy. There are times
where we seem like we’re going off of the deep end, but that’s only
because of this messy world we’re stuck in and all of the things we are
constantly consuming in this society. We’re not a lost generation or
whatever you want to call it. We’re just learning and trying to find
ourselves and nobody really knows what they’re doing.
We get it. We suck. We can’t adult. We can’t prioritize. We can’t budget. We fail.
If people continue to treat millennials like they are selfish, egotistical, ignorant, irresponsible lazy young adults, then they’re going to continue acting like them. It’s almost like society is putting us young people in our places, or that they want us to be exactly how they describe us: entitled brats. Just like the whole world of millennials isn’t the stereotype that they have unfortunately been given, not all baby boomers or generation x individuals are judgmental of the generation following them. It’s important to keep an open mind and to not generalize all of population and put them in groups or boxes with adjectives that label them and their personalities. And with that, I just want to say – as a millennial myself – to give my generation some slack. We have our own struggles that we’re battling, and not everything is handed to us like most of the world thinks. We all come from different backgrounds and it is crucial to keep that in mind.