Other generations continue to criticize us millennials for our constant use of technology, our obsession over our images, social media, and our over-analyzation of basically anything political and/or other society-related topics. I think we should be proud to walk around with this so-called "over-analyzation" of the world because we have the option to continue the traditions we learned from our parents, but we can also modernize them to fit what we think is right. Here are some things we tend to do, or that come up in conversations today, that I believe we should all take pride in:
1) Having strong political opinions (bonus if you have actual support to back up your claims).
It's awful how savage we can get in our political arguments, but we have one thing to be proud about: that fact that we're aware of political situations and how they affect us.
2) Girls paying for dates
It's traditional that the guy always pays, but the desire for independence among all millennials has taken over that notion. Girls have been noted to offer to pay for their share of a date because many young adults in general have paying jobs.
3) The widespread drive to do well in high school
We all know the typical '80s movies trend that the coolest kids were the ones that flunked..well, that's not as common anymore. There's a large percentage of high schoolers that strive to get good grades for those college applications.
4) Our growing awareness about finances
Those of you that have a job while going to college - creds to you.
5) The national decrease in smoking
Cigarettes are obviously still common, but our generation isn't known for it as much as the other decades were. So, bye bye to tobacco (with the exception to the other drugs everyone keeps trying, we're gonna forget about all that for now).
6) Thinking bigger
~ Meaning career-wise. The other generations had a lot of people daydreaming about marriage and relationships and having kids. While that's still common to hear amongst young adults, there's more interested in reaching their career goals first rather than focusing on relationships.