An infinite number of lessons are brought to mind when thinking about what can be learned from a millennial, but listening is key. First and foremost, every single human being on this earth is unique and do not function in one specific way. Thank you, society, for lumping all of the millennials into one category so generations before this era have someone to point the blame. Somehow, each generation finds a way to direct hate towards the younger generations, although they were once the scapegoat too.
Not only does this monumental grouping of humans (the millennials) have the capacity of finding their passion and pursuing it, they also do not settle for second best or comfortable lifestyles. Fighting for their hopes and dreams, to ultimately wake up every morning to go to a job they wholeheartedly believe, is vital to millennials.
A millennial is defined as someone who was born from 1980-2004, not what is implied by society as someone who is entitled and lives in the basement of their parents’ home.
According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are the largest living generation with the most diversity and driven commitment. There are over 75.4 million millennials roaming the earth to further their values for community, family and creativity.
The Council of Economic Advisers compiled information on millennials to speak the truth about them and not to conform to how society has defined them. Millennials have shown to strive for a job that promotes their creativity and pushes them to their full capacity, instead of settling for job security. While valuing time with loved ones, there is also time to be spent in the office or studio to maintain the balancing act of life.
Don’t jump to conclusions about everyone who is a millennial. Notice that they are made up of extremely driven humans who are going to do whatever it takes to achieve their dreams. Instead of bashing the younger crowd, embrace them so that they can rise to their full capacity with your support.
References: Pew Research Center and The Council of Economic Advisors
Rachel Smith, Guest Writer
Rachel Smith is a senior Cultural Communications Studies major who always has to move at the sound of a beat coming from a stereo, binge watching shows to be more engulfed in life, and all things purple. [/author]