I’ve had conversations about millennials with a handful of people over the past few weeks, most recently when it comes to politics. To be sure you and I on the same page, a millennial is the generational name given to individuals entering young adulthood around the year 2000. Another name for the Millennial Generation is Generation Y. As such, it sits in between Generation X and Generation Z.
Nearly every day you hear the term millennial on talkshows, news stations and in politics. Stereotypes say millennials are the social media generation, the lazy generation, the entitled generation, and the generation that can’t put their phones down and are addicted to technology, video games and the internet.
All of this is garbage. I’m a millennial. I love technology, yes, but my favorite toy growing up was my mother’s old typewriter. My first recollection of the internet was dial-up at 56k per second, I had a walkman, and I called my friends using both corded and wireless landline phones. I didn’t get a wireless flip phone until sophomore year of high school, and I was one of the first people on Facebook when it was opened up to the general public. Clearly your typical late 80s / early 90s kid. Continue reading “Stop Bashing Millennials”