Millenial: The Latest “Bad Word?”, 06.14.2013

The label attached to the generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s is “Generation Y” or “Millenials.” In many ways, they are absolutely no different than any generation that came before them… Except that, according to well-respected, highly visible media outlets, such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TIME and Bloomberg (to name just a few), Millennials are:
  • Entitled
  • Lazy
  • Needy
  • Unskilled
  • Narcissistic
  • Shallow
Ouch. The Millennial generation has faced criticism from popular media, citing their tendency to live at home, lackluster ambitions and obsession with documenting all aspects of their life on social media. For the sake of debate, let’s consider why Millenials may not be so bad, and, if you’re willing to give them a chance, maybe even pretty great.

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