This will be the first in a series of posts about the differences between our generation and that of our parents. After exploring all of these issues, I’ll wrap it all up with a piece developing a set of conclusions about the nature of the expectations my generation, and by obvious extension, I, have for the future.
Before I really get going, though, I want to point out that it’s my opinion that the differences in generations aren’t differences in emotions, needs, wants, or views of the world. Rather, generations express ideas very differently because the events that define generations hit in different stages of life for different groups of people.
Loyalty – because it’s a long post, I substituted this picture for another 1000 words
Take a look around the internet, if you will, and see what a few writers have to say about my generation. It appears that we millennials are a fairly awful group. We’ve been called lazy, sedentary, narcissistic, entitled, and probably had a few more… um… choice terms lobbed at us in less public venues.
- Millennials: What to make of the biggest generation in American history?
Thankfully, some of us have gotten to a point in life where we can talk back. The pre-eminent example of this is Lena Dunham’s show Girls, but more and more of us are standing up to tell the world exactly how we see it. Like Patrick Dowd at the Huffington Post, we’re all ever more eager to offer another little bit of our own take on ourselves, and I’m no exception. Continue reading