Today, I’m bringing you a new kind of post. We will not talk about books here but since I have a voice and blog platform to do so, I will take this opportunity to express something that’s been bothering A LOT. The Millennial Prejudice. For those of you who don’t know what a Millennial is, it’s a term designing the people of were born between 1977 and 1994 (around that because NO ONE KNOWS where that term frkn come from). Not only this happens in my everyday life but I’ve seen A LOT of bloggers making remarks about this issue as well.
In order to continue stating my points, I will put you guys in context.As you guys know, our blog attracts all kind of people because we are two co-bloggers and we cover different genres. Our followers can range from 13 years old to even 78-80 years old (this to my knowledge so maybe even older people that I don’t know about). As a blog who likes to promote a culture where you can be open minded, it pains me to see older people shitting on millennials. There. I say it.
This kind of mindset is toxic and completely judgemental. We need to change the conversation and stop this non-sense.
Here are the 2 most popular comments that have been said TO ME to target “my” generation. (Put in quotes because I’ve asked older adults to tell me what is a Millennial. Results? NOBODY could tell me exactly WHEN a Millennial was born. It only differs from one reference to another #ironic right. Oh hello misconception 101.)
Millennials are lazy and don’t work. They think money fall from the sky.
Well well well… Isn’t it ironic that all of my friends work AT LEAST a 15 hour shift WHILE going to school and study undergraduate? Is it a coincidence that I’ve been working since I was 16 years old non-stop? So before you critic US, please think about all the hardworking students out there who struggle with families problems, mental health, the loss of a close one, school and pressure of work. The young adults are pressured more than ever to know the value of money. Why? Times have changed people. Before, you can graduate with a Bachelor, be an engineer and have a decent job. Now, you graduate with a Bachelor and what? No job, because the job market is full already. Especially in Montreal, we are an academic city with more than 4 universities. Imagine all those students graduating and looking for jobs and get told “sorry, we are saturated in staff”. Don’t fucking tell me “oh because they graduate Art Bachelor“. Shut Up. I know physiotherapy, ergo therapy, pharmacy students who are graduating and still can’t find work because… they don’t have places anywhere in the market.
Millennials are self-absorbed narcissists because of social media like Instagram.
One word: technology. If you can’t cope and understand the evolution of technology, I seriously don’t know what to tell you. My reality? The amount of older people who learn how to take a selfie and post them pictures on Facebook > than young adults who post them. When a new technology is introduced to our every day lives, we take advantage of it and we USE IT. Like blogging, you can now write your posts via WordPress Platform because the technology allows you to. So why stop these people from taking selfies and enjoying life? People who think only Millennials take selfies is because they have only seen ONE side of the medal. They might not follow older people accounts or friend them on Facebook to know that there are people from every generation taking selfies and use social media. And self-absorbed narcissists? I’ve seen young adults who now start daily projects by saving the environment, inventing new gadgets to help the ocean and reduce the pollution. Caring for important issues is not a “one generational problem” it’s Everybody’s problem.