To say that there are only five things baby boomers don’t understand about millennials is an understatement. Baby boomers don’t understand Millennials at all. Born between 1946 and 1964, baby boomers grew up during the time when the world exercised overt racism, gender stereotyping, homophobia, and sexism.
The misconception that this present generation, aged 18 to 34 years old (arguably), have it easy is totally false. We don’t suck as much as baby boomers, think we do, too. It just so happens that millennials are welcome to changes while baby boomers were stuck in the past.
Millennials have it easy
The reason that baby boomers think millennials have it easy is because we make it so. At work, instead of having to manually type and enter every data, some of us actually have the guts to create a program that would do this for us with just a keyboard click.
If baby boomers think we’re promoted quite easily, it’s because we work rather than complain. We know how hard it is to find a job out there, so we work hard as we can. But when we feel abused at work, we can easily let go, too.
We know that opportunities are right around the corner. We only have to be brave enough to grab them.
Millennials don’t have savings account
Who are you talking with? Most millennials are thinking about the future, too. Although we travel a lot and party at night, we keep a little something for the tough times.
Hey, some of us have learned how to invest for the future as well. That should say something.
Millennials are job hoppers
The reason that we left our previous jobs and managed to move on to another is because we felt that there’s nowhere to go there. We don’t want to get stuck in a rut. We want more opportunities and we want to seize each moment.
We don’t simply want to work to earn. We want to feel fulfilled, too.
Millennials support crazy things
Like what? We support equality, gay marriage, equal pay, maternal health, etc. We’re a peace-loving bunch because we want the best for everyone.
We do charity works like crazy. We feed the homeless and adopt rescue dogs. Millennials are crazy to support things for the betterment of everyone?
Millennials delay life
And by life baby boomers mean marriage, right? No one should be forced to enter into something as sacred as marriage. Unlike others, we actually respect what saying “I do” means.
Besides, why should you pressure millennials to marry when you don’t even believe they can take care of themselves? Isn’t that a little frivolous?