Things I See as Praiseworthy in Millenials

I am tired of reading about people complaining about the Millenial Generation.

Whenever, I actually meet these lovely people, they are so much different than their slanderous press.

True, they do have PDA’s grafted to their hands. But if I could take a computer more powerful than my C64 with me at all times, I would have. If I could connect with everyone in my class with the touch of a button, I would have. Who wants to be left out?

Are their text messages the new Shakespeare? I don’t know. Probably not in most cases. But was I any brighter when I was their age? No. A lot dumber and a lot of other bad things, too.

Here are the two things I would text if I were their age:

1. “She’s hot, right?”
2. “Eldrich the Dark Mage hits you with a psychic whip for 10 points of mental distress. Saving throw to avoid insanity.”

The Millenials I met had career counselors. What? I’m 35, and I’ve never spoken to a career counselor let alone had one go to my place of internship IN HIGH SCHOOL! My first job in high school was when I was a senior and it was McDonald’s.

These children are working in a lab. They will learn, long before wasting four years on a stupid major, that research sucks and go into something more practical like banking where even if you screw up, you win.

But one might argue that such initiative often comes from the parents not the children. You might say that children, who have been taken care of their whole life, don’t think any more about careers than an occasional game of doctor.

This leads to my second point that the Millenials have better parents. When it comes to getting a job, I _want_ my hand held. When my boss yells at me, I _want_ my parents to tell me that they will make it all better then actually do it. I _want_ to believe that I am the best and that the world revolves around me.

Look at the people in the world who grew up in this kind of delusion. They are now the business leaders of America. If they have some stupid theories about the next generation, they don’t need to sign up for a crappy, free blog service (no offense WordPress). They can give a lecture tour and people will pay them, hoping that their words of wisdom will somehow help make them rich, too.

If a part of a job sucks, they’ll complain till they get reassigned, refuse to do it as below their intelligence, or get a higher paying job that’s more fun. What’s wrong with that?

Oh, but one might argue that all this pampering makes for a self-centered, whiny, group of people who need to constantly tell themselves that their generation made a difference while the others were a bunch of apathetic automatons who live and die by corporate advertising.

Well, no. ProzacTM was not made for Millenials.I don’t believe they were even born when the chemists were twisting molecules into the shape of happy pills. ProzacTM had a huge market before the next generation. Why? I don’t know maybe because life sucks all around?

Don’t let the older generation to tell you how “soft” you are for taking a pill to make you feel better. Who’s the market for ViagraTM? Huh? Let’s get this straight, the notion of pills to make one feel better is an American thing not a generational weakness.

Why? Because these pills work.

I can’t think of another reason why people hate Millenials. If someone can send me something then I’ll write “Things I See as Praiseworthy in Millenials” part II.

Overall, they are as kind, sweet, and selfish, and mean, and all the other things ever other group of humans is. Thing is that they have some edges in careers, and I want in.

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One Response to “Things I See as Praiseworthy in Millenials”

  1. SDcyclist Says:

    Very, very interesting perspective.

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