For those of you who don’t know what we’re talking about, millennial is the term used to refer to the people born in the early 1980s and late 1990s. This is the generation that came before Gen Y, and there are quite a number of stereotypes attached to them. These stereotypes are not only unwished for, but they are hardly true.
For example, one of the rising and widely believed stereotypical behaviors of millennials is perceived to be of job-hopping or the act of not sticking to a job for the long term and changing to other jobs very frequently out of boredom. People who state it have no idea how utterly wrong they are. If you look at the statistics, this generation is just as constant with their job as their elders are. The Resolution Foundation in the United Kingdom found that just one out of every 25 individuals changed their jobs from the age of twenty to their early thirties. And that is likely what happens in other countries as well.
But what is more alarming is how misunderstood millennials are. Start typing “why are millennials” in Google, and the first suggestion will be “poor,” followed by “stressed,” “obsessed,” “lonely,” “immature,” etc. Not only is this not true, but it is sad that earlier generations have a low opinion of the next generation.
Just because this generation has a different means of communication and is more technology-driven doesn’t mean they are not as good as the people before them, especially when the current generation is invested into making this world a better place for the previous generation and the generation to come.
And there’s so much more that millennials are tired of hearing, so please stop all the rachet, just live and let live. Peace out!