Millennials, those who are now between the ages of 19-35, generally get a bad rap. They’re commonly depicted as a generation of self involved, needy, lazy, narcissists who don’t have the tools or mental fortitude to face the harsh realities that the “real” world has in store for them. They get a lot of negative attention for being the participation trophy generation, and are often maligned because they were made to feel unique and special when they were kids (As if that’s a bad thing-fuck you, critics).
The overriding feeling seems to be that millennials can’t hack it when faced with real problems or difficulties. Critics say millennials don’t know how to deal effectively with conflicts because they were never challenged. Furthermore, they argue millennials don’t have the inner strength previous generations did.
This week’s’ clip is a lightning quick interview with a 34 year old man who explains just what it is that really makes the millennial generation special and unique compared to earlier generations, and we can tell you one thing, he doesn’t mention trophies. Enjoy.