TIME’s new cover makes me so mad I could write essays about it, but instead I’m going to keep job hunting since in today’s world a university degree means nothing and therefore like much of my generation, I’m stuck choosing between minimum wage jobs and internships that I can’t afford to accept in an attempt to pay off my tens of thousands of dollars worth of student debt.
I’d be interested in reading this article to see exactly what makes us entitled and lazy. Are we lazy because more of us are completing high school and going to college than ever before? Are we entitled because our standard of living is declining? Do we live with our parents because we’re too slothful to leave or is because our education costs are getting steeper and steeper while we’re getting less and less aid?
Tell us, Time Magazine, about how we’re narcissistic little slugs when we’re faced with an economic crisis that resulted in a lowering of our standard of living, an increase in tuition costs and how when we get out of our very expensive schools, more and more of us are going to end up working minimum wage jobs.
I also want to note that it’s really frustrating that the face of “lazy, entitled narcissism” is a young woman.
Guys, I hate when this happens. Did any of you read the second heading? Or bothered to look for the actual article? (I don’t mean to bash anyone, but please do a bit of research before opening your mouth).
Here is an actual quote from the article:
examines the overwhelming negative data about Millennials and argues that rather than being inherently self-centered or overconfident, millennials are just adapting quickly to a world undergoing rapid technological change. They’re optimistic, they’re confident and they’re pragmatic at a time when it can be difficult just to get by. Those aren’t bad qualities to have, even if it means they spend too much time on their phones.
Apparently it deals with a shit ton of psicological evidence (the statistics are against the Millenials and there isn’t a thing we can do about that) about how our generation is crappy and then says why it isn’t.
I will have to read this article when I get the chance. I’m currently reblogging for the comments.
And I agree with the poster referenced above me, that it seems like the article is set up to tell us why Millennials aren’t as bad as everyone says.
What bothers me about the concept of the entire article is how they grab you with the “ME ME ME, Millennials are lazy entitled narcissists” because that’s all people will see, and that will reinforce the other generations misguided beliefs about Millennials (of which I think I’m on the very edge of, I’m 31 now).
They won’t see the under line that says “and why they’ll save us all”. They won’t read it, because they’ll think “Oh hey, that’s JUST what I was complaining about the other day! YEAH.”
I would go on about my thoughts on this, but that’d be an awful long post. :P