Millennials are entitled brats, or so the baby boomers say. Are the boomers right? If the boomers are right about millennials, what does that say about Boomers?
Find out the truth about millennials in the latest Danger & Play Podcast.
Here are some common complaints about millennials in the workplace.
- Millennials are extremely impatient
- Need constant feedback/praise
- Lack critical life skills
- Want deep parental involvement
- Struggle with complex problems
- Have high anxiety
- Still live at home
- Are addicted to multi-tasking
- Practice casual dress and speaking
- Post their entire lives online
- Speak their minds
- Have great expectations
- Are phone averse
- Conflict averse
- Criticism averse
- Want to find passion in their job
- Seek meaning in what they do
- Want flexible hours
- Demand transparency.
Aren’t a lot of those problems with millennials the fault of baby boomer parents?
Millennials need constant feedback because helicopter parents never gave them any space. One reason millennials lack critical life skills is because indulgent parents have never “cut the cord.”
Millennials still live at home because mom and dad want them to. Mom and dad are afraid to live their own lives, and obsess over their children.
Baby boomers also lack critical life skills, as most baby boomers have not saved enough for retirement.
What is wrong with millennials?
Why is speaking on the telephone a valuable skill? The telephone is a waste of time, especially for introverts. Focus your thoughts before speaking them. Writing is superior to speaking.
We should live in a more transparent world where people are honest and held accountable for their disloyalty.
Life without passion is a boring life. What is wrong with seeking passion and meaning in one’s life? Aristotle and other early philosophers spent their time asking, “What is the good life?” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for millennials.
Are millennials any more messed up than baby boomers?
It seems like people are people. Baby boomers and the “greatest generation” are bleeding the country dry with entitlement programs. Many boomers have no retirement savings; they feel entitled to live off of the millennials.
Are the millennials really worse than baby boomers?