Are Millennials Entitled Little Shits?

Are Millennials Entitled Little Shits?

The Entitled Generation A lot has been written about the millennial generation: they’re spoiled, entitled, soft, unable to deal with simple social situations, etc. A with any stereotype or generalization, there is a kernel of truth in what they say. Statistics and studies are beginning to detail how this generation has a higher incidence of depression and social anxiety. Simon Sinek recently pointed to one that showed more and more millennials are taking leave from college due claiming depression. In fact, the millennial generation is on track to have the highest percentage of members with mental health challenges. You have to stop and ask why. Why are so many millennials so unbalanced? It’s a complex issue that has no simple answer. Helicopter Parents My generation, Gen X, is the generation that bridged the ‘simpler times’ of the Boomer years and the social media/internet generations of the millennials.  We were the first generation to grow up with home video games, home computers, cable television, and the...
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Simon Sinek And The Millennial Question

Simon Sinek And The Millennial Question

Millennial Victims A video of Simon Sinek talking about the 'millennial question', breezed through my Facebook timeline recently. On the first viewing, I thought it to be an excellent explanation of how people of my generation, GenX, can relate to and lead the millennial generation in the workplace. Even after watching it a few times, he makes some very valid points. Yet there is one major flaw in his answer and, unfortunately it's one of the major foundation points of his thesis. Where Simon Is Right I'm now one of the 'older guys' in the work environment. Honestly, I'm not sure how the hell that happened, but it has. I look around my workplace and I see two groups of people: Those like me, 20+ years into their careers, and the 'new kids', those who graduated college after my kids graduated high school and, in some cases, are younger than my oldest daughter. It's been a shock to my system coming to terms with this. At...
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