Society sees a young adult and automatically roll their eyes. Millennials. Yep, we have a really bad rap where the previous generation has labeled us as entitled, lazy, and rude.
Is that who we really are? Of course, not. Personally, I have had to work twice as hard to get anywhere. Yet, the generation before us does not understand that college now, is not cheap. Housing is not cheap. And having your shit together at the age of 18 is a little excessive.
Don’t be ashamed of this generation we are in. It’s something that has some great advantages.
Millennials never settle.
I have not seen a millennial who has said that they are doing something because it’s what their parents want. Rebellious? Maybe. But, if we want something we go for it. No matter what we may have to go through. Sleeping in a car, sleeping on an air mattress for an entire year, we do all of this because we pursue the things that we love.
We work harder.
Yep, you read that right. Some of us enjoy working. Shocker? I know. It’s something that we must do though. We aren’t entitled to things, and we know that. Yet this is a misconception which labels us. We must work harder because we know that we are judged because we’re 20-something trying to achieve these amazing positions. It’s okay to be intimidated.
We’re more creative.
It’s creativity at its finest. We’ve got artists, choreographers, writers, photographers, etc. We’re imaginative and love to see beautiful artwork, and pieces come together. We love to make things and showcase all our skills.
Being a millennial, it comes with some pretty amazing opportunities. Many of us are first-generation college students, myself included. There’s many of us who are incredibly creative and we have a passion and love for music, art, graphic design, and writing among other creative fields.
Our generation is one that has proven that if you are passionate about something and work hard, you can achieve anything you want.
What’s your favorite part about being a millennial?