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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:43 PM

Millennials don't want to be coddled, they want jobs! [View all]

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Disclaimer: This post is a rant and as such may not be all that logical, but I'm rather annoyed right now so oh well.

I am really freaking sick of this line I hear from older generations that the reason my generation, Millennials, are having such a hard time is because we have been "coddled" or think we are all "special snow flakes" or obsessed with social media. Maybe some small part of that is true, after all there is some small truth to most every stereotype or else it wouldn't exist, but that is not the real reason my generation is having such problems. We are having problems because just as a lot of us are starting our adult lives the economy crashed due mostly to the actions of a bunch of rich older bankers.

A lot of my generation are forced to start their lives off either in huge debt, no decent job prospects, or if you are really unlucky both. Maybe my generation does have it easier than the boomers or other older generations in a lot of ways, but we also have it older. Most boomers grew up in a time when the American economy was on the rise, at a time when you could get a decent job with a high school education or get a very good job with a college education. Now, you have to get a college degree and hope and pray for a decent job. If you only have a high school diploma you are pretty much screwed.

So let me make this very clear if you are one of the older generation sitting at home complaining about how my generation has it too easy and needs to toughen up and get a work ethic, I just have one thing to say to you. Go to hell and take your self-righteous altitude with you. My generation would be very happy to work if we had the same job opportunities you all had. The fact is that we don't and I'm really sick of hearing Boomers and others blame my generation and call us lazy when they started their adult lives off in a much better job market than we did. To be clear this isn't attack on all Boomers, only the ones who have the nerve to sit around and call my generation lazy or complain about how coddled we've been. I'm sorry if that is you, then please go straight to hell, because I am beyond sick of hearing your sanctimonious inaccurate opinion. We don't want be coddled or told how special we are despite how popular that meme is. We want jobs, we want a decent education without crippling debt, we want political institution that aren't corrupt to their core. In short, we want the same opportunities the generation before us had and we aren't getting them.

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