“Here are some broad descriptions about the generation known as Millennials: They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re even a bit delusional.
Those aren’t just unfounded negative stereotypes about 80 million Americans born roughly between 1980 and 2000. They’re backed up by a decade of sociological research. The National Institutes of Health found that for people in their 20s, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is three times as high than the generation that’s 65 or older. In 1992, 80 percent of people under 23 wanted to one day have a job with greater responsibility; ten years later, 60 percent did. Millennials received so many participation trophies growing up that 40 percent of them think they should be promoted every two years – regardless of performance. They’re so hopeful about the future you might think they hadn’t heard of something called the Great Recession.”
Well, they’re right about the “save us all” part, anyway.
Okay, like…what total fucking assholes. Actually we HAVE heard of the Great Recession! In fact, that’s WHY we live with our parents! And I don’t actually know ANYONE in that age bracket who is optimistic about the future. And I’m not sure how wanting a job with greater responsibility makes you narcissistic. My last job was as a barista. You’re telling me I shouldn’t want a job with greater responsibility than making coffee and being nice to people when they were mean? And none of the people I have ever worked with EXPECTED to get promoted regardless of performance. They either didn’t care about being promoted, or they expected to get promoted by working hard to show that they were more competent than everyone else.
Go fuck yourself, Time.
P.S. Want millenials to stop thinking about themselves so much? Then maybe you should make Syria or Bangladesh the cover story instead of whining about how your kids are annoying.
we don’t expect promotions—we don’t even expect jobs and health insurance
i have a bachelor’s degree and my cumulative GPA was 3.76 and i still worked as a cashier at minimum wage for a year because it was that or go without food and a roof over my head.
i was extremely lucky to stay on my dad’s health insurance this year, but that’s because trying a job with benefits was a fucking joke.
all the academics i know keep telling me “be prepared to live on nothing as a grad student,” but the 19k a year stipend is actually going to be the most money i’ve ever had in my life. obviously highlights the generational difference.
all the older people calling us lazy and selfish put us in this situation by supporting legislation that allowed them to stay selfish and lazy by pushing all the economic problems down the line until they became OUR problem.
people older than millennials reaped the benefits of a functioning economy and then decided not to give a rats ass about how we were going to fare in the future.
who’s selfish and lazy?
The media has made this negative perception for Millennials, especially when you put magazine covers like this one. “Let’s show a girl taking a selfie and label every Millennial as Narcissistic and Lazy!” Fucking Assholes
Photos of Gaga arriving at the Jingle Bell Ball in London.
Oh my fuck!
I love this!