Thank you for sharing the video and thoughts...So I wouldn’t go as far to say that the topic is millennial generation-centric. I think those four highlights are extensible across multiple generations, it is a psychology. We are a product of our environment. We learn behaviors from our parents. Did the advent of a a high-powered computer in the palm of my hand compound all of this...sure the $#!+ did. I really enjoyed the video, as I could resonate with the points being made and its validating everything I strive for in being a leader and taking responsibility for helping shape our future leaders. If we don’t...we have failed.
And one last parting thought...second place, no matter how you look at it, is first place loser. 😁
I find it interesting that such ideas exist. All my kids were born in the eighties and would be classed as "Millennials", I don't recognise these traits in them. I do see it it kids born through the nineties and early noughties though. Maybe the term is too broad or maybe I brought up my kids better than most😀
How do you define success? I'm a millennial and have rarely, if ever, been called those things. I've always strived to get far on my own and as far as most standards of success i'm ticking nearly every box.
Entitled can go across to most generations, there are many older folk that believe they should be given things (respect, time, jobs, unquestionable acceptance of opinions etc) 'because' with little solid fact behind it other than self belief that it's earnt. Hell, this forum is rampant with it, a lot of people with a lot higher self worth than they're due who find this forum their little outlet to feel powerful.
Yes a lot of millennials are a bunch of whiney self entitled bitches, but so are a lot of the western world, of all ages, it just comes in different flavours. It's a wider cultural thing and the millennials don't have 30 or 40 years of low-level achievements to cling on to for some hope that their claims of validity are listened to so are easy to shine the torch on, almost exclusively by the older generations (it's rare for millennials to bitch about millennials...).
The boomers are clinging on to the importance of their parents' generations. There's not a lot any generation currently alive can really cling on to as 'we did a good job' and in every generation there are amazing and s****** people that've achieved a lot and achieved nothing at all, so how about (aimed at everyone, not you specifically) instead of bashing others, you all look at yourselves and try to do and be the best you can rather than be a whiney (insert your own generation here) bitch, looking down on others.
Edit - and no, before the obvious slurs come in, I'm not a silver spooned Eton toff from a rich middle upper class background thinking he's braved it all with the help from mummy and daddy. I'm from the east Midlands, i couldnt afford to go to university, my parents were and are poor and i bought my house with 0 help from anyone as no-one I knew had money to spare. I tried hard and worked hard and I'm here, successful, content and happy with a beautiful, smart and kind girlfriend who makes mine and other people's days brighter and better (she teaches and volunteers), whilst still both being millennials.
Life is complicated I guess.