Millennials are a new generation that is born from 1984 and after. Millennials are vastly different from the previous generations, and are facing problems that simply didn’t exist back in the day, but also has opportunities that other generations couldn’t even dream of.
Simon Sinek gives an interesting explanation about millennials and the challenges they we face, and how that we might overcome them.
Millennials as a generations are idealists, they are tough to manage/uncaring of authority, we each want to make an impact on the world. But the most common stereotype is that we’re entitled, that means that we think we deserve/can get anything we want in life, just because we want it.
There are four aspects of why this might be:
Most millennials were told from we were young, that we were special, all the time, and when the moment comes that we realize that each and every one of us were not the special special snowflakes we think we are, it hits hard and its hard to process, and that’s why this generation has lower self-esteem than previous ones.
The biggest thing that millennials are born into. We are digital natives, our lives are spent with technology always at our side, making tasks that were difficult, time consuming and expensive, into just one touch away. The main thing that comes with technology is the social media; everyone has them. And it has become a such integral thing in our lives, that we can’t imagine life without it.
Everything in this day and age is instant. There’s very little things that you can’t get instantly. This is why when it comes to things that can’t be rushed, like meaningful relationships and job satisfaction, most of us don’t have the social coping mechanism to do this. This made many of us so used to Instant Gratification.
The environment where Millennials work is more concerned about the numbers than about the person, the year rather than the lifetime. And because of the reasons above, this might be very unsatisfying, causing most of Millennials to change their jobs in just a few months.
But maybe the reason that most millennials aren’t fully satisfied with their lives lies with things that are not their fault. Not because of Facebook or Instagram.
Even though Simon Sinek brought many good points, the many shortcomings are not caused by the Millennial generation ourselves. For example, many of us is struggling with financial situations, that previous generations just didn’t have when they were our age. To even pursue higher education such as college, we need to take a loan, and end up tens of thousand dollars in debt, spending the rest of our lives working several jobs at once to pay it back. Several years back, having one starting job is enough to afford to live a comfortable life, but because of massive inflation,