The OED defines Millennial as someone becoming a young adult in the 21st century. However, this definition leaves out the current social stereotypes which have become attached to this generation of people. Nowadays, a Millennial is thought of as being a ‘lazy’ ‘stupid’ ‘unhappy’ young person. These are very strong and unfair connotations but are they true? This article  by Aisha Gani from the Guardian explains the truth behind the assumptions people make about millennials today.
Once you’ve read the article, here are some questions for you to consider:
First of all, if you’re aged 20 – 35, are you offended to know that there are many people who think so negatively of your age group? Do you think there is any truth in the stereotype? Do you feel like it is completely accurate or are there only some things you agree with?
If you’re older, do you know anyone you would describe as a Millennial? Do they fit the description completely? Do you consider it to be a negative description?
Aisha’s article explains the realities facing Millennials’ lives, so why do you think people continue to view 20 – 35 year olds so negatively. Is it fair to assume something about a group of people based on a select few?
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