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Can We Stop Worrying About Millennials Yet?

Cartoonist Matt Bors is fed up with writers piling on the younger generation like it's their fault they can't find jobs and move out of their parents' homes. This is just the beginning of an illustrated refutation at CNN. Link -via Metafilter


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I've read an article which states that millennial characteristics vary by region, depending on social and economic conditions. There's a marked increase in use and familiarity with communication, media, and digital technologies. In most parts of the world its upbringing was marked by an increase in a neoliberal approach to politics and economics; the effects of this environment are disputed. Today's young adults between the ages of 13 and 22 have been called Generation Z. According to a brand new report, many of them are already starting to save and contemplating how you can finance university. Source of article: get guidance from web-site.
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Once upon a time the people of Generation X were called "slackers." We had no direction in life, felt disenfranchised, and went from one dead-end job to the next. Copeland wrote a book about us, and Kevin Smith made Clerks about us. Our music wasn't as good as the hippie generation, and of course the parents of the hippies are now known as the Greatest Generation.

Once upon a time the youth of the 1960s were called hippies. "Turn on, tune in, drop out" was the mantra of the day. They joined communes, did drugs, and went to mass marches. They only thought of today, and never tomorrow. People went on TV and wrote long editorials about the death of American culture. It was all Dr. Spock's fault for encouraging permissiveness and an expectation of instant gratification.

Once upon a time the youth were called greasers ... beatniks ... flappers ... the list goes on.

So to the Millennials, welcome to the club. On behalf of history, I apologize. Promise me that in 30 years you won't write the same stories about the next generation?
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Maybe it's just me, but I just use Generation Y for 80s kids and milennials for 90s kids, who are significantly more annoying. But then again, pretty much everyone I hang out with was born in the mid-70s, so I could be an exception.
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I'm at the tail end of Generation X, and I feel stuck in the middle. I have a very hard time even relating to people even 2 years younger than me, and people more than 10 years is like speaking to a foreigner as well. Oh well, it is what it is!!!
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