In a poll that will come as no shock to millennials, we all hate being called millennials.
Fewer than half of millennials identify as millennials, according to a study earlier this year from LIMRA. Only 44 percent embrace the term, and it’s really not tough to understand why.
Who wants to be associated with a failure to launch from their parents’ homes? Who wants to be associated with an ‘entitlement mentality’? Who wants to be associated with being triggered and needing a safe space from the real world? Who wants to be associated with hipsters, campus protestors, and naive liberal snowflakes?
That’s what being “millennial” has become — and we should celebrate that young Americans don’t want to be associated with these stereotypes.
Rebelling from the “millennial” label means the majority don’t want to be sheltered from free speech using safe spaces. It means the majority of young Americans don’t want to live at home with their parents. It means the majority of young Americans aren’t hipsters, protestors, and pompous academics. It means the majority of young Americans aren’t who most older Americans think they are.
It means the majority of young Americans want to work hard and want careers. It means the majority of young Americans want to start families, buy homes, and live the American Dream like previous generations. It means the majority of young Americans believe we learn from debate and can engage in political discussions without being offended.
Yes, this might just be one poll, but at Red Alert Politics, we see this trend realized every time we post a ‘millennial-bashing’ story — the latest comments or studies criticizing our generation. The comments and reactions from our readers are clear: we aren’t the stereotype, quit dragging us into this false media narrative.
So, older Americans should have hope for us. Young Americans should feel emboldened to reach for their dreams. All Americans should accept that stereotypes don’t have to define us.
Source: Red Alert Politics
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