Bring Me the Head of a Millennial

| 5/21/2008 5:12:40 PM

The Millennial generation—people born between 1982 and 2002—are a bunch of spoiled, materialistic whiners, if you listen to Robert Lanham writing for Radar. They’ve been coddled their entire lives by their baby boomer parents, and now contribute little more to society than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter accounts (all being updated as we speak). Lanham’s generation, Generation X, is a more cynical, culturally rich group who is seeing its rightful place in the workforce stripped from them by a conspiracy of the boomers and their over-privileged, self-important kids.

For more on Millennials in the workplace, read Kid in the Corner Office from the November/December issue of Utne Reader.

And for a takedown of the boomers, read Joe Hart’s Tangled Up in ME from the September/October issue.

Sara Mason
6/9/2008 10:32:00 PM

I kind of agree, When I was a child, if you had a contest, there was ONE winner. Ad if you had a competition at school, there was ONE winner. From the kids in my life now (nieces, nephews, friends' kids) I see that there is a whole new dynamic in competition. Many times, ALL KIDS get some kind of a prize. Not only does first place get a prize, then also 2nd and 3rd place. And someone else will get the prize for "most improved" and "tried hardest" and "team player." I personally find this ridiculous! Kids need to lean how to play as well as win and lose. They can't expect to "win" at everything and it seems in some instances that society is preparing them to fail big later in life if they are being taught that they will win "something" every time they play.

6/9/2008 9:49:50 PM

This is the result of our liberal-dominated public school system. Don't give little Johnny bad grades if he can't would hurt his self-esteem! Something's needs to be done, and FAST to renew this country's tradition of accountability.

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