Roughly born between 1980 and the year 2000, Millennials take a lot of heat from our predecessors. Rumor has it we are entitled, technology obsessed, socially inept, high maintenance know-it-alls. While this may apply to some millennials, I would like to take the positive point of view and put into perspective just how awesome we actually are.
1. We Want Peace
Unlike past generations, Millennials are wisely skeptical about war. Most of us prefer peaceful coexistence to war and are less likely to join the military than other generations at this age.
2. We're Go Getters
As Millennials, we are confident, connected and open to change. We're travelers, entrepreneurs, risk takers and hard workers. We go after what we want and won't let you stand in our way.
3. We are the Largest, Most Diverse Generation in the U.S.
That is awesome. We don't stand for discrimination and push for equality more than any other generation.
4. We're Educated
Millennials are on course to become the most educated generation in American history.
5. We are Entering the Worst Job Market and We are Still Kicking Ass
Millennials are the first in the modern era to have higher levels of student loan debt, poverty and unemployment, and lower levels of wealth and personal income than their two immediate predecessor generations had at the same stage of their life cycles. Despite this nonsense, we are still powering through doing great things. We still remain confident about our economic futures and aren't afraid to go after what we want.
6. We're Green
We are the most environmentally conscious generation. We care about sustainability and reversing the harming affects brought onto our planet.
7. We Help Each Other
We are presently the most connected generation, giving more opportunity for volunteering and social change. We try to have awareness and put our energies towards what matters.
8. We're Independent
Finally, we think for ourselves. We are the generation that questions everything. We think outside the box, don't stick to one way of life and embrace self expression.