Who We Are
We Are Both
My generation has been labeled:
So which view is accurate? Who are we as a generation?
That's the problem with stereotypes-- they can never accurately display the whole picture. Because, at the end of the day, we are both. We are a selfish, image based, and ungrateful generation, but we are also a kind, warm, optimistic, and overall lovely group of people. To deny one of these identities is to deny the other.
Hopefully, this flyer shines some light on the complex matter of millennials. In the end, I believe that the truth can always be found somewhere in between negative stereotypes and glittering generalities.
It might surprise some people, but yes, lots of us still like to read. Though many people in my generation seem to always be glued to their phones, not all of us are.
We are more concerned about the environment then any of the previous generations before us. While this is a positive thing, I can't help but feel that it is a bit ironic. We may be concerned about global warming, but sometimes we forget to step outside and just enjoy nature.
Our culture is individualistic, and as a result, so are we. Family is important, but many, especially those of us who came from broken homes, see family as going beyond the people who we were given through genetics and as extending to the friends that we choose.