Do You Really Know The Millennials?
Not your perception of us, but who we really are...
We Aren't the People You Perceive us to be
Some of us are empathetic.
We may be anxiety ridden, but it's not just because we're worried about missing out.
Most of us are constantly stressed.
We are scared of how everyone views us.
We are supposed to live up to these amazing standards.
Sometimes those standards are really far out of our reach.
A lot of us are hurting and stressed, but still have the strength to fake a smile.
Some of us hold higher standards for ourselves than you have for us.
Most of us can't look in a mirror without seeing something that needs to be fixed.
A lot of us care more about others than we do ourselves.
We are all different, even if it doesn't seem that way.
We accept and understand a lot more than you think.
There are some people that don't though.
Those are the ones that are the cyberbullies and the rumor starters.
Those are the ones that like making others feel like they don't belong.
We are smarter than you perceive us to be.
A lot of us are able to live on our own.
We don't always need your help.
Most of us aren't "too immature" to deal with stuff.
Most of us know when to joke around and when to take things seriously.
It doesn't mean that we are addicted to our phones just because we glance at it.
Most of us don't like this place.
Stop giving us more reasons to want to take the easy way out.
Have you ever thought that we might actually need help?
Maybe we just used to be too scared to tell you, some people are still too scared.
Stop telling us we're over dramatic about everything.
Maybe that's your hint to back off and stop telling us we're not good enough.
You have no idea what is truly going on.
There is a lot that we don't tell you in fear that you might worry.
Stop saying we need to "fix" ourselves.
You have no idea how hard some of us are trying to be society's version of "perfect".
We are doing our best.
So please try to understand.
Try to be as empathetic and understanding as us at least once, for our sake.
Your opinions are no longer "constructive criticism".
We criticize ourselves enough so please stop adding on.
We don't always want to conform to society.
But sometimes that's the only way to survive.
Let us live the way we are living.
We will learn from our mistakes, didn't you learn form yours?
Don't underestimate us.
We're growing up differently than you, but that doesn't mean we're not growing up.
Stop for a second and get to know more of us.
Don't judge a book by its cover, that's what all of you taught us.
Remember the Golden rule? You're the ones that taught that to us too.
Remember all these things next time you go to judge us.
Or next time you get in an argument with us.
Maybe we have an attitude because something bigger is happening in our life.
Try asking before assuming, that's another thing you taught us.
Someof us want you to be our friend for a moment, rather than a parent figure.
Some of us just want you to act like our parent instead of a friend.
We're all different and unique with different stories and personalities.
Welcome to Generation Me.
What do you have to tell us now that you actually know us?