THE REAL REASON I HATE BEING CALLED A MILLENNIAL | A Classy Fashionista || Style & Beauty Blog


Friday, June 16, 2017

All too often, millennial is being used more as an insult and not as a generation classification. I am sick and tired of the misconception that because of the year I was born, I am lazy, entitled, and that everything is handed to me. I'm tired of people that don't know me putting a negative connotation towards me and my generation. Sure, some people my age are lazy and irresponsible, but so are others that are fifty sitting on their couch accepting handouts because they refuse to work. Today I am here to settle the fact that the word millennial does not define me nor does it define you either.

I am not selfish //

I am anything but selfish. Yes, I will do things for myself. But, when I can, I give; whether it be money, time, or opportunity. I am not self-centered and I do think of others. But sometimes, we all have to do what is best for ourselves. That is how you survive.

I can function through the work day without being glued to my phone //

Sure, I check my phone on my breaks throughout the day, but I am not glued to my phone. I use social media as a way to connect to people because my family lives all over the country. It does not define me if I don't get fifty likes on my selfie.

When I worked in retail, it was on a slower night, so I was just standing by the door waiting for a client to come in. An older gentlemen walks in and I think he's coming in to buy something for his wife. Why else would a dude really come into my store? Well, he decided to ask me, "Where is your phone? You look bored." And I replied confused saying, "What? I'm working" Then he replied with the biggest thing that gets me. "Oh, well, all of the kids your age are glued to their phones". Uhm no. One, that's not true of me. You do not know me. Two, I'm working. Do you really think that less of my generation that we would be on a sales floor, at our desk, or on a job site, simply to sit on our phones? How can you make that assumption on someone you don't even know?

I am not flaky and I work hard for my money //

I stick to my commitments and I work hard as I take part in them. I perform to the best of my ability, and I'm not too proud to seek help when I need it. There have been times where I've worked 3 jobs at once because that's what I needed to do.

I am not a party girl //

I don't get drunk and party every night. I never understood the party stage, nor will I ever. Sure, I grab a drink with my friends, but when our "party spot" is Applebees for half-priced apps, I don't think you need to worry about me.

I am not entitled //

I don't think that I deserve something or that I should automatically get something right off the bat. I believe in working for things and I don't believe in handouts. Just because I went to college, doesn't guarantee me my dream job. I will work towards it just like I believe everyone else should. You start at the bottom and work your way up. That's life. 

I have been wanting to get this off my chest for a long time and am finally sharing it with you. I am so ready for the word millennial to sound uplifting and not degrading. Our generation is doing and will continue to do great things.

Stay Classy.


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