11 Older Millennials Share the Most Annoying Stereotypes Out There About Their Generation
Stereotypes have not been kind to Millennials. While nobody likes stereotypes, it helps if the stereotype is at least somewhat true. In the case of Millennials, it often isn’t. Older generations often consider them (us) lazy, entitled and addicted to screens. What do Millennials think about this?
Reddit user NukeEnergy asked, “Elder millennials, what stereotype aggravates you the most?” Many Millennials jumped at the opportunity to share the stereotypes about their generation that they find super annoying. If you’re a Millennial, you will probably agree. If you’re not, consider reconsidering how you feel about Millennials.
Reddit user simonsb wrote:
The lack of respect we get really…Y’all realize we are in our mid-late 30’s now right? And we straddle the cultural divide. We grew up without the internet and cell phones. Sure, the more well off amongst us had a computer and internet maybe by the mid 90’s but the younger generation can’t grasp how different it was.
I hate that millennials get pinned as being addicted to their phones. Like, always behind a screen and not interacting with the real world.I for one try really hard to have good phone etiquette and what I’ve noticed is, boomers can be really bad at this. Some of the older people in my office and family are the worst offenders when it comes to texting at the table or just checking out on social media.
That we don’t take our jobs seriously. I had to sit my peer (55+) down and tell him that the millennials he was bitching about were the same age as the “very qualified and mission focused” person he’s been working with for the past decade.
Participation Trophies Are Not Our Fault
The stereotype that a lot of millennials are struggling with money because they’re “lazy and entitled” is ridiculous. Look at the average wage vs. the cost of rent, health care, and higher education now, vs. what it was a few decades ago. Boomers had it far easier than we did but act like our generation’s struggles just boil down to a lack of hard work.Also, the “participation trophy” meme, aside from being largely bullshit anyway, raises the question: whose generation was giving out the participation trophies? Why would you blame the kids who received them?
YouTube Is Our Teacher
When we are looked down upon for needing to use YouTube, etc. for learning tasks (e.g. changing a tyre) that our parents were taught by our grandparents but the former never took the time to teach us.
I’m getting really tired of hearing about us lying around expecting handouts and not working. Especially when it’s a situation where the person saying it is standing in a room with a lot of millennials, all of whom have jobs, which is every single time I’ve heard this said in real life. Like, who here is lying around doing nothing? Whose your example? Oh it’s your neighbour’s best friend’s cousins son, he doesn’t have a job and lies on the couch all day. Okay.
as an american, its basically that we’re inheriting a system that nobody trusts us to run. all the people who represent us are 2-3 times older than us, the older generations are refusing or unable to retire which is preventing us from actually entering the job market.
We can’t afford houses because apparently we spend too much on avocado toast.No, in the 80s and 90s houses were about 3 to 4 times the average annual income. Now it’s close to 10 (at least in my part of the world).
Millennials Killed It
I, for one, am tired of hearing about the things we’ve “killed”. Tastes change all the time, this is not new.
We’re Not Kids Anymore
When someone makes mention of some “challenge” teenagers are doing like eating tide pods and people are like “Ugg, millennials.”Uhm, no. Just because 4-5 people did something stupid and then the news decided to take it and run with it and make it sound way more wide spread than it is, doesn’t mean you get to generalize a whole generation. Secondly, millennials are practically the age of the parents of the tik tok generation. It’s not a generic term for any young person doing something you don’t like.
That we’re entitled. Having worked with the general public for over a decade, I can assure you the overwhelming majority of entitled and rude behaviour comes from the over 50s crowd.