A quick search of the Internet shows that during the past 10 years or so millennials have been accused of all but killing the following products and lifestyle choices, in no particular order:
Pricey engagement rings
Big box gyms
Cans of tuna
Today’s read is from George J. Marlin, a former executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the author of “The American Catholic Voter: Two Hundred Years of Political Impact,” and “Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy.”
Here’s an excerpt:
Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are a self-absorbed, self-centered generation.
Growing up, they were not judged or evaluated, never learned to live with disappointment and became accustomed to receiving praise regardless of their efforts.
Feeling good or being happy mattered more than performance or achievement.
Competition was not emphasized because if one was not always the top performer, one’s self-respect might be diminished.
There were no losers, everyone was a winner, everyone received a trophy for participating.
Maintaining the self-esteem of these “trophy kids” at all costs impacted primary and secondary school curriculums. Standards declined and little homework was required.
The real problem began, however, when Millennials completed their schooling.
Read the entire column here.