The Problem With Millennials

I am 23 years old.

I am a Millennial.

A millennial born into the wrong generation.

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As I get older, I become more and more embarrassed by my generation. This cant be what God intended to fill this planet with…but here we are.

I live in a very conservative town filled with college students. I admire the older people who live around here, but I know they don’t admire us. And I’ll tell you why…

The first problem with millennials is the obsession with technology. Specifically, smart phones. Im not gonna lie and say I dont carry my phone wherever I go, but what I see from other’s my age is absolutely ridiculous. Why do you pay to go out to a restaurant to just stare at your phone? Speak. Have a conversation. Be in the moment.

Social Media is another problem… Now, social media is my life. And I only say that because it is part of my job, it’s how I make money. But those millennials who are CONSUMED with who is doing what, who tweeted what, gotta take a video of this, get a picture of that. Once again, LIVE IN THE MOMENT. Get off your phone and take a second to digest what is happening around you.

I know this blog is sounding like a rant, and well…I guess it kind of is.

Thirdly, entertainment.

TV and movies have found the art of mind control since the 2000’s. Channels like MTV, CNN, and Hulu and Netflix are extremely known for this. Sometimes its very noticeable (cough CNN cough) and other times not so noticeable. This isn’t so much a problem millennials have, but a by-product of their actions. I see right through the shenanigans, but people who aren’t awake, don’t. And they feed right into the mind control. You might be thinking, “mind control? oh, please.” Google it. I promise you, it is very real.

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Lack of Independence…

So I work as a Leasing Manager for a luxury student housing property. I cannot tell you how many phone calls I get from parents trying to solve the DUMBEST issues for their kids. Listen, if you are 18 or older, stop calling mommy and daddy to fix all your problems. YOU ARE GROWN. Simple as that.

Even though I could go on and on about my sad generation. I’ll leave it with this last topic.

Self-Image.

The importance of self-image has gotten out of control. Growing up, people wore what they wanted, didn’t praise clothing and makeup, and had a serious vibe of ‘going with the flow’.

That doesn’t exist anymore.

Plastic surgeries are more common now, hair color is not just blonde, brown, black, or red anymore, less is more with clothing these days. I just don’t get it.

All I have to say is Im saddened by this world. Scared for the future generations. And hopeful for a change. I long to raise my very own kids one day, but with the way kids are growing up these days..it scares me. I don’t want to bring a child into a world where school shootings and bullying is more of a trend than a rare occurrence.

Am I the only one who thinks this way? I cant be the only millennial who has these thoughts.

Let me know what you think.

Happy Hump Day everyone. Stay awesome.

Alexis

xoxo