The term “Millennials” indicates all of those people that were born between 1981 and 1996 and are actually adults and in the right age to be welcomed in the working world.
They are a part of the first generation to be involved in the digital revolution that has been taking place for the last 20 years as well as they’re also a part of the years that preceded Internet’s diffusion. Researches and studies keep analizing their characteristics: they’re lazy, mama’s boy, narcissists, impatience. All of which are just labels made by those who are not involved in this new generation and tend to judge younger ones too harshly.
In our MAISONLOOg team we all are millennials and we want to tell you, first hand, how we really are, how we think and what we really desire.
We’re indeed super tired of being labeled as “incapable” of living by the older generation that put us in this world. The truth is that the world has changed and we’re not afraid of it. The ones afraid seem to be the X generation, as they have had a hard time adapting to all of these changes. The world as of today keeps evolving faster and faster and the frustration felt by older generations because they’re not able to keep up with it is exactly what they tend to project on younger people. I guess they’re not fully aware of the fact that our time to shine has come, whether they like it or not.
To prove to you that we’re not just some lazy adolescents who watch netflix all day long, we want to name some of the most distinguish millennials there are. First, we have Mark Zuckerberg – 1984 – who is today the 5th richest man in the world thanks to social networks that by the way, are excessively used by the elders too; Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s founder was born in 1983; Beyoncè Knowles – 1981 – is a millennial; Youtuber content creator Guglielmo Scilla, better known as Willwoosh, is a millennial too, just like Clio Zammatteo (Clio Makeup) – 1982 – and Chiara Ferragni – 1987. All of these people were able to find their places in the world in ways that those who came before wouldn’t have ever even dreamed of.
And yes, millennials did that.
Allow us, then, describing ourselves for once. These are 5 reasons why being a millennial is an advantage. To make things easier we’ll only talk about positive things, about the negative ones too much has already been said.
1. WE ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS IN THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
We were not born with a smartphone in our hands, but we grew up along with Internet: we know how to master technology whatsoever and this opens the doors of a new world to us.
We can say we know the digital world as good as we know our friends and, today, this is our added value.
2. YOU LEFT US WITH NO JOB, SO WE CREATED NEW ONES
Besides being digital children, we came to life during one of the worst financial crisis to ever follow the 30s’ Great Depression.
Without blaming you for that, we tried to provide for ourselves by creating new jobs, that are extremely creative and keep up with the world’s changes. Most people have a hard time understanding that young adults are actually earning money by recording videos, sharing them on YouTube and most importantly, they’re having fun in the process. That is the reality for both Youtubers, influencers, digital strategists and content creators.
3) SHARING IS CARING – NOT ONLY ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
We’re the generation that shares everything on a daily basis both online and in real life.
We travel in groups, created the car-sharing and co-working system as well as Airbnb, Uber and Bla Bla Car. Our main goal is not to own things but to be able to use them, better if in company.
We like to collaborate but at the same time we’re competitive, in a positive way: there’s a place for anyone in this world.
4) WE ARE THE FIRST GLOBAL GENERATION: MULTIETHNICITY, MULTILINGUAL AND TRANSCULTURAL.
We’re doing our best to eliminate differences. We speak, at least, two languages. We have friends from all around the world. We think that diversity is an added value and that great things can come out by different minds.
5) WE LIKE HELPING OTHERS
In the USA it has been established that almost 73% of millennials likes volunteering and this is something expanding all over the world. Sorry if we feel proud about it!
All we’ve said, we think is what makes our generation an important one and yes, it is true: we too have flaws, just like anybody else.
Our generation believes that the next one will be even better and we’ll try to help as much as we can. They’ll have different needs and will focus their efforts in something different. Maybe they’ll fight harder for the climate changing.
Oh, I almost forgot: Greta Thunberg, 2003, Z generation. Environmental activist at the age of seventeen, is already the most powerful influencer in this field.
So stop judging youngsters and start encouraging them to do better!
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