Date: September 13, 2017
“The Millennial Generation is increasingly unaffiliated with religion. It’s also a generation often described as entitled, coddled, disinterested, and lazy. We explore the label and the people beyond it.
Time Magazine – “The Me Me Me Generation”: http://time.com/247/millennials-the-me-me-me-generation
USA Today – “The Malignant Myth of the Millennial”: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/05/11/millennial-myth/100982920“
I never really saw “millennial” as being an insult, in itself. I know it carries baggage of it’s own…but, if you think “generation x” didn’t have baggage…I’ve got news for you…It certainly did…just a different style of baggage.
I think…my own interpretation on “problems with millennials”, has more to do with problems cropping up from “internet culture”, than anything else.
People flock together…they identify “the other”…and they can become vicious, rabid mobs…and their own bias and bigotry, is efficiently enabled on a level, that has never before existed to humans.
Having “facts” at your fingertips doesn’t make you wise, or experienced…It does not grow you, as an individual.
…Having 90% of your personal human interaction over your cell phone, is very socially stunting…And people lose that valuable face to face experience…where they can understand the ramifications of their treatment of others.
…That’s one of the things I’ve definitely found foul and vulgar, in the millennial generation…It’s like their sense of self entitlement to dehumanize people, has been amplified off the charts.
It’s like so many of them don’t know how to behave, towards someone with a life experience and worldview, radically different from their own.
As it is…most of my personal interaction with millennials the past few years, has been occurring as I sometimes intermingle with younger MAPs…It’s leaned way more towards the positive, than the negative…I love what I’ve seen a few of them doing.
One aside, however…
Being a free thinking individualist…I don’t like seeing the pack mentality…There’s way too much thinking like “the Borg” going on, in this world…I’ve experienced enough of that sort of thing, to fill twenty lifetimes…So, I’m very cold on the trend of everyone trumpeting their “anti contact” mantra…
…especially when there is absolutely nothing unethical, about being pro contact.
I am pro contact…and I would put my level of ethics and behavior up against any anti contact person [MAP or otherwise], anytime, anywhere…I’d put my ethics and behavior up against the entire lot of them…And I have no fear over walking away from such an encounter, with my own integrity and dignity intact.
Forgive the awkward aside…I didn’t want to turn this into a comment on other MAPs…I just really dislike group think, echo chambers, and social structures where everybody has to tow the line…
…And the “anti contact” branch, is internalizing and promoting a grossly false paradigm within it.