31 Jan FIVE THINGS A MILLENNIAL WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Defining boundaries for generation cohorts is an important part of analyzing and deducing certain statistics. Unlike common mathematics it can be a bit confusing to determine where one generation begins or ends. Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) is considered a Millennial, and anyone born from 1997 onward is part of a new generation.
1. We are not technology experts
Have you ever noticed how elder people often ask you for help with their mobile phones? Although majority of us are more aware and fluent with the technology of today but it is a gross generalization to assume that every millennial is a tech guru. Neither are we media addicts. A lot of us prefer to spend quality time with our loved ones and enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
2. We’re not a lazy bunch!
One of the most common misconceptions that is believed by Gen X and boomers is that millennials are lazy. On the contrary, research shows that millennials are more competitive in the workplace and more likely the ones to be part of healthy competition.
3. Millennials DO care
Whether it’s environment or politics, millennials are more aware of the happenings of the world and more likely to speak out about it as well. Onlineuniversities.com reported that 91% of millennials are registered to vote, and this clearly debunks the myth that millennials don’t care about.
4. We’re not scared of marriage
Yes millennials are found to get married later than their predecessors but that is not necessarily because of the fear of commitment. One of the common reasons reported for this was that many wanted a better or stable career before settling down. All we really want is to be sure of the person we’re with before making one of the most important decisions of our lives.
5. We’re all different
Although we are part of the same era but it is unfair to generalize that all millennials are the same. The interests and ideologies vary person to person. Some of us still listen to Frank Sinatra or Bethoven while, some of may prefer punk rock. There is no limitation as to how much an individual varies from another. However, it goes without saying that millennial is a dynamic bunch.