Essays On Millennials

Essays On Millennials-84
A 2011 article entitled, “A Millennial Says: Stop Trashing Us” ,by Maria La Magna, a web producer for Bloomberg View, admits “Maybe the biggest source of hope is how ‘Over-scheduled’ we were as children.Our parents were criticized for enrolling us in Little League, Ballet Class, and Science Camp all at once, but when you think about it we over-scheduled kids might be the uber project managers of the future.” La Magna believes that being able to multitask is not a distraction but an upper hand in the future towards our career.

A 2011 article entitled, “A Millennial Says: Stop Trashing Us” ,by Maria La Magna, a web producer for Bloomberg View, admits “Maybe the biggest source of hope is how ‘Over-scheduled’ we were as children.Our parents were criticized for enrolling us in Little League, Ballet Class, and Science Camp all at once, but when you think about it we over-scheduled kids might be the uber project managers of the future.” La Magna believes that being able to multitask is not a distraction but an upper hand in the future towards our career.

La Magna, comments “Remember not too long ago when we were clawing each other’s eyes out to get into college?

Memories of that level of crazed intensity make me cringe (Let’s try to forget the day I cried over a bowl of tomato soup in the cafeteria about a bad quiz grade), but also suggest that as a generation we cannot be all that lazy.” In other words, La Magna is describing the amount of pressure our generation is under to continue our education and how possibly one bad grade on a test could affect our chances to get into an outstanding college.

Critics of this generation have some pretty negative things to say about the Millennials, which are being interpreted in a way that is casting a shadow on their future in politics.

Joel Stein, writer for Time magazine, calls them “lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow” and defends that claim with “the incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that’s now 65 or older” (Stein 28).

And yet we as Millennials are, on the whole, exceedingly optimistic about the future compared to generations past, according to many, many surveys of us from the likes of Pew. At the end of our submission period, we’ll pick the best essays and feature them at thebluereview.org, as part of a special series to be released at the end of January.

Conventional wisdom on this important age group suggests a life of media savvy, student loans and divergent opinions on everything from love to housing to world politics, as compared to our peers and progenitors. Deadline: Length: Approximately 800-1200 words (but we’re open to alternatives, including art but not cats). Contact editor [AT] or Andrew Crisp, Andrew Crisp1 [AT] u.The views and opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of Boise State University, the Center for Idaho History and Politics, or the School of Public Service.We were born after 1980 and are coming of age in this new millennium.We are the oft-maligned, sometimes lauded “Millennials” who have never known a world without Netflix and selfies.” To answer that, The Blue Review is issuing a call for essays from Millennials themselves, exploring the topic of their own elusive demography. Walking into the polling place on voting day is always a great thing.Scholars and marketers — mostly marketers — are currently obsessed with this generation, so we wanted to ask: What are they getting right and what is flying right over their heads? We want to know — what’s it really mean to be “Millennial? A school bus from the local high school drops of a busload of twelfth grade seniors, all eager to vote for the first time.There are several other young people chatting with friends about how they are going to vote on various issues.If only the people who judge us knew how hard we really have it in today’s world.Liz Zarka’s 2013 article entitled “Generation Me: The Millennial Generation’s Obsession with Being Unique”, from The Daily Clog, states her beliefs that Millennials are more focused on ourselves verses helping our planet.

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