As an Elder Millennial, I've got to chime in (born in 1987). I can completely respect your feelings that our generation may be "lost" but by having all of these feelings aren't you playing into exactly what we are discussing? Other generations see us as the generation that reacts purely on emotion, hence the reason for the generalized bad rap in the workplace.Just another millennial chiming in here.
I think the biggest problem in our generation is a lack of accountability. Which stems directly from influence, and an overall shift in perception of what is normal and what isn't. Not to say that we're not at fault, because we can be. But a person is TRULY a product of their environment.
Due to lax parenting styles, what was once broadly considered discipline which is now considered abuse, and an overall desire to gratify so instantaneously. We've fueled the MOST unproductive, unaccountable, terribly mannered, uneducated, immoral, unfaithful, unhappy, unwise, irrational, lustful, and distasteful humans to ever exist.
Truly, our generation may be one of the most lost generations there ever was. With heavy drug/alcohol use no longer an abnormality, marriage becoming less appealing and incredibly unfaithful, conflict and drama preferred over resolve and happiness, I'm here to say there's something missing.. And that's true happiness and contentedness - not to be confused with being complacent.
I don't know about you, but I feel like a 40 year old in a 24 year old body. For a decade I've felt so displaced from my peers, almost as if I never belonged in this generation. I do so much self reflection, we discovered a black hole today:
Haha I legitimately laughed out loud here.What the media loves to do is show you how life is in California and then build biases based on that.
This is NOT generational, trust me. Automotive has always been a sink-or-swim career opportunity. You either figure it out, or you don't. Most don't. (They leave after two years to start software companies... LOL)Unfortunately for automotive, little is told to millennials...
While this statement certainly plays into the "don't blame me, blame my parents" quip I mentioned above, there's actually quite a bit of truth here... not that parents are to blame (any more than any other generations of parents ruining their kids... GUILTY here!), but there is a BIG difference in the way Boomers, GenX and Millennials grew-up:"We're not the generation that wanted a trophy for participation, we're the generation whose parents demanded we get one."