Ten myths exposed as false  

Posted by Denis Haack in , ,

The millennial generation is usually defined as those born since the late 1970s. Now, two authors (in a piece you can read here) expose ten myths about this generation as false:

1. Young people think and behave the same at all times. One generation is just like the one before it and the one that follows.

2. Millennials are narcissistic, self-indulgent kids who think they are entitled to everything.

3. Millennials volunteer and serve because they are “forced” to or are trying to polish their college application resume.

4. Millennials became Democrats and liberals because they are hero worshipers of Barack Obama.

5. Millennials will become more conservative as they age.

6. Millennials, like all young people, are apathetic and uninterested in voting.

7. Like Boomers and Gen-Xers before them, Millennials are cynical and disillusioned by the problems facing them and America.

8. Millennials care only about what happens in their own country, community, and lives and not on what goes on in the rest of the world.

9. Millennials, like all generations, are rebels who are hostile to civic institutions and government.

10. Millennials are more focused on trivialities such as celebrities than on the big issues facing America.

The authors, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais, have written Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics published by Rutgers University Press.

Source: Thanks to my good friend Kevin Offner for alerting me to this.

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