To understand the millennial’s supposed precepts they would need to be placed under a virtual microscope. Other generations blatantly spew an ensuing rhetoric of reprove at the younger, misunderstood generation.
However, it is an interesting endeavor to find out why their thoughts, explicit actuality, and constant need for social media has made them centerpieces for gossip.
If older generations see room for improvement they give suggestions, most often to deaf ears. Therefore, approaching the oppressed millennial, who is seeking self-validation and veneration, with a non-nihilist attitude, seems like a hard undertaking for previous generations.
Millennials feel superciliously reprimanded by older generations, whose minds are not opened. To them, the younger sect lacks logic. However, not every topic on the oppressed millennial will be reached; just the most interesting ones.
The Millennial and Work
Traipsing into their work ethic; Most would believe millennials are media obsessed socialites who put little effort into what they do. Millennials believe, by some miracle, fame will find them, and due to a corrupt government, undoubtedly have a right to everything for free.
The millennial sect is thought to be media obsessed socialites who look at blinding screens that seem to govern them. Moreover, those who are older rarely attach themselves to social media as much as those who grew up with it. The less aged cannot seem to do without it, though, this is not the issue.
The problem is that staring at a screen is as productive to the mind, as starvation is to the body. For example; millennials view short movies, in abundance. However, they hardly lend their informed views on another’s social network. This gives way to the older generation’s ability to seclude them.
This effort has been ebbing from the general populace for too long. That is, people do not put in the effort unless they find what they desire. Many never seek it, and many are blind.
Moreover, many millennials discover someone else’s treasure, aka hard work, and try to convert it to theirs. Then vaunt it with their miserable smiles. Who can be blamed for trying to assume another’s persona? Not those who have found their true selves, but rather, themselves.
It depends on whether millennials are willing to search for it or want things to fall in their hands. So, the basis of effort’s absence is little knowledge of oneself.
Do Millennials Feel Entitled?
For a millennial, the point of fame and deserving are just sections of entitlement; the word which is the basis of millennialism, according to several news sources.
Is it true? Do they feel entitled in the areas they are accused of? Before elaboration, all people must engrave in their minds – that none deserve anything, especially from the world. However, some things are expected.
- The fundamental human right.
- Be treated like a human.
- Equal and better pay.
- A government for the people.
- To have one’s feelings outweigh the right of speech.
As seen in history and today, there have been billions who have not received even a jot of what others have wasted. For example, if jungle animals lay around, they will starve. If they do not use camouflage, they will be devoured. From a young age, animals realize this and must follow suit. If not, everyone knows what will occur.
What about the man who has been sentenced to more years than a serial killer, for committing a lesser crime? Does anyone know how many years he deserved? The argument is not about what is deserved, but rather, what one believes they deserve, according to the U.S. Constitution.
Millennials may think that being treated like a human is deserved, but what if they are not? Should the younger generation treat the older sect this way, and to what extent? Here is what can be explained; The basis is that one human, no matter how he is categorized, is not treated the same as another.
So, the assertion is the idea of the fundamental human right is to feel entitled, not by the world, but the Constitution.
Do Millennials Receive Equal Pay?
Equal pay goes hand-in-hand with human rights. Only in the millennial age has pay not increased. Therefore, not receiving better pay contributes to the millennials’ feeling of entitlement. This is partially due to more competitive prices, than in any other age.
So, if people make less money and a company loses all their workers, they must not pay them like they should. When it comes to technology and sales, they do not need as many employees and do not pay that much. For example, when there are computers, which are more accurate, swifter, and do not need to be paid; why use a human to do the work?
It is easier for the consumer to order from home. So why pay a human employee more? There is an odd missing point too. The customer sees that these companies lobby the government to get their non-consumable products into the hands of the consumer, receive tax breaks, and find other ways to poison America.
Most millennials do not feel remorse when pirating music, movies, or whatever tickles their fancy. This is because they have to pay money. On one side, it can be argued that not enough pay causes this wicked sense of entitlement. On the other end of the spectrum, items are so cheap nowadays, the pay corresponds with businesses prices.
Millennials Are Rebels and Say What They Feel
Another pillar of millennialism is that feelings outweighing speech. In America, everyone has the right to free speech. That means, people can say what they wish. If one is offended, he may admonish that person.
The notion that a person should not be able to say, this or that, is a faux pas. But, being able to reproach them after, is not. This is seen manifested in today’s social media. When discussing social flaws and their methods of improvement, this is most damaging. Emotions are second behind ignorance.
Nihilism feeds into the millennials’ ignorance. They do not know what to do with their life, so they party. The younger generation is rebellious against the right.
Nihilism is a complete belief in nothing; that all existence is meaningless, and pleasures are the best way to spend time. The term came from modern science and the discovery of how little, and at times, pointless, things are.
So, in unraveling the millennial’s dogma, the few pillars of millennialism are this: Feelings in place of fact, entitlement, and nihilism. This all can be encompassed by, or rather, based off entitlement and be obtained. It is, after all, the main point.
By Osveen Funwi
Edited by Tracy Blake
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