20-Somethings Stereotypes That Are Completely False

6) That we’re materialistic and cynical.

Sure, today’s millennials prioritize having money—maybe because the opportunities to amass wealth, once available to those who “work hard” have become practically mythical. We millennials are borne of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression—which took place before baby boomers were even alive to scapegoat us—so we learned that yes, money is important. We saw our parents laid off from jobs they were perfectly qualified for and struggle to get rehired, so yeah, maybe we’ve lost hope that there is anything waiting for us on the other side of college. Especially because it’s been almost promised that none of us will receive the social security benefits we will or already are contributing to. Our safety nets are nonexistent. You try to be positive in light of that knowledge.



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