(Hello, people! I just remembered I have a blog. Sorry.)
A couple of weeks ago, the Boston Globe ran a column that deemed Millennials a generation of “idle trophy kids.” It was an infuriating piece, to say the least. So, I wrote a rebuttal that the Globe ran a few days later.
Millennials were taught that if we worked hard and got a good education, we could create lives of value. Now we’re strapped with student debt that rivals what our parents paid for their high-ceilinged homes. Costs are skyrocketing for everything from health care to groceries. Effective rents in Greater Boston average $1,772 per month. How is it a surprise to Graham that young adults who are fortunate enough to have parents who still own homes choose to live under Mom and Dad’s roof to make ends meet?
Generation Y is just as motivated to succeed as the baby boomers. We just don’t want to mortgage the future of the next generation, like our elders did.
I always knew I’d be the voice of a generation. (Apologies to Lena Dunham.)