I am one of them. I have listened to many conversations and live discussions about millennial and while I agree on some of the things said about us, I also disagree on some of the things said about us especially the negative.
I know there are millennials who do not feel entitled, who are patient, who are hardworking, who listen to and obey their parents and elders, who respect their parents and elders and who are honest.
I have had discussions with and read about a couple of millennials and most of them have dreams that they want to work for, value honesty, have mentors to guide them, are patient and don’t believe in shortcuts but they ‘just be doing their own thing.’ There are millennials out there who want to make a positive change in the society, who actually want to make the world a better place.
You see the difference between us millennials and -how do I day this in the best way possible- Adults is that back then you had an opinion but not allowed to say it. In this day and age Millennials have an opinion and they say it like it is. Now is that a good thing? maybe because it is way of communicating and some of the opinions are actually valuable.
It is true that we are sometimes misunderstood. It almost feels like millennials are considered like some evil in the society, forgetting that millennials will learn and do what is acceptable in the society even if its an evil.
The best thing to do is to understand and support millennials. I am not saying we are perfect, we make our mistakes and we are here to be corrected. Millennials should not be condemned and should be embraced. We are growing up at different times and there should be different expectations of us.
If you get to know us we are actually good people. Next time you hang out with millennial ask him/her what’s his dream or goal in life and you might be shocked that at that young age you were thinking about nothing.
By: Caroline Wairimu.