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A Blog Post I Will Probably Regret

24 Nov

Our daughter is a 20 something in her 4th year at Stanford and her boyfriend is a Yale graduate working toward his PhD at Standford and he is a 20 something. Last summer for eight weeks, our daughter interned in a remote area of southwest China working with a team of American and Chinese heart surgeons who were donating their time to work with children living in severe poverty who needed heart surgery so they could live a normal life.

The 20 somethings you are talking about in this post are the ones stereotyped by the major Western media. The traditional media is good at doing that.

In addition, studies are now showing that millennials may be turning out to be better parents then their boomer parents because they may expect their kids to experience the failure they were sheltered from.

You may love this quote from http://millennialmarketing.com/2013/07/new-research-the-millennial-generation-becomes-parents/: “Millennials are often cited as one of the most socially compassionate generations ever.”

In addition, almost 80% of millennials think it’s really important that their kids become college graduates while 55% want their kids to also excel in sports.

And then there’s this one that I value (and our daughter thinks is very important): “Today’s millennial parents show a traditional streak: 48% say, ‘children do best if a stay-at-home mom raises them’.”

I guess being latch key kids to boomer parents made a lasting impact.

Oh, and our millennial has had a part time job for more than two years with a pharmaceutical start up where she is the administrative assistant to the CEO. She started two summers ago as a paid intern and that led to the at time job offer that she said yes to.

So, yes, the media hyped stereotype does not fit all 20 something millennials.

"Be like Aslan," she wrote.

I’m tired, y’all.

Tired of not fully understanding my French reading. Tired of not having proper time to go the the Rec. Tired of my phone being broken.

Above all, dear reader, I am tired of being a Millennial.

Not because I’m ashamed of my Millennial brothers and sisters. Not because I wish I was born in another era (that’s a whole other story). But because I’m tired of being bashed in popular media.

I read anotherarticle the other day which sarcastically mocked 20-somethings. And it just might have been the straw that broke the 20-something’s back.

Hi, I’m an entitled and broke 20-something and today I’m here to share with you some tips and tricks to grocery shopping on a budget that I’ve picked up over the past year and a half. You see, I graduated college a year and a half ago and, without meal plans or…

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