The word “millennial” is new to me, something that I have never heard until now. Millennials are people who were born after 1980 and are between the ages of 18 and 29 (Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change, 2014). Luckily I fall into this category and therefore I am considered a part of the millennial generation. Although many changes have occurred over generations, I believe that our generation has plenty of potential. According to Pew’s research on millennials, our generation is unique for different things compared to other generations. We are unique because of the amount of technology we use, music or pop culture, liberal or tolerant, smarter, and clothes (Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change, 2014). For example, the silent generation was unique for World War II, being smarter, honest, work ethic, and values or morals. Each generation has unique things that make up who we are; I am a part of the millennial generation.
I believe that our generation will tough in up and make it through tough times, but others do not think the same way. Some people consider us as the screwed up generation and there are many factors that account for this. Our economy and the actions that the previous generations took, affects us one way or another. According to the Newsweek article on “Are Millennials the Screwed Generation?” it states that we will have debts to pay from our previous generations. The way we will pay the debt will be through higher taxes, less infrastructure and social spending (Are Millennials the Screwed Generation, 2014). We might have financial problems, but not everyone will have those types of problems. I plan to have the least amount of loans as possible after I graduate from college. Everyone in the millennial generation has a different plan in order to strive in life.
An important factor that will allow us to strive and be successful in life is to be comprehensive with situations that occur in the world we live today. An example of this includes accepting the fact that immigrants from all over the world come to the Unites States of America on a daily basis. According to Pew’s research on millennails, we are more receptive to immigrants than our elders (Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change, 2014). I believe that our generation is unlike any other, we have more advance and unique things than the previous generation. If I am anything, if we are anything, we are the generation that will bring enthusiasm, skill, determination and surprise to the world.