I am not a millennial, I do not associate with them consciously, nor do I wish to. I like many others before believe I was born in the wrong decade, the wrong generation. My interests are far from those around me, and my traditions, values, and overall way of life are nothing even remotely similar to those that are considered to be in my generation. I would have been very content with almost any of the previous 3 generations than the one I am given based on birthdate. To be a millennium is not something I wish to be, therefor I do not associate myself with the ideals that are thrust upon the generation that is time and time again categorized as “skrewed” my generation might very well be skrewed, but I am not (Kotkin). I am not because I choose not to be. I choose to not live by the forced standards of the previous generation, and the “just go with it” sheeple mindset of those around me. My generation often acts as though our sentencing of peril is mandatory, and that failure to attend the sentencing will result in even greater consequences of not fitting in. This is a pathetic, mindset, it is closed minded and ignorant to believe that we must put up with what we have been handed. It is definitely possible to change our level of success as a generation, and it is not too late to start, but the later we do start to challenge what is being forced upon us, the harder it will be to free the minds of those who have already given in to failure, lower standards, and dependency on the generations dying out (Thomson). If anything. We should strive to be the generation that turned the tide of peril, and may not have grown up the quickest, but grew up the most to deal with not only the problems handed to us, but future problems to be ahead of the curve, as a generation, and to set a president for generations to come.