Millennials misunderstood

Published: Sunday, May. 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm
Last Modified: Monday, May. 5, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Re "Millennials just don't fit boomers' mold" (Forum, May 4): Let me begin by saying I agree that the millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, does not fit the same mold the boomers have carved out. That being said, the boomers didn't fit the mold the generation before them had set either.

I also agree with James Morrison's assessment that some millennials exemplify the stereotype of being "lazy, godless, politically inactive narcissists who live with Mommy and Daddy well into their 20s." In fact, I know people who that fit that description perfectly. I will also point out that these qualities are not just limited to the millennial generation.

Morrison defends the millennials against each of these claims. This is where the article takes a turn for me. The reasons given sound more like excuses for why millennials fit this stereotype. That in no way changes the opinions held of the millennials.

-- Jennifer Halley, Roseville

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