Generation-nashing: A tired tradition

03/21/2014 11:03 AM

03/17/2014 10:57 AM

Re "Millennials are clever but too self-absorbed" (Forum, March 16): Writer Ben Boychuk would do well to read Leonard Steinhorn's piece,"Boomers' legacy of social progress," published in The Bee a few years back. Perhaps he should give more credence to the many X'ers, including himself, who have worked very hard for much of their lives to achieve success. Finally, he might acknowledge the millennials I know, such as my best friend's son, who graduated with honors from both UCLA and NYU with a degree in International Education, then made two separate trips to Africa to educate citizens about HIV/AIDS prevention.

Did I also mention the thousand of dollars in student loan debt millennials so often must acquire to receive such an education?

Selfish, narcissistic, self-absorbed, slackers--all easy terms used to malign generations other than one's own. Every generation has suffered, triumphed, given, and grown. Let's remember this.

-- Susan MacMillan-Winmon, Elk Grove

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