The selfie generation: Why do we get so much hate?


Being a millennial is hard work sometimes. To disprove the point that all millennials are lazy, selfish and whining entitled babies then that’s when we have to look at the other side of the coin. Like the generation before us, we have been given a name and characteristics that apparently go with it.
The baby boomer generation is one of the largest and well known generations that has lived.
They invented many world altering inventions such as the first personalized computer and even the World Wide Web. They lived through and participated in the sexual revolution, the civil rights movement and even brought man into space. They were basically rockstars.
So why is it that the millennial generation that is trying so hard to make strides for civil rights in the LGBTQ community, clean up our oceans and invent newer, better technology getting the hate from the same generation that we looked up to?
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying all millennials are perfect scientists that want to do good in the world. Some of us are really selfish and feel self-important and we do care too much on what we post on social media than actually having human relationships, but it shouldn’t make the whole generation feel as if they have failed already.
Millennials are the most educated generation in U.S. history and we are also the more diverse.
We have strived to make a difference in gay rights movements and are currently trying to tackle the problem of global warming. Now how does that not compare to the free love movement in the 1960s and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency from Nixon in the 1970s?
They got hate for it all also, a reason why it makes no sense that millennials are getting hate for the same fight.
I am not trying to discredit at all what the baby boomers have accomplished. If they had not fought and worked hard for what they did, my generation would probably look a lot different.
I feel, as a millennial, I look up to a lot of baby boomers due to the fact that they persevered through so much adversity and hardships, and they did this all without an iPhone, because FYI Steve Jobs was just inventing the first Macintosh.
I want to say the main boomers that I look up to has to be my family. Without my grandparents starting their own business and working hard to raise a family, my mom wouldn’t have had the resources to immigrate to the United States, and I probably wouldn’t be here today.
What I am trying to get across is, there is no “better” generation. Millennials aren’t trying to ruin the world with our political correctness or trying to do away with human contact through our use of cell phones.
I just think we are trying to do what the last generation did and trying to improve the world, not ruin it. We look up to the amazing accomplishments that the boomers created and we just want to move this world forward into the future for our younger people just like the boomers did for us.