The world is designed to be inherited by our offspring, and in this case, we call the succeeders millennials. Millennials or generation Y, have been raised to have certain privileges that aren’t a reality in the real world.
Millennial is a term used to typically describe those of the ages 18-34 in the year 2015. They are often referred to as the One day millennials will run the world, and there are a few things that millennials have been raised to believe, that aren’t totally true. Here are 7 harsh realities of life that millennials need to come to terms with.
Your Feelings Don’t Mean Sh*t
Harshly put, I know, but this is the most often overlooked fact of life. People genuinely do not care about the way you feel about any subject, it’s human nature. While they might be interested in the subjects as to finding out more about you, but strangers are not willing to change their way of life to suit yours – it just isn’t going to happen. There are far too many of us here for that kind of constant adjustment, and nobody is of any higher value than anyone else (Besides the Elite of course) and nobody is entitled to respect from anyone.
You Can’t Be Whatever You Want
This issue was completely provoked by the baby boomer generation, and millennials can’t really help this issue. Ever since grade school kids are told they can be whatever they want to be. While with effort and a good work ethic you can achieve anything, some things just aren’t a reality. For example, someone who suffers from dyslexia probably isn’t going to be a mathlete. It’s not a bad thing, it’s what makes up who you are. This is actually a positive thing to realize because it will give you more time to focus on something that is derived from your actual talents.
Gender Studies Is a Waste of Money
While they are told that their feelings are overbearingly important to everyone, a new topic has risen out of the media. That topic is all the different genders. While you may identify as a certain sex of your own imagination, there are only two biological genders. Studying this as a career opportunity will only result in mounds and mounds of debt. There are simply no careers for that field, and you are at a much-increased chance of success choosing another major.
If You Live In America, You are Already In The 1%
As an American, you might have accidentally taken the resources you have for granted. Americans are born with luxuries that some people in different parts of the world might not get to have ever in their life. If you want to actually experience poor, go to North Korea, Uganda, or other Portugal.
You Don’t Have a Right To It Just Because You Exist
Especially in millennials with wealthy parents, they are often born with a sense of entitlement. Just because you were born does not mean you are entitled to housing, medicine, healthcare, and even income. Billions of people who lived before you, working hard is a better guarantor of wealth and the ability to comfortably take care of yourself than begging society or the government to do it for you.
You Can’t Demand People to Accept the Way You Live
Being a human, and given that we are all supposedly equal, you can live your life the way you choose. That is a basic human right. However, you can’t demand people to accept this. You don’t have the right to demand people keep their opinions about your lifestyle to themselves, especially if you’re open and public about it. I have as much of a right to comment on the way you live your life as you do to actually live it.
The Only Safe Space You Have Is Your Home
No matter where you go in the world, you are likely to get offended by someone. People are entitled to their opinions, and they are definitely not afraid to share them. If you cannot handle that without losing control of your emotions and reverting back to your “safe space” away from the harmful words of others, then you’re best to just stay put at home.
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