Many of the Millennial Generation feel entitlement as if the are owed something or they have a birthright when in actuality they have to work for it. Millennials have been superficially fed by placebos of success, when kids are small and they fail, parents still reward and praise them. Parents go as far as to say, “you should have won” or “they cheated” when there is a possibility they should have won but there is an even bigger possibility that they should not have. Instead of teaching that you do not always win in life, they try to alleviate any pain or disheartenment they may face, but in life there are no placebos. This is why Millennials feel they are entitled, because their parents have made them feel righteous at early ages.
If you’re not failing, you’re not improving. Another negative effect is the lack of proper communication skills. According to Anne Michaud, they don’t know how to confront others because their parents have always done that for them (Michaud). When is comes to the real world, communication is huge. If you know how to properly communicate with others, you are more likely to be better off in life.
This idea is great until people begin to become selfish, society takes part of our life, trying to change our perspectives. Happiness seems like a simple idea, but becomes a complex idea with the influence of society. To begin with, many think that the key to being happy is to socialize and try to fit in. “Most people really aren’t even taking notice of their relatives, they’re too worried about what other people think of them.”(Brooke). Family members are getting forgotten about; people believe that society’s voice is the answer to their problems.
The things that one might lose while trying to become successful ,like family and friends, is outdone when success becomes a reality. As family and friends might not see the obsession of becoming successful in the thing that one might desire. They are okay with being mediocre, not changing anything on this earth, turning back to dust when they die. Therefore they are blind, unable to see what would make one want to become successful. Not taking into consideration the amount of effort and sacrifices it takes for one to achieve personal success.
You have standards and expectations given to you by society before you are even born. Sadly, some of those standards are incorrect, and expectations much too low. The Latina group is one example of this social misdeed. The pressures that many Latinas bear come from friends and family. Their families believe it is time they got married and started a family instead of continuing on their education, and their friends believe that being smart is a flaw, that intellect shouldn’t be flaunted but instead buried.
The evolution America’s culture over the course of a hundred and twenty years has affected the younger generations in different ways. The Millennial generation is the individuals born after 1980 and the most fussed about of all generations. They possess different belief system and are definitely criticized for it. The younger generations have become independent thinkers. They are self-confident and satisfied with their own strengths and abilities.
Unsurprisingly this category is separated by gender also. The female species are more comfortable and okay with getting their advice and reasoning from others before doing anything for themselves. But, the male species, on the other hand, set high goals and standards for themselves when dealing with their careers, making them driven to succeed independently. Only children usually get along with their elders rather than people their own age. These children are often spoiled and pampered, by their parents and other people in their family, making them rely on others to do their tasks for them.
This type of parenting involves being nurturing, responsive and involved all while having high expectations. One other parenting style is uninvolved parenting. Uninvolved parenting is quite the opposite of Authoritative parenting. These parents are normally detached from their children. The way one chooses to parent their child really molds the child into who they will be as they grow older.
Exciting Generation of Millennials Millennials are “the most threatening and exciting generation since the baby boomers brought about social revolution” (Stein). I was born in 1999, so that makes a millennial. Coming in after the Gen X, millennials were born from 1980 to 2000. Most millennials are children of the baby boomers. The millennials are known for being a very self-absorbing age group; they describe us as “shallow, selfish, and lazy”.
Despite the family’s high expectations for all of their children, the performance of the first child is emphasized more than any other child will be. For interacting this way first-born children learn that their job assignment is to produce outcomes that meet with the family’s approval. First children may wo... ... middle of paper ... ...y exhibit marked independence or extreme independence. Since the child has been reared alone in an adult world, the only child is very often extremely anxious to please others, especially parents and other adults. The only child has a youth period, which is free of the puzzling problem of sibling rivalry.