The Millennial Generation- Those born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019).
The millennial generation is one of the most criticized generation. But I think they need more than just rebukes and criticisms. They need guidance.
The millennial generation, in the midst of all the bashing, is still striving to make meaning out of their lives. They are struggling to stay out of difficulty, most especially financial problems.
The millennials differs from the other generation, in the sense that they are the most educated and heterogeneous generation to date.
About sixty-one percent of adult from the millennial generation went to college. Whereas only forty-six percent of the Baby Boomers attended college.
The millennial generation constitute a large number of a nation’s unemployed. This is because the supply of educated workers is much higher than the demand for them in the workforce. Often, the job they find themselves in, isn’t related to their field of study.
Unemployment is so high for the millennials, and this is a big problem to them.
Millennials show a high level of depression, anxiety and stress, than any other generation at the same age.
The millennial generation is greatly affected by mental health issues, compared to about 16 percent of Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers.
Millennials can’t seem to make sense of their plight, be it failed relationships, mental illness, cultural and societal shifts, poor physical health or dead-end jobs.
People consider millennials to be too trivial. It is believed the millennial generation is made up of a bunch of lazy, celebrity-obsessed people.
They believe being a millennial is synonymous with “the internet” and might as well be called “The Wi-Fi Generation.”
For the millennials, the struggles are real. They have to deal with eating disorder, body-image/lack of self-confidence, alcohol and drug abuse, finding love, etc.
How can the millennial life problems be solved? Is it possible to fix an entire generation?
A lot of the things the younger generation is dealing with on a daily basis, is also being experienced by the older generation. Be it finding a love partner through online dating, or suffering from insecurity, these problems apply to everyone. But they apply more to the millennials.
I think the millennial generation need to know that there are people out there, who care about them enough, to get involved, and help them become the very best.