Are Millennials Lazy? This Means You

Patience, persistence and passion is something this generation doesn’t grasp the concept of. When I would hear my parents and grandparents say “back in my day” I would always tune them out, but just recently I found out what they meant. Millennials today don’t know what it means when it comes to hard work and consistency. Everybody wants that overnight success story without actually working for it, but why?

As I reflect on shows such as The Cosby’s or A Different World I gain a sense of respect for the generations that came before me. They define hard work, as they took on multiple jobs just to pay for college or saved up their money just to buy something. That alone is motivating and teaches you what it means to be independent.

These day’s people are so caught up in living the fast life and investing in these get rich quick schemes. Selling flat tummy tea, body wraps and DIY projects have become the new normal. Those are good side hustles, but unless you’re the owner of the business you’re not benefiting. Not to say you can’t make a career out of those jobs, but it’s not going to teach you a sense of responsibility, how to be independent or what it means to actually work for something.

Millennials wonder why they get called lazy, but our work ethic doesn’t match the lifestyle we’re trying to live or the height of success we’re trying to reach. If you want me to be honest WE don’t want to work. We simply want oven results in microwave time. At what point are we going to invest in our own dreams. It’s either work for somebody else and help them achieve their goals or start working towards your own. The choice is yours, but the time is now.

Miranda Brown30 Posts

My name is Miranda Brown. I am a proud Alumna of Tennessee State University class of 2016. I am from Franklin, TN a small town right outside of Nashville. I am very much so an introvert, but I do tend to sometimes come out of my shell as I'm known as the extra-dramatic friend. I love writing and blogging even more. My favorite quote is, "reality is wrong. dreams are real" - Tupac. I'm all about being positive and spreading good vibes.

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