All posts tagged: millennials

Do millennials love tyrants?

According to a study conducted by a group out of Britain’s University of Cambridge, millennials, those born between 1980 and the 1996, are increasingly becoming dissatisfied with democracy. Of course, democracy is not perfect, because people aren’t perfect. However, it is a much better than the alternative – dictatorships. Thankfully, only 40% of millennials hold this opinion. But, what is equally disturbing is that this study showed that millennials are judging people as being morally wrong based on their politics. They are being judged as evil. This is developing a huge polarization in society, because people are no longer allowed to agree to disagree. It is also fundamentally an attack on free speech, and a poll from 2019 reveals that the majority of millennials (51%) are opposed to free speech. Meaning you shouldn’t have the right to hold an opinion different from theirs. READ: The Majority of Millennials Don’t Believe in Free Speech Study Finds reports: CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — No matter what country you’re in, you’ll usually see young people leading the way at …

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The millennial challenge

We often joke with our daughter about being a “millennial” because she and her generation have a strong sense of entitlement. I realize now we are actually demeaning them and putting them in a shame position that makes it harder for them to move into adulthood. Several nights ago, I saw a young boy running with his teammates during a football practice and he couldn’t keep up. He was embarrassed. It broke my heart to see him caught in the throes of obvious comparison and failure in the eyes of his team mates. I wondered if this was what he wanted to do? Or was he playing football because that is what his parents’ wanted? On our journey through the child and teenage years, my husband and I realized that many times we were living our hopes and unmet dreams through our children. This was a harsh reality for us. It took time to undo the damage in their lives, our son in particular. We had to apologize and say “sorry” more than once. Many …