For Stephen Henninger, the government shutdown reaffirms his decision not to pursue a career in politics.
The current gridlock in Congress is further proof to him that a government career is not a viable way to make a difference.
The Michigan State University senior's jaded view of politics may be representative of many Millennials' opinions about government.
"They say the government shutdown is how [government] works, and they don't really understand the implications of it," Henninger says. "It makes the Millennial generation more apathetic about government."