We've heard it all before. The Millennial generation is self-absorbed, narcissistic, uninformed, uncaring, lazy and self centered. These stereotypes are tragically overused and inaccurate. We are the generation of social responsibility.
I don't want to negate Kim Kardashian's charitable actions, but what would a $1-million wedding and a $28-million contribution to some of our world's most dire causes, talented young change agents and diligent organizations have looked like?
I'm not a big fan of adults, and I'm frankly beginning to doubt their ability to make our world a better place. Take Congress -- please. On the other hand, I've been heartened in recent weeks by working on The 2011 VH1 Do Something! Awards.
For the past three years, our Spartan Sparkles, whose disabilities range from Down Syndrome to autism, have practiced and cheered alongside the varsity cheerleaders at home football and basketball games to roaring crowds and standing ovations.
Our generation has a choice to make. We could be known as the first generation in our nation's history to live shorter lives than our parents. Or, we could be known as the generation that led a revolution in the way America eats and defines "real food."