All joking aside, I'd say that I spend an exceptional amount of time thinking about what it means to be an adult. At 26, I wrestle with this notion constantly, sometimes what feels like every moment of every day.
Over the past couple months I've thought about what it means for my generation to live life and share almost 85 percent of it to the world -- a scary and amazing concept. Here are a couple things I've learned about letting go of a past that is still searchable on Google.
Millennials have faced their own set of challenges in the transition to adulthood. For many, hefty student loan debt and entering the workforce in an economic recession have made their financial lives difficult, making money a touchy subject.
Perhaps, instead of asking yourself if 2015 will be the year you start a small business, ask yourself if 2015 will finally be the year you start listening to and respecting your own voice. Perhaps 2015 will be the year you'll commit to making yourself happy.
Believe that your Twitter/Facebook followers are truly your friends. Invest more time and effort in wooing, and keeping, their approval, meanwhile, dismissing the approval of actual people you've known for years.
There are places where I avoid talking about politics: first dates, holiday visits with my Bill O'Reilly-loving grandmother, job interviews, etc.; but there are also places where I love to talk about politics.
Hey world hey. It's us, the "Millennials." (Which is basically a fancy word for Gen Y/20-somethings/humans who grew up in the 90s/blah blah you get it.) We wanted to take the opportunity to talk about ourselves (shocker!).
The transitional and transformational time when Generation Xers grew up should not be ignored or erased. To understand how the Millennials think and act today and might change the world tomorrow, the cloak of invisibility must be lifted.
As I entered the workshop not knowing what was going to happen I felt insecure and like I didn't really have a story that could touch others let alone help them. I watched individuals and myself open up and begin to share from their hearts their unique stories of self.
Yes, I want them to initiate conversations so I'm not always doing it. But there is a fine line between being a good texter with game, and an annoying texter. Does this sound confusing and borderline impossible to get right? Exactly. You can't win.
There is no question that women and minorities are not at salary parity with white males in our business culture. But the prevailing myth that this is an evil plot to oppress us doesn't fly with me, because things get much more complex.
I'm sorry that it feels like I can't afford to be quiet when it comes to employment. I'm sorry that I disrupted your commute as a result. It would be unfair to expect you to forfeit a peaceful train ride because the job market stinks.
People tend to get it wrong about the generation labeled self-centered, ruthlessly driven and, most of all, tech-obsessed. We are instead a generation caught in a technological limbo: endlessly resentful of the technology we are reliant on.
The Millennial conundrum: we love technology, but we despise what it's done to romance. Yes, we are witty, easily bored and in need of constant stimulation, but has love really changed? Can Valentine's Day still be the same?