It's tough not to appreciate the Millenial drive for balance and experience not dependent on money, and I share the perception that life is a learning lab. Hey, I work for public radio, remember? That still doesn't make up for the one thing we fail and need to talk about: how much we as employers keep enabling a younger generation to be mediocre and think they're stellar, and it has to stop.
I'm not a parent, but many of my friends are. I fear that they're raising a generation of kids with an odd problem: too much self-esteem. Parents who reward their progeny for everything they do and tell coaches that there should no longer be winners and losers at games because it hurts the kid's feelings.