Older Generations Should Start Helping Millennials

03/06/2017 05:36 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2017

It seems that much of the millennial generation would rather patronize swanky restaurants in gentrified neighbourhoods than think about their future. Debt, joblessness, and the rising cost of living have contributed to making millennials poorer than their parents. But perhaps it’s time the average Boomer started helping our younger “hipper” generation.

We never really consider the idea of helping millennials with their deficiencies brought on by the modern world. More time is spent musing on how millennials will grow up disenfranchised than actually developing strategies to help the generation.

The common criticisms lobbied against millennials are that they’re lazy, entitled, and lack a political identity. It’s become easy to blame the problems of the world on a generation of kids who live by the tenents of instant gratification. Those children who grew up in the era of high speed internet and smartphones don’t really know what it’s like to earn anything, or so we’re told.

As the first generation to do worse than their parents, many graduated millennials enter into a climate of extortionate housing costs and instability. Bestselling leadership expert Simon Sinek explains for The RSA how we can help millennials become the confident future custodians our society desperately needs. It’s a rather easy idea: we should start helping them.

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