Time Magazine’s millennials cover
“Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.”
That’s what the cover to Time Magazine states. I’m sure the people at Time are smart enough to know that not every millennial is lazy, entitled, narcissistic, or living with their parents, but they’re still placing this stereotype on their cover.
There are countless ethnic, racial, and gender-based stereotypes that Time Magazine would never dare place on their cover, but to propagate a stereotype about a group of people based on their generation is somehow acceptable?
Being stereotyped as a lazy, entitled narcissist makes me fear that people — especially employers — will form an impression of me as “lazy” or “entitled” or “narcissistic” before they even have the chance to get to know me.
Perhaps the people responsible for this cover should take a trip to my alma mater, Cornell University; the millennials I met there were some of the most ambitious, dedicated, and hardworking people I’ve ever met.
You need only read the entries on this blog to find out how passionate and hardworking millennials are when it comes to achieving their career goals: quite the opposite of the stereotype that Time Magazine is spreading.
Want even more proof? Check out this episode of The Chelsea Krost Show, where Chelsea interviews millennials about their selfless initiatives to help those who are less fortunate.
Now could we please stop with this stereotype?