“They’re thrust in the real world and in an instant they find out they’re not special, their mums can’t get them a promotion, that you get nothing for coming in last - and by the way, you can’t just have it because you want it.” -Simon Sinek
This season is all about taking responsibility for your power. And, I think a discussion about power dynamics and millennials is incomplete without looking at the struggles we seem to have with other generations. If you ask Google, they’ll tell you the problem with millennials is:
- “They’re so lazy and entitled!”
- “They expect too much attention.”
- “None of them think the rules apply to them.”
While these blanket statements lack context and nuance, it’s the frustration beneath them I want to discuss. Because let’s be honest—no one complains about something that doesn’t feel threatening, and if something is threatening, it holds some power. In this case, that means millennials have power. What exactly that power is and how millennials can positively tap into it is what we’re discussing today with Meagan Johnson.