This is a generation that is dominated by feelings, not by facts. The irony is that boomers criticize millennials for being snowflakes, for being too driven by feelings. But the boomers are the first big feelings generation. They’re highly motivated by feelings and not persuaded by facts. And you can see this in their policies.
Take this whole fantasy about trickle-down economics. Maybe it was worth a shot, but it doesn’t work. We know it doesn’t work. The evidence is overwhelming. The experiment is over. And yet they’re still clinging to this dogma, and indeed the latest tax bill is the latest example of that.
Time after time, when facts collided with feelings, the boomers chose feelings.
It’s not that simple. I can understand the argument but I think the headline frames this as millennial are fault-less. They’re not. We are all in this together. I think the biggest threat our generation has isn’t laziness, it’s that we are not living the nuclear family. We aren’t having kids at 20, buying homes at 25, financing to the hills and buying fancy mattresses. We are consumers but with a lot less baggage and when you aren’t having babies, you aren’t increasing the GDP. Every economy needs babies to grow (aka future tax-payers). If I have a kid, I’ll be 35.
I think we are all at a similar emotional level but millennials talk about their feelings much more and therefore are criticized for that.