What’s a society to do? And in my case, what’s a parent to do with four millennials of my own? (I’m not sure what to call my two kids who are still at home.)
I’m glad I’m not the only one keeping a wary and vigilant eye on this troubling demographic in the American landscape.
WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) — Young Americans have a reverence for national institutions, traditions and family values, a U.S. survey indicates. A survey of so-called “millennials” – those between 21 and 29 – revealed the group overwhelmingly said they support monogamy, marriage, the U.S. Constitution and the military, The Washington Times reported.
“We were completely surprised. There has been a faulty portrayal of millennials by the media — television, films, news, blogs, everything. These people are not the self-entitled, coddled slackers they’re made out to be. Misnomers and myths about them are all over the place,” said Ann Mack, who directed the survey and is the official “director of trend-spotting” at J. Walter Thompson, the nation’s largest advertising agency.
In addition to indicating 94 percent of millennials respect monogamy and parenthood and 84 percent revere marriage, the survey found 88 percent said they respect the U.S. Constitution, 84 percent respect the military and more than three-quarters believe in the “American dream.”
There it is. The proof I was looking for. Now I can state unequivocally, without any doubt or hesitation whatsoever, what’s wrong with young adults today. And it starts with that attitude of theirs. Namely, it just might be a whole lot better than that of my generation!