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PROUD TO BE A MILLENNIAL

In today’s society the title “Millennial” has begun to require an apology. My generation is commonly described as entitled, lazy or coddled. I recently entered the workforce and was faced with such a derogatory stereotype. Never during my years in college spending countless hours slaving over projects, studying for exams or volunteering did I think I was lazy. Now, with any stereotype there may be some truth. There are Millennials out there who are lazy just as there are lazy Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers. Laziness isn’t confined to the stereotype and it certainly does not entitle anyone to make a generalization. It’d be the same as saying thin people are anorexic or the rich are greedy. We know these statements to be untrue because we personally know people who don’t fit the stereotyp...

ADULTHOOD IS THE ALARM CLOCK WE NEVER WANTED TO SET

Have you ever noticed how the loudest person in the room is the first person your eyes fall upon? I’m not saying you want to give that person your attention. Hell, you might be doing your best to avoid the guy in jean cargo shorts, who’s been arguing with his friends for the last ten minutes about how great Tom Brady is. But that person undeniably demands it from you. Adulthood is like that. Fear is a lot like that. Anxiety is definitely like that. And our weaknesses, are that guy’s ex-girlfriend, who walks through the front door unannounced, and will be damned if her ex out does her. But it’s always the person our eyes fall upon next that become our refuge. It’s our best friend laughing unapologetically about the entire pint of beer she spilled down her new dress, or our brother’s college...

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