Older generations, like Gen X and the Baby Boomers, seem to see Millennials as only three things: lazy, unconcerned and indelibly addicted to their smartphones. While a lot of their assumptions are valid, they don’t necessarily equate to the truth.
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The so-called Lazy Generation is not only following the footsteps of their parents; they’re exceeding them. Millennials are actually workaholics by nature and exhaust their energy doing things other than work, such as art or activism. If anything, the older generations should applaud them.
The only truthful perception of the elders is how much the younger generations love their smartphones. After all, they grew up with these tiny gadgets in their hands, replacing what would have been a Furby or a Rubik’s cube. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Millennials get the traits of their beloved iPhones.
The iPhone is one of the greatest inventions of Steve Jobs, a Baby Boomer himself. A business-minded man who executed innovation in lightning speed, the credit is rightfully his, and no one will disagree. Everyone knows the genius of the iPhone, given all the promises and marketing strategies of the brand, and expects nothing less than perfect. That’s where the failure begins.
As much as iPhones are wonderful gadgets, what people see are the cracks. Owners stomp their way to Apple Fix with a pout, demanding a quick fix. No phones, however, are repaired that fast. There are no expectations from other mobile phones – why this inhuman request from iPhones?
Despite the unwarranted criticism, iPhones continue to push themselves, to surpass their previous models, continually growing and evolving into what could be better than best. The iPhone pushes boundaries the same way Millennials try to break walls, extend hands and achieve success.
As of late, iPhones have transformed over 63.2 million lives. The Millennial apocalypse is just around the corner – by 2030, the youngsters we know now will take over 75% of the workforce.
If that doesn’t sound like good news, what is?