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Arts & Culture

Millennials Are Social, Capable, and Confident (Really)

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Let's define our term. Millennials are the generation currently between the ages of 18 and 30. They are often mocked for being soft, cosseted, narcissistic smart phone addicts. And worse. And part of the issue is that it's just fun to talk about them that way.

But it doesn't make any sense. It seems especially conterproductive, just in terms of the continued survival of civilization, to so dramatically write off so large a demographic. Everything contains its own opposite. I think some of us are mad at ourselves for the way we raised the millennials. Maybe too much building of self-esteem and too few hard knocks? I think some of us are mad at ourselves because we thought we'd always be cool and always be masters, pardon the expression, of our domain, and now we're the people who don't get it.
 
Today: four members of the millennial generation set the record straight. You can join the conversation. E-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.

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Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer.

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