A trait I have casually observed: So called millennials are the first generation to self identify as such. Meaning it does not seem unusual for a young person today to say ‘as a millennial, I like to travel’. In point of fact, young people from many previous generations also liked to travel, and when doing so did see a need to attribute that characteristic to their generational cohort.

Some young people seem proud of being millennials. While this is may have been true of previous generations, I recall more skepticism around the idea amongst my own late Gen X peers. We did not immediately cede the authority to categorize to the institutions wishing to do so. A very Gen X response.

Perhaps the young would benefit from a more crtitical eye towards the compartmentalizations the elder world wishes to push upon them. But perhaps not seeing the reason to so so is what makes them millennials.

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