A Millennial On Why We Hate Millennials

Nobody likes Millenials. TIME magazine even dedicated their June 2013 cover to them: “The ME ME ME Generation: Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.” Can a whole generation really “lack the kind of empathy that allows them to feel concerned for others” as the article suggests? Take a break from asking those darned kids to get off your lawn and check out the infographic below about the generation everyone loves to hate.




  1. SpongeSteve

    July 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Yeah, because Vietnam was fun

  2. StriderTB

    July 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Here’s your participation trophy for making a legible infographic.

  3. FanBoy1

    July 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    based on my 2 next door neighbors Id say they were spoiled lazy, worthless…. hell my one neighbors kids are so frigign lazy they cant drag the garbage cans 22 feet from the curb to the sideyard… even after there dad had open heart surgery. Pathetic…. at 26 my wif eowned her own home this kid next door is 23 and dont even have a job.

    • psumek

      July 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      FanBoy1 he’s holding out for management.

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        psumek FanBoy1 I think hes holding out for the reading of the will.

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        psumek FanBoy1 and she.

  4. Clover leaf

    July 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    This is a weird snack, what with the kid and all but I guess I’llgo with 2-2 since 1-3 has aids.

  5. Fezzie

    July 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Was just thinking that the show needs more lists.

  6. SpongeSteve

    July 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Can we push the cutoff to 85? I don’t want to be lumped in with you lazy shit bags.

  7. SarahMcPants

    July 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I’m 30 but I’m in the same category as 13 year olds?

    • Clover leaf

      July 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      I wasunder the impression that we were in generation y?

      • psumek

        July 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Clover leaf same thing at the end of it.  The media likes this name more.

    • jerkaruso

      July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      SarahMcPants Yeah, I’m the same age as you and I thought that was weird too.

    • Vickroy

      July 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      SarahMcPants Anthony Cumia’s wet dream.

      • jerkaruso

        July 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        Vickroy SarahMcPants Wet nap

      • SarahMcPants

        July 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        jerkaruso Vickroy My husband was born in ’81 so I will just ride on his coat tails while I stay at home and work on my Beiber fan twitter. I deserve it!

  8. Recyclerz

    July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Molly seems like a great kid and this is well constructed piece.
    But let me drop a bit of old guy wisdom here:  Every generation when they are in their late teens and early twenties thinks they are inheriting a world that is all fucked up.
    And they would all be right.

  9. FanBoy1

    July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    29% of the voters were millenials but they got a raw deal on the war and the debt? you Obviously voted for it… Maybe they should be a lil more informed?  Thats hilarious to me.

    • nullzero00

      July 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      FanBoy1 the millenials didn’t vote for it – congress did. 
      and don’t try to say that since they voted for X candidate, then they are to blame. The blame lies squarely with the politician. A person’s vote is meaningless.

  10. ElectricDave

    July 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    This is why I hate statistics, they are like bikinis……what’s shown is revealing, but what’s hidden is what is really interesting.  Take the show as example, Hicks falls in this group and Fez missed it by forty years……I don’t know anybody that works hard than that centaur and know nobody who does less for their paycheck than Fez

  11. BadNewsJeff

    July 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Poor Molly.  People try to put her down, just because she get’s around.  Things we do look awful cold, she hopes she dies before she gets old.

    • Recyclerz

      July 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      BadNewsJeff Sure.  Too bad she is too young to get the reference Mr. Oldy McOlderston

      • BadNewsJeff

        July 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        Recyclerz BadNewsJeff She can Google it.

  12. DeathProof

    July 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Wow! I bet an Millennial made this arrogant self congratulatory info-graphic!

    • DeathProof

      July 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Hahahah! I didn’t know Mollz made the graphic. I’m about an hour behind. Good graphic Mol, but I still hate millennial a lot.

  13. FanBoy1

    July 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    thats bullshit my wife has a really good gig and no college degree.

  14. Vickroy

    July 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    We don’t inherit the Earth. We borrow it from our children.

    • DeathProof

      July 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Vickroy I read that on a bumper sticker once!

      • Vickroy

        July 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        DeathProof Vickroy What!? I fucking invented that!

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        DeathProof Vickroy best Bumper sticker I ever saw “Mommy What were Tree’s” up in Hippie country.

      • DeathProof

        July 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

        FanBoy1 DeathProof Vickroy Best one I ever saw. I made. It read. Honk if you wanna see my dick.

      • jerkaruso

        July 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        DeathProof FanBoy1 Vickroy That’s deep

      • Vickroy

        July 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        jerkaruso DeathProof FanBoy1 Vickroy The best one I ever saw said “Fuck You, You Fucking Fuck”

    • lovedentist

      July 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Vickroy That’s why I got a vasectomy.

  15. FanBoy1

    July 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Now for some Clarification…………………………..

  16. BadNewsJeff

    July 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    This generation was raised to be consumers by a capitalism obsessed society- so this is what you get.  They have been assaulted by slick commercials and add campaigns since they were two years old so they have grown into gadget obsessed debt-fueled spend-o-bots.  They have come to believe that each one of them is a brand that needs to be promoted rather than a person.  I can say all this because I was born in ’81.

    • BadNewsJeff

      July 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      There has not been a generation yet that raised itself, except maybe Adam and Eve.

    • TheOandAKid

      July 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      BadNewsJeff This generation was raised by overindulgent parents.  Do not blame capitalism for making products, blame the parents for allowing us to do the things we wanted whenever we wanted.  Kids are stupid and their desires and passions need to be tempered by the older and wiser, not just given in to and enhanced by open acceptance.  

      Personal Branding for the purpose of getting jobs is needed, because this is how corporations and departments see things.  That is something different I believe.

  17. Docintoxicated

    July 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Great job Molly you woke up Blowhard…

  18. Vickroy

    July 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    As much as fun as it is bashing Millenials, they are the first generation that will be worse off than their parents were since the 1940s. Fact.

    • FanBoy1

      July 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Vickroy sucks to be them.

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

        Vickroy and I still disagree, My chick is actually on course to do Better then her parents. she owned her own home faster then her Dad. shes making more money then he did at her age etc… then of course her Inheritance will help HAHA.

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

        Vickroy Oh and no college degree and Nothing like Bad new jeff described and she was born in 1982 (yeah I dig em young also).

      • BadNewsJeff

        July 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

        FanBoy1 Vickroy When talking about every person born between 1982 and 2000, giving a counter example of one person is a bit useless.  There are exceptions to every rule.

      • Vickroy

        July 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        FanBoy1 Vickroy As a whole they will be worse off. Of course there always exception to the rule.

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

        BadNewsJeff FanBoy1 Vickroy wasnt useless to me and i made my point…… My wife is lumped into the same category as every single useless youngster ive met in the past 8 years or so in the same age bracket I have 4 that live on either side of my home in the burbs…. useless lazy fuckin kids and I blame the parents NOT the TV commercials for it….

      • FanBoy1

        July 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

        BadNewsJeff Vickroy OH and for those who have kids and are worried poor lil Timmy or suzy wont be able to support the lifestyle they are “Accustomed to” after your gone…. I suggest you get yer hustle on and set up a nice living trust so they dont have to go without….Thats on you.

      • BadNewsJeff

        July 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

        FanBoy1 BadNewsJeff Vickroy I’ve noticed you seem to enjoy lumping every black person in the country together.  Sweet, sweet irony.

      • supercarrot

        July 28, 2013 at 10:25 am

        FanBoy1 Vickroy college has a lot to do with it.  this generation, college is more  of a burden than a benefit.  jobs often advertise that they want experience, and if you’re in school, you’re likely not working in your field, so when you graduate, not only do you not have the required experience, but you’re overqualified for the jobs that would give you the experience in order to work up to the job you want.
        also, not going to college means you’re on a better foot financially. the debt really is crushing.  (and sometimes you realise all too late that you really don’t want to work in the field you’ve been studying.)

    • Recyclerz

      July 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Vickroy True but the post-WW2 American level of prosperity really was an unsustainable historical anomaly not the natural state of being that most Americans still assume it is. 
      What made it (almost) unique was that the ruling class let a lot more of the wealth flow down to the middle class.  Our current aristocracy have  turned off the the money spigots pretty tightly since.

  19. Rude

    July 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    It is actually amazing how disconnected city folk are from the rest of the world, forget the generations.  “When was the last time you drove through the suburbs and saw a kid mowing the lawn?”  Suburbs?  There is a whole section of the country and entire populations that wake up before the sun rises to feed farm animals and then go and sow fields just so you don’t have to imagine where your food comes from.

    • nullzero00

      July 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Rude and yet, you still don’t see kids mowing the lawn.

  20. TheSeaMammals

    July 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    This infograph should mention the obesity rates of Millenials.

  21. TheOandAKid

    July 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I hate the Millennials because of two things; melonin, and drugs.

  22. LowKeyMike

    July 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Every generation just bitches about the newest generation, who cares

  23. lovedentist

    July 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    sharadoc AKA Childish Gambino…

  24. Cletus from Brooklyn

    July 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    What’s a millennials…

  25. justForRon0Fez

    July 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I think the whole occupy wall street thing really gave “my” generation a bad rap.  Those unfocused hippies were only effective at getting news coverage.  I do agree that my parents generation have really fucked a lot up though.  Not sure if that’s what everyone thinks about their folks though

  26. justForRon0Fez

    July 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    AND, if the older folks want to shit on the millennials, they’re the ones that raised us to be so “shitty”

  27. TheOandAKid

    July 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    As a twenty-two year old who has graduated college and is in MBA School, the characterizations of this generation are one hundred percent accurate.  Molly’s disdain for the prior generation and defense of the so-called Millennals stands on its on as an indictment of us.  As for the description of us as: entitled, self adsorbed, tech obsessed and lazy is also correct of us as a whole.  I myself have never had a real job past the age of seventeen, and am extraordinarily apathetic.  I know we all want to get to the top, but we young people want to start there while cursing those who enabled our comfortable upbringing.  I do not curse those who came before; (other than the hippies whose parenting caused this,) but many, more than will admit it do have this combination of spite and apathy covered previously.

  28. fxbx

    July 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    You have to be 35 years old to be president, dumbass.

  29. galactictraveler

    July 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Every generation thinks they are the pinnacle of society ! Everything being said is just repeating what was said by every preceding generation . No one remembers what their fathers and grandfather’s’ generation said ! There are people that can’t believe that the world will continue without them . They’ve made no significant impact and spend their time remembering ” the good ole days ” . And they can’t wait to tell you about them . There are fewer days ahead than there are behind and no one cares about what they have to say ! So they criticise the generations before for being backwards and the next generation for bringing the end of society ! Now talk to someone that is optimistic . They accept their time as just another chapter in the human story . Their stories are interesting and informative and they don’t judge the past or the future . Absolutely nothing new here ! Just the same dumb bullshit that makes these whiners so intolerable !

  30. dpiller21

    July 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    So its ok to classify and stereotype a whole generation, but if you were to replace “Millenials” or the “older generation” in this graphic with “whites”, “blacks”, or “gays” this would probably be considered some form of hatespeech.

  31. clemato

    July 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    They all wear pajama pants in public.  Nobody from the 1940s would dare
    leave their homes without proper trousers or skirts on.  Fuck the
    millenials.  English cigarettes.

  32. Gravy Shoes

    July 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    They are just a boring, dorky and predictable generation.  They’ve managed to ruin movies (how many comic book movies do we have to see?), music and television.  Next up will be professional sports.  They are the only generation that has managed to not scare the shit out of the previous generation.  And they are the biggest ass-kissing generation of all time.

  33. ramseph

    July 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    The thing I hate the most about this sensitive bitches is the “Ruffneck and masculine” perfectly manicured beard with skinny capri pants and the fucking fedoras…

  34. Josh_R

    July 27, 2013 at 3:20 am

    When did we fight a war in Pakistan?

  35. LC

    July 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Whine whine whine – People my grandparents’ age (those born around 1900’s) face horrible times as well – did you forget the Depression and WWII – yet look what they did.  They didn’t expect anyone to give it to them; they worked hard for what they had; and they didn’t WHINE.  Sorry, but the millenials are a bunch of narcissistic brats with inflated views of themselves which results from their parents raising them to believe everyone deserves a trophy and noone is a loser.  Social-engineering liberals are doing nothing but diluting the qualities that made our country great:  perseverence, hardwork, and more.

  36. josh

    February 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    The “are making it work” rebuttal section is poorly written and structured.
    Examples include :
    Racial diversity of the population isn’t a function of their activities
    While many of the stats appear to be US based (the a fore mentioned racial diversity is one as may be voting, etc) yet, a non-american (and, possibly, a non-member of millennial as a millennial)
    the ‘54% say technology brings them closer’… is self-reported (which suffers from a variety of problems such as confirmation bias, limited reference frame, no actual control group, etc)
    8/10 support legal recognition of gay marriage is a political position so the evaluation of that as progress (ie those opposed could consider the position regressive) is tautologically based

  37. EdwardMcNiel

    August 13, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    @Gravy Shoes Right On!!!

  38. Reality

    May 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Millennials have had to gruesome wars?  Really?  Let’s see, there was the cakewalk known as Gulf War I and then the Iraq/Afghanistan invasion.  Neither were gruesome.  Boomers endured the Korean War and the Vietnam War, both of which were horrific.  In those two conflicts alone, 94,000 Americans were killed and an additional 240,000 were seriously injured.  We also had to endure the very real possibility that some insane politician or even a rogue missile officer could start a nuclear holocaust.  Don’t talk to us about war and how gruesome it is.  We know know all about it.

    Everything seems to be a a insurmountable problems to Millennials.  They boo-hoo about their student loans, when the reality is that their tuition and costs have no really increased that much in the last 20 years.  Their loans are so high because they borrow far more money than they need to complete their education so that they don’t have to work to get through school.  We didn’t have student loans.  We worked (many of us full time) and went to school.  This was the only choice open to us.  And about the education we got.  Today’s college graduate has approximately the same level of educational attainment as a eight-grader from 1966.  What did we do with this education?  Well, for starters, we invented and developed the technology they take for granted — technology we are told that they are so good at, but in reality they can only leverage for the purposes of entertainment and self-agrandizement.  Present them will a real problem and technology and they are hopelessly lost.

    Boomers have also endured recession after recession after recession.  There have been six of them in my lifetime.  The last one almost ended us and Millennials love to blame the big, bad Boomers for it.  Well, we had little to nothing to do with it.  It was caused by greedy, mostly Gen X morons, who decided that the rules of finance didn’t apply to them and who were attempting to surpass their parent’s lifestyles with money they had yet to earn.

    So dry it up Millennials.  No one whats to hear your whining.  YOU are the cause of your own problems.  If there is a valid criticism that should be leveled at my generation it is that we gave rise to you.  We taught you that you were the most special people ever to have lived, when we should have taught you what we were taught: that you are not special and you deserve only that you work hard for.  We rewarded you just for showing up and didn’t demand that you find your own path through the world.  We failed you further by not teaching you the value of constructive criticism and honest self-evaluation.  We compound the problem by not demanding that you pull yourselves up by the bootstraps and try Plan B when Plan A fails.  Rather, we continue to support you even into your 30s.

  39. Happy Monkey

    April 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Millennials have no respect.  They can’t even have a normal back and forth conversation.  Everything they say sounds like like a facebook or Twitter broadcast – not conducive for normal two way conversations.  Total narcissism.

  40. teeye

    June 13, 2016 at 12:31 am

    The number #1 rule taught to boomers and anyone before that was to always respect your elders, something I have almost never seen from lazy, entitled, sissy millennials.