Some claim millennials are lazy and entitled – unable to do basic tasks that older adults have just gotten on with for years. Anne Helen Petersen, senior culture writer for Buzzfeed News, rejects those labels. Milllennials like herself, she argues, are merely trying their best to navigate trends like skyrocketing student loans and an underpaying, perk-free gig economy. Millennials will likely not be the only ones who feel that her insights and observations are almost painfully on the nose.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “millennial burnout” manifests itself,
- How social media and society as a whole have primed young people to work constantly, and
- What measures might relieve the pressures millennials face.
About the Author
Anne Helen Petersen – a millennial in her late 30s – is a senior culture writer for BuzzFeed News.