Today, the millennial generation makes up 92 million people. We are the most diverse, brightest, smartest, tech-saavy, career driven, go-getters who are leading this next generation. Here's what folks can learn.
1.) 1 in 3 Americans will be millennials in 2020
Yep. You heard it right. We are here to stay. So if you have big plans for the future, include us.
2.) Millennials love Cardi B.
Millennials love Cardi B because she keeps it real, she works hard and is never afraid to speak her mind. Instead of gravitating toward more fantasy lifestyles, millennials are connecting more and more with what they feel is 100% real. Even it if is a little ratchet. Okurrr.
3.) By 2025, we will be dominating the workforce.
By 2025, it is estimated that we will account for 75 percent of the demographic in the workplace compared to Generation X. This means we will also be controlling more money.
4.) We need encouragement because we get easily depressed.
Truth is, unlike our parents, many of us were not taught the true value of hard work and patience. We want our success to happen overnight. Yet, it takes time. If more of our "elders" encouraged us to keep going even when the times get tough, we would live a lot more happier, healthier and balanced lives.
5.) We actually want real love.
Despite many who may think we are obsessed with random hook-ups and dating online just for fun, we actually want real love. We have payed attention and taken notes on what our parents did, or did not do right, and we desire true love.
6.) We have amassed one trillion in student debt.
Despite being an up-and-coming, in demand generation, student debt is becoming our worst enemy. For many, even with their college degree, it can be extremely difficult for millennials to find secure job placement therefor making it difficult to make payments to those pesky student loan bill collectors. As for me, I just send them to voicemail.
7.) We are redefining and ushering in a new wave of activism and social awareness.
We are bold, courageous and challenging old systems, formats and ways of doing things. We no longer want to do it the way our parents did it because we want our voice to be heard. We are finding better, faster and more efficient ways to answers today's problems.
8.) We want to make a difference.
When asked, 84% of millennials aid that helping make a positive difference in the world is more important than professional recognition. We want to change the world and truly make a positive impact.