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EP69 – Judging Millennials

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Judging Millennials – How Stereotypes Affected My Thinking

Even if I am not dominated by negative thoughts, I discovered that I was judging millennials.    I explored this recently.  Here is a recap of some of the show.


Baby Boomer Generation 1946 1964 Youngest 53 Oldest 71
Generation X (Baby Bust) 1965 1979 38 52
Generation Y – 
The Millennial – 
Gen Next
1980 1995 22 37
Generation Z 1996 2010 7 21
Gen Alpha 2011 2025 1 6


  • I don’t know where and who came up with naming a group of people based upon when they were born? Is this useful? I suspect that it was born out of commercialism and marketing based upon age groups.
  • Have you heard some of these things about millennials? Challenge to manage in the work place, entitled mentality, poor communication skills, internet and video game junkies, Facebook dominated, lazy, and no leadership skills.
  • When society is creating judgments, look out.
  • If millennials are lazy, but I meet a millennial who is not lazy, are millennials still lazy?
  • Here’s the argument: The premise: All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Conclusion: Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
  • Let’s call the bottle thrower Johnny. The premise: Millennials are entitled. Johnny is a Millennial. Conclusion: Therefor Johnny is entitled?
  • Not only must you challenge the bad thinking that your mind creates, but also the messages that society might be feeding you.
  • Don’t categorize people based on age – don’t predict who they and their future actions.
  • We all have our bad moments, but our slips and errors do not define us.


About the Author Alexander Laurin

Alexander Laurin is a Podcast Life Coach, and the Author of "The Book on Podcasting Success”. He is the world’s first authentic Podcaster’s Coach, a Career Coach, and a Certified Professional Life Coach with a membership to the International Coaches Federation. Alexander is a proponent of the effectiveness of podcasting as a tool for career growth, happiness, meaning, and personal fulfillment. Podcasts are bigger than downloads and dollars.

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