Why Millennial Parents Are Embracing Minimalism


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Cutting out the clutter can be tricky, but it’s one of the primary reasons so many millennial parents are leaning toward the minimalist lifestyle. According to a recent poll, the average adult woman has around 120 items of clothing in her closet at any given time, but an average of 80% of those items go unworn. Minimalism is a way of lifestyle that revolves around owning less material possessions and buying less stuff.

It is in direct contrast with consumerism that actually advocates that buying and spending more will lead to more fulfillment and happiness. Recently, more and more people are discovering the joys of minimalism, which can come as a shock to many who have a notion that. Cutting out the clutter can be tricky, but it’s one of the primary reasons so many millennial parents are leaning toward the minimalist lifestyle. According to a recent poll, the average adult woman has around 120 items of clothing in her closet at any given time, but an average of 80% of those items go unworn. What makes Millennials SO motivated to keep things minimal?

What does this group do differently to implement that way of life, especially if they have children? In this episode, I answer these. Minimalism is a good match for Millennials because they have to re-prioritize. Rather than feeling overwhelmed or trapped, they are able to shift their focus to a simpler and more value-driven way of living. This is exciting and offers obtainable goals to this generation that might otherwise feel lost.

By owning less they can have more. Even when minimalist principles are adopted on a large scale, the transfer of money will still take place—money will just be spent on different things than physical possessions (you can read more here: A New Minimalist Economy). The Millennial generation is proving this to be true, spending less on possessions, but more on wellness, food, drink, and experiences.

A desire to acquire less and positively impact the environment would suggest that millennials will want smaller homes. Even parents are embracing minimalism, opting for simpler baby gear, hosting ‘no gifts please’ birthday parties, and lowering the square footage they have to clean. How embracing minimalism at home can save you money and time. a San Francisco-area based CPA and the millennial founder of YoungAndTheInvested, The Joy of Seeing My Parents. Millennials in particular are seeking out this minimalist lifestyle.

Millennialsthe 18-34 demographic make up more than a quarter of the U.S. population and the majority of the workforce. Laat ons eerlik wees millennials het ‘n slegte en grootliks onverdiende reputasie bloot omdat hulle dinge ‘n bietjie anders doen as vorige generasies. In plaas van die wit pikheining en die 2, 5 kinders, geniet hulle kleiner huise en nuwe soorte gesinsdinamika.

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Millennial and net gen parents have different expectations and learning styles than previous generations.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Since embracing the principles of minimalism, I am overjoyed at some of the lessons my children have learned.

“Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.” by Joshua Becker
from Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.
by Joshua Becker
Becoming Minimalist, 2014

Youth with positive self­perceptions are less materialistic, so parents who are supportive of their children and promote healthy and realistic self­esteem will have adolescents who are less consumer oriented.

“Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective” by George W. Holden
from Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective
by George W. Holden
SAGE Publications, 2014

They found that more materialistic early adolescents (9-14 years old) tend to have parents who are highly materialistic.

“Encyclopedia of Adolescence” by Roger J.R. Levesque
from Encyclopedia of Adolescence
by Roger J.R. Levesque
Springer New York, 2014

Also similar are our parents’ far-reaching ambitions for their children’s happiness and success, ambitions which do not offset the attitudes of modernist nihilism and deep skepticism with which they raised us.

“Family Frames: Photography, Narrative, and Postmemory” by Marianne Hirsch, Harvard University. Press
from Family Frames: Photography, Narrative, and Postmemory
by Marianne Hirsch, Harvard University. Press
Harvard University Press, 1997

One explanation for Millennial preoccupation with positive attention is the result of a subtle shift in parenting style.

“Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today's Workforce” by Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja, Craig Rusch
from Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce
by Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja, Craig Rusch
Wiley, 2010

Authoritative parents value both autonomous self-will and disciplined conformity from their young.

“Handbook of Marriage and the Family” by Gary W. Peterson, Kevin R. Bush
from Handbook of Marriage and the Family
by Gary W. Peterson, Kevin R. Bush
Springer US, 2012

The emergence of a digital type of home mode does not make the filmic discourse of remembered family life more self-evident.

“Mediated Memories in the Digital Age” by José van Dijck
from Mediated Memories in the Digital Age
by José van Dijck
Stanford University Press, 2007

For the most part, the existing mainstream strategies that parents are mobilizing to structure their kids’ media ecologies, informed by our ongoing public discourse on these issues, are more than adequate in ensuring that their kids do not stray too far from home.

“Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media” by Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr Stephenson, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Z. Martínez, C. J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, Lisa Tripp, Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick, David Schlossberg, Sarita Yardi
from Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media
by Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, et. al.
MIT Press, 2019

With changing times and trends, parents have become productivity oriented.

“Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India” by Kalam A P J Abdul
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by Kalam A P J Abdul
Pearson Education, 2010

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  • As an older American (64) I spend most of my time with millennials. Many work 30 plus hours per week while going to school full time. Others are working 2 or 3 jobs or starting side gigs. Yes they blow money eating out or buying coffee but who doesn’t. I do feel the tide may change with lower unemployment. To attract and keep millennials employers need to pay better and offer more benefits. They seem to have a harder time with relationships because they’re working so much. They do marry later and many are buying houses but later. Love my millennial coworkers.

  • I love how you explained this perfect! Amazing! I really love the idea of being a minemalist, I’m definitely apart of this but didn’t even know what it was called! Buying things that I don’t need is a no for me. I appreciate this! ��

  • Go girl! Millennials need more support and encouragement to manage and overcome the “pyramid scheme” they were born into. Namaste;)

  • Great video! Your voice is so soothing. I have been stepping back and really minding my purchases and with staying home more these days I am starting to realize A LOT of things that I bought in the past are just nonsense right now.

  • I’m Gen X. I LIKE milennials. You are some of the SMARTEST, most hardworking people I have ever met. Don’t let the jackasses get you down!

  • Millenials have to be more selfish now in this day and age cause the earlier genx and fat-ass boomer generation don’t care as they have everything they need and can easily look down on us and judge and say whatever the hell they like as they are living in luxury, so easy to open your big mouth and judge when your not the one constantly being stepped on in a financial ditch.

  • Truth be told your now better off to stay out of debt and avoid college considering wages are so low. I mean what good is it to be buried in debt with a degree when employers refuse to pay a living wage?

  • Because in 1989 California had a Republican governor. In 2013 California had a Democrat as a governor and we had a Democrat in the White House. That’s why.

  • We have definitely been decluttering and trying to have a more minimalistic lifestyle. It’s just such a waste to buy things you really don’t need!

  • One of the biggest fallacies our species seems to perpetuate is that other generations are inherently different from our own, and not that their circumstances are different.

  • Great video! Thanks for sharing! We’ve more or less have adopted a minimalist lifestyle over the past 6 years. We made a decision to live more simply and intentionally when we bought our small farm. Less clutter mean less stress and leaves room for more creativity!

  • The MOST Toxic Millennial Myth: “That there are actually OFFICIAL defined years for this generation.”…..I’ve only seen this for Boomers (1946-64). The term “Millennial” means someone who “became of age” at the turn of the new millennium, which actually started in 2001 (not 2000). So a “true” Millennial can only be born 1983 or later.

  • Boomers: Why aren’t you going to college?
    Boomers after you went to college:Look at all this debt! Explain yourself.
    Boomers: In my day you had to work for things millenials are lazy
    Millenial: works 48 hours a week to pay for his college and still has to find a second job.

  • I enjoy and wait for every new video. Well done! I wish you a millions followers as it is a so positive and helpful! I surprised that someone posted dislikes… I like your videos very much!

  • There are actually two ways to cancel student loan debt permanent disability and death. If more of my generation were willing to do what was necessary, something might change. It’s all fun and games until Congressmen start losing their grandkids.

  • The way to address this problem is to get some experience of the job, keep learning where the demands are and emigrate to the countries that pay more eg Australia, Canada, some other country that is growing.

    Leave the earlier generations to fix the problems their policies have created.

  • I don’t spend and it’s been hard to live pay check to pay check and it’s been hard to live on my own and be independent. People are actually suffering and I wish I had 3 jobs at the same time. Not even sure what’s open now.

  • Well Latinos are poor because they are a brand new generation. They just started immigrating 30 years ago. We can’t expect them to surpass whites. Whites have been here generations if not centuries. There’s no way they can compete to that. Wait a century and will see if the Latino community will surpass whites cuz the latino children will become more successful than there parents. Plus statistics state that Latinos are more successful than any other minority in the US. Google it

  • This is all the net result of high rent and real estate which affects literally everything. BAN ALL FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND IT ALL GOES AWAY ITS THAT SIMPLE.

  • #5 we only care about ourselves.
    Yeah, I care only about myself and my parents and my pets. That is normal. Whenever people claim they “care so much” about something bad happening to some people they do not even know (like a disaster), they are pretending (often without even realising it themselves), because it is socially acceptable. That is not how human mind works. You do not care about every random person, even if you WANT to care about them. Stop lying to yourself and to others

  • ‘The mainstream media shames millennials’

    well who funds the mainstream media? The major companies fund it. The ones who are taking advantage of millennials are the same companies who support that box sayin we are the issue when they are the source of our problems

    Food grows from the ground

    We were taught to get jobs working for these companies

    We weren’t taught the basics like how to grow food or build a dwelling

    They make it illegal to build something affordable and therefore we cannot live within our means

    Walmart, banks, and government buildings

    That’s the nice buildings

    Everybody around it is starving

    Yet it’s our fault

  • I remember when I was in college and a coworker caught me in a dark corner eating out of a can of beans. He laughed at me and reminded me that I could eat with the light on since I wasn’t paying the light bill. I guess I hadn’t realized… lol.

  • People at 40 today still have student debt! There is no need to go even down to millenials. The situation is terrible for the past 20 years

  • If ‘millenials’ aren’t judging their own job worth by the amount of time they sit at their desks and they are automating many of the tasks they do, why are they at work for over 40 hours a week on a regular basis? What is so different about the US to the UK that people need to do more than a 37.5-40 hr week every week?

  • Cue conservatives crying: “this is race baiting this is fake news” i havent even read the comments section but i know thats what theyre saying

  • My boss once told me that our generation wants everything handed to us. It was so unfair and so not true! I was so pissed because I’m ready to work really hard and the life is super difficult and I see it and I’m sometimes just scared and devastated because of how complicated everything is.

  • Millenials want to rent? I day please do. That means I’ll just be making more money with my investment properties and the easier it will be to acquire more since they cant or wont buy there own property. Lol!

  • how ridiculous is this fight, who works the hardest. I make it my goal to work the least as possible and and at the same time not be an asshole to the people around me, the planet and the animals.

  • Thank you! This is a great video! My children are millenials and it’s always made me angry how much flack they get just because of that. They work hard and are not all the negative stereotypes that are out there about millenials.

  • You are so inspiring, I love minimalism, subscribed to your channel. You are touching such an important topic. I will be very thankful if you check out my rhyming fairytales channel (^_^) I am always ready for collaborations and friendships. Simplicity is our everything)

  • I remember in India, not too long ago, the Finance Minister blamed Millennials and young people for the death of the automotive industry because we’re buying fewer cars. Sorry, but we’re not obligated to buy your shit if we can’t afford and don’t even want to spend on it in the first place. Most people my age now ride Motorbikes and Scooters with most cars either being family cars, hand-me-downs, or, in rare instances, purchases from rich, relatively privileged kids. Add to that, the city in which I live (Mumbai) is investing heavily in improving public transportation.

  • My dad was going to university when he was 20ish (back in 80’s) and he could work a part time job and pay for his classes. He was so confused as to why I was working and not able to pay for university and would yell at me for not managing my money right… Yeah because I can pay for $10k when I make around 1k a month and I still have to pay all my bills.

  • Go girl! Millennials need more support and encouragement to manage and overcome the “pyramid scheme” they were born into. Namaste;)

  • Hold on kids. When we boomers start dying off you’ll inherit our wealth. My husband and I are consumed with collecting and preserving wealth to pass along to our one millennial and one Gen Z daughters. We are terrified of what the world will look like when our children are our age, late fifties, early sixties.

  • This video is so on point! It reminded me how I got so upset by that speech from Simon Sinek as well when we spent literally 20 minutes saying how millennials are entitled to everything

  • I am definitely a minimal minimalist.. I totally agree! I just recently bought a house and want to have the least amount of things as possible in my home. lol. ��

  • This video made me wonder: At what age, did I stop being the cause of the nation’s downward spiral? I think for Gen X it was somewhere in our mid-30s….but that was only due to the discovery of the Millennials. Honestly, I have friends with Millenial kids who are complaining about the non-existent participation trophies their kids didn’t receive when they were going through school.
    Make you wonder how much of our world view is based upon an imagined, media driven point of view.

  • Yeah, I started working and got my first car in 2007. Had to pay $4.50/gal and saw so many people lose their homes are be “stuck” in their home because they couldn’t afford to leave homes that they had outgrown. I NEVER want to be put in that situation. You’ll excuse me if I don’t rush into a loan that I clearly can’t afford cough cough with horrible terms so that I get foreclosed on later �� I’ll wait till I have 50% down thanks #SetGoals #AchieveThem

  • I’m a Millennial loving BB. It’s Gen-X I hate. They’re so painfully morose. They say BBs destroyed everything. We had it ‘easy’. We had nothing to fear or worry about. We were sexually irresponsible. Yada, yada, yada… As I sit in my little 2 bedroom apartment (the biggest thing I ever owned) they insist on having a McMansion with a home theatrette, then complain how the are so stretched to afford it. Yes, we did it all, and had it all. And worse; we’re going to leave it all to our millennial Grandchildren (who apparently are just as bad as us) and stick it to Gen-X.

  • A different definition of how to work?!?! That says all I need to hear! Your student loan debt is your problem! You should have not made that mistake! If you take a loan pay the damn thing back.

  • i actually respect dave ramsey…my parents keep suggesting i look into homeowning, but i agree with ramsey that paying in cash is better if you can, of course. we did buy my husband’s car and my engagement ring on credit, but have now paid both off and it feels awesome knowing the cc companies can’t come for us now ���� now just to tackle those student loans ����

  • Excellent video. Love your consistency. I like the distinction between the minimalist lifestyle by necessity versus choice. I love the framework that this is a way of thinking in which you value people over things. That’s true.

  • OMG! hell-YES x7 times! My parents think i’m lazy because i do freelance work but it’s simply NOT worth to work 40h/week to get paid the same amount i get for working 40h/month as a freelancer. why would i be stupid if i can’t afford the house/kids anyways? and i STILL get tired just not exhausted.

  • Those complaining “millennials killed…” are kinda like the wagon wheel industry when they invented cars. They had two choices:

    A. Figure out how to make car tires, or
    B. Whine that nobody wants to buy your wagon wheels anymore.

  • Oh, we’re the “entitled ones”, yet these whiny industries are acting like we owe them our money/business??? Ummm…last I checked, if you want someone to buy from you, you have to show them up front what’s in it for them AND that you’re better than your competition.

  • as a member of gen-z I’m just waiting for the tables to turn on us. It’s almost scary seeing how the media talks about millennials but they way that people in that generation have delt with this treatement has at least given me a good example of how to deal with it.

  • If boomers want millennials to buy their houses, they could start by quitting their jobs and letting the millennials move up into a higher pay bracket. Anyway, give it another 10 years, they’ll start dying off, then we’ll hear about how it’s all our fault we let the pension system collapse or some shit like that.

  • Those Millennials who are worse off than their parents have only themselves to blame. Their life plan is to stay on welfare while playing Xbox in their mommy’s basement.

  • It truly does baffle me about the trophy thing. We were children when it really was implemented. Even if you wanna argue that we needed them, that was their parenting now teaching not working correctly to help understand losing. And that only is if you do wanna argue it’s because of millenials. Even if we were part of the equation, we arent the only part of the equation.

  • Millienials also don’t have their priorities right! Now they’re spending all there cash on top of the rate cars, traveling and partying way into their 20s. Years ago people were settling done in their late teens, early 20s! You can have it all.

  • im looking to buy a home within the next six months and there are so few availble homes in my area and they are way overpriced. so even with some wiggle room its still hard to buy a home

  • Eventually there will be a bailout of all these defaulting student loans!

    Everyone in America will feel the brunt of higher taxes! There is no free lunch!

    Meanwhile the national debt will continue to expand to the eventuall point of a total breakdown in America and then the rest of the world!

    Welcome the the biggest, darkest, longest economic depression and social upheaval in modern history!

  • I was reflecting on the coffee thing I even if you greatly underestimate how much a house costs and find a way to somehow buy a house for I don’t know $80,000 that still costs10000 time what then even though most expensive of your typical fancy coffee drink.

  • The numbers don’t lie folks. White conservative Boomers are the only reason Hillary Clinton is not in the White House. So you youngsters can talk shite all you want about the boomers but your age group seems to have a bloody love affair with socialism/Marxism and that is a huge non starter. So I suggest you get your priorities in order and get your fellow millenials/GenZs in line then you might have a chance. Until then, stop playing the victim card and get you lazy asses out of our basements and get yourselves a phucking job. Oh yeah, that education you wanted so bad and we had to pay for, put it to bloody use instead of thinking you are going to make flipping burgers at McDonald a career.

  • If this video gets demonetized for “has nothing to do with how much we like fucking cold brew” that line will still be completely worth it

  • Millenials could also have gotten the GI Bill if they could be bothered to serve their country instead of whining all the time and blaming others for their own failures and bad decisions.

  • Growing up in the recession my parents never talked to us directly about money but stressed “need” over “want” and the good old “we have… at home”. I came into adulthood very practical looking for durable things that would last. Much of the grind is not seen and has changed form yet is still there.

  • Is anyone forced to go to college? Do millennials think everyone should be a doctor or a lawyer? If they believed going into unsustainable debt would give them a utopia then their judgment is naive and childish. Most in previous generations where out from under mommy and daddy’s wings by age 19. Many sooner. So stop whining and listening to these idiot enablers you listen to and just do it

  • Me: /supposedly can’t afford a home due to buying too much fancy coffee/
    My Parents: /had a hard time making ends meets due to part of their daily routine was a run to the store for smokes, a habit I never picked up/
    Me: /has quite a sum of emergency funds saved up just in case and partially uses it to support my folks and handicapped brother/
    Advisors: It’s those avacado and cream cheese beagles though.
    Me: I am literally the only thing preventing my family from going without EVERYTHING.
    Advisors: It’s those salads too.
    Me: I’ve saved my family from being put out on the street.
    Advisors: And all those protein shakes.
    Me: My credit is well in the green.
    Advisors: Then why won’t you buy anything?

  • I agree! Millennials Are Hardworking. Contracts and No benefits. Super expensive housing. Older generation screwed up and millennials were watching. New Technology jobs. Holyyy the world changed!!!!

  • Gen X here….you don’t think the Boomers told us we were useless!? Some people from your generation will do it to the next generation, too. And the younger generations blame it all on the generation older. It’s just another form of ignorance and fear of the unknown (which I have prejudices about Boomers that they are afraid of any change) See? LOL

  • Nope 38 is not a millenial. Stop with that. Everyone wants to be a millenials because we have talked so much about it. I remember in 2011 millenials has a range of 15 years and now we have 15 yo and 42yo claiming to be a millenials and asking for adult life advices. Being millenials was an identity to differentiate of gen X who are career driven and respectful of establishment. If you lived the Berlin wall fall as game changer, you’re not a millenial. If you can’t remember 9/11 you’re too young. Millenials are mostly affected by memorable events and economical situations that happened in the new millenial decade… 2000 to 2010. This has shaped their world view. Yea I know that generation are defined by a lot of others factors, but we have to establish some line. It’s just ridiculous to hear a 45 yo called himself a millenial because he bought a pumpkin latte and ate avocado toast once.

  • Even the third world countries with above 5% growth rate are hugely suffering with underemployment, job insecurity, liquidity, housing, and ever increasing school and hospital prices! All the perks boomers and X enjoyed such as health insurance, pension, salary hikes is drying up quickly!!

  • I’m a millennial. I was able to buy a house, not because I didn’t drink Starbucks, but because I didn’t have student debt. Because I had the insane advantage of a relatively cheap college (under 3k a semester), a scholarship, and parents who were able and willing to cover the difference. It’s called privilege. Boomers, it’s privilege that makes that possible.

  • A career is a luxury and not something that can be taken for granted. I’m 24 years old with degree and I’m effectively unemployable.

  • We do value work life balance more than wages. Wages are obviously important, but our generation wants flexibility more. Even if ever so slightly. Everyone I know works at least 55hrs a week. I myself can’t find a job that works left than 70hrs a week. The OT pay is cute the first 10yrs because you’re starting out, but it gets old after that. You realize your kids are only going to be young for so long. The hobbies you once had start to die off because you have no time. Your marriage can begin to crumble.
    Unfortunately companies are clueless because they keep trying to force us into outdated business models. It’s not gonna work. It’s great you could make ends meet on minimum wage in the 70’s and 80’s but studies have shown you have over 25% more income than millenials do now. That’s not even including cost of living and goods.

  • I’m genZ (15) and already applying for college scholarships because I want a BFA and the acting industry is hard enough without crippling debt. I’m also sick of boomers (my grandparents) saying Im lazy like cmon buddy I just started high school and I’m already worried about student debt, climate change, feeding my future family, getting denied healthcare as a gay woman, etc.
    Ok this was a rant but I had a lot to say ����‍♀️

  • Always question the data as verification of “proof” when they pick two specific years and don’t speak to any other data points. Not saying it’s definitely the case but here when a biased organization picks two specific data points it is almost always because those two dates are either the only dates that support the presupposed narrative or demonstrate it most egregiously which they pass of as how bad it is across the board by conveniently omitting the “lesser” data points.
    Example: Some days the market goes up by 3%. Based on an assessment of the market using just those two data points (the day prior and that day) anyone can be wealthy. Just invest $100 dollars and in a year and a half you can retire with just under 100 million dollars.
    Data is manipulated all the time by both sides to fit the narrative and spread fake news. Two data points is not indicative, provide more data points.

  • It sounds like making good excuse. Millennial are usually game addict. They are not trying hard to live their own life.They live like parasite.

  • I started working a part time job when I was 14. Left my parents home when I was 18. Went to school and worked, both full time. By the Time I was 23 I was married with a career. Before I turned 34 I bought a house and had four kids. I have three degrees, am retired with a beautiful family and I did it on my own. Well, not the kids, of course.

  • No wonder why in the last decade renouncing of citizenship keeps going up cause it millenials permanently leaving the United States

  • No matter what you do whether it’s college or trades or trucking you’re literally not going to find a god damn thing. The whole system is rigged to keep everyone broke. The big OTR companies don’t pay shit and you’re literally living in a truck and living off of 70% of your paycheck. As for the trades good luck on even finding an apprenticeship oh and don’t even bother going into construction they pay you peanuts an hour and have mostly illegals working on the site.

  • Trades could be the answer. Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC, Carpenters, etc… are getting older, and are at a time to retire in a mass-exodus form. Trades could be the proverbial “Goldmine” that people are looking for.

  • One of my older friends is a professor at AU. She was giving a lecture to a bunch of CEOs on retaining staff. They expressed complaints that millennials were impossible to keep and not as loyal as previous generations. Then, she asked how many of them offered paid internships for college grads no one raised their hands. She asked how many offered a living wage, benefits, retirement, or health insurance packages for entry-level positions very few raised their hands. But of course, they all required new hires to have degrees and years of experience for entry-level positions, and they all offered unpaid internships to gain that experience. She had to explain that millennials leave jobs bc the degrees companies require have put them in debt if they are not offered a living wage, benefits, or job security (aka. all the things companies offered to older generations and that most CEOs got when they started) then of course there’s no incentive for millennials to stay.

  • The lack of empathy in today’s world is shocking. It’s disgusting that some people use “just work harder and deal with it” to turn a blind eye to the suffering of an entire generation and to justify and perpetuate a flawed system.

  • I hear this from my parents all the time. They always say they’re supportive of me and think I work hard (2 jobs) but sometime these snide comments slip out. “Oh honey I don’t expect much from you cause you’re weak. Unlike me you never had to suffer”. “You’re so spoiled you don’t know how good you have it”. “Well maybe if you weren’t so lazy”. “People these days are so sensitive always crying lol.” Now they keep pressuring me to buy a house and my mom keeps saying “I don’t expect you to understand how money works since you had it all your life but you’re throwing money in the ocean by not buying a house”. My mom totally judge people’s diamond rings of course, if the blood diamond ain’t big that mean he don’t love you!1!!! -_-

  • Boomers who complain and are unempathetic should realize that THEY were the parents. If they don’t like the way Millennials act, then maybe THEY should have been better parents and take some God damn responsibility for their actions. They always blame the younger generations for the way they act and they never take ANY responsibility for THEIR children. Not even talking about the economic issues.

  • unaffordable housing and difficult jobs market and a corona crisis, the world has far too many problems, stay with parents and look after them

  • Imagine if whiny little bitch millennial’s actually produced something? Put down your crApple products and stop complaining. The first employees I fire when the business needs to be resized are the whiners and those who show @ 0930 with a Starbucks coffee in hand.

  • I’m from Hamilton! Great video, I love not owning things lol. I am somewhat of a minimalist and get very anxious when I start to see clutter around our house.

  • In the gym you can tell who is entitled and who is not, a baby boomer will use three machines and never want to share or workout together with anyone, while it is totally different story when it is generation X or millennials.

    And baby boomers they don’t know how to workout, that’s why they have so many injuries lol

  • The world is just a lie, only 5% of our lucky fellow beings are enjoying, the rest of the population have to fight tooth and nail just to survive forget about living, better to not even exist let alone being alive.

  • Bullshit. The TYT is a bunch of liberal BS. A half a million for a home. Get your ass out of the screwed up state of California that is the way it is because of democrats and liberals. You can buy a nice home in the south for less then 200 k. California should tell you something. Look at every state that’s screwed up and to high to live In It’s a Democratic state run by liberals. Open your eyes already Move out of these sanctuary city’s. They SUCK

  • I actually wish that we didn’t do holiday parties and get togethers at my job. I’d rather get let off work earlier so I can spend my time with those I actually care about and being productive at home.

  • a thing about the trophy thing is that sometimes boomers and co don’t actually mean “trophy” aka something superficial as an award, but instead when they talk about wanting “participation trophies” ie wanting something from the get go and not “winning” it’s usually the things that should be like….. basic, like fair/livable wages or health coverage. all of this coupled with the stats that millenials /do/ work just as hard if not harder than other generations just comes off as tone deaf on boomers part when all we’re saying is we just want to the right to not die or live in destitution

  • As a Millennial business owner I was shocked at how onerous taxation was on my business. It was ridiculously hard to offer benefits, good wages, etc. I had boomer business owners laugh at my attempts to take care of my people. The system is rigged to funnel money to the greedy, derelict, boomer-run State.

  • It is easy to blame some group (Boomers) for all the problems, but the simple fact is that the world population today is 2.5 times more than it was in 1955. The USA population has doubled in that time. So, you have more people competing for the same land and for resources. That is what makes land and home prices go up and prices on all things go up. Millennials aren’t competing with Boomers for resources. Millennials are competing with each other for jobs and wealth and resources.

  • Of course we have it worse, wages are much lower it’s much harder to open a business we are drastically more exposed to drugs not to mention just a huge moral downturn in society civil unrest etc etc

  • its almost like a different country beyond CA its not all 800k for 3 bedrooms. I’m in Ohio my dream house is 245k for a 5 bedroom 2 bath house and all I have to make is 23 a hour, that is laughable by CA standers and their is cheeper states out there.
    baby boomers didn’t need a new 1k cell phone every year. They didn’t have to worry about new computers don’t go by today’s wage with 1970s cost of living.. Instead of going to the mall they went and played by the creek. remember the min wage in 1970 was $1.60 in 1980 it was $3.10 and a house cost 25k. I think more people went to trade schools instead of 4 year college if they finished high school at all. don’t get mad because you can’t buy a house working min. wage they couldn’t back then. Tell your parents or your grandparents you are going to spend 70k and go to school and follow your dreams they will tell you to find a nice girl/guy have 2 kids go drive a forklift in a factory for $15 clime the latter at work and buy a 70k house settle down and live happily ever after

  • Thank you for calling out Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey. They just love to pander to their generation by using the millennial generation as their punching bag.

  • Chelsea — YES!! I defend millennials to everyone and often with some of the examples you have stated. Many of the industries that are going broke I am happy to see declining (golf, motorcycles, and diamonds for sure). I am happy a generation has arrived that shares my values and that you are starting to take charge. PLEASE infiltrate our political climate, some of us are cannot wait until the world is in more of your capable hands.

  • This is what Millennials have inherited from their parents the Baby Boomers: bankrupt nation, more bureaucracy, more taxes, more laws, more wars, weaker dollar, lower standard of living, dumbed down education, poor job market, climate change, broken infrastructure, open borders, immigration problem, big money in politics, banks too big to fail, erosion of civil liberties, fake food, fake medicine, bubble economy, historic high housing costs, food inflation, expensive college, unaffordable healthcare, less leg space on airplanes, corporate media, multinational companies that ship out jobs to overseas nations, then to finish them off: raise the minimum wage so they fight each other for multiple part time service jobs in food and retail that won’t be there much longer anyways. These are the people who require our tax money for entitlements so they can live longer, and oppress the youth with their votes even though they are living on borrow time and dime. Disgusting.

  • “Consumers! Why aren’t you buying my product?! It’s your fault!!! I’m really mad at you! Buy these conflict diamonds!” ������ Pretty much every industry or some stupid cultural fad that is dying.

  • That’s expected. The human population has grown tremendously but the piece of cake still remain the same. Mother earth does not have infinite resources.

  • As a black millennial I’ve been out of college for two years and paid for it myself and looked for careers in my field of business management that is not retail because I did that already and tried to reach corporate level but it’s a mans world in my company. Anyways I paid people to make my resume looks better and even went through a staffing company who ultimately told me that I need to be a wiz at excel �� to get ahead so I was done looking and getting rejected and so I started my own cleaning business. It’s not easy but I’m happier and have my own schedule. But college is overrated and anyone can be creative and make money without a degree. My roommate started off at the cvs corporate office no degree and she was making more than me before I decided to build myself up. Think about that ��

  • This is a lie but then she wasn’t there so she would know better than me. But hey it gives you more to whine about on all the social medias

  • Wow I guess that women’s studies degree isn’t paying big bucks. Whiny bitches. If you actually wanted to make money, you’d skip expensive useless degrees and become an apprentice or go to a trade school. No debt, higher pay. College doesn’t mean success

  • Oh pleeze. The excuses are a classic exuse of Mellinaials too. Your parent sthe Boomers had it is the best but, you were spoiled by it. Yes, you are over grown entitled brats still heading into your 40’s.

  • Why dont we do a experiment of old generations. We expalin this same situation in ‘thier dollar amounts’, not ‘todays dollars’. And have them sit a table and do 1.5 hrs application and personality on paper for a minimum wage job making sandwiches. WELCOME TO OUR SHI*TY WORLD, THE REAL ONE that old generations love to throw at us as an excuse.

  • You take the money you have to pay. If you don’t wanna go in debt then start saving. Learn to take responsibilities for your actions.
    I learned this from an early age now i have massive money saved in investments and assets. While people who use to work with me are broke because they want the best phone and Party every Friday. I did fulltime job for 10 years and saved for 20 years, Now i have enough passive income that i can live without working or do party all i want. but i still work hard to make even more.

  • Middle School 9/11. Graduation year (2008) recession. 2011 Occupy Wallstreet. 2013-2020 Fighting for black lives. 2020 pandemic. When has our generation seen anything good?

  • This is so true, and actually there are people who are investing less in their home spaces, they want to live in smaller places so they can enjoy more the outdoors and trips, however with this pandemic everything is changing. The less things you have, the cleaner and organized your space will look

  • I quit my job for many reasons… But the no respect in the workplace, that was brutal. Constantly being called a “millennial” as an insult was infuriating.

  • when you see the # of You Tube videos with millennials such a Ann Marie Chase spend $$$ despite no income beyond her parents……and the # of followers she has……one realizes that the stereotypes have a large basis in reality.
    Poll after poll of HR directors reveals that millennials do come across as lazy, entitled, and simply unable to handle
    a “bad day at work.” Finally, when you see how many videos there are on You Tube detailing the ridiculous postings
    about “anxiety at work?……well I could go on…

  • Drug dealing sometime’s is the only way to achieved success even if it’s illegal but it’s still capitalism life is fear sometime’s when you have no choice to not play fair

  • Millennials are too busy wondering which gender they are, preventing the free speech of people with different opinions, voting for political policies which repress their own wages and opportunities, protesting that a breakfast cereal or an 80s song is evil and racist, worrying about microaggressions, complaining about people who create jobs and build wealth (“inequality”), taking constant photographs of themselves, being brainwashed by TYT etc. etc. etc. OF COURSE THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS OTHER COHORTS. How about spending your 20s and 30s focusing on improving your own skills, abilities and experience (starting from the bottom), working 2 full time jobs, working up to 100 hours per week, using technology to learn for free, not trying to ruin other people’s lives because they’re [insert arbitrary label: racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, right wing, rich, white, male]. Millennials are vacuous, entitled, lazy, fragile, egotistical, and uneducated (despite wasting billions on useless gender studies degrees). The odd millennials (probably Xennials) without these weird extreme political views and who leverage technology for productive purposes, are wildly successful.

  • The trophy thing is bullshit, because we’re talking about rewards, not about narcisim. I’m not gonna defend biggots, but when these said articles are talking about trophies, they’re talking about the more easily dished out rewards kids of a certain generation got, not about believing that we as millenials are better than others and deserve recognition. Our brains all learn the same pattern of reward systems, and millenial did happen to grow up in a gentler environment where thing that were considered ordinary were rewarded by well meaning parents.

  • As soon as I’ve read this title I was like… Because we are poooor �� 3 massive economical crises in less than 20 years would screw up pretty much any generation ��

  • Very biased view statistically majority of millennials all over the world are leftist, liberalist, indoctrinated, commercialist, adulterous, globalist, materialistic youth that had destroyed the moral fabric and naturalistic characteristic of a society. They are ignorant sheep, alcoholic and had more lust towards Beer, dance, social media, fashion, video games, celebrity shows, music, movies, adultery and porn. Infact they had raised those trends. They are the most arrogant, irresponsible generation who had raised the culture of self projection. Millennials are indoctrinated sheep who stress and live the culture of group think and collectivilism. Millennials are ignorant, corporate mindset gen who never question the authority. The millennials literally always summons the Satan. Millennials market had been saturated and declined. Generation Z are more conservative, ideology, philosophers, idividualist, intellectuals, creative thinkers and nationalist,. Mostly people in that Z generation will break the Chains of globilists, group enslavement, racism, zionisms, One World Orders, economic, political, social, moral and cultural crisis in this World. While Generation Z keeps on questioning the authority.

  • The TYT always compares us with boomers. But if they compared us to all the generations before the boomers we are doing just fine. The poorest working Americans are in the top 1% of the world. Ps stop taking loans if you can pay them.

  • It’s funny now that I’m a 35 year old millenial I do see the patterns older adults fall into when they blame the younger generation I managed a bunch of Generation Z workers that were you know 19-20 and like 95% of them had the worst work ethic. Definitely made me see why I had to fight so hard for respect when I was a younger worker as I was the exception to the rule. I went into it thinking if I helped them and they saw I wasn’t just going to demand they do stuff but rather showed I was willing to pitch in that they’d respect me more as a manager, NOPE. I definitely would change things around and help less and delegate more next time since I felt like I helped and they still didn’t see it. I don’t know how many crappy evening and weekend shifts I picked up because those kids called off work with no notice.

  • I enjoy and wait for every new video. Well done! I wish you a millions followers as it is a so positive and helpful! I surprised that someone posted dislikes… I like your videos very much!

  • Thank you for this video. I have come back to it multiple times to regain sanity… usually when LinkedIn news articles have me feeling like a failure (swear it’s like Facebook 2.0).

  • I was born in 81 and don’t even know what generation I’m supposed to be. I’ve always had a job, I only drink free coffee, and I learn most new stuff from 20-somethings on YT.

  • You see the problem is that people want to make money just by sitting in front if a computer instead of actually making somne thing or work with their hands.. that is problem.

  • There is this wonderful intuition called the military. You all were welcomed to join. You could have had housing, food, full benefits, training, and education and more benefits after your enlistments were up, but most of you just poo poo’d it all just thought hat it was part of the military industrial complex and banker wars and were basic pussies. Now you want to wine some more. Actually, you owe everything you have to people that were wiling to serve and take the risk. only Millennials I like are those that have served. The rest of you were either slow or spoiled brats.

  • I had someone call me lazy to my face while I was working at my part time bar tending job, because I referenced living at home. Little did this man know I run my own coaching business as well as work my usual “clock in, clock out” job. I COMPLETELY agree that this notion that young people are lazy really needs to kick rocks.

  • I live in Mexico and my dad bought his house 10 times cheaper than now and he got a job in Volkswagen because the company WAS LOOKIKG FOR WORKERS literally they were in the streets knocking doors to find people without caring about experience or a degree not even elementary school degree ��.
    Yeah probably they were poor when they were children but they had one thing that millenials don’t and it was easy opportunities to make a good futute.

  • Yes Chelsea, thank you for making this video. My dad is the worse with blaming everything on blaming me and my younger siblings who are all millennials that we are lazy and dont care about anything. It is so frustrating, I am certainly only working part time and looking for a full time job and he always calls me lazy. I can’t take it anymore. How should I tell him I am trying but I dont appreciate the negative comments?

  • Millenials have the word wrap ever because ever failure can be captured so vividly on camera. I keep telling people thanks to millenials we have some of the most progressive rights for women, transgenders and many more. The current economy is fault of the previous generation’s actions, not ours. Everyone portrays millenials as entitled just because we call people out. We are perceived as lazy because we insist to work smart instead of hard or sucking up and kissing ass that was previously expected.
    Also agreed what she said about counting time = worth.
    I had a 39 y.o colleague complain about a young man who wrote to us, calling them “these millenials ” I was like “why, were you born before the 80s?”

    Millenials aren’t obsessed with buying a house, with all the travelling they do for work and for pleasure.

  • It sounds like you guys just explain living while being black pretty damn hard to pull yourself up by the bootstraps when somebody keep taking your boots

  • I don’t think the older generations know who the millennials are. I had a conversation with a few boomers on Facebook, I was explaining that the boomers allowed the government to be bought by corporations. I can’t remember how the conversation went but I said I didn’t vote when Reagan was running, one of them told me that was my fault. I then had to explain I didn’t vote because I was one years old. And then I got blocked after that.

  • These idiots have to bring Trump into EVERYTHING, and how the poor blacks and Latinos make less which is bullshit, I’m so sick of these fucks, they could of actually made a good video for once

  • Millennials have been badly advised by their elders and enabled to fail by self-serving educationalists and politicians. So many more kids (millennials and later) nowadays are going to college or university than the boomers but for the wrong reason (blame the parents, teachers, governments, colleges and peer pressure) what happened to technical college diplomas, evening classes and apprenticeships?  Plus they also pick soft USELESS social subjects like gender studies yugh that does not educate them for the workplace but instead leaves them entering adulthood with huge debts and starting their workplace experience 4 years later in life. These 3 facts means a lot for younger workers and they will likely never recover even thru time. Meanwhile most Boomers started work immediately after school and so gained experience and promotion earlier, or wisely chose STEM subjects for higher education but we still had time to start a family earlier in life when couples are more fertile, (maybe took the hit earlier in the wife’s promotion path) instead the Millennials put it off for fear of losing promotion or for their nihilistic lifestyle, or have just one child or none at all by intent or because they sadly left it too late.

  • I looked for work that i could afford to get to ( cost of travel) as soon as i could. Just to apply to subway yoi could only apply online and i spent a 1 FULL AND HALF HOUR including a personality test. A personality test to make sandeiches!!

  • I still don’t get how this it’s boomers fault. What did a math teacher or an ironworker or a truck driver have to do with our jobs going to multinational companies? I think we need to stop saying that. Maybe the people that made those decisions just happened to be boomers, but you can’t blame an entire demographic for what went on with lobbyists in DC. I think millennials are in trouble and they’re gonna need help from the boomers parents that love them. I’m a boomer and if I remember correctly we protested loudly about what was going on back then. BTW… Boomers are frustrated with mili’s because we know what life is really about but our 30 year olds believe a lot of theoretical unproven gibberish that was fed to their minds through their phones. And we watch them fail while they’re heads are held high like winners.

  • When you are eligible for entrance into the workforce and have no clue on how to assimilate because it was you do not understand how to enter the workforce, you will lose.

  • The left’s answer to everything is to tax people to death that’s the majority of our problem Look at California and its tax base paying for illegals to come here and give them welfare housing and medical. cut that out maybe we can put it toward education for our people

  • Living at home at an old age causes psychological and emotional damage. People should move out early to sustain their level of maturity.

  • Does it look like she had to wrestle that shirt on? And in the end still wasn’t Victorious? Anyways your video was ok Meg Griffin

  • Lushes lawns.

    My father in law connected a pipe to all the laundry (grey) water that that then self waters his lushes suburb lawn…btw this is illegal in California but so far he has remained under the radar…perhaps if Cali were to use its grey water maybe it wouldn’t be going up in flames.

  • I really don’t understand how previous generations have been just living and being adults, but millennials get shit on for eating vegan or whatever they want to complain about and framed as 40yo kids. I don’t understand how these older generations who are accusing the younger generations of mishaps can be so bitter when they apparently have/had it all.

  • You only deserve what you work for. Period. You should never be given it, you should work for it. 40k in student loan debt? Sounds like a personal choice was made to take out the loans associated with said debt, but that is my opinion. Not everyone needs to go to college. Why not a trade school to learn a trade? I know guys that make 6 figures a year, never took a college class in their life.

  • Honestly, I don’t care if people think I’m out to kill the Diamond industry, the suburbs and SUVs. Because I truly want these things to die anyways. But I resent the implication that I’m out to kill breakfast cereals. That’s like 90% of my diet.

  • Things do cost more now a days but I also have to wonder if young people today are willing to start out in life the way we did. Our first house was very modest. We did not start off with a huge house with all the bells and whistles. Seems like it’s a goid idea to work your way up. Buy small first.

  • Some of the millennials with trade skills have been acquiring small plots of waste land and building on them with scavenged and cheap materials. None of it has planning permission but they could not care less. Others have decked out vans with the essentials (electricity production, microwave, small fridge, fold out bed, composting toilet, some water storage) and grab cash in hand jobs around the cities without renting. If I was in the same position, having to deal with 2 nasty recessions, little wage growth and few good prospects I would have done the same. Lower the cost of living, grab as much work as possible, spend on productive and value enhancing products and investments (such as solar panels) and quickly learn and apply in demand skills.

    The usual life milestone would be valid if life had not changed much but the pace of change has accelerated. Opportunities are appearing and quickly disappearing. So the people who can move quickly and apply quickly win.

  • If your a millennial, remember the great recession, and still living paycheck to paycheck, and at your mom’s house

    Not only are you a loser, but you never learned a thing