Seven Painful Realities Of Being A Millennial *Guest Post*

I’ve been on vacation from my writing jobs, so you haven’t seen much from me. It’s nice to take a little time for my husband, pup, and in-laws. But in the meantime, here is a more serious post I wrote for Love, Geeky Girl.

When you’re done reading this, go over to the website to check out Sam’s December daily Blogmas posts. She’s put fantastic content out for Blogmas.

I will officially be back writing again in the first week of January.

Have a happy Christmas, Kwaanza, Hanukkah, Yule, Winter Solstice, New Year, and any/every other holiday you might celebrate!

-Dani

Love, Geeky Girl

By Dani Kessel

When you’re a millennial, you get called all the names in the book. You’re called ungrateful, lazy, entitled, etc. But most millennials know that this is the furthest thing from the truth. The world has drastically changed over the past few decades. So, when I see posts about things millennials need to learn about the world, I either laugh or get really frustrated. Older folks don’t seem to understand the ways the painful realities that the millennial generation has faced. 

So, here are seven of the most painful experiences that will make almost every millennial say, “YEP!”

1. Boomers infantilize us constantly.

Generations are grouped together based on age groups, common experiences, defining world events, and a collective consciousness (further filtered by race, gender, class, and other intersectional identities). The millennial generation spans from 1981-1996 according to the Pew Research Center. The youngest millennials are 23 (or…

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