- Millennials have a reputation for being difficult, entitled, and spoiled.
- New research finds that actually, they’re optimistic, resilient, hard workers.
- Their much-maligned “helicopter parents” are likely a big reason they’re turning out well.
A few years ago, I sat in on a research presentation on millennials at a prominent bank, sequestered so high in a midtown Manhattan skyscraper that the snow outside the windows turned to rain by the time it hit the ground.
I was one of two millennial attendees in a packed room.
Armed with a folder of research compiled by Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, I returned to my trendy open plan office and told my millennial coworkers that the experience had felt a lot like it must feel to be an endangered snow leopard, watching zookeepers whisper about you on the other side of the glass.
Hello? I’m right here. Why doesn’t anyone ask me?