Millennials have gotten a bad rep over the last few years. With everyone having their say on social media and anywhere else online for that matter, it has been so easy to drudge up this siren of hate towards this generation. But how bad are millennials anyway? Are people merely hating because they think millennials have it so much easier?
This is the generation that is said to be lazy. Youngsters who refuse to work for a living and who whine about everything. And yet, millennials are also people who don’t have a clear line between work and life. They are the ones who refuse to settle for any job because they want to pursue what they are passionate about. Sure, they whine on social media but the only difference is that whining wasn’t something people did in public two decades ago.
Tangela Ekhoff is taking sides with millennials. This woman is a “Gen X lady” and yet, she had some inspiring words to share with her millennial followers on twitter. Words which inspired and shed light on what’s really important in life.
“It's a big world out there waiting for you to explore it. Home ownership is great, but it ain't all that,” she adds in her third tweet. Ekhoff hit a mark here with these words as millennials are known for refusing to settle both physically somewhere and in terms of other things such as work.
Ekhoff hit a sweet spot with millennials through her tweets. Her twitter profile shows how this woman is a wife and a mother. She is also a writer, a sit-down comic and to put it out there, a “G Dropper.”
Things got pretty sentimental and mushy on twitter once this message was out there for the world to see. One twitter user was at a loss for words and could only muster up a series of emoji’s to send her thanks to Ekhoff. “@tangelaehhoff,” the twitter user wrote, “You are..." and cue a series of emoji's.
Another user felt a virtual hug was needed after this heartwarming message. “@tangelaehhoff these tweets are so wholesome I just wanna give you a hug pic.twitter.com/jdRKkwCyc3,” tweeted ‘Aggressive Asian’. (Let’s move on, this is too easy.”
More hugs and thanks were tweeted out to Ekhoff. “@tangelaehhoff I’ll give you an internet hug," added the ‘Aggressive Asian’. “You're so accepting and supportive!!! If you're ever in the Bay Area I will give you a real one!
It seems that Ekhoff’s message was not only heartwarming but it gave new found strength to some millennials. “@tangelaehhoff I needed this!” one twitter user wrote, adding, “Getting pressured from some older generation folks for my husband and I to buy a house. We looked but we just not ready!”
The love came from more than the millennials, however. Gen-Xers on twitter also praised Ekhoff’s message. “@tangelaehhoff Well said, this entire thread. I love having a home but I went out &lived first. People don't need to jump from one nest to their final one.” @DavidJonFuller tweeted.
Some of us are over this whole heartwarming stuff online. I know I have become more immune to this stuff because it seems stories like these happen every day. Still, Ekhoff’s message is an important one both for millennials and their haters — a message that goes beyond the avocado toast.
It’s so easy to hate on millennials for being superficial and lazy but are they really? Is it because they shoot everything they eat and refuse to dress up in a suit? Millennials may come across as being lazy and yet, they are the ones who are insatiably curious and wanting to see the world. They are the ones who refuse to work in a job that does not give them meaning and a purpose in life. Millennials are also the ones who have an appetite for life, despite the fact that there is so much danger in the world, where a peaceful walk in the park can turn into an afternoon of terror.