Millennials are gradually becoming the largest group of the working-age population and are the largest group of consumers, which means their interests and needs have to be taken into consideration. After all, their purchasing power has increased from $ 600 billion to $ 1 trillion in just the past few years.
Who are they? Most are already adults who still love to play video games, have no idea what a VCR is, and are often labeled as hipsters, technologically dependent, and eco-friendly generation. People love to throw outrageous claims at the Millennials, so here are five things you may believe about Millennials that aren’t true!
1. Millennials just don’t care
Those who grew up with smartphones and laptops may indeed seem like they’re less interested in everything around them. But that’s actually the opposite of the truth, as youngsters engage themselves with a plethora of hobbies and topics on the Internet. From creating memes about political situation to diving into self-educational videos and articles, there are countless things they may be doing on the web that could look like apathy in the real world.
2. Millennials have a short attention span
If you see a young person switching between a dozen apps or browser tabs, it’s not because they have ADD, they’re just used to this rate of content consumption. Anything less and they’d get bored. Some can watch a movie, text, and play games at the same time. It’s as close to multitasking as we can get.
3. Millennials think only about themselves
Humans are selfish creatures. We do spend hours upon hours every day staring at our phones or computer screens, even Boomers and Zoomers. It is the only way for most of us to feel connected to the things happening in the world, be it some celebrity drama or a political issue. It’s like reading newspapers and books but with an ability to address the issues as they develop, and share your opinions with the rest of the world.
4. Millennials are lazy
This certainly can’t be said about all Millennials, but most of them are insanely productive, despite spending too much time with their media gadget of choice. In fact, the advancements in mobile technology have only increased their productivity, as they keep coming with new ways to optimize the work process.
5. Millennials love being called that
There’s nothing wrong with the word “Millennials,” but labeling people of different generations may be perceived in a negative light, especially when you’re comparing them to other age groups. Just call them 90’s kids, and all should be fine!