Lexus Peters

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Dear Gen X/Baby Boomers...sincerely, the true Millennial.

Dear Generation X and Baby Boomers, 

Millennials like myself often get a bad reputation from you. We are called self-entitled, lazy, narcissistic, and seeking appraisal for no reason. From my experience, I have found quite the contrary. I have found that we are actually balanced, professional, and just simply misunderstood. 

We can multi-task a social life, work life, family, and still make time to read, write, learn, and create. We can learn cutting edge technology such as 3D printing, in one twelve week semester. We are producers, composers, artists, and inventors. We are so competent with technology that our precense in the world is needed and we feel hurt when we are looked at as inadequate by your generations. 

I think to some degree we do deserve a little bit of praise, because we grew up in a negative economy and an era where people tried to bring us down and make us feel less because we were "handed" things. Sure, we were handed our MacBooks and iPhones but we thank you for giving us the platform to thrive and grow. Together as a generation, we hope to leave this world a better place and soon be able to have our ideas taken more seriously as we mature and grow into our mid-twenties and thirties. We thank you for your patience and we are sorry for being "self-entitled" brats as teenagers since it took some of us a little bit longer to mature. We look forward to doing business with you and want you to know that there is hope for us and the world if you give us a chance. 

With Love, Dear Gen X/Baby Boomers...sincerely, the true Millennial.

Your true Millennial. 

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Matt Sweetwood

Matt Sweetwood

4 years ago #15

Lexus, can I do a live Buzz with you here in NYC? It would be a fun interview.

Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos

Great buzz! Lexus Ashley Peters

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #13

I reposted this a week or so ago and it deserves more attention. cc; Matt \ud83d\udc1d Sweetwood

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #12

Hi Lexus Peters, great buzz! My kids are both millennials who not only thrive but have tons of compassion and are very thankful for so much. I think with every generation thanks to the minorities contained within, people tend to generalize and label everyone. Welcome to you!! I'm glad you wrote this.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #11

Lexus Peters, I am a Professor and I know well Millennials. It is synonymous with strength and enthusiasm. Welcome!

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #10

Lexus, I think the media has made it a habit of beating up on Millennials via and abundance of negative news. The good news is that Gen Z will soon be in white hot media spotlight focusing on this new generation's perceived flaws, etc. This harsh media treatment is sort of like a rite of passage of each new generation. As a Gen Xer, I recall the media bashing we had to put up with, like Nirvana being called the poster child for a generation of bored young people who just wanted to be entertained. Other examples abound. Gen Y will be "off the hook" soon enough.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Welcome to beBee Lexus Peters. I'm a boomer and I think Millennials rock! "they" picked on my generation too. People make too big of a deal about new generations. We should be grateful there are new generations. Thank you for your buzz.

Lexus Peters

Lexus Peters

4 years ago #8

Thank you John, I really appreciate it!!! It means the world to me to hear my voice be heard. #11

Lexus Peters

Lexus Peters

4 years ago #7

Yay! #10

John White, MBA

John White, MBA

4 years ago #6

Great buzz, Lexus Peters! We're glad to have you creating conversations on the site. beBee has shared your piece broadly on social media including our Facebook page, which if you're not following you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/bebeeENG/?fref=ts. Thanks again and buzz on!

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

4 years ago #5

Lexus Peters I'm a boomer and I think millennials rock !!!!

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

Wellcome Lexus Peters I am only a human being, who tries to learn from the rest of human beings. Now a hybrid human / bee

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #3

Being a boomer i will have to admit some generalized trash talk. But i will also have to admit that Millennials have pointed out that I am Ward Clever of the 50's era family show. Boomers like anyone else in the human race throw rocks at what we don't understand. Millennials should note that they will occupy our space soon enough. Your children will laugh at your iPad and mac books in just a few years. Boomers would do well to make nice with Millennials. As Barbara Bush told George, they will be picking your nursing home and providing your care. I am slowly starting too get the new generations, but if i back slide in public and you are the one to catch me, offer me a blanket and some ensure with a shot of Don Julio. I will come around. Welcome to BeBee.

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

4 years ago #2

Very well said Lexus Peters! And welcome to beBee Land!!

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #1

Lexus Peters welcome to beBee !

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