The Greatest Generation And The Millennials

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There are many different generations, that accomplish many things over the years. The important generations are the greatest, baby boomers, generation X, generation Z, and the millennials. Each generation learns from each other and try not to make similar mistakes. There is a huge difference between the Greatest generation and the millennials. They both have accomplished so much over and have failed many times. The greatest generation was born between 1914-1924. This generation worked through the great depression, and went to World War II. “This generation shared the values of faith, honor, country, duty, personal responsibility, and common sense of purpose” (2005, O’Donnell), the greatest generation never complained about much, and did…show more content…
This generation is currently in their young adulthood now. Millennials are considered to selfish, and lazy generation. This generation has also accomplished many things over the years. Millennials have more choices in everything they do and more likely to make mistakes. They are known to “gravitate toward group activity, feel close to their parents, fascinated by new technology, racially and ethnically diverse, and (one in five) have at least one immigrant parent” (2003, Oblinger). Millennials are considered technologically advanced in the world and are always on top of the new technology. Many of the millennials are highly educated and many have dreams to go to college. They even push toward their goals, and don’t let anything stop them. “79 percent said the internet has had a positive influence” (2003, Oblinger), many says that seeing other people like themselves has even influenced them to push harder to reach their own goals. Even though many millennials don’t have many achievements that many people see, they have many personal achievements. Many millennials are working toward college degrees and trying to give themselves better lives. This isn’t all millennials though, many come from the lower class and unable to afford college and a better life. Millennials are so much more than other generations put them out to be. If people are willing to look past the mistakes the millennials make, they will be able to see the good that…show more content…
The greatest fought for everything that the millennials have now. Many believe that the millennials are the next greatest generation, and can potentially do just as much good as the Greatest generation did. The media makes all millennials seem like “mass murders, hate criminals, and binge drinkers to test failers, test cheaters, drug users, and just all- around spoiled brats” (2009, Howe and Strauss). “According to a national survey, barely one adult in three thinks that today’s kids, once grown, will make the world a better place” ( 2009, Howe and Strauss), when people have faith in millennials that gives faith to them and pushes them harder to do the right thing. The greatest generation fought so that the future generations could make the world a better place. They had no idea what the future was going to be like, but they knew they wanted it to be a better
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