What Millennials Want to Hear You Say*

  • I see your point.
  • I understand your feelings.
  • I hear where you’re coming from.
  • I don’t know the answer.
  • I wish I knew how to fix it.
  • We can figure this out together.
  • You have a good point .
  • That’s something I haven’t thought of.
  • Tell me your opinion.
  • You’re right .
  • America must find better solutions to our problems.
  • Mistakes have been made.
  • Your generation has difficult issues that must be grappled with .
  • I’m sorry .
  • I care .
  • I want to help .
  • We can work together to make things better.
  • I love you.

*Dear Millennial, This is an attempt to understand you ,so if I got it wrong, please don’t judge and dismiss. Share your thoughts in the comments.

12 comments

    • I’m talking about the sane ones. Some are totally out of touch with reality. But even those would benefit from respectful conversation and maybe be reached if they were treated like adults instead of talked down to . The Left is reaching them by saying “We understand and we have all the answers.”

      • That makes sense. The daughter of a friend wrote an article about what SHE thought they needed, and it was full of wanting validation for every task, challenges at every level of employment, etc….

        I told her I’d love for someone to validate my dishes-washing, yet I can’t quit and work for someone who does. 🙂

    • 😂 Seriously, I was actually trying to “reach across the aisle” with this post . I am related to some of these people and they are not all snowflakes. But they are tired of being dismissed without being given the opportunity to explain their point of view. I don’t think it’s necessary for us to agree with them to be able to treat them with respect. And it’s true that they’re inheriting huge problems from the past several decades of crappy government. Maybe they will come up some good ideas that don’t involve taxing the middle class to feed the working poor.

      • I know. Every generation has its growing pains. We just didn’t have social media to make it so out there. There are good and bad of everyone.

      • The sad thing is that it’s not really Us versus Them, it’s all of us versus the powers that be, but they are keeping us divided. Keep the media focus on the division, not the real issues. Make Millennials and Boomers a big joke so you won’t notice the inflation and loss of freedom that is going on under your nose.

      • Well, my husband has millennials that work for him. They come in late, leave early. They’ve had times when they didn’t show up at all with no call, or a parents calls in sick for them. They expect to be promoted after six months. They do the bare minimum and wonder why they don’t get exceeds expectations on their reviews. These are white collar jobs in a good company with good benefits. Is he (and the other senior management) wring to expect people to actually work? My friend is a lawyer in hr at a big company. The majority of her employees that are out in “stress leave” are millenials. Not all millennials are like this, but enough of them are that it’s a stereotype

      • I have a friend with a business in New York and they cannot find any good help despite the good pay and benefits. Definitely something wrong.

  1. From Time Magazine [twenty somethings] — They have trouble making decisions. They would rather hike in the Himalayas than climb a corporate ladder. They have few heroes, no anthems, no style to call their own. They crave entertainment, but their attention span is as short as…” July 16,1990. If you go back in history it is clear that every generation thinks they can do better than the previous and that the next generation will ruin it all. I am slowly learning to celebrate the differences and allow everyone to excel. Was blessed to hear Jeff Hiller give a presentation, [Dude, What’s My Job? – Managing Across Generations] earlier this year which helped me… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVITvHAZnfQ

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