Dear Millennials: I owe you an apology

According to population estimates released in April by the U.S. Census Bureau, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. Defined as those ages 18-34 in 2015 and now 75.4 million strong, they have surpassed the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69).

As a “Gen X-er”, I admit I found myself caught up in rhetoric and stereotypes for a time. In fact, like many, I was driven by a list real or imagined traits that were meant to define nearly 80 million people and put them in a neat, narcissistic little box. Now with time to reflect and remember that generations are analytical constructs, and in many ways reflect nothing more than a complex but less than precise mathematical algorithm, created as means of deriving a socially acceptable consensus delineating the border between one group and another, I would like to share my ideas and hopefully gain greater insights from your ensuing comments.

Read more of my story in the Huffington Post

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