Narcissism fueled by social media. Flakiness at life, work, and adulthood. Entitlement sans achievement.
If you hear the noise, Millennials suck. Generation Y is "the worst generation ever." Thanks, Time magazine.
Unkind and untrue generalizations aside, this is the full picture:
Millennials have experienced acts of terrorism, epic financial crises, arid job markets, and ballooning costs of living, and yet we are one of the most idealistic, hopeful, and confident generations ever.
Millennials are living in an era full of fear, hate, and spin, and yet we are incredibly open-minded, kind, hopeful, and tolerant.
Millennials have graduated from probably the most vicious meritocracy ever, and yet we are eternally curious about the world, wanting to learn more.
Millennials see religious wars on the news, a surge of non-believing, and yet we yearn to connect to a higher purpose and find meaning in our lives.
I'm a Millennial, and proud of it. In this blog I want to explore what it means to be one of us: our unique experiences, strengths, challenges, and hopes. What we have to give, and what we have to learn.
This blog will largely be populated by my rambles, but I hope it becomes more than that. I want to hear your thoughts and start a conversation. If I'm lucky, you'll feel better about who we are after reading it, too.
We are pretty awesome human beings…even when we are taking pictures of our lunch or wearing extra-chunky glasses.
To that and more!
P.s. Why "the Himay"? Long-story-short: growing up in Mexico kids usually call each other by their first name, but add an "el" or "la" ('the") at the beginning. For me, it was "el Jaime," so I figured I would bring that back with some phonetic guidance for y'all.