I read an article yesterday about “the problem with millennials” (kids born between 1980 and 2000).
Helicopter parenting has caused these kids to crash land.
I’ve seen this trend for the past 15 years while hiring. Less and less applicants can handle their own shit. They’ve been told they’re great by their parents, and put into an education system based on standardized testing and a college environment where the best way to increase enrollment is to cater to those students.
The fact is a creative firm like mine, which hires smart people who take ownership simply doesn’t have any use for these graduates. I need people who will challenge the status quo and fail smartly.
The problem isn’t that they’re “crash landing”, but that they’re waiting until 30 until they are first allowed to crash-land, but at least they’re finally crash landing. My only hope is the woman who wrote this article is letting “Amy” fail and not “fixing” her problems for her with therapy and medication… postponing Amy’s growing up yet again. If so maybe I’ll be able to hire Amy in a few years despite her degrees…