The widespread notion that the Millennial generation is lazy and entitled. Honestly, I think this is a made up notion to cover the fact that people don’t understand Millennials chasing different lifestyles and following different values than the generations before us. The notion that time is what makes a person worthy of a promotion is archaic. If a Millennial is good enough to be in charge, don’t hold them back because you think they’re too young. People don’t hold back athletes for being too young, they realize that you can reach peak performance to compete at the Olympics whether you’re 16 or 36. Yet when it comes to the corporate world, if you’re not 36 and you ask for a promotion, you’re an entitled little brat who hasn’t ‘earned it’. And to be quite frank, the Millennial generation is the most educated generation on earth, to date. Stop selling us short.
People that lack manners. Genuinely, they cost nothing, take very little effort and they mean everything both to the people you know and to the people you don’t know. Say excuse me if you burp in public. Hold a door that extra two seconds, rather than letting it slam in someone’s face. Small things, they make a world of difference.
Families that ‘vlog’ their lives and their kids and put everything on the internet for the world to see. Those kids don’t get a say in the matter. They’re not getting a choice in what’s posted and what’s out there for the world to see, forever. They’re going to be the ones who try to apply for jobs in twenty years only to have potential employers google them and see an essential ‘play-by-play’ of their lives up to that point. And that’s not fair. It especially makes me ragey when parents put things out there that are all-too inappropriate for the world to see. I wish these people would stop and think ‘what if my child doesn’t want their face out their for the world to see?’ and ‘How will my children feel when they’re 18 and applying to colleges and I’ve posted videos of them online trying to use the toilet?”
When people push their religious beliefs on others. I’m all for people being able to believe in whatever religion they choose. You have a right to your religious beliefs. You do not, however, have a right to push those religious beliefs onto others. This belief has been one that I have had for a long time, but it’s top of mind today as a video has surfaced of the man running to be Prime Minister of Canada making a speech stating that gay couples lack the inherent quality of marriage and therefore should not be able to legally marry. He then went on to compare gay people to being the tail of a dog. That, Mr. Scheer, is your deeply rooted religious belief. While I vehemently disagree with your belief and find your comparison of gay people to the tail of a dog abhorrent, you have every right to your own beliefs. You do not, however, have any fucking right to push that belief on the Canadian public. When you say that you’re ‘for the people’ you need to be for all people, not just for those that follow your religious beliefs. I’m genuinely scared for the future of Canadian culture if you’re elected in November.
When people say ‘no offense’ right before they say something offensive. Saying ‘no offense’ does not negate the offensiveness of your statement, nor does it let you off the hook. Please don’t expect me to just let it slide, because it’s not going to happen.
Honestly, I could probably go on and on, but I’ll draw there. I’ve got my venting done.