A Continuous Debate Between Baby Boomers and Millennials

My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.” – Ted Turner

One of the many things that Patrick and Amanda have noticed when working together on The San Diego Lifestyle is that although they see a lot of things the same way, they have very different views on a number of topics. This can be challenging, especially as they work through the creation of a virtual guide to San Diego for visitors and locals. Some of these differences are a result of the fact that he is a man and she’s a woman, and that he has a lot more life and business experience than she has. But at a more fundamental level, some of their different views are a result of the fact that she’s a Millennial and he’s a Baby Boomer. Baby Boomers and Millennials have a lot in common, but tend to also disagree on, well, a LOT. They have decided to start a new segment on The San Diego Lifestyle where they will discuss some of their views on a variety of topics. Check out this week’s debate on entitlement.

Millennials are often called the “entitled generation” by all other generations. Baby Boomers especially dislike the Millennial attitude, because Millennials believe they should basically get everything for doing pretty much nothing. Baby Boomers spent their younger years working a lot harder for a lot less, and they don’t understand how Millennials can expect the world without working hard. As a Millennial, Amanda doesn’t understand why everyone should have to work so hard all the time without getting anything in return. “Shouldn’t you get what you expect if you wish it and dream it?!” she suggests. Watch this debate between Patrick and Amanda and decide for yourself, are Millennials entitled?! Are they truly the entitlement generation? Let us know what you think!