Generation Y: The Entitled Generation

Generation Y

We are a generation that is prodded. Told that we are special. We are capable of things that we dream of. I absolutely agree. I really believe that people, no matter who or what they are are always capable of reaching their dreams and ambitions. But if you would notice, there is an increasing trend. Specially on social media. The advent of websites such as Thought Catalogue or some other inspirational website. Everyone keeps on sharing or talking about articles on “what” are the goals, Everyone shares an article about “The things you should do” or “The things that you should achieve” by the time that you a young adult. But almost no one talks about “How” are you going to do that.

Of course, it’s obvious that almost everyone of us already has a goal in mind so why not discuss “how” are we going to reach it and not “what” is it? but no one really does act on it right? We are a generation where we expect everything to be laid out in front of us. We are now in a time where we have become entitled people. Because we think that we are special, we think almost everything will go our way.


Everything Is Spoonfed To Us

Almost, if not all is so easy for us to have. If we are to compare the previous generation, they were told that in order for you to get to a greener pasture, you must work hard. But our generation is quite different. We think that we will get where we want because we are “special”. We are just waiting for the world to see our so called “potential”.


We have been prodded from birth

It’s pretty much safe to say that we have been prodded from birth until we are so called “adults”. But we have to learn and know that it’s time to wake up, grow up and take responsibility for the actions and realize that not everything will be laid out in front of us.


We Are Wildly Ambitious Without Any Clue On How To Get What We Want

We no longer want just a “secure career”, we want a “fulfilling career” without really lifting any finger for it. It’s time to realize that the world does not own us anything.

But I have a suggestion for our Generation on how we can achieve all of the things that we want. It’s really easy. after all, we are special right? Here are those:

  • Still stay ambitious. It should be noted that we are not criticizing members of the generation Y who are ambitious because actually that’s a good thing. What we don’t like is being ambitious without putting the work. Dream BIG, Work Bigger.
  • Lastly, stop thinking that you are special. No matter how painful that sounds. Always remember that you are just like everyone else. It’s up to you to work hard to make yourself standout from the crowd.

Jamie Dole Green

Jamie Dole Green is a Creative Writing major student and a Freelance writer for She enjoys activities such as reading books, writing, running and playing music. Follow her on Twitter @JamieDoleGreen and at Google+ for more awesome articles and fun stuff.

4 thoughts on “Generation Y: The Entitled Generation

  1. Speak for yourself, man. The previous generation had free education, jobs left and right, and were a part of the world’s strongest economy. While some of those things are true for some people nowadays, a lot of the things you’re talking about are the benefit of technology. I’m pretty sick of reading articles saying this generation is spoiled by technology.

    Generation-Y is probably one of the smartest, most entrepreneurial and creative generations there has ever been. They’re connected to a world of about 6 billion people and want to do something that matters, and they’re competing with everyone from celebrities to multinational brands. Good for them for not giving up and contributing to the global culture that’s forming.

  2. This is a poorly written and poorly edited piece. Sometimes I worry about the lack of pride put into work produced by those who consider themselves “advice givers.”

  3. @generationer – “Generation-Y is probably one of the smartest…” Do you have stats to support your claim? Perhaps “US adults are dumber than the average human” at will help your ‘argument.’

    @Angela – Your ad hominem is simply not cogent. Additionally, “pride” is logically independent from an article’s quality.

  4. Using “we” and “obviously” among other details are fallacy based arguments that need substance to back them up. I see what your trying to say, but you use generalizations and opinions that are not actually true in several ways. You could make an argument to go either way in this situation but I would like to see statements leading to a general valid conclusion.

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