Before I rant, here’s a video of Simon Sinek talking about the Millennial Paradox.
Sinek is on point about everything actually.
I sincerely hope this message reaches this generation — the millennials — their parents, and even millennial parents.
Growing up, I would always hear this from my mom, “Kung alam mo lang kung pa’no kami pinalaki noon,” and some parents would do their best to shy away from the parenting style they were raised in by being lenient, in fact, too lenient, towards their children. Then they suddenly get mad and strict when their kids go overboard. There you have it — inconsistency.
I am a millennial, and even though the generation before mine is not as tech-savvy and assertive, I admire them for their perseverance and hard work. They do not easily give up, they cope with stress well, and they maintain good relationships with others. Thanks to their parents, our grandparents, for raising them up well.
It’s time to break the curse of the millennials. And I think it should start in the home. 😊