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Afraid of Being Called An Entitled Millennial

Afraid of Being Called An Entitled Millennial

Entitled millennial.

I’ve heard these two words put together so often that you would think they go hand in hand. I could go on whether or not millennials are truly entitled or not, but that’s a completely different topic. If you’d like some interesting articles about that, you can click here and here

As you know from this past blog post, I’ve had a very slow few weeks. Whilst vocalizing what I want and don’t want, I was often met with how I sounded like another entitled millennial. 

So let me get this straight…

By vocalizing what I don’t want to do, I’m automatically grouped in with the rest of the so-called entitled millennials?

I started finding myself afraid to say anything at all in fear of being stereotyped. It sounds mega dramatic. But, after the 4th or 5th time, you start to wonder if you’re crazy and actually entitled, or if the person across from you is delusional. 

The “problem” is that my generation is not down with wasting their time anymore. We’ve learned there are ways to go around business without having to adhere to past norms. And yes, we did expect to be set up after college; everyone older than us told us that if we went to college, we would get a job, and be able to afford the cost of living. 

Anyways, I digress. 

I stopped asking for what I wanted just so that I wouldn’t have to hear what an entitled millennial I supposedly was. 

And that’s not okay. 

If you’ve put in the work and paid your dues, what’s the problem?

You should ask for the things you want, knowing that you’ve put the work in. You should be able to vocalize the things you don’t want to do anymore, especially if you did it for x amount of years. Sometimes we have parts of our jobs we don’t necessarily enjoy, but if that part is negotiable, go ahead and make your moves. 

I am not an entitled millennial because I don’t want to do certain aspects of TV Hosting. I have been in this game 8 years, and it would be a disservice to myself if I did not grow and evolve with that. It’s okay to stand your ground. 

At this point in my life, if I paid anymore dues, I’d be paying Hollywood to let me be a creative. No thank you. 

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