I don’t generally like to say that all millenials are snowflakes, because (a) I know some that are not, and (b) it doesn’t help in getting young people on your side to tar all of them with the same brush.
So when the Head of Gresham’s School attacked millenials for being snowflakes, I was somewhat sympathetic to this reply:
Rebecca Lawrence, who attended Gresham’s between 2007 and 2011, before Mr Robb was head teacher, hit back in an article on the blogging site Medium.
She said: ‘Negative stereotypes of millennials are two a penny and you don’t have to look far to find the source.
It’s disheartening for anyone to hear, whether it’s their head teacher or one they’re linked with.
I feel like he’s in a Gresham’s bubble, maybe children at his school are privileged and so are more entitled but he shouldn’t generalise our generation from a few’.
Ms Lawrence, 23, added: ‘It was quite personal to me, as growing up I had a lot of jobs in restaurants and cafes to finance unpaid internships.’
former students were offended by his generalisations, with one penning in reply: ‘These assertions left me feeling uncomfortable.’
Phil Right said ‘Every generation thinks the next one is ‘spoilt, molly-coddled and entitled’.
The generation before the baby-boomers thought that of the baby boomers. And who would deny that they were right about them?