Unlike my parents, my grandparents and my great-grandparents, I have proof.
They are fame-obsessed: three times as many middle school girls want to grow up to be a personal assistant to a famous person as want to be a Senator, according to a 2007 survey; four times as many would pick the assistant job over CEO of a major corporation.
However, those things take time, every day; time you can’t be with and do things for people in your life.
Rigidly following these things are as important as taking medicine.
Correction Appended: May 9, 2013I am about to do what old people have done throughout history: call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. Millennials got so many participation trophies growing up that a recent study showed that 40% believe they should be promoted every two years, regardless of performance.
Here's the cold, hard data: The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that's now 65 or older, according to the National Institutes of Health; 58% more college students scored higher on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982.
At 80 million strong, they are the biggest age grouping in American history. Whereas in the 1950s families displayed a wedding photo, a school photo and maybe a military photo in their homes, the average middle-class American family today walks amid 85 pictures of themselves and their pets.
Each country's millennials are different, but because of globalization, social media, the exporting of Western culture and the speed of change, millennials worldwide are more similar to one another than to older generations within their nations. Millennials have come of age in the era of the quantified self, recording their daily steps on Fit Bit, their whereabouts every hour of every day on Place Me and their genetic data on 23 and Me.
Which view is right -- are Millennials Generation We or Generation Me?
And if that wasn't hard enough, that person has to be willing to detach from a cell phone for 25 hours during the weekend.
Needless to say, the checklist of what you're looking for suddenly makes it seem like finding the right one is impossible.
You on the other hand time think: 1.) Suits are itchy and that makes me grumpy, 2.) I don’t feel myself in a suit; it makes me feel restrained and changes my personality, 3.) Why would I want to look like everyone else, and 4.) Of course they know I care; I wouldn’t be going to the wedding if I didn’t.
An ADHD friendly diet, daily exercise, meditation and 8 hours of sleep, all help reduce the negative aspects of ADHD.