I scored a 20%
You probably don’t know what that means. Let’s just say it’s not so swell, Daddy-o.
26-50%: Like the Fresh Prince said, sometimes parents just don’t understand
You appear to have some millennial tendencies, but it likely embarrasses people when you rap.
51-75%: Baller, but not quite shot caller
Not every millennial believes cupcakes are worth waiting in line for. At least you don’t pay for a landline anymore.
76-100%: OMG WTF YOU ARE RIDONKS MILLENNIAL
Nailed it. Joel Stein even wrote a cover story featuring you, which should help with that affirmation you desire so badly.
I don’t know about you guys, but being a millennial, I found this quiz highly offensive. Especially since I don’t behave at all like in the questions they were asking. That’s clearly reflective in my score. Hey Joel Stein, stop being an asshole to my generation.
Yes, we are technologically more invested then previous generations, but that’s because we grew up in a time when technology was more advanced, and we had the means and the opportunity to be more technologically involved. Just because social media sites and the next new gadget are important to my generation, doesn’t mean that were damaged in any way. You are generalizing and blaming an entire generation.
Read this article. Tom Hawking does a way better job of ranting about the injustices of Joel Stein’s article then I ever could.
This quiz of course is a means to garner more attention for the article on the “ME” generation. Putting aside this fact, the quiz was geared to have leading and compound questions that you had to answer leaning more toward the Millennial side.
Not to mention many questions based on privilege but let me not go there. I admit, I haven’t read the Time’s article in question because I would like to save myself the headache right before a new semester of University. I really don’t have any inclination to read it for enjoyment; although I may read it purely for stimulating some conversations in my anthropology course.
The amount of backlash surrounding this article( and the cover connected to it) is interesting and it is good that tumblr is vocalizing their frustration. But we can’t stop at frustration, we have to find other articles that dig deeper into facts and don’t focus on one experience of being a (and here come the scare quotes again) “millennial” and then generalize based on that experience. We need to show that: there are multiple experiences and multiple perspective; that some of it comes from our exposure to different technology and some of it comes from the residual ideals from our preceding generations; and we cannot be typecast into this role that does not truly represent us.