20 Things Millennials Are Tired of Hearing

If you’re a millennial, chances are you spend more time justifying your life choices in a day than people who were born before 1985. You’ve gotten used to your family and friends questioning your job, your housing, and your personal life. If this rings true for you, take a look at this list to see a few of the most common things that millennials are tired of hearing, and pick up a few strategies to help yourself the next time the questions come your way.

1. You should buy a house

If you’re like the majority of millennials populating Instagram and Snapchat, you probably live in a big city that has recently experienced a meteoric rise in housing prices.

Cities all over the United States have seen their housing prices climb sky-high in the last 10 years because of the rise of the tech industry – young people living in San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities that are tech-industry heavy have found themselves virtually priced out of the housing market.

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Fabio Balbi / Shutterstock

2. Why haven’t you started your career already?

In our parent’s generation, working for one company for the majority of your life was common. Many people chose to go in this direction because it was easy – you joined the company in the most junior position after you graduated, and worked your way up the ranks because the path to success and higher earnings was clear. Now, most millennials will have more than 4 different jobs before they hit their early 30s.

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Tom Wang / Shutterstock

3. You should just get a better job

This is one of the most frustrating things a person can hear, especially within a few months of graduation.

In school, more students are being encouraged to specialize – pick one major and stick with it. Then, they’re summarily ejected from the cozy halls of academia, and are forced to compete with tons of other people for a coveted few jobs, all while trying to widen the scope of their education. Most millennials will end up working in service jobs until they find their dream job for at least a few months.

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