We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Millennials are more educated than any previous generation as defined by percentage with undergraduate and post graduate educational attainments."
When you combine this with the "everybody gets a trophy (diploma)" mentality, what we have is a generation of morons who think they know everything.....which reminds us of the proverb "He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Shun him."
Millenials have more education, but not more knowledge or wisdom.
They are taught 'stuff', but generally aren't being taught how to think.
I have worked with consultants in my field, running training classes. I have to continually point out to millenials that you don't just read a story in the press (any press) and assume it's correct, that a healthy skepticism is critical, and that healthy criticism should lead to additional questions which help determine the veracity of the 'news'.
This is why 'fake news' is a 'thing'. 'Fake news' has been around for generations. It's always been available, and it's always driven people. Anti-vaxxers and flat-earthers have gained ground not because these are new ideas, but because the 'education' our younger people are getting is sub-par.
Some people blame the pervasiveness of distribution models (social media, etc.). That's BS. Urban myths spread just as easily long before viral distribution models were available.
The problem is a lack of curiosity and willingness to work for information.
"...more educated...undergraduate and post graduate educational attainments"
But a degree in what? Can they get and maintain a job/career that will contribute to their being a productive member of society? or are they stuck at barrista?
I'm old school I guess. I went to college to get an education so that I could get a job...no participation trophy(s) on my shelf, but I did manage to have a very satisfying career and a wife and family...and now best of all--grandchildren.
Can you see what is inherently wrong in the "leadership training" so many young women have been put through? What is wrong with women's management? Why is it always the same out come A big cock up ? What is inherently wrong in the "management training" which has been a part of the process by which women without enough experience or education have been placed into high level jobs which they cannot do? Look for it--there is something wrong in there some place !
The military learned eons ago that you can't teach leadership, nor can you teach how to recognize potential leadership. If you're lucky enough to end up in a leadership role, you can learn, over time to sense potential leadership in subordinates and clear the way for them to ascend, eventually to replace or (heaven forbid) displace you. (Creds: Been there done that.)
millennials may have spent more time in school than previous generations but please don't say they are more educated. test scores for todays college educated youth are some of the lowest in history. grades are a participation trophy. in 1961 10% of Harvard students got A's a couple of years ago it was 62%. in my family there are 17 grandchildren, 9 of them are straight A students, a statistical impossibility.