But for some reason, the criticism of the millennial generation seems more mean-spirited to me. This is a crappy economy to graduate into. There just aren’t enough jobs for everybody. It doesn’t matter how much the job seekers hustle. There still won’t be enough jobs to go around. The millennials didn’t create this problem. They were told by their parents that if they worked hard and did everything right, things would turn out okay for them. That was the deal. If you’ve spent a decade living up to your end of the societal bargain and society’s dropped the ball because a bunch of older people got a bit greedy and aren’t willing to make the sacrifices necessary to fix their mess, you have a reason to be upset. It’s not that you’ve been told you’re a special flower and you have an unreasonable sense of your own important. It’s that you realize you’ve been hoodwinked.