It’s partly out of fear, partly self-flattery, and partly delusion, and it’s been happening for thousands of years.

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Ira S. Wolfe is a business consultant in Pennsylvania. A decade ago, all his clients were worried about the same thing: millennials. “Millennials at that point were mostly either teenagers or just getting out of college,” Wolfe recalls, “and they were this horrible, spoiled, rotten, narcissistic, egotistical, lazy generation. Every hiring manager and every manager in the universe was saying, ‘What are we going to do about these young kids?’”

What monsters we become. We bring a new generation into this world, only to convince them of their shortcomings so they can wield the same charges against their peers. We send children off into the future, telling them the greatest moments have already passed.

Jason Feifer is the Editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. Host of the podcast Pessimists Archive and about why people resist innovation. Listen at More:




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