Why Millennials Mattered in 2013. By Me.

Today’s guest post comes from Zara Kessler, a millennial editor at Bloomberg View, a prominent website for opinions on finance, politics and the economy.

Zara’s piece is a fun read and an insightful look at all the stereotypes people throw at our generation. Enjoy, and make sure to follow her @ZaraKessler.

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By Zara Kessler

Millennial, n., sometimes adj., probably even v. occasionally: the generation roughly defined as those born between 1980 and 2000. Or between about 1980 and 1996. 1982 and 2000. 1982 and 2004. 1985 and 1998. 1985 and 2000. The late 1970s to the mid-1990s. Stop trying to define us!

Generation Y. Generation Why. Generation Vex. Generation Stress. Generation Frustration. The Lamest Generation. The Crash Generation. The Me Me Me Generation. Those lazy, spoiled brats plotting cataclysmic revenge from the depths of their baby-boomer parents’ basements against the society, and economy — that relegated them to their baby-boomer parents’ basements — where, I might add, the service is so weak they can barely send their daily fill of salacious Snapchats.

I made that last one up. Because, you know, I’m a millennial, so: creativity. YOLO.

By now, you probably know all about millennials. 2013 was a really big year for us, especially in the U.S. We took so many actions! We had so many thoughts! We experienced so many feelings! It’s hard to know where to begin.

If you don’t believe me — and you probably shouldn’t, because millennials lie to get by – look at the accompanying charts…

Read the rest of Zara’s column (and find even MORE of her many links) at Bloomberg View.

Feature photo: TIME Magazine

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