Millennials Will Be Our Greatest Generation
Given time, they will outshine even Brokaw's favorites: Chris Erskine
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2014 1:56 PM CDT
All hail the millennials. If not now, then soon.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A columnist in the Los Angeles Times today makes the bold assertion that millennials are poised to be our "greatest generation." And no, Chris Erskine is not a millennial himself. But he's taught them, coached them, and worked beside them, and he can't say enough good things. "They are inherently more adaptive, they are idealistic, they are tolerant of differences," he writes. "They are aspirational in all the right ways."

Erskine deflects the standard knocks: Too coddled as kids? Encouraging treatment "produced a generation of eager and motivated children, not the worst qualities in an achievement-based world." Too needy as adults? Eh, they'll grow out of it. As boomers retire, the professional world will open up far more opportunities for this tech-savvy and ambitious group, and they're going to thrive. So, sorry, Tom Brokaw, but these newcomers "show all the signs of becoming the greatest generation in human history." Click for Erskine's full column.

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Riddler13
Jan 18, 2015 10:46 AM CST
So...millennials...get out and vote, dammit. Politicians are still pitching to the boomers (my group) who ARE going to vote (nearly twice the rate of your group). I know "meh" is the response but you can get them speaking to you and your concerns IF they know you'll show up. So..show up!
TwoSheds
Mar 30, 2014 8:36 PM CDT
Ecclesiastes 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
JERZJOE
Mar 30, 2014 7:13 PM CDT
CAUSE, THEY WILL TILT TOWARDS... . The REP WHO WILL take control in Nov 2014,repeal Obamacare , give us less taxes, fix the debt, & GET BACK RESPECT & CREDIBILITY TO THE USA ! & a better way with foreign polices & GET THE YOUNG PEOPLE REVD UP TO TAKE BACK AMERICA !! Then in Nov 2016 Gov. Christie/JEB BUSH? will be prez!!!! and everything will be AOK in the USA on Jan 20, 2017!! THERE YA GO!!!