millennials and the workplace

Everyone has a collection of overused words that they feel are contributing to the downfall of Western Civilization. One that bothers me to no end is shaming, because it’s typically used to deflect criticism.

We all want to raise children who are proud of who they are and don’t feel limited or insecure because they aren’t as talented, attractive, wealthy or popular as their peers. But at some point, we have to acknowledge that everyone has room for improvement. Rather than spoon feed daily aspirations and deflect criticism, hard work and achievement are required to develop pride and self-confidence.

That’s why so many millennials lack professionalism. They are unable to self-evaluate because they are inundated with the message that assessing one’s thoughts, words and actions against meaningful standards is shaming.

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