Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 1994, is best described by Urban Dictionary as a “Special little snowflake”. Many have raised concerns about the work ethic and sense of entitlement of this generation. Both in humorous and serious ways.

Two days ago Rachel Foote, a blogger who refuses to define herself as a blogger, posted an entry that has now been shared over 10,000 times. The title is Generation Cry Baby: Why Millennials Are a F**king Joke. It starts off with “We’re raising a generation of pussies. There. I said it.”

Are Millennials cry babies? (Photo credit: Donnie Ray Jones @Flickr).

Are millennials cry babies? (Photo credit: Donnie Ray Jones @Flickr).

The entry is about millennials having been brought up like snowflakes, everyone is special and all criticism must be an attack on one’s character. To say that Rachel strongly disagrees would be somewhat of an understatement. Foul language does appear an awful lot.

In the midst of all the capital letters and f-bombs, she brings up an important point about the consequences the super special treatment has. She links to an article with Psychology Today that explains how professors today are afraid of grading too low as they fear the emotional reactions from students. Rather than studying harder, many students use low grades as an excuse to complain more.

Students emotional outbursts give them better grades (Photo credit: COD Newsroom @Flickr).

Students’ emotional outbursts give them better grades (Photo credit: COD Newsroom @Flickr).

“So, here’s a lollipop of opinion: 99% of the time, people are just talking and are NOT going out of their way to offend you. People will make jokes. People will have different opinions from you. People will think how they think, and be how they’ll be, and most likely, it has nothing to freaking do with you”, Rachel says.

What are your thoughts? Are millennials spoiled brats, or misunderstood?