Analysis Of 'Why Millennials CanT Grow Up'

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The Millennial Generation is earning 20 percent less than the Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Psychotherapist at NYU (according to the university’s website), Brooke Donatone argues in her article, “Why Millennials Can’t Grow Up” that millennials experience “extended adolescence that delays adulthood” (Donatone 1). The author believes that the reasons for that happening are parents by their helicopter parenting and the economy because there are less high paying jobs that allow millennials to be financially independent. Throughout the article, Donatone explains that there is evidence on how it is not millennials’ fault that they are experiencing delayed adulthood. Therefore, it is safe to assume that her intended audience are the parents …show more content…

His article also contrasts Donatone’s second flaw of unprofessional tone because he continuously stays professional and mindful of his audience that comes from world of business professionals. Donatone proposes that the reason for millennials’ struggles with adulthood, like working, dealing with people or even doing laundry is caused by helicopter parenting; however, she uses Amy, a girl that comes from a family with moderate wealth, to wrongly generalize that all millennials come from similar background. It is especially inappropriate and unfair to generalize about this topic because she talks about such a big and diverse group that is millennial generation, and not everyone comes from the same background. Donatone shows that Amy comes from middle class family when she says “She finally had to dump the part-time job, was still unable to do laundry, and often stayed up until 2 a.m. to complete her homework because she didn’t know how to manage her time without her parents …” (Donatone 1).” In order for someone to be able to drop their job they need someone that can help with their financial needs and wants, therefore it is safe to assume that Amy comes from a family with moderate wealth that is able to support those needs and wants. The author’s moment when she generalizes that all millennials are like Amy and come from similar background is when she states “It’s easy to generalize an entire population by its

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