There’s a new term out there that some are using to describe millennials. The term might hit home for you because your kids would fall into that category.
And the term isn’t flattering at all.
Bret Easton Ellis, the author who wrote ‘American Psycho,’ calls millennials ‘Generation Wuss.’ He says they are too sensitive. They are crybabies. They have a sense of entitlement.
“When I hear millennials getting hurt by "cyber bullying," or it being a gateway to suicide, it’s difficult for me to process. A little less so for my boyfriend, who happens to be a millennial of that age, but even he somewhat agrees with the sensitivity of Generation Wuss. It’s very difficult for them to take criticism, and because of that a lot of the content produced is kind of shitty. And when someone is criticized for their content, they seem to collapse, or the person criticizing them is called a hater, a contrarian, a troll,” Easton Ellis was quoted as saying.
Therapist Julie Nise says this is something she sees in her office all the time.
“I can’t imagine that we can get more wussy than we are now. Everybody is so politically correct. No one wants to hurt anyone’s feelings or step on anyone’s toes. Nobody has a real opinion,” Nise said.
So how does a therapist deal with it? Does she try to snap them out of that sense of entitlement and risk losing them as patients?
“I can and do blast them. They have to snap out of it. The reality is older folks would laugh at these millennials,” Nise said.
It’s not only something that’s prevalent in a therapist’s office. Manpower’s Gerry Burns says ‘Generation Wuss has become entrenched in the business world, too.
“A lot of kids will buy into a business. Then the next thing you know they either want off a project or they don’t show up to work at all,” Burns said. “It happens when someone gives them what I think is critical feedback and they take it the wrong way.”