We who walked ten miles to school in snow and rain with it being uphill both ways are prone to find today's youngsters lacking. I think we may be wrong. OK, helicopter parents, nobody fails, trophies for just showing up and on and on, I get it.
Since January, I've been living in a large apartment complex in a college town with one large university and a fair sized community college. A lot of the residents here are milleniums attending college. Once they realize I'm approachable, that age is more a number than a mindset, several have become friendly. I'm enjoying my interactions with them.
Overall, I find them to be very polite. I see a lot of ambition, willingness to work, awareness of current events, and concern for their future. In short, I don't see much difference from my age peers at the same stage in our lives. Admittedly, the ones at this complex are on the lower social and economic scale attracted by the lower (relative) rents.
I hope what I am seeing is typical across the country, the kids from flyspeck towns in flyover country. My generation hasn't been that great at leaving them a better world but I suspect they may do a better job than us.
Or, maybe I'm being my usual contrary cuss. YMMV