We increasingly form opinions about people based on the generation they belong to, but these labels are often lacking in science
PEOPLE born between the mid-80s and early 2000s have been called many things: Generation Y, the Net Generation and, more usually, millennials. Now, a new name is growing in popularity: the Burnout Generation.
The argument, laid out in a viral BuzzFeed article last month, is that growing up, millennials were unduly affected by the financial crisis of the late 2000s and pressured by a new wave of intensive parenting. As a result, they are uniquely overambitious, overworked and overwhelmed.
The description rang true to …