What comes to mind when you hear the word “millennials”?

For some it’s hipsters, skinny jeans, and Mark Zuckerberg and his peers that include a cohort of uber-successful, young CEO’s. However, for others Millennials represent all that is wrong with the world.

Some people simply view Millennials as a sefie-driven generation who design their priorities in life to fit in with whatever is trending at a given point in time. These people would not be totally wrong to believe this.

The world we live in is ultra fast, and getting faster all of the time. If one wants to stay relevant today they have to stay plugged in. You have to be on Twitter. You have to be on Snapchat. You have to be on Instagram. You have to know what world we are living in today, because it changes on a daily basis.

Another consistent criticism of Millennials is their “me first” way of life. What is ironic about this particular criticism is that it often comes from Baby Boomers, who are known as the “Me Generation”. Hypocrisy at it’s finest, really. In reality though Millennials are pretty unselfish. Millennials are responsible for group funding (GoFundMe.com), a high amount of charitable donations (from a generation that is cash strapped by college debt), and a high amount of service hours as well. Any “me first” mentality that Millennials exhibit is merely a learned behavior. Now we are at a point in time where we are seeing Millennials go from learners to teachers.

Millennials are the first generation to be digital natives, and the results of this are clear. There is almost no learning curve when it comes to Millennials adopting the newest version of their favorite tech. This comfort allows for technology producers to push for new advances quicker due to the fact that not only is there a huge market of capable users, but those same users are also cravers of new technology.

Find any of this interesting? Check out more Millennial insights in the infographic below!

Infographic Courtesy of Self Storage