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11 Reasons Millennials Are The Best Generation Yet

It is hard to go more than a month or two without reading an article exposing Millenials as lazy, selfish, immoral, too sexually active, or generally ruining the otherwise-perfect fabric of American society with some combination of terrible characteristics. It is time to hear a bit more on the other side of the argument. The team behind the Brookings’ Social Mobility Memos blog thinks that Millennials are getting a bad rap. There is a more positive portrait of Millennials. On many fronts, they are superior to their Boomer parents.

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3. You might have heard that the Millennials have given up on marriage. But it’s more accurate to say that most of them are wisely choosing to get married later.

Via Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau (Nathan Yau)

And guess what: People who marry later tend to be happier and have longer lasting marriages.

Maybe it is too early to say that Millennials are shaping up to be a great generation, but they look pretty good--and much better than you might imagine from a glance at their press coverage.