News Martha Stewart weighs in on Millenials

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  1. SouthernListen

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    GENERATION JOB-SHY Millennials are lazy, self-indulgent and lack the initiative to be successful, warns lifestyle guru Martha Stewart
    Millionaire slams feckless, molly-coddled youngsters who live off the bank of mum and dad

    BY JASPER HAMILL

    13th July 2016, 10:54 am

    The millionaire lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has issued a stinging criticism of the millennial generation and claimed youngsters are too LAZY to get ahead.

    Too many members of “Generation Snowflake” are still living with their parents rather than getting out into the world and making something of their lives, the celebrity businesswoman raged.

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    Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart thinks millennials need to have more initiative
    She is the latest person to rail against a mollycoddled generation who have turned universities into “safe spaces” to avoid testing their ideas in the crucible of debate and called on conference attendees to “make jazz hands” because clapping is too traumatic for their sensitive souls.

    “I think every business is trying to target millennials,” she said in an interview with Luxury Listings.

    “But who are millennials? Now we are finding out that they are living with their parents.

    “They don’t have the initiative to go out and find a little apartment and grow a tomato plant on the terrace.

    “I understand the plight of younger people. The economic circumstances out there are very grim. But you have to work for it. You have to strive for it. You have to go after it.”

    Martha’s career began when she landed a job as a model. She then went on to become a stockbroker before launching a cookbook which turned her into a lifestyle expert and TV personality.

    She is now worth about £166million.

    “I got married at 19 and I immediately got an apartment and I fixed it up,” Martha added.

    “I was very proud of everything I did. I got the furniture at auctions for pennies. Beautiful furniture. My apartments were lovely and homey and comfortable.”

    She has been in discussions with restaurateur owner and television star David Chang, who told her to pass on her knowledge to the youth of today.

    “David Chang kept saying, ‘Martha, you know so much and the millennials have to know this stuff!” she added.

    “They don’t know anything and they have to learn. They want to learn but they have grown up without teachers.

    “They know how to make money and how to develop software, but they don’t know how to plant a tree. They don’t know how to grow spinach.”
     
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    Isn't she a convicted felon?
     
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    Old people on the Internet are so angry about being old they'll take a criminal over anyone under 35 :jj:
     
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    Marty's scathing unauthorized biography is an amazing read tbh. So, so good. She's been a baller since childhood.


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    Martha wants millennials to grow a little tomato plant on a small balcony?

    They don't know how.
     
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    I have to say that I agree with her 100%! This same lazy, unmotivated mindset also extends to a lot of tail-end Gen Xers..
     
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    "They don’t know how to grow spinach" :facepalm:
     
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    She's only worth 200 million??? That seems really low to me
     
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    Her first job was as a model. I don't think an animal working at the gas station or a Burger King can relate to that.
     
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    It takes initiative to profit from insider trading.
     
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    you would have thought all those years playing Farmville on facebook would have taught them something.
     
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    I think she's got a point. The 20 something/younger 30 somethings in my office have all lived with their parents for years and they are spoiled and weak. In my day you shared a crummy apartment with a lot of roommates and lived a life. They are probably at their parents because of student loan debt, which sucks.
     
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    Why is living with your parents so frowned upon? I lived with my parents until I was 30. I was single and really had no reason to move out. Not to mention that I really love my parents. My mom cooked and cleaned for me and my sister made my bed every morning. I came and went as I pleased and they never asked me for a dime. Those were some great times. But it came to an end when I turned 30. I met my wife and we purchased the home we live in today. I have no regrets about living with my parents until 30.
     
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    Yeah...it's gay
     
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    Everyone needs to live alone once in their life. Its good for you.
     
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    Lol. I didnt want to be the first to say it.
     
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    she got married at 19
    as did many people of her generation (even earlier)

    the world has clearly changed a whole bunch

    if your 19 year old kid gets married and moves into an apartment with their new spouse
    you ain't walking around bragging about it
     
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    A convicted felon that I so want to make love to. :vag:
     
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    You should've been cleaning up after yourself and making the bed at around 10 yrs old. Start cooking 15ish. And giving money to live there as soon as you had a job. Those were the rules this old lady grew up with.
     
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    I agree to some extent. I remember my first time doing a load of laundry when I was 30. I had no idea. I threw the clothes in, added some detergent and hit start. Clothes came out completely dry. I didn't realize there was a water valve that needed to be turned on. I literally didn't cook, clean, do laundry or anything like that until I turned 30 and moved out. That only lasted 6 years though. Once my wife and I had my son she got her MRS degree and became a stay at home mom and now does all those things for me just like my mom and sister used to.