It’s no secret that my generation, the millennials, are different from our parents and our grandparents. But in what ways? You’ll get a different answer from everyone you ask. Here’s my answer. My generation is taking a new path. We’re much more selfish. Less millennials are going to college, more are traveling the world straight out of high school. I say go for it, travel. But on your own dime. I’d love to travel. I’d love to forego the blood, sweat and tears of college. But I am bettering my future. The majority of my generation loves the idea of free healthcare, allowing everyone and their dog into America on the taxpayers dime, and not hurting anyone’s feelings. Including the terrorists (but you can read about that here). They hate Republicans, capitalism, and I’m starting to think, hard work. That’s why Bernie Sanders is doing as well as he is even though he lacks the ability to answer the simple question: who is going to pay for all the free stuff you want to give away? Surely the 1% can’t possibly pay for the trillions of dollars of government programs and assistance he wants to impose. He’s a self-proclaimed socialist for God’s sake. Did no one in my generation pay attention in high school economics? When did capitalism become bad? When did socialism become good? Our parents (and god forbid our grandparents that are still working) will foot the bill of these government programs for a little bit, but what happens when our generation makes up the majority of the workforce, and everyone is content flipping burgers at the local diner? Where did the drive and the ethic to make yourself a millionaire go? Millennials would rather just make it by if it means they have more time to take selfies, travel, and protest. They’d rather pay more attention to the Kardashians, and what celebrity is dating who than get informed on REAL world issues. When did building a billion dollar company from the ground up become a greedy action, something to look down upon? If something doesn’t change, my generation will be the generation to turn America into a socialistic country. Kiss the American dream goodbye. Forget about work ethic. The few of us millennials who refuse to give up on those ideals will be forced to fund everyone else’s healthcare and other government assistance programs. That will eventually flounder, then what? What happens when the wealthy, hardworking men and women are sick and tired of footing the bill for everyone else? I don’t have that answer. All I know is that Generation Y needs a serious reality check. Take an economics course, don’t hop on the Bernie bandwagon even though it looks awesome on paper. Realize the truth and how unsustainable this mindset is. I’d like to spread my work ethic, not my wealth.