My early adulthood i worked 3 jobs to afford the "rent" my parents imposed upon me, they took every penny I made to make the prospect of moving out impossible. I was beaten and yelled at about how "good" I had it. I don't think my resentment goes unfounded.
My parents still think they "spoiled" me. I think they accidentally had a baby they didn't want and think I owe them everything for their choice to have it.
Sounds like some poor parenting to me.
Hopefully you can come to grips with resentment. It can really be a drag on a person mentally. I've seen people in my age group not talk to their parents for 30 years and cling to resentment like a badge of honor. Well, my bet is if the parents are as lousy as they think they are, they aren't feeling any pain due to the resentment of the child, and the only thing that's going on is the child is just drowning themselves in a sea of negative energy. It'd be better to just keep the distance from the parents to avoid re-triggering yourself and let go of the resentment. They are their own people who did things their own way, and now that you're an adult you can decide what part if any they have in your life.
Look at it this way: boomers got good paying jobs with low cost education and good housing cheap and low cost health care. Now, Millennials want that exact same thing but can not afford school, can not get a good paying job because school is too expensive, can not afford health care, and can not afford housing. Gee... I wonder.... Maybe it is not "entitlement" so much as "I really want to do what they did but they moved the goal posts so far it is impossible." Even as a GenX'er, I struggle. I have an education but it cost too much and, now, health care is too expensive and the rent is going up. But, I suppose that is all my fault? Because... I don't know... my family does not have billions?
As discussed here and elsewhere, this is a side effect of the GOP's decisions in the 70s/80s to "drain the swamp" of academia. They viewed universities as hotbeds of liberalism and thus focused on de-funding them. They didn't seem to care that the end result would be a generation or more of under-educated Americans. They viewed themselves as already being wealthy enough to take care of their own, or unable to admit they aren't wealthy enough to take care of their own, just like how today many poor people vote GOP for no apparent reason. They couldn't comprehend the impact on having generations of under educated kids all around them, in their own estimation they'd be OK, all they needed to do was build the moat and raise the drawbridge. Now, if anything else, things have gotten worse with the introduction of for-profit universities. A few fat-cats get rich by de-frauding what is left of public support for education, and their conservative clan mates applaud them for being good capitalists. Again, they don't seem to understand how vital good education is to the country as a whole. They're perfectly fine with a return of feudalism.
The word millenial was coined before anyone born in the 21st had had the opportunity to do anything significant (I put a low bar on that term, obviously) so that doesn't really work.
It seems people born in the 21st are actually not millenials but what comes after.
Agree, being labeled a millennial is about coming of age in the new millennia, not being born in it.
The article makes the point that that kids 17 and younger see themselves as a different generation than millennials.