Can we please give up on the whole "millennials do this.." arguments? We all have very different perspectives and experiences. That's the difference...Until the 1960s, America was one big monoculture. Since that time there has been a dispersion of viewpoints and perspectives. It continues today, largely due to technological progress and advances in communication. We're diverse and have different opinions. It's not so easy as to say "they all believe this". It just doesn't work that way. Another major difference.... Consumerism was aimed at one demographic, and everyone bought in. Products were made to last, satisfaction was really guaranteed (with live customer service, not automated answering services), and American factories valued their employees...heck, American factories were still a thing; they hadn't been shipped overseas. Who sent those American jobs overseas? Not Millennials...we know how desperately this country needs those jobs. But sub par manufacturing means revenue stream, and that's all the older generation cats about. While they want to swim in money, we just want to get our heads above the water, for once. We are more cautious, more empowered, more informed, which makes us unpredictable consumers to the older generations. That scares them, because it means they can't control us. Don't be intimidated by the degrading messages they try to feed you. You've got this, fam.