Older people love to call millennials lazy and entitled. Well guys, we can officially add Martha Stewart to our list of haters. Earlier this week, Martha revealed that she is of the belief that millennials lack "initiative." In an interview with Luxury Listings ostensibly about "trying to connect with millennials," Martha dropped this quote:
I think every business is trying to target millennials. 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.
And this one:
I got married at 19 and I immediately got an apartment and I fixed it up. 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.
Well, I'm coming to my generation's defense. Here are four reasons we're not as lazy as Martha Stewart would have you believe.
1. We want more out of life than tomato plants.
According to this interview, Martha's definition of success is getting married at 19 and rushing out to "find a little apartment and grow a tomato plant on the terrace."
Okay, first of all, Martha, I live in New York City. Do you have any idea how expensive an apartment with a terrace would be? Second of all, you got married at 19! You were so little! We have things we want to do first. We want to build our careers. We want to make things. We want to change the world. There will be plenty of time to settle down and grow tomatoes later.