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 ...and more »
Too many members of â€œGeneration Snowflakeâ€Â are still living with their parents rather than getting out into the world and making something of their lives, the celebrity businesswoman raged.
Should youngsters get some backbone and get a job?
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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 â€œsafe spacesâ€ to avoidÂ testing their ideas in the crucible of debate andÂ called on conference attendeesÂ to â€œmake jazz handsâ€ becauseÂ clapping is too traumatic for their sensitive souls.
â€œI think every business is trying to target millennials,â€ she said in an interview with Luxury Listings.
â€œBut who are millennials? Now we are findingÂ out that they are living with their parents.
â€œThey donâ€™t have the initiative to go out and find a little apartment and grow a tomato plant on the terrace.
â€œI 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.â€
Marthaâ€™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 Â£166million.
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â€œI got married at 19 and I immediately got an apartment and I fixed it up,â€ Martha added.
â€œI 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.â€
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.
â€œDavid Chang kept saying, â€˜Martha, you know so much and the millennials have to know this stuff!â€ she added.
â€œThey donâ€™t know anything and they have to learn. They want to learn but they have grown up without teachers.
â€œThey know how to make money and how to develop software, but they donâ€™t know how to plant a tree. They donâ€™t know how to grow spinach.â€
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