The Death Of General Advice! by Garrett Young

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If you look closely at Millennial’s you will see a generation that desires to live life and the best quality of life.

A generation that is tired of the lying, fantasies, counterfeits, and false promises.

I’ve heard speeches where Millennial’s have been described as soft, sensitive, or the result of bad parenting and blah, blah, blah.

The truth is, it takes a strong individual that has been lied to, being fed junk called processed foods, given debt, and expected to be their best in the midst of nonsense to still remain respectful.

Some of that respect only exists because they have not yet figured out how to succeed.

With the meaning of success being different for different people.

The greatest thing you can give a Millennial is the truth ahead of time and to clear the smoke.

Millennial’s are hard workers, smart workers, and are finding themselves frustrated that their jobs are consuming their lives.


It’s like their job has become their life and the cycle never ends.

Have you met an educated Millennial that is overworked, and told to perform extra tasks within the organization for no extra pay?

If not, then it’s time to start asking questions.

Have you met an educated Millennial that works hard and so hard to the point that they get less than a fifteen minute lunch (or no lunch)?

I have and it’s not a fun sight to see or to hear.

To compare, a school age child gets at least thirty minutes to one hour for their lunch and now as an adult do Millennial’s deserve less?

Is it in our countries best interests to overwork our next leaders, consume their day with frustrating tasks, and send them home exhausted to their families?

Do people speak about the companies that overwork Millennial’s with the motto that because you need a job, and you owe school debt then I will burden you around the clock?

Things such as emails being sent after the job hours have ended in order to keep the job’s work on the Millennial’s mind and to keep them on their toes for tomorrows tasks.

These things mentioned above not only affect Millennial’s but are expected to be carried on until the sweet age of sixty-five.

At this rate, Millennial’s may not make it.

Junk does not fill, nourish, or “give you wings” (energy) as Red Bull says.

I mentioned the things above to bring to people’s awareness that if you treat your next leaders with contempt, feed them junk, and have them worried about debt then they may not perform as well as you hope they will.

One thing about Millennial’s is that if you push them too far then you risk pushing them into the category of not giving a damn about the job.

Like Millennial’s who become Engineers and after multiple job frustrations choose to stay at home with their parents instead.

If something appears impossible and no matter how much effort you put in you still lose, then for you it may be impossible.

That would mean we have trained professionals that aren’t even in the job market and are frustrated with school loans.

It does no one any good to frustrate and condition adults to not be adults.

Which is why I wrote this, to expose the harmful effects of general advice.

As many Millennial’s may have believed that they were making good decisions they may realize that someone gave them general advice to keep them busy, distract them, and make sure that they fit into the crowd.

If you love me then you wouldn’t give me general advice, you’d give me the insight and wisdom to succeed.

General advice is something that can be found on any street corner, in any public place, and from the mouths of any non-thinking individual.

General advice is one of the areas that frustrates Millennial’s, because Millennial’s know that general advice is typically useless.

It points you in the general direction of something that you desire but doesn’t answer deeper questions.

General statements like “go to school”, “get married”, “get a loan”, “buy a home”.


All these statements can be found on any television commercial and only gives you part of the answers you seek.

So, whenever I meet someone that promotes general advice I make it a habit to ask better questions.

What I find is that many people give general advice to cover up the fact that they do not have deeper knowledge of the subject you ask about or will refuse to share it with you.

General advice can be found in religion as well but promoted under the dogma of having unquestionable beliefs.

Meaning, do not ask questions and if you do then you will be met with anger, frustration, and the list goes on and on.

What person desires to live a life with a mind that is full of unquestionable beliefs?

Meaning, beliefs that you haven’t personally investigated for yourself.

One belief may work for one person and so they offer you their general advice to try it for yourself.

You may try it and realize that your life has now been subjected to so much lack and limitation that you may find it impossible to live.


One of the worst regrets that I’ve ever experienced was to adopt general advice in to my own experience.

You may find yourself doing things just because someone “told you to”!

Now as an adult, the reigns of personal responsibility can not only affect the outcome of your life but impact future generations.

What are some examples of general advice that people have conditioned you to believe?

Maybe they conditioned you to believe that if you were smart then you would live a good life.

Maybe they conditioned you to believe that if you were a nice person then you’d have great relationships.

Maybe they conditioned you to believe that “if” you do this then “that” will occur.

As we discussed previously in an earlier chapter, who can guarantee you a successful life?

No one may be able to guarantee you a successful life but learning how to think for yourself, asking better questions, clearing up the smoke called general advice can help you move closer to what you desire.

General advice says “go get a job”, but who can honestly tell you that their job is the greatest place on earth?

So, beyond the general advice is really saying “go get a job, to earn income”.

From a Millennial’s perspective, the job really appears to be one of the greatest wastes of time during a person’s prime.


They’re moments that you will never get back and the way the job is structured is designed to consume the whole week.

Yes, the job structure is good for the family man that wants a routine and to stay busy, but wanting to stay busy and being efficient are two different things.

Millennials enjoy leverage and look for better ways to accomplish things.

Investing time with friends and family is important.

This means that Millennials do not value sitting on a job while the world has opportunities that must be experienced in person and enjoyed.

I’ve been a child before in my youth and felt that same way as an adult on the job.

Meaning, I felt like a child.

Spending most of my day asking for permission for basic things, showing respect to my elders, and wanting the day to end.

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