How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

by Anne Helen Petersen. BuzzFeed News, January 5, 2019.

This widely-circulated Buzzfeed article describes burnout and the ever-present need to optimize life as the water in which millennials swim. Touching on several important social forces, it explains cultural challenges that must be reckoned with to support future generations.


a balance of research and interviews, links to additional information

Best For

anyone interested in the cultural mindset and challenges facing young adults



Suggested Uses

  • Read as a group and discuss in order to better understand and serve younger congregational members.
  • Good resource for parents or older adults struggling to identify with millennials.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke
Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.
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