“You have these peo­ple who are In­sta­gram­ming and they have hun­dreds of thou­sands of likes, but they’re still work­ing a day job that they don’t like or they’re a barista. I think that du­al­ity is very much a part of our gen­er­a­tion. That’s what fas­ci­nates me as well. I think, at the time there was this hic­cup of what [seems] to be suc­cess doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily re­flect what’s hap­pen­ing in real life.”

“In order to do the thing that is what you want to do, I think you re­ally have to teach your­self. I know with the pod­cast that was a prod­uct of me want­ing to break into an in­dus­try that I didn’t have any ex­pe­ri­ence in at all, and so I had to teach my­self ev­ery­thing. I think the catch-22 is that we don’t have these en­try level po­si­tions where peo­ple are com­ing in and say­ing, ‘Oh, you don’t have ex­pe­ri­ence? It doesn’t mat­ter. We’ll teach you.’ Then also work­ing for us is, we have all these re­sources on­line. There is so much you can teach your­self.”

“I know there are so many Mil­len­ni­als in the world, so it’s hard to say what a Mil­len­nial def­i­nitely is. Es­pe­cially be­cause ev­ery­body has so many dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences. I would say there are lot of stereo­types. I think in Aus­tralia they talk about the ‘slashy gen­er­a­tion’ – where you are an artist/ barista/home im­prove­ment per­son, be­cause that's what pays your bills. I also think that we’re look­ing to be ful­filled in our place of work. Maybe it’s that we saw our par­ents do these nine-to-fives, and they just did them be­cause they had to and there was an obli­ga­tion. We said, that’s not ex­actly what we want. In that way, I think peo­ple have so many dif­fer­ent projects be­cause they want to be ful­filled as well.”

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