- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Martha Stewart recently shared her two cents on the Millennial Generation, saying that unlike herself, millennials “don’t have the initiative” to move out of their parents’ homes and start lives of their own.

In an interview with Luxury Listings, the 74-year-old lifestyle guru questioned, “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,” Ms. Stewart said. “I 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.

“I got married at 19 and I immediately got an apartment and I fixed it up. I was very proud of everything I did,” she added. “I got the furniture at auctions for pennies. Beautiful furniture. My apartments were lovely and homey and comfortable.”

Ms. Stewart said she was most recently encouraged by David Chang, founder and chef of Momofuku, who focused on educating young people during a dinner at her Bedford farm.

“David Chang kept saying, ‘Martha, you know so much and the millennials have to know this stuff! They don’t know anything and they have to learn. They want to learn but they have grown up without teachers. They know how to make money and how to develop software, but they don’t know how to plant a tree. They don’t know how to grow spinach,’” Ms. Stewart said.

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