Martha Stewart put a little time aside from attempting to find out who Jonathan Cheban is, to give some SOUND advice for our drifting millennial generation.

While chatting with Luxury Listings (who??), the lifestyle overlord promptly shat on all of us in the most Martha Stewart way possible:

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. 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



Hmmmmmmm...

I guess if I routinely take out my shitty AC window unit I wedge between two throw pillows for insulation, I can grow a little garden on my 12 inches of fire escape space--next to the cigarette butts and can of Diet Dr. Pepper I consistently glance at, but never move.

My own private terrace!

Martha didn't stop there:

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.

If I don't end up walking into the sea from this interview, I'll be damned if I don't hone my spinach-growing skills by the end of 2016.

Thanks, Martha!

By the way, Martha's upcoming book--her 87th published book--is literally called Vegetables.

Header photo via BFA.