As I grew up I realized that my life is very different from the life that my parents and my grandparents lived and probably will be different from the life my children will live. Some people say that every generation is different from each other. Throughout history many generation have been named after something that it’s said to describe them in every way, Tim Urban called the generation I live in the Generation Y or GYPSY’s. The generation my parents lived in was called Generation X or Baby Boomers. The Gen X and Y are very different in some aspects while in other they are very similar.
The overarching assumption in today’s society seems to be that the Millennial generation is doomed or maybe even worse. The topic has become so paramount that now not only concerned parents are disputing over the issue, but scholars and highly esteemed authors are announcing their professional opinions in various articles. The debate on whether or not the Millennial generation is equipped to take on the real, responsibility demanding, society of today is becoming a prodigiously larger. In the articles “Hunting for Hope in Modern America”, “Preparing Students for The New Reality” and “The Beat (Up) Generation” all three authors argue that there is no hope for the Millennial generation, they are doomed due to the fact that the education system is failing and that these Generation Y’ers are feeling more and more entitled.
“The more things change…” “The more I expect change.” She said she has learned to expect change about everything and very little stays constant. She said she believes she is better at accepting change over some others of her cohort due to her life experiences. Due to employment, she has had to relocate several times and has come to accept what life brings. She has also found the positive growth that change in environment brings; she enjoys cultural diversity and has made wonderful memories from her
The world is constantly changing and it is the new generations that are causing these changes. Our modern day youth is determined to change the future and better their tomorrows.
The generation’s project was a very interesting assignment. The project was designed with the intention for students to develop an understanding and expertise in the generations of people in the workforce and how it is important to understand the commonalities and differences between them. There are four generations currently at work in the marketplace. As learned during the research phase of this project the four generations are as follows: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials. The generation that my group did our research on was the Baby Boomer group. I learned a lot of valuable information during the research phase of this project as it relates to, personal and professional traits, work ethic
“Research indicates that people communicate based on their generational backgrounds. Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons” (Hammil, n.d). Once differences are understood better between generations, work can get done together and not apart. The same applies to gender differences and all others. All individuals must be open to cultural differences or the world will continue to be divided. People should take advantage of the knowledge expressed here because it will teach individuals to work together throughout the many differences individuals possess. Leaders can learn a lot by working with the different generations because it presents perceptions outside one’s own. Seeing what has worked for women in their careers, to how individual’s
In Joel Stein’s article, “The New Greatest Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All,” Stein raises once the tired, and frankly misplaced idea that the younger generation are all lazy, entitled, and narcissistic. While Mr. Stein brings some interesting facts to our attention concerning the inclinations of millennials to seemingly be a whole lot less driven in a society that is rapidly changing for better or worse, he does little to explain the sort of world they are set to inherit in the near future. A world overwhelmed with ever faster evolving technologies and the inevitable social upheaval of an increasingly globalized, hyper competitive world where millennials will compete in a dramatically different environment than the one they were born and raised in. While millennials are essentially the same as every other generation in terms of raw human potential, they may just be able to have a greater effect on their peers in other parts world than any generation before. When the day comes to affect major
In conclusion, my generation might not possess the wisdom and experience of older generations; however, we have many skills, attitudes, and habits they could benefit from adopting. The truth is, we can all learn from each other and we need each to develop balanced
In Simon Sinek’s live talk about the Millennial Question, he discussed how technology, the pressure to conform to today’s society and the constant need for affirmation has greatly affected the young generation’s mental growth and stability. How likely is it to teach these young able adults how to live a balanced life without endangering their well-being? It is possible to nurture their mental growth in a positive way despite the ever-changing technological advances. Both the older generations and the Millennial generation are able to learn from each other by means of influencing one another in a positive way.
The circumstances that I understand to be difficult for millennials during their quarter-life crisis is that the belief that will be the best and make a significant impact in this world. The combination of the parents and the importance set on higher education coupled with the positive reinforcement that the millennial can achieve greatness as long as they work hard can be taxing. This can be a daunting task after the individual graduate’s college with a bachelor’s degree and the job prospects are not what they want to conquer the world. Philippe stated (p. 11),
Generations can teach others about many things. A few of those lessons they learned are the commitment, tolerance, and creativity. Generations teach each other new things every day, when a person looks up to another person whether it be the same generation or a different one, they tend to learn what the person they look up to does. Sometimes it’s good sometimes it’s bad.
Every generation has wide eyed youngsters entering the working world with dreams in their eyes to make a difference. Sometimes they feel misunderstood. My dad said it best, “every new generation feels that way, until they see the next one.” Words- his father had shared with him.