Twenty-somethings are taking over the reinvention spotlight, which was the one pathetic thing that was uniquely ours. We're supposed to be the reinvented generation, but everyone seems to be exploring the 20-somethings neurosis.
This cohort is more comfortable with racial diversity, it is more supportive of gay rights, and it is supportive of women's reproductive rights. Why are young voters proving to be so different from other generations of Americans?
Last week Newsweek dubbed the millennials "the screwed generation." But this doesn't have to be the case. Opportunities are opening up -- some quickly, some more slowly -- in the emerging sustainable society.
It's time to toss out that dusty marketing rulebook and explore their world. It's definitely one worth exploring as Millennials purchasing power is estimated to be, according to ComScore, $170 billion.
Those of us committed to rigorous inquiry must welcome the doubts that younger Americans are expressing. For too long doubt has acquired the hallmark of paralysis and stagnation when it's actually a catalyst for change and renewal.
Rajasvini "Vini" Bhansali, the super-charged, super-smart CEO of the International Development Exchange, recently talked with me on camera about community and coming out as a 19-year-old "queer woman like me."
When it comes to this generation they are not going to wait. They are not going to settle. They are not going to do 'the right thing'. They are going to do what works for them. Their journey is ongoing, and with it comes their stories.
To a generation of current and future voters, Barack Obama has deftly offered a choice: a respectful and inclusive voice of the future; versus a schoolyard tormenter aligned with the intolerant voices of the past. Not bad for a community organizer.