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It seems the topic du jour in religious circles is the waning faith of Millennials. While I've enjoyed reading the opinions and commentaries of the experts, I thought maybe it was time to have a Millennial lend her voice.
Companies that survive past 2025 will be those that develop the trust of the millennial workforce, while maintaining the trust of previous generations. Companies that disregard the mind-frame and work-style of Gen Y will scare away top talent and consumer dollars.
It's time to send the whole barge load of lies and spin to the dump. It's time to embrace the hyper-connected, fully-integrated, socially-networked, crowd-sourced, Millennial generation.
Our parents had a career and certainty. We do not expect the same. Generation Y are the kids of perpetual recessions. Since we were born, we have heard this word over and over. Uncertainty is our constant.
Who can blame young people from heading for cover when the adults in charge of our government and institutions insist on juvenile posturing, easy either/or formulations and intransigency?
Millennials have been pegged with various descriptions, some positive, others negative. The most recent accusation is that they feel "entitled." I would argue that millennials have been the victim of circumstances that have treated them poorly as they have reached young adulthood.
Why, as Congress trudged through their government shutdown and a countdown to default, did so many in Washington do their best to blur the lines of truth about what could help jump start our economy?
If my college-age neighbors are any indication, the next generation is an absolute mess. I'm not even talking about "life" messes (finding a job, getting married, etc.) but physical messes. This is my grandmother's generation's nightmare.
Who is "LIKE?" Does the person behind each "LIKE" have the power to make us feel any certain way about ourselves?
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As I read over every news piece or furious column about Congress that various outlets keep putting out, I can't help but parallel Congress' inability to care about its people's voices to my own generation's dismissiveness.
Why doesn't anyone ask men if they can "have it all?" Is the "all" of the older generation even relevant to millennials?
You hover just above this new group of 20-something adults, a huge swath of team-players inclined towards a sharing economy and igniting a war on your experience. They see a world where the playing field has leveled; you still see one where there's a hierarchy to rebel against.