Sadly, I think we are close to the end of a caring, thinking, risk-taking bunch of folk willing to take civilization past its current morass.
I am one of the first baby-boomers (Oct 1946). I don't see many millennials as they tend to sequester themselves in their little online communities and hardly care about anything unless they are provoked into thinking about something other than themselves.
So, there’s no more people becoming doctors in the world? No more people becoming astronauts? No more people becoming special forces operators? No more people entering positions of leadership?
In other words, the majority of the people in the millennial generation are just going to stay home and stare at their phones?
Look who’s taking on the Coronavirus head on around the world, putting their lives at risk in every patient encounter.
With social media, there are many benefits - I can’t take credit for these but here are a few:
*Having a platform to showcase technological savvy and creativity.
*Increased self-confidence by empowering introverts to express their ideas.
*The ability to create lifelong friends.
*Strengthening social awareness and empathy.
The world the millennial were handed in this country: environment on the brink of disaster, a country constantly at war, a Great Recession at the time they were mostly in college and trying to enter the world as adults (caused by “the adults”), growing up in schools having to constantly practice active shooter drills.
More millenials are staying in their jobs longer than those of my Gen X Generation.
We who’ve lived longer can certainly point at their faults. But there are many positives. I hardly think the Boomer generation did it all right and has the lock on all the risk taking, caring and thinking people in the world.