A problem with millions of blogs is two-fold. First, too many copy what a few do. For example, when a few focus on the importance of failure and it seems to catch on, the momentum builds for the same topic as others write about it. Second, too many take incomplete data, ignore context, or take a negative approach to score SEO points on a keyword. Think back about five years ago when everyone was bashing Millennials for job-hopping. Incomplete data was being used, and the economic context was completely ignored. More to the point, being a 20-something was disregarded. Early in careers, there is a reasonable job changing that happens.
Bloggers have become what the 24-hour news cycle has become – feeding its self-involved frenzy.Tweet
Told You So – Millennial Myths
I could tell you, “told you so,” since we wrote early on how these articles lacked context. What is more to the point is now articles are appearing that state Millennial job-hopping is a myth. Of course it was!
Maybe it is just a mad bloggers approach – create a problem that does not exist and then, a few years later, say the problem was never a problem. No wonder we have a president who has lied over 10,000 times in his presidency. We have a community of writers who have been misleading for the past five plus years!
Bloggers have become what the 24-hour news cycle has become – feeding its self-involved frenzy.
What Matters: Generations
With the 75th anniversary of D-Day last week, we should remind ourselves what matters with generations. What matters is simple.
- Doing the hard things for future generations is a responsibility of current generations.
- Never forget our responsibility today to make the world safer and better for the future.
A Millennial awakening is happening, maybe due to the cowardly inaction of older generations or maybe because they know the importance of their generational responsibility.
A few facts:
- Millennial voters: In the 2018 elections, Millennial turnout “surged to 42 percent, a full 20 percentage points higher than the cohort’s rate in 2014.”
- Top concerns for Millennials and Gen Z: Protecting the environment (i.e., climate action), income inequality, and unemployment (Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019).
Millennials and Gen Z know the harm of social media, with 55 and 54 percent, respectively, saying it does more harm than good. We know with so many bloggers pumping up inaccuracies and out-of-context posts, it is harmful. We are better than this.
We need to remember what it means to be a smart citizen, a responsible citizen.
Generational Differences: Always Present
Here’s a surprise. Each generation will be different than the previous one. I know, hard to believe. However, this has been true since… forever.
Society changes. Technology influences. Businesses fail or prosper. Culture advances. Government either represents and solves problems for a better future, or it turns inward to protect self-interests or elite interests.
Each generation is different, yet we hope the constant is doing our best to leave a better place than before.
Right now, too many in power miss this point.
Millennial and Generational Awakening
I am glad to see Millennial citizens voting in stronger numbers. I hope almost 100 percent of all eligible Millennial voters turnout for the upcoming presidential election. When Millennials and Gen Z join some in the older generations who know their responsibility is for a better future, we will achieve a generational awakening.
More than awakening, we will enter a new era of problem-solving and engaging a sense of responsibility that is ours now and for the future.
Get ready to be awakened for the common good!
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