It’s time to give Millennials a break.
You can’t go a day without reading or hearing what “the problem with millennials” is. We need to stop that. Isn’t that just a version of “kids these days”? The same centuries old tired lament? Doesn’t that mean we are just old farts who have passed the buck and we haven’t figured out how to build a bridge with the next generation? And by ‘we’ I mean the Prequels- the Prequels to the Millennials being mainly Baby Boomers and Generation X (and yes, a word I have twisted for my own purposes). Continue reading
Most people want to help. It’s almost universal. Millenials want to “make an impact”. Gen Xers want to “make a difference”. Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation want to “be of value”.
Sure, there are those out there who only care about themselves and their own needs and their own feelings. I don’t have any statistics on this but from my own observations I would guess that this is a tiny percentage. Most people love someone besides themselves. So let’s leave the diehard self-centered out of the equation and look at the remainder.
Many people want to help but might not know how. Or they refrain because they may think that their contributions are insignificant. They may feel that they need to have more or be more before they can make an impact. They may see a problem in the world at large and don’t know how they can possibly help make it better.
I am a proponent of “bloom where you are planted”. Continue reading