The term begun from generational analysis and distinction, defining a person reaching young adulthood during the 21st century—Generation Y— milestone in history. Evermore, the term has become more inclusive of individuals ranging in birth years from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. Therefore, this generation has reached an amount unlike any other previous generations. On the other hand, generational change is not new and there are historical variations that generally occur. For instance, generational change comes with new inventions; new inventions that the youngest generation tends to fully accept. In the millennial examination we note these new inventions as modern technology: personal computers—laptops, smartphones, and the Internet. The dominance and abundance of these new inventions provides a clear turning point in generational change. Furthermore, the internet was new and no one knew the Internet rules or etiquette, but the youngest people learned first and continue to learn first. Another, general characteristic attributed to generational change is the comparison in attitudes with the new generation having a more optimistic and confident outlook than the preceding generations. Millennial has become more expansive as the term has progressed to describe a type of mindset; ‘The Millennial Mindset.”
And, What Are The Millennials Criticized About?
Being single-mindedly self-centered on themselves and their careers.
My Counter Argument: We are becoming community leaders and use
online platforms to help others who are in difficulty.
Unwilling to take intellectual risks
Unwilling to pay dues
Lack of interest in the state of politics
My Counter Argument: Heavily interested and instead of voting (using the
established capitalistic platform) use online platforms where their true voice
is heard (pushing for a socialist state or true democracy where the people
Have become lazy(safe) with Political Activism (being online)
My Counter Argument: Creating their own ideals of realism
No deep education
– My Counter Argument: We research then present new ideas, therefore
providing theoretical contribution to science-
Altering the structure of economic, political and social power everywhere.
I am not a blind ally and I do acknowledge our generation’s flaws; that our generation was coddled and given a lot of comfort in addition to being digitally wired from childhood, which has unfortunately desensitized us to real life and real emotions. However, regardless of being categorized into Generation Y or the millennial generation, we all live in this generation and are contributors and products of this generation.
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