The Surprising Y or Millennial Generation

Those that belong to this Y or Millennial generation are 18-to-29-year-olds and seventy-nine per cent of this gen say that the generation gap is wider than ever. Why? Is it because of their use of technology? 81% of them sleep with their mobiles.
Social historian Neil Howe doesn’t think so. This gen was ‘cocooned’ by their busy parents who were in a ‘rat race’ that keeps getting faster. So what does this gen do to connect or socialize while in the cage? They used networking technology of course. I’m a witness to this in the case of my dear only-son 15-year-old cousin who orientated me to the Net in 2006 and paid a price for that (I’m trying to repay him for that presently –I don’t forget gratitude).

One excellent writer dubbed them the ‘Multitasking Generation’ for that (when I published my opinion about their method of taking school notes, one of my very best blogging friend who belongs to that gen thought I was attacking his gen. I clarified that I was ranting about writing methods in general –not about his gen).

Now this gets nicer to hear –and more astonishing. It turns out that most of them are ‘conservative’. Shocked yet?

When asked about their goals, 52% of them said that being a good parent is their priority (take that dictators). Here’s more.

Twenty-five per cent of them have no religious affiliation and yet they’re spiritual. In other words, they are more spiritual than religious (That’s no wonder considering all the worsening religious scandals). They pray and believe there’s a thing called hell bless them. As one writer said, ‘At this rate, the Millennial Generation—made up of what he dubs “mushy” Christians—”will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships.’

For the negative views, see USA Today’s piece ‘Spendthrift Generation Y: Screwed and Oblivious’. Read also Nancy Gibb’s piece on TIME which triggered me to write this.

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3 Responses to The Surprising Y or Millennial Generation

  1. Gryphon says:

    Humility and false pride are two things that I am wrestling with in the Spirit right now.

  2. pochp says:

    ‘So the two trends (1) the vastly widening gap in knowledge and (2) the death of one cultural age not being easily relpaced by another adds to and exacerbates the “gap” between the generations. IMHO’

    You shouldn’t be humble about that intelligent opinion I agree with G.

  3. Gryphon says:

    The increased gap between the generations can be explained by this as you so clearly point out. I think another aspect must be also the accelerative thrust of technology as well as what Alvin Toffler first postualted in the 70s as “Future Shock” which is directly connected to the aforementioned thrust. The cultural age of Modernism came to an end about 30-40 years ago and has yet to be adequately replaced by another cultural millieu. So the two trends (1) the vastly widening gap in knowledge and (2) the death of one cultural age not being easily relpaced by another adds to and exacerbates the “gap” between the generations. IMHO

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