As you all may know, the age of the "millennials" is something that is taking the world by storm. With technology, the computer, and the 2000s, millennials are surrounded by a new age in the world, one that goes beyond industrialization or the generation of World War II.
The Guardian has released a piece on millennials, also known as Generation Y. It discusses the recent problems surrounding the new regeneration, including housing, unemployment and debt, all problems that have plagued the 21st century.
The courageous piece not only discusses the fiscal issues in the country, but it also talks about the ideal of "Generation Maybe," a term dubbed in Germany.
"A group who are well educated, highly collected, multilingual, globally minded, with myriad opportunities, but who are so overwhelmed by the possibilities available tot hem that they commit nothing," is how Kate Lyons describes the idea of "Generation Maybe."
Lyons also tells the story of 30-year-old Sara Munder, who was working as a financial controller and gave up her stable job to move to Latin America and live the laidback lifestyle. However, she returned home because she wanted stability.
Besides opportunity and wanderlust, Lyons also points out the other issue plaguing our nation, which is terrorism.
Lyons bravely discusses how terrorism, just like the threat of nuclear warfare, created fear and chaos for boomers and Generation X.
The entire piece is intriguing. It discusses how the millennial faces so much promise and opportunity, but at the same time, with the rise of technology, terrorism, and this idea of "freedom," they could fall flat on their faces.
You can check out the piece to see more of the problems that plague millennials, and how it is not just a world consumed by iPhones that we should be concerned about. It is an issue of money, finance, and opportunity for the future.
Ultimately, the millennials' desire for freedom, flexibility and simplicity in life can create chaos and get rid of the idea of living a stable, reassuring life.