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Is Generation Y ready to run the world?

06 January 2012, 14:13

The Millennial Generation, also known as Generation Y, will eventually be the ones running the world. According to Wikipedia, a Gen-Y baby is born between the 1980s and the early 2000s. The question is will they do a good job? Perhaps, do a better job than what the Baby Boomer Presidents and the Generation X CEOs have done?

Besides the region in which a Millennial lives and the social and economic conditions they are exposed to, the characteristics of a Gen-Y baby are generally based on the increased use and familiarity with communications, media and digital technologies.

There are two types of Millennials:

Type 1:  This Millennial has a zeal for life. One who is confident and has a very vivid plan for their future. They are the ones who tend to look to the bright side if things don’t pan out they way they had hoped they would. They are open-minded and very opinionated. They are responsible and raring to go. This type knows when to work hard and when to have fun.

Type 2: This Millennial is rather a bit of a lost soul. This one is not quite sure what’s going on with their lives and is uncertain about their life and where they are headed. They take their life direction from the media and are, alas, easily influenced by it. They are the ones who think that they don’t have to work for what they need or even want. They tend to take the backseat and expect to live a life of 24/7 partying by leeching off of others.

Type 1 obviously lacks experience and therefore not quite ready to run the world. But how else does one gain experience if not put in the deep end? I believe that if they have good role models to look up to, Type 1 of this generation will do well in life and in the world. We need not worry when they eventually run the world because with the right people to guide them, the world will be fine if not better.

I am a little apprehensive about Type 2 of the Millennial generation. I think that there is more of Type 2 Millennials than there is of Type 1. This assumption is based on the number of people I know who would rather watch endless music videos that promote alcohol and drug abuse than watch 5 minutes of the news or read a reputable newspaper.

I would be very concerned if Type 2 Millennial held the reigns of the world.

If this ever happens, then I would like the first ticket to Mars, please.

 

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