Change can seem like a bad thing when it happens to you. But when you make it happen, it’s the best thing in the world.
This holiday season, to quote the words of the great Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Technology has brought us closer than ever to being a global society, one that can work together to change and combat some of our biggest challenges (And there are some big ones on the horizon.) Generations born in this technological era feel more capable and connected than those who came before them. They know lack of knowledge is not a barrier and can connect the things they consume to the places and people that created them.
This is our time. We are in a position now where we have the technological know-how to create a utopia that’s only been dreamed of in the past (And we are all about making dreams a reality over here!) People born in this era are often referred to as Millennials and if you follow the mainstream media you might think they’re the enemy. Almost every week there are news articles that refer to Millennials as though they are some kind of alien species.
“The Millennials are Coming” – CBS News
“The Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance” – IQ2 Debates
“Blame Millennials For Thanksgiving Day Shopping” – Forbes
Millennials, on the whole, are a good bunch. While other media outlets were calling them narcissistic, the NY Times wrote an article that went a long way to clearing their name.
Taken together, [Millennial’s] habits and tastes look less like narcissism than communalism. And its highest value isn’t self-promotion, but its opposite, empathy — an open-minded and -hearted connection to others.
I am in favour of the NY Times article. Rather than viewing millennials as “Other” we should be coming together to celebrate the human race’s diversity, adaptability, and innovation. In other words, we should be celebrating our ability to change.
Together, we can work our way out of this climate mess. We can create better lives for ourselves. We can put our heads together and finally realise that we’re all one community, stuck here on our pale blue dot and as such, we should probably learn how to get along.
This is our time. #CelebrateChange