Another week, another musing on the state of our generation. But this time, we have some wise words from John Lennon to help us along.
Following the amazing response for my last article on Medium – 5 steps to bursting the Gen-Y unhappiness bubble – I published another article on our so-called generational war. After discovering on Pedestrian that channel 7 would be airing a show making us look like the worst generation ever, I was somewhat disheartened.
This generalisation hasn’t just fuelled narrow-minded critiques on young people today – it’s making money from it.
Everyone I’ve spoken to is bewildered as to how this has even become such a huge discussion point. As one of my friends pointed out to me:
“I think that our grandparents generation had the same perception of our parent’s generation,” he explained. And, “there are people like the ones you described in every generation” — that is, people who think they can get somewhere without trying; who don’t take advice or follow their passions.
And he’s so right.
In the end, I came to the following conclusion:
The huge thing missing in this whole debate is actually something very simple: perspective.
The trick to quelling this fabled generational war? Three simple steps.
Find out what those three simple steps are here.
Oh, and I’d love to hear your thoughts as always! :)