Millennial Moment

We’ve been called arrogant, narcissistic and over confident but are Millennial’s not the most positive generation yet?

The product of a generation that never wanted to commit the same mistakes as their parents, we were bought up believing the world is our oyster and we are the generation that can do just about anything. As a generation striving to have it all, the Wall Street Journal claims employers wince at our heavy demands and over ambitious strides for power. This seems like a somewhat negative view of things, no? We’re the generation demanding a little more work-life balance, we’re eco-conscious and sustainability orientated, and willing to challenge authority. Millennials are also exceedingly entrepreneurial minded, shunning the corporate world of lawyers and investment bankers to become entrepreneurs and innovators, working for themselves and hoping to become the next Richard Branson or Mark Zuckerberg.

The fact is, the Millennial’s have the potential to be the generation that makes a real difference. Tech savvy we grew up with the world at our finger tips, we have seen far more of the world than that of our parents at our age, even if only through a screen. Over 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 27 and a recent poll by the World Economic Forum said that 82% of Millennials believe they’re the generation that can improve the world; There is “an opportunity to harness youth power, especially among the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1995), not only to increase accountability and the legitimacy of governments but to build greater trust with business and create the essential pull for innovation in new more sustainable products and services”.

All of these make for some interesting and constructive traits that make it pretty exciting to be a Millennial and we’d say that the future is looking safe in our hands.

Millennials

Katherine Sparshatt