Generation-Y is all about seeking a life of value; this generation has seen the way previous generations have lived and it's just not for them. Having been brought up in a culture of enormous wealth, power and opportunity, they have seen the lengths that people will go to fulfill their dreams. Our generation knows better than to be content with less than the best.
The majority of people in this generation are simply looking for something that is ultimately meaningful and fulfilling. The bland future their elders are trying to sell them is no longer an option. We will not settle for the emptiness a desk job has to offer. We are antsy and we want to be out where the action is; we want to create and mold our futures based on what interests us. The movement of careers is rapidly transforming, with Gen-Y at the forefront.
“We have no way of knowing what lies ahead, but that's what makes the journey even more exciting. That's what makes life worth living.”
Gen-Y is driven by the desire to find something that they can thrive for and that will not disappoint. This is why so many people are looking at start-up companies as the future of the business world. In 20 years, the world as we know it will be transformed. It will no longer be run by the doctors and lawyers of the world, instead it will be run by people such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
The desire for meaning, value and purpose drives entrepreneurs every day. We have endless opportunities at our fingertips that need to be explored. We have an obligation to be agents of transformation! We need to get out there to make things better than they currently are. You need to look within yourself and decide what you can do to make yourself a happier, better person.
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." - C.S. Lewis
Our generation has seen a vast amount of incredible innovations through tumultuous times. We have witnessed 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, mad cow disease, global warming, the Aurora shooting, the Sandyhook shooting and most recently the Boston Massacre. The awareness that terrible events can, and do, transpire to any person at any time has placed an inherent value on the importance of self-fulfillment. Our generation's desire to live life to the fullest has given rise to an aspiration for greater career goals that break away from tradition. We are truly a riveting group of people.
When we can't find satisfaction in the things around us, we make them up; we invent things and we create things that help us accomplish this. Do not let this world force you to conform, rather be transformed by the revamping of your mind. Recognize the limits of this world and do everything in your power to overcome them. When you realize you are greater than the sum of your parts, your success flourishes.
“The wise don't expect to find life worth living; they make it that way.”
The least well-off person is still better off than their ancestors were. We are blessed with an anything-is-possible attitude with the realization that fame and fortune is possible for anyone who works hard. Where previous generations' focus was on the balance between home and family life, this generation just wants to spend their time in significant and consequential ways -- no matter the lengths it takes to get there.