What do GenYs really think?
"Many young people realise we have been screwed but we also realise we are powerless to change anything. The vast majority of baby boomers I know were incredibly lucky, worked no harder than people of my generation, made money by sitting on their behinds, and now, what makes it really bad- they refuse to acknowledge the advantages they had." - A blog comment
What do Baby Boomers really think?
"Unfortunately most of our youth are busy living their exciting lives and haven't got any time left for politics or organisation so they become an easy target for Governments." - A blog comment
Can we blame GenYs for thinking Baby Boomers are greedy and selfish?
Financial Review 2 July 2015 - According to new research, The federal government's failure to fix a budget based on over-optimistic growth forecasts means young Australians could be slugged an extra $100,000 in taxes,over their lifetimes,to pay for today's spending commitments.
But it hasn't all been beer and skittles for Baby Boomers either,
especially Boomer women
Some reports say women in their 50s and 60s are at particularly high risk of homelessness. Why?
Let’s look at two of the many reasons: Money mixed in with Pride
Let's not forget what GenXs really think
"Also, it's not just the older generation. I'm GenX. Unlike GenY who think getting 1,000 Facebook likes is a job, we went out and got real jobs. That's why we can invest and look after our future." - A blog comment
Sounds like an inter-generational war!
And the last thing we need is another war.
What if we agreed each generation has their advantages and their pain? Because they do!
Let's stop looking only in the rear-view mirror.
Because, if that's all we did , we would crash and burn.
Let's deal with what we see through the front windscreen.
What we see is the present and the way forward.
The Present: I see a planet in pain. The suffering and deep turmoil on our planet is hardly bearable, and made worse because I feel powerless to change it. (Interestingly, much like GenYs say they feel.)
The Way Forward: I'm clueless. So many causes, wars and issues, so many! I am in overwhelm.
Rather than dive deeper into despair, what can I REALLY do to make a difference? Unless you come up with a better idea, I feel the only way to make a difference is to look to my own energy. What am I putting out there, what do others 'feel' when with me? Do they feel a darkness or a lightness?
This is not about being mindlessly positive.
This is about acknowledging your impact on your surroundings. The choice is yours. Contribute to the darkness and despair or focus on how it could be better. Decide it can be better. Then find that way.
Yes. I like that. How can it be better?
What do you think?
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This has morphed into a 'post of consequence'
Whatever that means :)
As I typed, the words unravelled.
If you think these words are worth sharing, please do just that.
What I love about the internet is the connectivity.
To me, the internet = people power.
And I cannot forget this : "When the people lead, the leaders will follow."
Are we sheep?
BTW, Not this little LEO. But you guessed that already.
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