Interesting title, right? Seriously, I know the only time we have is the present. However, the other reality is that our future is walking among us now. Those currently in high school will be overseeing our “aging-in-place” activities in the December of our lives. We need to connect with them, get to know them.
To come of age in 2018 in America is to enter adulthood in a time of often overwhelming turbulence. The country is deeply divided, technology is reshaping the world at a breakneck pace and the future seems filled with uncertainty. As each day appears to bring with it another crisis, from unprecedented natural disasters to horrific mass killings to violent and vehement ideological clashes, questions lurk in the background: Who will inherit this world? And what will they do with it?
They are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones. according to Jean Twenge, author of “IGen”
“Enter Generation Zer 1995,
Loosely defined as those born after 1995 this new wave of soon-to-be-grown-ups, — also dubbed as the iGeneration, Centennials, Post-Millennials, Founders, Plurals and the Homeland Generation, depending on whom you ask – picks up where Millennials left off.
They live in s world connected whereby the tap of a smartphone a pair of shoes can be delivered to their doorstep via Uber or a drone in less than an hour.
True digital and social media natives, they are ever-connected, multitasking on many screens and more comfortable sharing on Snapchat than IRL. “They are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones.” That rapid adoption of smartphones has had ripple effects across many areas of their lives.”
You will enjoy hearing these young “voices from the future” as they share their views about what topics they are “woke” to including bullying and social media. By default, these topics are important to us as well. Check them out.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.