What’s in a name?
“Nexters” or Generation Z (born after 2000) composed another 3% of the global workforce, but they make up more of the global population (25%) than any other generation. By 2020, they will be out of school, making up 20% of the global workforce right behind Millennials.”
This is a maker generation, a far more pragmatic and practical generation who must architect and build the future we are all trying to imagine living in. The world doesn’t need more foundational layers, it needs a generation to create.
Meet Generation Next
- They use technology and the internet to connect with people in new and distinctive ways. Text messaging instant messaging and email keep them in constant contact with friends.
- Nexters say they have either gotten a tattoo, dyed their hair an untraditional color, or had a body piercing in a place other than their ear lobe. The most popular are tattoos, which decorate the bodies of more than a third of these young adults.
- One-in-five members of Generation Next say they have no religious affiliation or are atheist or agnostic, nearly double the proportion of young people who said that in the late 1980s. And just 4% of Gen Nexters say people in their generation view becoming more spiritual as their most important goal in life.
- They are the “Look at Me” generation. Social networking sites allow individuals to post a personal profile complete with photos and descriptions of interests and hobbies
But wait, let’s not make hasty generalizations. This month you will hear some delightful conversations with members of the next generations. You will laugh, engage in hope, and feel pride that our future is in good hands.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.