Friday, January 16, 2015

Millennial Generation

I heard a new term this week. Millennial generation. It refers to people born between 1980 and 2000, or ages 18 to 34 in 2015.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Millennial generation will surpass the Baby Boomers at some point this year.

Both of my sons are part of the Millennial generation.


(The one in the middle is a Baby Boomer.)


The Millennial generation is not afraid of technology. They don't fear making their computers crash, and they can figure out anything you need on your phone, laptop, or whatever electronic gadget you need help with. I learned another term for this group. Digital native. Because they've grown up in the digital age, they are native to it while being taught by non-natives.

I've noticed this group doesn't mind taking risks. Whether it's caving, mountain climbing, investing in the stock market, or traveling around the world. They show no fear.

As I researched this group, every source or survey, reported this group to be optimistic. I find this amazing because they've grown up with 9/11 and lived through a recession. There are many interesting facets to this generation including they wait longer to get married.

From my personal experience, I've noticed this to be a fun, caring, and energetic generation. They care for others and don't seem to be focused on making a lot of money. Many mothers are staying home to raise their children and volunteer at churches and schools.

Others may trash the young people today, but I'm hopeful. I see a bright future for us as this group goes out into the world.

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