People around the world, no matter their generation, have always heard in their youth how older generations criticize the new ones. Typical phrases such “I used to be more responsible when I was your age”, “When I was young like you, I wouldn’t even imagine having all this stuff…” and so on, and so on. It’s not really that the new generations are disappointing or found wanting to previous ones, it’s just nostalgia talking. Anyway, if it were in fact true that new generations were worse than previous ones, progress and evolution would be impossible. So, don’t pay attention to older generations saying you’re not filling in their shoes, it’s just human nature to say so.
Furthermore, this particular generation of ours has marked an even bigger misunderstanding between the previous ones and us: millennial, Facebook generation or plain Generation Y. All previous generations feel as if this particular one is lazy, unemployed and utterly unproductive. That may seem so since mainly there has been a major change in lifestyle. For older generations, fun was separate from work. Today, these have come together to result in -yes, believe it or no- MORE productivity. How is this possible? Well, according to a whole bunch of research gathered in a single article in the New York Times, here are the main reasons:
- Work = Play
- Team Work