Millenials to the Rescue

I’m fascinated by the rising generation. I love to study and watch them. I truly believe that they are up to the task to make the world great — not just the USA, not just your local city, but the entire world.

I must disclose that much of my thinking and influence comes from the work of William Strauss and Neil Howe, the authors of Generations and the Fourth Turning. If you want to get a picture of the cyclical regeneration witnessed in human nature across hundreds of years, Strauss and Howe’s work is pretty insightful.

I couldn’t help but think of this when I read the article in the USA Today last week on Millenials. They are active. They are vocal. They are driven to make a difference. In my opinion, they WILL be the drivers of the next societal revolution for human rights, equality, global education, world peace, and overcoming poverty.

This is all framing up and being supported by technology. Think of the way technology is reaching across the youth culture, regardless of geographic boundary:

Yes, to those of us who are watching, we’re seeing the beginning of a revolution that will be driven by the power and new world-wide-reach of communication technology. The old AT&T ad copy tagline, “Reach Out and Touch Someone,” has an entirely new meaning when you consider all the possibilities offered today.

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