Thursday, September 12, 2013

Generation GYPSY

I'm an avid blog reader and enjoyed this post a lot. Read it now! It discusses why Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s or GYPSYs are an unhappy lot. I was shocked that nearly every single point attributed to defining oneself a GYPSY applied to me. I am not unhappy, though. I am quite a happy soul.

This discussion brings two of my loves together - blogging and generational gyan/wisdom. At my previous jobs, I used to pore over reams of data and conduct numerous researches understanding and comparing generations to understand why certain people or roles behave the way they do. 

I especially love the writer's advice for the GYPSY generation:

1) Stay wildly ambitious.  The current world is bubbling with opportunity for an ambitious person to find flowery, fulfilling success.  The specific direction may be unclear, but it'll work itself out—just dive in somewhere.

2) Stop thinking that you're special.  The fact is, right now, you're not special.  You're another completely inexperienced young person who doesn't have all that much to offer yet.  You can become special by working really hard for a long time.  

3) Ignore everyone else. Other people's grass seeming greener is no new concept, but in today's image crafting world, other people's grass looks like a glorious meadow. The truth is that everyone else is just as indecisive, self-doubting, and frustrated as you are, and if you just do your thing, you'll never have any reason to envy others.

I wonder what Precious' generation will be like. Will there be a war that redefines what hard work and struggle looks like? Will there be an end to racial discrimination? Will there be asexual humans? Aliens? 

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