The Millennial Curse

by | Feb 3, 2020 | Comic, Obstacles We Face

The Millennial Curse:

Millennials have a bad reputation. Just type “Millennials” into any search engine and you will find articles on how we are lazy, entitled, pampered, overconfident, terrible with money, coffeeholics, and will doom the world (and economy). Obviously this is a bit much, but we do have a lot of problems to solve. Student loans and debt cripple extremely important personal and professional growth years, the opioid crisis has ravaged the country (we’ve lost too many good people), companies no longer take care of their employees like they used to, and the imminent threat of global warming is always hanging above our heads. There are plenty more problems too (mass incarceration, failing education systems, and the ongoing battle for human rights for example) including the perception our generation has received. The perception hinders us. It focuses on our struggles and not the forces that got us there. It hides our strengths and unique approach to old systems. It only adds to the pile of crap we have to deal with. The only thing that truly matters, though, is what we are going to do about it.

My Two Cents:

How do we create change? It’s a tough question. One of us can’t do everything. There will be no heros flying in to deflect the meteor that is our problems. But we can all do something. There are almost 330 million of us here in the US and over 7.5 billion across the globe. That’s a lot. Imagine if every single person did one small thing to move humanity closer to a peaceful, coherent existence. I realize that this is unrealistic, but what if a tenth of the world or even a thousandth of the world played a small part in the advancement of society. That is still 7.5 million people. That is an intense engine of change.
Which brings us to the question; where do you stand? Will you be one of the people with the intent to further our advancement or will you opt to be a spectator? It’s not an easy question. One will require an investment of time and financial resources while the other simply lives the best life possible while we have it. Ah, but it’s also a trick question! We tend to believe that we only have two options. This could not be farther from the truth. The world is not black and white and never will be. Life will continue to flow in phases as will your commitments, abilities, and resources. When I say do one small thing to help humanity, I do mean one small thing. You don’t have to dedicate every waking second to a cause or change your career to a world-saving engineer. It simply means do what you can when you can. If we all did that, then together we could slowly shift the trajectory of that meteor and let it bother someone else.
Nathan Lieberman

Nathan Lieberman

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After two years of continuous travel through forty-four countries over five continents, Nate now returns to the US ready to pass on what he’s learned throughout his journey through the Millennial Moose™ blueprints.

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