Millennials are one of the largest generations to date. 77 million strong, they make up a quarter of the US population. With members spanning from adolescents to young adults, they will have a significant impact on the future of our country and of our planet. To meet some of the world’s biggest challenges, they will have to utilize their diversity, youth, and technological capabilities to enact change. Continue reading Sharing vs. Caring: How Millennial Smartphone Addiction Can Better Serve Society
Our world has never been more connected than it is today. Our generation is blessed with the ability to instantly contact anyone, retrieve information, or share an experience with the world. With this power has come immense progress in terms of healthcare, productivity, and professional networking (to name a few). What it has taken away, however, might be far more valuable. In my opinion, Millennials are losing the art of conversation. While our online personalities have never been more groomed, our inter-personal skills are at an all time low. Too often is a great moment spoiled by someone trying to take a picture or send a tweet. Rather than rely on our phones to define our lives, I think that improving the way we relate to one another in person can solve many of the large issues we face today. Continue reading Just Put It Down
President Barack Obama’s recent proposal to make community college free for all students has been aggressively attacked by Millennials, who see the proposal as a violation of their human rights and a disgrace to the education system. The only viable form of valuable education worth pursuing is paid education. Free tuition sets a precedent among society that higher education can be achieved by everyone, but this creates an increasing demand for higher education with limited, qualified educators. Obama’s proposal aligns with free education which would create unfit educators and a massive free-rider problem among future generations. In addition, as more students obtain higher education, degrees become completely worthless and our job markets will have an excess of useless skills.
As part of the “Shaping Sustainability” Symposium, I attended a faculty panel discussion today entitled “Create”.
This panel focused on the idea that sustainability requires first truly understanding people and their cultural and political patterns. Continue reading Learning to Create Sustainability