Are the Millennials absorbing the problems of the past generations or are we (Generation Q) resolving them?

  1. In Thomas L. Friedman’s article discussing Generation Q, the “quiet” Americans, he states that we are constantly coming up with new ideas online and over social media but, we never pursue them. This goes along with the stereotype that the millennials tend to ignore important factors and situations and focus on smaller, unimportant things. He states, “America needs a jolt of the idealism, activism, and outrage of Generation Q” (Friedman). Do you think youth has the power to make biggest change? Or are we stuck in the past?
  2. Technology is a widely discussed topic in Cameron Russell’s article on whether Generation Q is the generation of hypocrisy or not. He shares the idea that we live in a diverse world that is controlled by power wealth and media. But he also believes that the older generations tend to discriminate and  more stereotypical towards the millennials. We tend to be faced with the problems of the past. How can we change that? Change usually happens over a long period of time, and each generation definitely can be characterized differently. How would you describe the millennials vs. the past generation? Do you believe they are very, somewhat, or not different at all?
  3. Ross Pomeroy an William Handke took the millennial’s side and argued that the past generations were more entitled then Generation Q. “if any generation is entitled, it’s our parents’ and grandparent’s generation” Pomeroy and Handke”. Yes, our generation is frustrated due to past problems that are currently becoming our responsibility but why is action not being taken to change these things? Will we accept the solutions of the past generations, recycling the ideas of the past? Or will we take the initiative in moving forward. It is important that Generation Q is involved in making a change because the youth has the chance to. This article discusses the fact that teens need to learn how to vote. Do you believe there could be a change in this aspect in the 2016 election. How? Will we have to wait for the next generation for change to happen? Will we keep passing these problems from generation to generation?

Big Words:

  1.  mitigate: to make less severe, painful, or serious esp. in the use of the law.
  2.  hegemony: the leadership or dominance over something esp. regarding social groups or countries.