7 Ways the New Age Millennials are Different
Youngsters falling under the current age-group of 18 years- 34 years are known as Millennials or Generation Y or it can be said that the people who were born between 1980-1995 come under this category. Millennials have always been the subject of the heated debate: whether they are a blessing or a curse?
Some people consider this generation to be lazy, self-obsessed and heartless while others consider this generation to be open-minded, passionate and self-expressive. Many researches have been conducted time and now to identify the reason behind the change in thinking and behavior of this generation compared to all other generations. Though the reasons are yet not confirmed, let us take a look at some of the ways in which New Age Millennials are different from generation X:
This is the best quality of Millennials. They are expert in juggling tasks and can handle many responsibilities simultaneously. They just want to utilize their time efficiently. For example, a student while exercising or doing any other task may listen to an online lecture and learn something new.
Without any doubt, Millennials know the most about technology. They develop and learn new technical things very easily as compared to the previous generation. Staying up-to-date with the latest technology, whether they are a student or are working is of foremost importance to them.
- Entrepreneurial Skills
Millennials are regarded as the most entrepreneurial-skill oriented generation. They are open to new possibilities, exciting opportunities and interesting work. They get easily bored with the monotonous routine work and therefore, are more attracted to start some business of their own interests. They simply ditch the boring routine.
- Passionate and Confident
Millennials are passionate about what they chose to achieve and work constantly towards it. They work dedicatedly to get their dream job. Moreover, this generation has been known for holding the confidence to believe in their dreams and turning them into reality. They set goals and are confident in turning them into reality, which is really a good thing.
Millennials are not afraid of trying new things at all. Whether this means changing the job after a certain period of time or shifting to a new country or something else. They understand that everything comes with a price and they just don’t hesitate at all.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”– Mark Zuckerberg
This generation is ever ready to break the old norms and change the system if there is something that can be improved. The definition of “progressive” for them is to bring a change in the society for the betterment of the people or wanting to move the nation forward in a positive way. They embrace the change and are positive about it for most of the time.
A bigger group of Millennials suffer from the serious case of wanderlust. This generation wants to travel as much as possible, experience new culture, try new dishes and is in total love with adventure. Non-millennials tend to spend more time at home, whereas Millennials are always ready to go out for a fun-filled adventure.
Every generation comes with its own characteristics and Millennials are no different. They are the most debated ones when it comes to understanding their mindset. Looking at the above-mentioned positive characteristics, they don’t seem that difficult to be handled.