“Coddled,” “entitled” and (digitally) “self-absorbed” are just a few of the terms I have heard in response to the word “millennial.” While 18-to-35-year-olds are often categorized as the “me” generation, there is a lot to be said about the other (more redeeming) characteristics that I feel have proven to define the cohort. Among them is our collective determination to make a positive impact on the world. I say “world” because millennials are far and away the most connected and “global” adult generation to date, given that our formative years ran parallel to the rise of internet giants like Facebook and Google.
While the physical barriers removed by the digital age have empowered millennials (and everyone else) with internet access to post artfully curated photos of designer lattes, they have also advanced our ability to be researchers on topics and issues that span the globe.
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