Proud to be a millenial



February 19, 2019 - 9:40 AM

I have a confession. I am proud to be a millennial.

Admittedly, there are many criticisms of my generation. Some are based in the truth — young people spend more time on their phones and don’t seem to get involved in their communities. 

I see these criticisms in a different light. For some it may seem like young people spend too much time on their phones, but in reality, that time is keeping millennials present in the new way of the world. Technology is ingrained as part of our careers, connects and builds our social circles, and keeps us moving at the ever-increasing pace of the world. Smartphones are a constant companion, resource and vehicle for communication. In this same way, it can be easy to look around your community and say young people don’t want to be involved. I challenge that idea. Maybe young people are open to being involved but something is holding them back.

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