Here are some ways millennials are the best generation, as inspired by Eye Mo Philippines’ #Redvolution documentary.
#1 They are entrepreneurs are heart.
Millennials are the future Jack Ma – they have an entrepreneurial mindset, even more so now with technological advancements and the wonders of cyberspace. They know that being employees are not for the long-term. Millennials dream of building their own empires – learning e-commerce, or pushing themselves to learn business on their own
#2 They are independent.
Most millennials never depend on anyone to succeed in life. They send themselves to school, navigate through dim roads en route to their dreams, and rely only on themselves to find their purpose.
#3 They are highly courageous.
Millennials exhibit their bravery, not in physical brawls, but more so on fighting for their rights as citizens of the country. They know the law, they read up on social issues, and they know when they are not granted the freedom to exercise their civic rights.
#4 They are educators.
They may not be teachers by profession, but they eagerly educate the younger generation, their fellow millennials, or even older contemporaries to never settle for the ordinary. They willingly share their knowledge to help others reach their full potential.
#5 They are inventors.
Millennials are often behind the world’s most valuable and creative inventions, such as social networks or mobile apps that make life easier or add recreational value to an otherwise humdrum existence.
#6 They are travelers.
Millennials are hungry travelers, often allocating a portion of their earnings to explore different parts of the globe. They aim to expand their horizons, and strive to see the world from a much broader perspective. This is why millennials are much more open-minded than any other generation, able to view issues and form opinions based on various beliefs, cultures, and philosophies.
#7 They are passionate.
For millennials, passion comes first before money. They are passionate about things that they are interested in, or things they believe would drive them to succeed. They are willing to sacrifice their time and effort, despite measly pay, because they understand that if you love what you do, money will naturally come knocking in.
#8 They are idealistic.
In a world riddled with negative thoughts, millennials are still positive thinkers. They never let life weigh them down, battling their own demons (such as depression) and jumping through hurdles (in work and in life) to rise above challenges.
#9 Millennials have a sense of purpose.
They believe that life has more to it than an everyday, routinary existence. They seize the day and make sure that they leave a legacy. For them, YOLO (You Only Live Once) is the way to go – they strive to make an impression, live life without regrets, and let everyone know that life is sweeter with a few bitter struggles.
#10 They are socially-conscious.
Millennials believe that they can revolutionize norms, and bring positive change in the world – in the environment, in government, in education, and in the society in general.
Every millennial dreams to make a difference.
Featured in this short video are stories of young Filipinos: Norman King,
the 1st aeta to finish college in UP; Nikko Ramos, sportscaster and radio jock who uses his voice to influence; and Claire Adorna, who won the 1st SEA Games gold medal despite her broken ankle. Three millennials, one generation, one goal—to make a difference.
Are you a proud millennial? What have you done to bring positive change? Add to the conversation below.