The Millennial Impact Is Already Being Felt
We must engage our youth. We can not settle for selfies.
I’ve previously discussed the idea that our generation and those to come will not be lost, but found. Armed with the potential, creativity, and awareness, they will be the ‘movers and shakers’ — the ones to get it right in a world that has, for some time, gotten it wrong.
From the innermost sections of Brooklyn to rural Arkansas, equipped with the proper opportunities, America’s youth will be the ones to inspire effective change. The millennial impact is already being felt. Once we recognize our inherent ability to do more and be more, we will achieve lasting greatness.
Our interconnectedness has reached an all time high because of technological innovation — an issue which I often take umbrage — so why not prove that the purpose of technological communication exceeds insignificant Facebook feeds and Twitter updates? Some have. Britt Hysen, editor in chief of Millennial Magazine, discusses citizen engagement, and how our youth are fueling the world with a lot of good.
If technology is the the present and future, we must remain critical, vigilant, and responsible about the route it takes; specifically, our role and connection to innovation. But, as Hysen argues, because of our interconnectedness, “we actually have the power to truly be the first generation that unites humanity.”
Millennials, composing a quarter of our population, have already begun to impact our ever-evolving planet, challenging socio-economic norms, ushering in ideas about what it means to exist in an open and equal society, and defining tolerance. The media always has a shortage of good news, but stories about ordinary people undertaking acts of heroism and compassion abound. Millennial Magazine seeks to undo false images of Generation Y by underscoring the unsung heroes.
The proof is in the pudding. Hysen’s article for Huff Po details just a few of the greats. There are remarkable young people like journalist and Media Roots News founder, Abby Martin, who is opposing mainstream media by implementing the tenets of authentic reporting and establishing validity in a time when news often equates to entertainment; or 32-year-old Grammy award-winning producer, Alex Da Kid, who discovered Imagine Dragons; and countless other Gen-Ys who are improving our future, so that our generation will be remembered for its greatness in times of difficulty, innovation in times of need, and compassion throughout. Let us build upon the brilliance and strive to leave an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of those to come.