Millennials today in most of the cultures of the world have grown up with high expectations of technological progress and positive cultural transformation and instead suddenly find themselves surrounded by crumbling institutions, corruption in high places and an uncertain future.
Yet Millennials around the world remain one of history’s most resilient and positive generations. Why?
To begin with, more than almost any previous generation they have been raised with an unprecedented degree of encouragement by their parents - and by the signals of the pop cultures that surround them. Secondly, they have been the beneficiaries of the digital explosion - in fact they are the first generation of digital natives. They’ve witnessed Egypt’s Facebook Revolution, they’ve seen Apple become the most valuable company in the world and they’ve participated in a myriad of cultural trends directly, shaping them by their own constant use of social media. Read more here