I’ve been reading a lot about Gen Y having issues with work because we were brought up to believe that we can do anything and the world is at our fingertips. These ideals, supposedly, make us far too idealistic about work.
I disagree. The world is at our fingertips and we can do anything. It’s our choice to work for it, though. The idea that all of that would be easy was false, yes, but the idea itself is totally true.
It is this generation that came up with Facebook and Twitter. We are starting successful businesses while still having personal time. We are learning that life and work can be balanced and we can have immense pride in both.
I remember graduating from high school. We had one of the most academically gifted classes ever, and I went to a pretty good high school.
Some of those gifted people are working at insurance companies or elected to be a stay-at-home parent. Nothing wrong with that.
Others are being kick ass. They are changing the world. The sky is the limit and we chose to reach for it.
Let’s remember that.