A great thought from Millennial Millions blog, a reminder to all generations. Focusing on the problems previous generations handed you is easy. Focusing on the benefits they handed you is hard.
Focusing on the problems is important. We’re going to have to fix them. But we can’t lose perspective that we’re all in this together, we need to appreciate those who went before and the unique opportunities their hard work provided us.
It’s easy to criticize Boomers or Gen Xers as a Millennial – but then you look around at the actual Boomers and Gen Xers you know and there’s a lot to respect. Our grandparents, our parents, our teachers, our mentors – these are all part of other generations who tried the best, for themselves and for us. Spend some time today thinking on what God has given you through those He sent before you.
As someone who is constantly engaged in YouTube, Blogging, Instagram, etc. I see so many millennial posts of travelling the world and making money from different social media platforms. It’s truly amazing. So many of these people don’t sit in an office from 9-5 but rather their office is overlooking the beautiful ocean, mountains, or forests in all different parts of the world. As I was thinking about this concept I began exploring this idea. I soon had a deep appreciation for the generations before us and how they never had this luxury.
I think of my parents and my friend’s parents who worked day in and day out to make a living for their families. They were often up early and came home late from work. How foreign it would seem to them to be able to travel as much as they’d like and in the meanwhile get paid…
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