I get on Facebook to see what has gone on in the last few hours. I see pictures of people home for fall break, articles from Buzzfeed, articles to read and Upworthy videos to watch.
Through the articles that people a part of Generation We post, social networks have become something closer to the newspapers we grew up watching our parents read every morning. We learn from a variety of sources and witness incredible comment chains on posts that are controversial. People do not mind having to deal with a public difference of opinion, instead, we welcome it and view it as an opportunity for learning. We click on the Upworthy videos and learn about human rights issues, global warming, animal migration patterns, and heartwarming stories of what is happening around the world. Because of these videos, we are able to develop opinions on difficult topics over short bursts of time. For example, someone a part of Generation We might only spend 2 minutes watching a video on new gay marriage laws but if they do that once a week an opinion will be developed from a wide variety of sources. Through our social media we become well rounded in our viewpoints of the current day. We feel more educated than our parents because we’re open to all of these different points of view and develop our own ideas.
I believe these unique opinions each person develops will create an interesting atmosphere as Generation We comes into the working and political worlds. We know that high expectations are expected of us, have accepted that challenge, and will do the absolute best we can to exceed expectations set by those before and after us.