Conscious Consumption Teaser:
A shocking 83% of millenials stated that they sleep with their Smartphone. Wait, is this actually that shocking? Advances in technology are continuing to be made every day allowing society to always be connected and “plugged in”. Continue reading Conscious Consumption and the Millennial Generation
Government Resource Proposal
After reading up on the millennial generation I found a common theme that they were less driven to find employment and not easily motivated. This is problematic because without motivation to work dependency on parents or family members will increase. Continue reading RP: Millennials in the Workplace
Business Resource Proposal
The PEW Research Center released research on the millennial generation and the demographics of this group. The millennial generation’s increasing use of technology can be problematic in the future and lead to a decrease in communication in person and feelings of isolation and loneliness. Continue reading RP Business: PEW Research Center
Society Resource Proposal
There is an increase in reliance and obsession with technology seen in the millennial generation. For many individuals in this generation there has never been a point in their life that technology wasn’t present and as they mature it only becomes more prevalent. Continue reading Society RP: Technology and Stress
JC: I embedded it here, you crazy tech-using millenial… 😛
Final Blog-Changing the World (To download)
Changing the World
Clearly I lack creativity.
Regardless, I imagine Steve Jobs had a domineering, “better than you persona”. While I’m sure I could Google his characteristics and find out what his overall tone was, for the purpose of this script, I am going to refrain from doing so, and go with my instinct.
Me: There has been a lot of upset regarding the treatment of Foxconn workers who manufacture your company’s products. Do you feel as though Apple is responsible?
Jobs: Apple is not the company implementing the harsh working conditions in such factories, nor is Apple the only company whose products are manufactured in these factories. Plenty of our competitors’ products are manufactured under the same roofs, and I do not see them under fire. Continue reading Steve Jobs the Jerk?
After reading the blog prompt for this week, I thought it would be interesting to create a dialogue between two individuals from completely different sides of a spectrum. My two individuals are a Millennial, aka me and a member of the Amish community. The purpose of this dialogue would be to compare the lives of someone who performs almost every daily action with technology and someone who performs almost every daily action without technology.
Continue reading Millennial Man and Amish Fella
I can’t decide what’s more unsettling, the demand for snuggling or the actual occupation of a professional snuggler. After watching Vice’s short segment, The Japanese Love Industry, I realized how immediate all of the dystopian novels I read in AP Literature junior year of high school are. Sure, I disagree with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to some extent, but maybe societies are evolving to a future where “self-esteem” is valued before “love and belonging”. Or maybe the Millennials hierarchy of needs does not even include “love”. Continue reading A World Without Love?
Watching the Vice video made me wonder: will Millennials ever have normal relationships? We’re a generation of people attached to technology and engrained with the idea of following our dreams and changing the world. Thus, like the Japanese, where do relationships fit into that? Our answer:
So we’re doomed? That’s it? Wrong. Amiss our generation of hook up and online dating culture, there has been a decline in the divorce rate. This could suggest that because people are waiting to get married until they have achieved their highest priority dreams. This leads to getting married at a more mature age which would mean those entering marriage would have thought about the meaning and their spouse a bit more than they would have at a younger age. Such a statistic could also suggest that the changes in gender roles have made marriage easier. For example, it is now socially acceptable for men to be the stay at home parent or the parent with a career that can revolve around child raising. It’s no longer a fight of inequality of roles but simply what each person in the relationship would rather do. Arguably this leads to seeing each other as equals thus less fights thus less divorce.
In conclusion, everyone relax a bit. The world isn’t completely engulfed in commodity sex, cuddles and conversation. Your Allie and Noah story could still happen (I just wouldn’t necessarily suggest heading to Japan to find it…). Do what your parents told you and chase your dreams, your significant other will come along eventually and now there’s a better chance of you two being together forever.