in everyday life, we are witnessing today the disastrous consequences of over-specialization, of our narrowed vision. the industrialist who concerns himself only with the setting up of his factory irrespective of the pollution of the environment, the research scientist wanting to pursue new knowledge and professional success irrespective of the consequences of his discoveries, the medical doctor who concerns himself with treating the body of a patient without concerning himself with his psyche, the educationist who concerns himself only with the success of his students at the examinations, the leader who propagates popular illusions in order to ensure a following, the so-called religious man who does propaganda for his own particular beliefs, are all acute examples of the consequences of a severely limited vision. it has made man regard aggressiveness in furthering his own cause to be a virtue. he has come to implicitly accept that self-interest is the only motivation on which society can be based, though he sees that it is the single most destructive factor in society. our life today abounds in such contradictions. we encourage ruthless competition on the one hand and preach universal love on the other. we reward and worship success, though we talk of respecting all human beings as equals. even religion has been reduced to a comforting, utilitarian ritual.
millennials. generation y. people who are born from the year 1980’s to early 2000’s. evolution, growth, advancement, development, all brought by the advancement of technology. as people living in the era where technological inventions are sprouting like seeds planted on fertile soil, i cannot help but think of the tremendous changes that happened in the past years. may it be on the personal or professional level, people have made it possible to go along with the changes and adapt to the evolving environment.
people started being outspoken and adventurous. gone are the days that people would be merely silent and wait for someone in power to begin the speech. in this generation, if a person knows something, expect that he/she will do everything to voice out his/her opinions.
people began advocating for gender equality. admit it or not, the country was once flocked by women staying at home, taking good care of the children, and doing household chores while the husband would go to the work for the entire day and provide for the family. nowadays, both men and women are working and are providing for the needs of the family. a wife cannot be anymore being measured anymore based on the limitations dictated by the home boundaries but on what she can do for the family and the community.
people resorted to vices such as gambling, drinking, smoking, gaming, and all the other forms of routine practices. more often than not, these newly acquired and practiced vices have adverse effects on one’s health. thus, the reason behind the decreasing life expectancy of people compares to the people from the previous generations.
the thing is, there are multiple ways on how we can describe and characterize the millennial generation. what is utmost important now is to make sure that we make use of the changes being offered in front of us as opportunities to improve, get better, and live a better life.