Originally posted on changing my mind:
Media coverage about Generation Y tends to be negative. Young people are made out to be feckless, workshy; their heads full of pipe dreams and their mouths full of double-negatives. This is not reflective of the young people I come into contact with. Tamara Erickson’s article on the characteristics…

If you woke up this morning with more health than  illness, you are more blessed than the million who won’t survive the week. If you have never experienced the danger of  battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture  or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people  around the world. […]

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought. Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, […]

Ushered in with the first Baby on Board signs in the early 1980s, Millennials were cocooned, coddled and chauffeured by their parents. Today, the kids are coming of age in the worst economy since the 1930s. Read this article from The Seattle Times about how the Millennial generation is thinking, living, and planning for their future.  

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father […]