Post by christopher on Aug 20, 2012 20:59:55 GMT -8
I've started reading this fascinating book called "The Millennials".
It's a study of the generation born between 1980 and 2000. This is
The findings from the research are simultaneously encouraging and concerning.
Some of the encouraging findings are things that Millenials value. Family is number one for this generation. Many from this generation got so burned and hurt by divorce that the overwhelming majority emphatically say it's not an option for them. Respect for others (including previous generations) and a strong desire for unity (can't we all just get along? ) makes them less prone to have a "us vs. them" mentality. This generation has a strong desire to make a positive difference in the world and the confidence that they can do so. They are also the first generation that is "naturally" diverse and color blind (in the best sense of the word).
Some of the concerning findings is that there is a very small percentage (like 6%) that would be considered Christian. Their spiritual leanings are very syncretistic and confused. They are also very financially confused and have an unrealistic expectation about the government taking care of them in retirement and healthcare.
Anyway, I'm a little over half way through and I'm finding it a very fascinating read (er, um listen ). I have it on audiobook if anyone is interested in listening to it after me. Let me know.
"If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32
You’ve got your methods
I’m done with trying to guess all your moves
I’m going where you want me to go
I’ve got nothing left to lose
Now I don’t wanna suffer
But that’s in fact the nature of the beast
If you want to get to higher ground
You got to get there on your knees