Inspirational

Now for Gen Z

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Synopsis

They are different from any generation before. Generation Z, or GEN Z. The oldest are just out of college. The youngest are still in grade school. They are the Grandchildren of the Baby Boomer generation... and grandparents want to empower their grandkids, right?

"Information-flooded and wisdom-starved" is how some writers have described this generation. GEN Z is also characterized as digital-native and tech-savvy, adaptable, activist, entrepreneurial… and anxiety-filled. They are growing up in a world that is unstable and full of threats. Institutions and older generation leaders seem unreliable. Cultural and religious anchors we took for granted are no longer a given.

The most “connected” and informed generation ever, GEN Z’ers consume a huge amount of content. But their style is bite-sized, snackable content. (Think Twitter and Instagram.) You have 8 seconds to capture their attention and possibly a minute or two to convey your message.

52 individual, short but thought-provoking NOW (nuggets of wisdom) spotlight important lessons our generation has learned in our adult lifetimes and our grandchildren need to know as they start theirs. This is anecdotal wisdom like Admiral William McCraven’s NYT #1 best seller “Make Your Bed”, but deliberately “bite-sized” to appeal to GEN Z tastes.

I slept and dreamed that life was joy...

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I slept and dreamed that life was joy,

I awoke and found that life was but service.

I served and found that service was joy.  

—Rabindranath Tagor

“How may I help you?” It's how you are greeted at Chick Fil A. When you thank them for their service, you will likely hear “My pleasure.” This sums up a simple and very valuable attitude to life as well. There is a Chinese proverb which says, “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, serve others.” Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “Seek not to be a person of success, but to be a person of value.”

Serving others is a dependable path to a valuable and satisfying life.

Perhaps you have heard someone say “I live to serve”. There are people who do. The truth may be that we all really need to serve… to live.


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About the author

We are leading edge Baby Boomers. We grew up in 1950’s and 1960’s America and were young adults in the 1970’s. Between us we have completed substantial serial careers in the US Navy, pediatric health care, business, real estate, and IT. Our six GEN Z grandkids inspired us to do this project. view profile

Published on January 05, 2020

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9000 words

Genre: Inspirational

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