Peter Pan Generation Analysis

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I am from generation Y, the people born during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. We are sometimes called echo boomers because some of us are the children of baby boomers. We have had constant access to technology in our youth and still cant live without it. We want to stay in constant contact with our family and friends. We are really close to them and only trust them. One of the reasons therefor is terrorism. It has made us more cohesive in looking out for each other. We have witnessed the crashes and fires made by terrorists and the devastation they caused. This created a culture of caring, but also a culture of trusting no one. We care about our family and good friends, but we avoid meeting strangers because of the leak of trust. (http://utc-charlottef.blogspot.nl/2012/05/timeline-of-major-events-for-gen-y.html)…show more content…
That’s why the Baby Boomers call us ‘lazy’. We are ambitious but lazy. We are the Peter Pan generation according to the Baby Boomers, because we do not want to grow up. A survey of attitudes for the Co-operative Group found that more than eight out of 10 people aged 18 to 30 say they rely on their parents not only for financial support but also for help with tasks such as cleaning and ironing or even for lifts in the family car.…show more content…
Another trend that is mostly seen by our generation is eating out. Generation Y’s like to eat out more often than previous generations. Most persons of our generation have not yet started a family; so eating out is more affordable if you only have to pay for one. But eating out is also a social thing. It is the most common way to spend time with friends. Making photos of our diners and posting them on Instagram is an extension of showing how well we have it to be able to eat out.

Social Media, terrorism, the death of some famous superstars, technology and the impact of different generations on workforce has shaped our generation into who we are. And we are not even done yet. While being in our early 20s we have a long way to go and we do not know what the future brings us.

One man ones said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” (Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005) We must not worry too much about our future, but just live and enjoy the life we have right

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