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Generation Y are the babies who were born between 1981 and 1999, who are most commonly the children of the Baby Boomers.

This is the generation that is growing in a world surrounded by Tweets more than quotes. The saying is no longer “I heard this amazing quote” but “I read this cool Tweet.”

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Although people can bash Twitter and Facebook for making the masses lose their sense of proper communication (like hand-written letters), can we blame them for creating another outlet to keep in touch with others?

Family members who are thousands of miles a part keep in contact via the social networks that have been created over the last few years.

Having grown up in this generation, it is safe to say that technology has its pros and cons.

The technological dependency is obvious and to some, it is fearful. And the fear is understood because if I can find your address on the internet… anyone can.

So how has this dependency really affected us as a generation? What can these changes do to uplift or possibly damage society? According to Make Way For Generation Y, here are the results:

1. Technology is in Our Blood.

We are the ones who are able to keep up with what is currently trending in the business world because we understand the importance of the internet.

Time and time again I hear older people say that they don’t understand computers. And recently, my father, 57, asked my sister where the space button was on the keyboard.

So when companies terminate loyal workers of 30 years for a 24-year-old college graduate, don’t be so quick to judge.

Many older people are slow into transitioning and adapting to the ways of the technological world. Let that be a lesson for you: when YOU are that 30 year veteran, stay up to speed with what is hot so that there is no reason to let you go.

2. The Beauty of Diversity

This is an obvious trait; Generation Y is made up of extremely diverse people from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures with the issue of segregation and discrimination less of a factor everyday. Of course it may still exist, but it’s presence  no longer consumes us.

Interracial dating is more common, there are more women as CEO’s, and the president of our country is half black! The beauty of diversity is appreciated more in Generation Y than it ever has before.

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3. The Experience is Like No Other

Generation Y is the most travelled, trained, and educated generation yet!

According to KipLinger.com ,one in five Millennials over the age of 18 have already graduated from college while one fourth of them are working on graduate degrees.

Another fourth are in college, and another 30% (though not in school yet) are expected to earn a degree. They’re on track to beat all previous generations.

Those from Gen Y are also well traveled. About a quarter of a million Gen Y’ers study abroad each year.

So many being babies of technology isn’t so bad after all! Be proud of your generation and continue toward progress and change so one day our children can live in an even more advanced and educated society.

In peace, love and happiness

BIANCA

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