I’m questioning myself a lot about our generation and our role we have to play.
Both generations before and after us are well defined.
Our parents, the X generation, always knew the peace and growth, in a less complex world. They are still controlling most of the power position in the world today, deciding for our future. They are from my point of view the exact definition of what we call in France the Jacobisme.
On the other side, the Y generation. Digital native. With a complex world coming but also full of opportunity, they are still too young to take the power but they will soon, when the X will leave.
In the middle, us. Who are we ? Not a X, not an Y.
Born in the 70’s or 80’s, we always knew a world in transformation.
We always knew a world in crisis, but we are also a highly educated generation, like never before. Open, borderless with program like Erasmus or the felt of the wall of Berlin, Internet, we like the changes, the innovation, and trying to build a better world, where the human is the center.
During a long moment I was angry about our parents’ generation.
Not because of what they had, but because of the fact they don’t want to give to us, today, the relay. Refusing the transformations we are asking, we need, and trying to protect their advantages related to a model of a society which is no more in touch with the actual world.
I had the feeling my generation is like a sacrificed one. We will have to pay to maintain the life of our parents, and, when our time will come, the next generation will be there.
But today I’m more questioning about how. How to change that. How to play the role which has to be our. How to influence the existing world and trying to make it better for the future, for our children. How to live not in our Parent’s world, but to create our.
I think we cannot wait for our parents to leave their position and to transmit the relay to us. We have to move on, and to take actions now.
To reinvent thing. A new model. More in touch with the world in 2014. International, competitive, fair, emphatic.
So, don’t wait for something to come from “the others”. Move on, innovate, be creative, be sassy, the world is full of opportunities.