As opposed to pointing a finger up to see which way the wind is blowing, Generation 2020 will change the direction of the wind.
After going through the current hard times I need not reiterate here, I predict that Generation 2020 will acquire unmatched and phenomenal resilience. We will work to enhance the connectedness among all people. We will promote strong, powerful natural leaders who will create communities where everyone is needed.
Our experiences in 2020 will stimulate our imagination and strengthen our resolve to make our collective vision a reality.
While some less hopeful and less imaginative thinkers may want to label our generation the COVID Generation, the Pandemic Generation, or the Protest Generation, we will reject these descriptors that mark the retreat of progress and the decline of humanity. We will see and feel ourselves as wholly new and powerfully burnished by the crucible of 2020 into strong, precious, and valuable human beings.
Generation 2020 will be unstoppable as we work for the common good, find new ways to safeguard the earth, share our resources more generously, and support one another as we take responsibility for past history and advocate for justice and rights for people everywhere.
I love your enthusiastic response.
Excellent and inspiring piece, Gwen! Just the right length, packed with thoughtful information! I love it. Thanks you for sharing.
I love how you reframed this generation from one defined by what happens to it as opposed to one that is defined by how it changes the world around it to be more just and compassionate. And perhaps this generation will not just be known by the young people who come of age in this moment but by an intergenerational movement that bonds to have an even more powerful and comprehensive impact on the social, economic, health, and political well being of the nation and the world. Thanks you, as always.
Caryn, you see my intention so clearly. We usually rely on the young people to be the beacons, but we’re experiencing this time as well and the experience is having an impact on all of us. We all have the potential to contribute good as a result of our collective experience.