Millennial Top Ten

10 06 2015

Top Ten reasons why I am relieved and grateful millennials are in our culture.

1)no judgement. Yup, what they say is true. No judgement. My AK sister and I have a saying “floppy headed chicken moment”, which means our mental opportunities are on full display. When I have experienced floppy headed chicken moments, in the presence of millennials, I feel no judgment. This is huge. No judgement is a vital key for me to figure out how to cope with challenging mental collisions in my head, and not zap whatever motivational energy I have left to move in a positive direction. If I’m busy judging myself for being “crazy”, then I’m less likely to create/participate in positive self care.

2) Positive Self Care. A millennial coworker arranged to get a comfy chair put in her office to create an ideal place to study. My old school xgen brain imploded (nonverbally thank god), then reframed, took a page from millennials of no judgement and thought, wow, that’s really cool, I want/need a comfy chair in my work space too, and not just for “safety” naps.

3) Curiosity. I”m old school, I love uneducated, borderline aggressive bullshit sessions at the break table, let me reframe that, I was introduced to this environment in the work place when I came up through the system, and got really good at it, therefore assumed i liked/enjoyed it. It’s finally dawned on me, old farts like me, are loudly bullshitting each other, while millennials are quietly looking up our bullshit facts and communicating with each other on their smart phone thingys. Wow! They don’t confront us, they just quietly know we are full of bullshit, and aren’t intimidated in any way, all the while connecting, communicating and supporting each other.

Ok, so I bullshitted only top 3 so far because I gotta go to work, but I just wanted to say, I”m relieved that the aggression of my mentors is retiring from the work place, and non judgmental, positive self care role models, and calm educated curious interesting individuals are replacing them.

My thought for the day, discover, enjoy, and please take a moment to learn from a millennial today. Don’t worry, if immediate old school action is needed we can still git r done, but if things are the new calm normal, then lets let them go with it, and see what they will create.

Enjoy the ride!
George


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