“The Millennials: Perfectly Prepared for a World that No Longer Exists.”
Robb is a social entrepreneur who works on “transformational era” systems at the intersection of human development, education, spiritual understanding and civilizational sustainability. He holds a uniquely grand view of what’s happening in the world today and what makes Millennials unique.
We get into nothing short of the future of the world economy, human happiness, and where we’re heading in the next 5-6 decades.
“Gen X was able to anchor their individuation, in their teens, 20’s and early 30’s, in careers, a stable and booming economy, a world that wasn’t chaotic, and where there wasn’t constant social comparison. What’s fascinating and tragic about the Millennials is that they’re being asked to individuate without a firm place to do it. Values are dispersed, meaning is relative, capitalism is in crisis, and social comparison is infinite and on-demand vis-à-vis Facebook.
Millennials are getting all of the messaging of having won the economic and social wars of the 20th Century, and the luxury of having a crisis of meaning, of worrying about existential issues instead of survival ones. At the same time, they have to compete with a billion Chinese and a billion Indians, with a contracting economic reality, and with many other challenges they simply have not been equipped to deal with.”
Plus here what Robb tells his own children about their place in the world, and what the Millennials, Gen X, and the rest of us can do to find a way out of this.