Generation Me: intro

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

– Socrates

Tom (my friend and coworker) said few days ago that my generation (people born after the ’80s) is self-obsessed which appears in e.g. way we communicate (we can barely listen to others – we only talk about ourselves) or our presence in social media (in his opinion most of the content we upload are all about us, like selfies).

He made me wonder if that’s true. So I began to do some research. The question was: is it true that my generation is self-focused more than any other generation? (Actually, the question was more like: how fast the world will collapse because my generation is fucked up and all we care about is our own benefit. But, as we all know, it’s not the most scientific starting point, but it presents in a great way my first impression.)

After few liters of coffee (not true, I’m not drinking coffee), many nights without a minute of sleep (so not true, I love to sleep and anything can possibly stop me from sleeping) and tons of books and articles (that one is actually the truth) I came up with two basic conclusions:

1. The subject is too broad to put everything in one article. I have differentiated 3 situations where I will do the analysis: social life (all connected with our social presence, including digital presence), work (all connected to our choices in professional life), relationships (all connected how do we behave in relationships as single persons).

2. The same question is being asked since many years, with many generations. Let me tell you more about this in social life part.

Hope you’ll find my posts on this subject interesting and maybe they will give you some additional value as for employers or employees 🙂

Have a good reading!

Part I: Work
Part II: Relationships [soon]
Part III: Social life [soon]

Image source: Yerkure

Jeremi Jak

Jeremi is communication & marketing expert working in the area of startups, new technologies and culture. Founder of Polish-Israeli Startups Foundation where he strives to develop Polish startup ecosystem and build a lasting bridge between Israel and Poland. Over past 5 years, he worked as a communication specialist for brands like Mitsubishi, ASUS, HUAWEI, Nationale Nederlanden. The connected experience of software project management and marketing executive make it possible to effectively consult and develop startups.

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