The Advent of Generation Z

The Advent of Generation Z

Summer holidays were joyful when we grew up, we had plethora of activities planned and most activities planned in advance. The idea of freedom had taken its course on the first day of our exams and it reached crescendo right after that last word penned down in the exam hall. That was freedom! We yearned and studied hard for that freedom. That moment of absoluteness. Oh, the activities like early morning jogs, cycling, cricket, etc. Such was the pleasure of imagination!

With time being what it is, the futurist me will only retrospect and cherish those moments of childish joy. Times have changed, we used cycle to travel 10kms and legs to travel 2 kms. The boom in the economic market has changed our lifestyle to unimaginable ease, with it, comes this whole new level of thinking. A thinking that could change the momentum of history and defy the very fabric of the universe.

For my readers who are new to generation Z, these are people who were born in between 1999-2000 who are going shape the future of nation states. The population of generation Z in India especially, estimated to be around 475 million by 2019 which is phenomenal considering we are the second biggest populated country in the world. For all these years, we spoke about population being such a bane to the future of our country, however, with this special case, we are inching towards a bright and prosperous times ahead.

The demographics of our country comes at a time when there is a global paradigm shift in innovation. The millennial’s looked for “what is in it for me” whereas the Gen Z-ers look for solutions as per the problems they personally face. Which in turn takes birth in the form of technology and gadgets. They would frown upon any system that binds them to one particular ideology. They are the ones who would be more open to take risks, try something new and hustle.

We would see a huge inflow of people who would be more interested to take up a contract job than a permanent job. Permanent jobs are boring and tend to curb their creative senses. Taking up a contract job is far more stimulating than the mundaneness of everyday routine which a permanent job conveniently renders.

The year 1497 marks one of the greatest landmarks of world history with Vasco da Gama landing in Calicut, likewise, will Gen Z-ers create that dent in the universe?

passion is god

Work is Worship, and Passion is God!

Passion is the supreme source of success. In the presence of passion, one can nearly achieve anything. According to the Holy Bible, Jesus says ‘God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth’. So the word ‘worship’ loses its true meaning when there is no spirit and truth. However, there is no existence of truthfulness in people’s heart, during their regular 9-5 job. But it is quite a known fact that this is not the case during days in pursuit of passion.
Steve Jobs, Chris Gardner, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett are some of the greatest Entrepreneurs who have believed and proved ‘follow your passion, and success follows’.
No one said it was easy. In finding your passion and pursuing it, there will be many hours, days, weeks, or months, even years that pass before milestones are reached.

Here goes a look at passionate lives:

  1. Simplified life : With all the chaos and information overload in today’s world, there’s something very freeing about rediscovering our passions (or discovering new ones!). Also, this brings some simplicity back into our lives.
  2. Greater self-awareness and self-confidence : Self-awareness is listening to what our soul is telling us, and leading to self-confidence comes in by recognizing our strengths and interests.
  3. Expansion of comfort zones : We begin to push the boundaries of our comfort zones as our self-confidence increases.
  4. Satisfaction : Satisfaction increases with the learning, growth and fulfillment of self that occurs with meaningful progress.
  5. Happiness : When you engage in meaningful progress, you are taking action in the pursuit of future happiness.
  6. Meaningful progress increases your creativity : It’s that simple—more creative juices flow when you are doing what you love.
  7. Being part of something bigger than ourselves : As humans we want to leave the legacy of having made an improvement and impact on our surrounding. This is accomplished through our passions and abilities with which we’ve been equipped.
  8. Life in Harmony :  When we incorporate our passions into our lives, we get to experience the harmony in life.
  9. Inspiration to others : Being true to yourself in pursuing a meaningful path automatically positions you as an inspiration to the world.
Finding your passion and working towards it isn’t easy, yet with all the challenges involved, the benefits of following your passion outweigh the difficulties and sacrifices. It’s time we start a movement!
Workflexi was born for passionate people to make it much easier to pursue their passion, and not to mention, earn at the same time.