Personally, I find the generalizing of ANY group based on their particular (and culture-created) "generation" to be myopic, limited, and usually not far any other forms of prejudice, so it's always appreciated when a bright mind digs deeper and looks further. As one who's raised a Millennial and has many of them in my life, I applaud Zakaria for not taking the bait but, instead, taking into account the current and historical comparisons of each of our "generations" and defining a much more comprehensive overview of this vibrant group.
"After having been pilloried for trying to destroy the bourgeois order in the 1960s and 1970s, youth are now scorned for being too bourgeois. Too many young people, it seems, are well adjusted, responsible, and looking for good jobs. If only they would wander off campus and study tantric rituals, smoke pot, read Hegel, and stage a sit-in or two—then they would show us their inner souls."
Latest from Rock+Paper+Music:
It's moments like these when this sometimes lonely journey called "self-publishing" feels all warm and toasty! :)
I write books. I write articles. I take pictures, I sing, I write songs. And I've just published my second novel. Have followed these Muses my entire life and they're a demanding but joyful bunch! In terms of verifiable accomplishments, my website (www.lorrainedevonwilke.com) offers a trove of probably more than you'd ever want to know about me, with the bonus of links and lots of fun photos.
The life-story nutshell: after years of rock & roll ('80s, big hair, great bands, incredible music; best time EVER!), a feature I co-wrote (To Cross the Rubicon) was produced by a small indie company in Seattle... it was a small but significant success (starred J.D. Souther, Billy Burke and featured David Crosby) which had some solid impact on my career's forward motion, and shortly after, other screenplays were optioned and awarded in various competitions.
Somewhere in the midst of all this cinematic activity I got back into music (songwriting, recording, performing, session singing), leading to the fruition of one of my lifetime goals: recording my own album (Somewhere On the Way). It was a true labor-of love, of which I remain ever-so-proud and still listen to today (longer road trips make for great sing-alongs). You can find it at CDBaby.com and iTunes...and I hope you will! While I continue working with indie songwriters when I can (SoundCloud has the latest), I look forward to repeating the album exercise at some point, hopefully before the business of music completely eludes me.
My current life includes curating and marketing my photography website (Lorraine Devon Wilke Photography) and my personal blog (Rock+Paper+Music), maintaining a regular column at The Huffington Post (Lorraine Devon Wilke @ Huff Po), and writing a monthly column for an award-winning northern California newspaper, The Ferndale Enterprise (a bona fide ink & paper endeavor, my columns are reprinted here). I write and edit for a variety of other online sites and businesses (a decent archive can be found at my page at Contently)
My biggest adventure of late has been exploring life as an independent author. Both my debut novel, After The Sucker Punch, and my short story, She Tumbled Down, were 2014 publishing successes, with my latest novel, Hysterical Love available Amazon Author page and @ Smashwords. I hope you'll take a look and, certainly, enjoy the reads. And please enjoy my continuing "adventures in publishing" at my book blog, AfterTheSuckerPunch.com.
And that's the nutshell. Thanks for reading and don't hesitate to get in touch if you're so inclined: email@example.com.