I recently learned that I’m part of the global group they call Millennials and while it’s a ridiculous name for a cult, somehow we’re all struggling with very similar problems. Although in completely different geographies, different political situations, and climates, the millennials all seem to be running behind something, using a similar driving force, but no one understands what.
Some are broke but looking for their passion because there’s no other way they want to live their life, and some want to keep their high-paying jobs even though they have no life left outside of work. Most are jumping jobs to find the right balance in their life, but how do you decide when you don’t know what you want?
Everyone wants to travel and find themselves in the midst of concrete high rises and narrow bays of congested cubicles. Daydreaming about that one vacation you could take on an upcoming long weekend while taking a break from replying to a million useless emails. Life is nothing but a constant struggle between reminders for bill payments and finding time to read a book you ordered online weeks ago.
From wanting to become someone to cribbing about not finding our calling, we have been sucked into the rat race. We’re now so far away from our own goals, it’s easier to laugh about things we haven’t achieved. Everyone jokes about how much of a hell their life is but no one wants to change it.
Surviving on a few hours of sleep, random eating habits, and compulsive partying on the weekends to blow off the week’s steam is pretty much every one of us perfectly knowing none of this is helping. With one of the worst working cultures, our country proudly boasts about being efficient round the clock.
Is it time to take a pause and think about where we’re going from here? Is it time to take control of our lives and reclaim what is ours? Is it high time to break away from the new form of slavery we’ve accepted as the road to success?