Every generation has had to learn things from life experience.
Nobody knows everything about life right away until they go through it. Some lessons are painful, some are unavoidable, and some are damn near invaluable. The truth is you learn certain things as you gain experience in life.
There are things every generation should know to make their lives easier.
1. Respect other people’s time
Time is a precious commodity that always runs out.
Nobody likes when you are late or filling their time space with something useless. You will be viewed negatively by others who won’t bother to schedule anything with you again. You don’t know if you’re screwing up someone else’s day because you’re late.
Treat others time as you do your own.
2. Corporations and governments are using you
They realize your generation is massive in size and they view you like a cash register.
Whatever website you visit or application you use they gather as much info on you as possible. They will use this data to their advantage to get you to buy more things from them and depend on them. They are using your carefree Internet browsing to their advantage.
Think about it the next time you look at something and it suddenly appears everywhere.
3. Social media is a distraction
Things like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat were created to bring us all closer together.
They allow us to share photos and stories and what we had for dinner with the world. But there is a dark side to these inventions they produce a chemical called dopamine in your brain. You may have heard that dopamine controls the “pleasure” seeking systems of the brain. When you go on social media to share or view things, we are seeking pleasure. Once you are hooked it makes it harder and harder to stop and get off.
Hours fly by with nothing getting accomplished.
4. The world is on the cusp of a changing work landscape
The days of going into an office are over.