the suicidal rate connected to technology,
normally younger ages than millennials,
young people who feel rejected on the net,
in social media. And there has been found a
clear association between alcohol addiction
at younger ages and social media addiction
behaviours. I mention USA as a referent
country as social media started there and
they are some years forward in this virtual
world and so serious problems there by
now, are starting here.
But in spite of all the virtues millennials
have, the two major handicaps they have
to cope with are “job dissatisfaction” and
Even when these millennials find a job they
will look for something they call “making an
impact”, they want to be extraordinary, the
best, theywere trained for that, but theywill
find out that this is not an immediate factor
and even though they tried hard they may
not be able to reach those standards or that
impact thing may not even exist, making
them feel frustrated and dissatisfied.
Relationships will also be difficult for them
as they live in social media and they are
not very realistic about engagement and its
Not a very optimistic panorama for our
great young generations whose only fault
seems to be to have followed their parents’
advice, studied a lot and have dreamed BIG
as Steve Jobs told us one day.
And now, so what? Shall we leave them
Maybe company leaders should be able to
see and value and reward all this talent and
keep it in our country before others see it.
Maybe parents should stop abusing of the
mobile and social media when they are with
Even maybe mobiles should not be allowed
in certain venues such as meetings, friends’
gatherings and of course regular family
lunches and dinners.
And maybe we should teach our children
that there are winners and losers, and
losers are never winners andmaybe use that
energy left to teach them how to solve their
problems instead of letting them disguise
them in social media.
If you again think I’m exaggerating, look
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