Five Concerns of the Millennial Generation

Even if the world is in a worst state as of the very moment- and the stereotype of the millennial generation of them being selfish and indifferent- there are a lot of millennials that actually care about issues of the world and in fact, a lot of them are ready to tackle them. Other people think that what millennial think about are gadget, social media, air conditioner spring hill in their room that don’t work, clothes, fashion and acceptance by peers. But, this is not true.

Millennial Generation

70% percent of this generation are looking forward to grab opportunities for them and their peers and 50% are hopeful that they could be catalysts for change as well as decision making in their own respective countries. This survey is from the yearly Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum, wherein more than 26,000 millennials from around the globe are enjoined in this initiative.

Listed below are some of the concerns of the millennials in the worldwide issues that we experience today.

1. Safety and Security

Millennials that come from the Sub-Saharan Africa as well as in Middle East or North Africa are the most concerned millennials on the issue of security and well-being. More than 25% of these millennials shared their sentiments of these particular issues. On the other hand, the Latin American and the Caribbean millennials are least concerned with the said issue.

2. Transparency and Corruption in the Government

More or less, 32% of millennials resided in the Sub-Saharan Africa are more that engaged and concerned with issues pertaining to problems in the government such as graft and corruption followed by Latin America as well as Middle East.

3. Poverty

Poverty is one of the many problems that are experienced by the world today. Because there are a lot of people who remain unemployed and opportunities are unfortunately scarce, a lot of individuals reman living below the poverty line. About 40% of the millennials in Latin America and Caribbean are mostly concerned with this issue followed by millennials in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

4. Religious Issues

This particular issue is very much blatant in the society as of today, especially in areas such as Iraq and Syria where extremist Muslim militant groups such as ISIS violently siege a number of places and killed hundreds. A big number of the millennial population are largely engaged in movements to promote religious peace and on top of the list are those in Middle East and North Africa, followed by South Asia and Eurasia.

5. Wars

War torn places like Libya are almost always backed up with United Nation’s forces against Islamic State fighters in country. Because of the media and some other factors, millennials are concerned with this particular issue especially those in Eurasia as well as Middle East and North Africa.  

There may be a lot of studies proving how the millennial generation are mostly narcissistic and apathetic, however, there are also a lot of them who are necessarily concerned with the problems faced by the world today. This is especially true knowing that all of us are interconnected and affected by these problems. However, these problems could be solved when we think collectively and when we join forces to progress and success. Nobody could solve these crises but ourselves.

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Major Problems Faced by the World Today 

There a lot of problems the world is currently facing. From climate change to internet and social media, these things are suffered by millions of people around the world. What can you do to take part in solving these crises? What are our current systems doing to mitigate the effects of these problems? What are the solutions laid down on the table regarding these issues?

World Major Problem

Listed below are some of the many problems that each country share. Moreover, some of the current action plans regarding these issues are also described. Read on!

1. Food Shortage

In the year 2050, the world will have to feed approximately 9 billion mouths in order to survive. That means, the demand for food will increase in an enormous 60%. Although there are actions taken by some international systems such as the United Nations like ending the problems with hunger, alternatives for achieving security in food as well as improved nutrition, most countries should also take part of these initiatives, including you. Agricultural sites must be more productive through practicing efficient businesses and applying a public-private partnership for it to become stable and sustainable. If every single initiative fails to deliver, malnutrition, hunger and even conflict could be experienced.

2. Growth Inclusivity

In the last decades, it is apparent that there is a dramatic increase in wealth for a large number of businesses and businessmen around the world. However, despite these gains in the global economic produce, it could be seen in the current sociopolitical and economic systems that inequality, poverty and lack in purchasing power is still blatant on the ground. This means that growth should necessarily be exclusive to those who are already powerful but should also extend to those who aren’t. the answer to this dilemma is to increase growth and to give extra efforts to accelerate activities in economy and make sure that the benefits will reach all people.

3. Climate Change

Because of the complacent human activities, the world has warmed up for about 1°C in the past decades and the growth of greenhouse gas emissions have reached 80% thus, it can’t be denied that the world is indeed warming up. There are a lot of manifestations of these changes, i.e. storms that are stronger and more frequent, droughts and differing patterns of rainfall. In December of 2015, an agreement signed by most countries are signed in Paris to initiate a commitment to limit global temperature rise.

4. Social Media and the Internet

The interned has altered the way we think, work and produce. Because of the existence of free access to information, the new technology cannot stop itself from disrupting normal and existing models of business and government. More or less, 50% of the world population are connected on the web and most of these are in the first world countries. However, this could also be a solution in itself because when more people are connected, then more and more will be educated with the systems currently present in the society. But media and internet literacy should always be kept handy.

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