Youth

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

This isn’t written by some guru describing the much-maligned millennial generation.  No, this one is by Socrates, written about 450 years before Christ.

And yet somehow the human race has survived.  I think we need some perspective on our younger employees.  Much like my generation, the current crop of young people contains a mixture of superstars, good people and a few idiots thrown in for good measure.

And I have to say that, in general, I like them better than their ultra-ambitious baby boomer parents!  They’re more socially conscious, more family oriented, and less focused on money as the means to all happiness.

If you’re not a millenial (30-ish years old) make friends with one.  If you are a millenial, find a mentor that’s older than you to teach you the ropes.  The old folks are flattered when someone young wants to spend any time with them.

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