What is a South African millennial?

Dec 9th, 2016 TYI 846 Views


A millennial is a young individual grindin’ and hustlin’ to make it in life.

A millennial is deeply integrated within the online clickable culture. I mean, 56% of Millennials won’t even accept jobs from companies that ban social media.

A South African millennial knows the nostalgia of ‘bompies’ from the school tuckshop, or the craze of Pokemon Go.

We own social and digital platforms because we were born for it.

A South African millennial knows what it feels like to be the product of parents who lived and struggled through apartheid.
A South African millennial understands the scars of our nation, and the frustration to break that cycle of oppression.

A millennial sees beyond the conventional, and is compelled to push at these very boundaries.

A millennial is willing to recreate a new, free, non-judgmental world where the colour of your skin or your gender, no longer determines the heights of success that you can reach.

Cocky, because we know our worth and sense of selves.  By 2018, Millennials will have the most spending power of any generation and by 2025, 3 out of every 4 workers globally will be a millennial.

A millennial questions, and is not satisfied by the answer, so they are in constant search of a higher meaning.

A millennial daren’t be restricted by poor state leadership, instead they radicalise and strategise, quite capable of voicing their concerns and ideas.

We are the new kind of leaders:

We are the disruptors, the influencers, the trailblazers, the healers, the innovators…

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You strive to lead, to create, to innovate, to participate!

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