I'M SUCH A MILLENNIAL. Really. I can't speak for 80 million people, but I align so deeply to all the things discussed (and so many of the clichés), including wanting to have a purpose I'm deeply connected to (or finding that purpose), seeking balance and meaning with my work, but more than anything, wanting to change the world and make it a better place.
Patron Saint of Overstuffed Cars, pray for us. I am no Kardashian. I don't think I've ever had anything I've posted on social media come anywhere close to going viral. But this photo I posted a few weeks ago of me, my daughter and mother-in-law as we set out on a long road trip came pretty close.
Our brains are wired for novelty. We know this because we are alerted each time a stimulus in our environment feels out of the ordinary. This has always been a wonderful advantage, and an aspect of human brain development that our survival as a species depends on. It's time to change up the dull routine of incoming information that arrives via predictable, tedious, well-worn roadways.
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