What Shapes Us

The unique attributes of each generation are undeniable.

Oftentimes, it is a world event that becomes a defining moment at a pivotal time.

The Greatest Generation had WWII.

The Boomer Generation had Vietnam.

Then, Gen X and even Millennials had 9/11.

Gen Z has had COVID-19.

Moments like these can contribute to (and even define) shaping a generation.

Jason Dorsey, the president of the Center for Generational Kinetics and author of Zconomy, points out two more significant trends that shape a generation:

Shaping Trend #1 is parenting.

Shaping Trend #2 is technology.

There are many charities that educate parents and encourage parents in their parenting.

Other charities fill the parenting void, whether the parent is no long around, or during that time during and after school.

There are also healthcare and education organizations that speak to and connect with multiple generations.

In a presentation I heard Jason give this weekend, he said, “Technology is only new, if you remember it the way it was before.”

Wherever your works connects with these two trends, you should be encouraged to know that you are making a difference!

There is no time to waste.

This generation and the next are longing for and seeking direction about making this time (and the ones to come) better for all people.

Never give up or give in on the great work you’re doing!



“Technology is only new, if you remember it the way it was before.”

– Jason Dorsey, author of Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business―and What to Do About It


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