David Johnson

My generation is the best generation at accepting new ideas and connecting the world through media based applications. Often referred to as “iGeneration” or “Generation Z”, individuals in the age bracket 5-17 are considered the most tech savvy and welcoming generation to date. We are a community based generation of go-getters that work endlessly to unite people of different races, religions, and genders in an effort to create an inviting and secure environment. In addition, this group of innovators has vastly improved the accessibility of current news and information on electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. This is a progressive generation that respectfully rejects many social norms of the past and isn’t afraid to let their voices be heard. The general consensus on this generation is yet to be agreed upon, but one thing is for certain: the impact of this generation will live on and inspire the lives of others for generations to come.

While other generations are remembered for their management and organizational skills, Generation Z will be remembered for their ability to adapt with others’ ideas and beliefs. My generation is well known for having the most LGBTQA members than any other generation to date. This is due to our ability to love and accept others for the way perceive themselves and worry less about labels placed on individuals by society. By allowing this sense of acceptance, we are able to create an environment that is more enjoyable and where people can coexist without fear of judgment or ridicule. We are also the most racially diverse group in United States history. Not to mention over half of the population agrees that there are greater times ahead for our country. From our positive outlook on life to our acceptance of others, my generation has shown that the ability to adapt is an essential need in creating a sense of community.

Not only does my generation adapt to new ideas and theories, we create our own as well. One of the most substantial improvements to come from this generation so far is the advancement of social media. By creating applications such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, people are able to share their thoughts, emotions, and feelings with just the tap of a button. Creating these apps has given individuals the freedom to express themselves in ways never thought possible. Social media even gives companies an avenue from which they can market their products to customers straight to their mobile devices. With the formation of social media, my generation has created a medium for self-expression and enterprise.

In conclusion, my generation has developed groundbreaking ways to communicate with others and establish a sense of belonging in the world today. We may be young, but our drive for improvement allows us to do things once thought unimaginable. Only time will tell what my generation will be able to accomplish, but when it’s all said and done, Generation Z will go down as the most influential generation in history.