Have you noticed how popular it is to talk about lost generations? Somebody with nonprofitcolleges.com emailed me and asked if I’d share this infographic, Are Millennials (Generation Y) A Lost Generation?
So, OMG. Really, now. Lost? I don’t think so. Off-course? Maybe. Adrift? That too. Astray? Probably. But, lost? No.
Here is what a lost generation looks like.
In late August, NPR ran a story about 1 million Syrian refugee children who are shaping up to be a lost generation.
It’s shaping up to be a lost generation: The number of child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has now topped the 1 million mark.
The grim milestone announced Friday by U.N. officials means as many Syrian children have been uprooted from their homes or families as the number of children who live in Wales, or in Boston and Los Angeles combined, said Antonio Guterres, the head of the Office for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
And, here’s this from Bread of Syria:
Anadolu Agency took photos of Syrian children who are desperately struggling against cold weather conditions and diseases in Domiz refugee camp in Duhok city of Iraq.Syrian children are the ones who suffer the biggest pain as they are staying in Domiz refugee camp after escaping from their war-stricken country. These children are destitute of food and a warm home, while they do not know about war and what is going on in their country.Despite these conditions, smile and hope are still on their faces which are sallow due to malnutrition.
Most of the children in the camp are barefooted and trying to get warm by the heaters in their small tents.
So, maybe we should stop calling Gen Y a lost generation.