SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

The Generation that Doesn’t Believe Helen Keller Existed

And what that says about the world we’re growing up in.

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Our study based on the survey reveals four core Gen Z behaviors, all anchored in one element: this generation’s search for truth. Gen Zers value individual expression and avoid labels. They mobilize themselves for a variety of causes. They believe profoundly in the efficacy of dialogue to solve conflicts and improve the world. Finally, they make decisions and relate to institutions in a highly analytical and pragmatic way. That is why, for us, Gen Z is “True Gen.”

For the most part, our generation grew up alongside the internet. When I was in 3rd grade, the iPod Touch was released. In 6th, it was the iPhone 4. In high school I had an old Macbook Air (old being 2011 — clearly my concept of time related to technology gives away my youth).

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