Hi Anne, I found this very thought provoking. I agree with your sentiment that society needs to move away from labels, not only those regarding which decade you were born in but in also general, however I find myself at odds with this post in this particular forum. I believe that the GFC disrupted the lives of many mid to late 40's professionals saving money for retirement, their kids education, travel perhaps and having to start all over again and the pressure that would have put them under. And whilst they still have some time to repair their situations, those that were closer to retirement are likely facing immediate issues and this is where perhaps the argument of what label you put them under breaks down for me. Solutions are needed to help these individuals, their families and their communities to help plan their coming years.
Thank you Kevin. Whilst these skills are definitely not soft, they are the need of the hour to ensure the youth have confidence to go out into the world and represent their communities and their countries.
Hi Waqas, I agree with your statement. One of the challenges for implementing ideas across countries is under estimating the local variables. This idea will need substantial local input from NGO's to ensure it can be fully realized. Even good intentions can be seen as negative incase these are taken as outsiders wanting to impress their ideas to a new population.