Riding a motorcycle through winding roads on a mountain. Trekking a hill to reach the top just to enjoy the beautiful view that awaits. Your first flight. Jumping from an airplane, diving through the open sky and landing with the help of a parachute. Visiting different countries and subjecting yourself to different cultures. Falling in love with that one crazy person who means the world to you.
Well, these are some of the things that you should experience yourself. But in a lifespan of 75 years, not everything can be experienced by you personally. On the other hand, in order to experience life as mentioned above, you need to start living. The faster you do that, the more you can experience.
When you look for a job, experience is the first thing that comes to question. Nowadays, even education can easily be compensated for experience in the job market.
Experience Does Not Always Come with Age
It is a common belief that experience comes with age and the older you get, the wiser you are. That might sound right, for someone in the 20th century.
“Child is the Father of Man”
— William Wordsworth
You cannot agree lesser that the younger generation is more advanced in thinking and acting than the older ones. While millennials may not be good with the traditional way of doing things, they are disrupting them for good.
Millennials are good at making choices. They prefer minimalism and choose to live in smaller houses. Many are now choosing not to have children of their own. They are also more open to buying ‘used’ things rather than new ones.
But why and how do they make these choices? The answer is simple — they learn it from their parents. Growing up, they learned that their parents struggled paying mortgages for bigger houses. They learned that parents spent a lot of time and money investing education on their children and this did not even guarantee that they would have a future.
Millennials are also more interested in buying used products rather than new ones because to them, utility is all that matters. These are some examples to prove that experience does not always come with age.