I enjoy Debbie Travis. I’m not always onside when it comes to her decorating ideas â€” I lean to the very minimal â€” but I think she’s just terrific.
She has a new show on now called From the Ground Up. During the opening , Debbie talks about the impetus for the show. I can’t remember what she says exactly but it has something to do with young people today lacking a good work ethic. But through the miracle of Google, I found this delightful little blurb:
The idea of the show came from Debbie’s own experience on TV sets: she realized that the new generation was lacking a work ethic: they want everything fast but are not willing to work for it. This new show has the backdrop of a renovation but is focused on these 20’something, the “entitled” generation who have it all… except a future.
At first, I got a little mad at Debbie. This is so not true, we are too willing to work for it (at least I am) … and then it hit me. I am too old to be on that show. Debbie’s not talking about me and my hardworking peers. She’s talking about the Millennium Generation (aka Generation Y) â€” people in their 20s. They’re a whole segment.
The M-Generation â€” those who will come of age in the first decade of the century â€” represents the first wave of a technologically-switched-on, affluent generation of young people. The M-Generation are causing major changes to family life, education and technology.
What happened to Generation X? Remember us? The young people of yesteryear?
Douglas Coupland is now 45. I have a mortgage and yes, young people today most certainly are lacking a work ethic.
Why, in my day we worked so hard to get ahead… cue slacker music.