You know, I just realized that over the past few months, I’ve been highly critical of my Gen Z baddies. I first came out of a phase where I was very defensive of Gen Zs, and I went into the phase where I’m just like, ‘kini gbogbo oshi yi now’? Because, as you know, even Gen Z has been shown by Gen Z. The other day, I thought to myself and said, ‘Wait o, if you talk about Gen Z’ and I said… because I have an excellent team at Joy, Inc. And I’m not even capping, like they say. I have an excellent team at Joy, Inc., and I said, You know what? Let me see the date of birth of everybody, and I said “Ahahn, but it is 60%, 70% Gen Z now”.
These are the Gen Zs that we say in the workplace are this, are that, and 70% of my team are some of the best people I’ve ever worked with in my life, and I’m not doing Ted talk here, where everybody says, ‘our team is our greatest asset’. My team is very incredible!
And it just occurred to me that every generation has its neurosis; my generation has its neurosis, and this generation has its neurosis. I was watching a documentary yesterday, ‘The Big Vape’, and I thought, of course! Tiktok is a brutal place to inflict on any civilization, as is Snapchat, as is Instagram, but Tiktok particularly. And every generation tries its best with a hand that has been dealt. And I realized that what I had been doing was what the Bible had encouraged me not to do. Not to despise youths, so to speak. And when I was listening to Ilebaye, that’s what I was thinking about.
What’s the bottom line of all these things I’m saying? It’s for us to stop being distracted by the inevitable neurosis of any era. And I think I’m talking to myself as much as anybody else, and I begin to focus on the abundant brilliance that exists in every era.
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