Posted January 7, 2020 by Mark Perna
Teenager Greta Thunberg and countless other Gen-Zers are leading the way in the causes they care about. Mark’s article, “Gen Z Is Already Changing The World—Just Ask Time’s 2019 Person Of The Year,” published at Forbes.com on December 27, 2019.
They may be kids, but Generation Z is rocking the world with their activism around gun control, immigration reform, and other causes. Now, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden is the youngest individual ever named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year—an earthshaking nod to her worldwide climate-change youth movement.
With a do-or-die dedication to her mission, Thunberg is not alone among her generation. She has inspired hundreds of thousands of young people to participate in “climate strikes,” demonstrably influencing world leaders—like no one before them—in their call for transformative and urgent change.
Whether you support Thunberg’s views and tactics or not, there’s no denying that she and her Gen Z peers are a force to be reckoned with. They’re not trying to change the world; they’re already doing it and, in many cases, they’re leading the way. Here are three key reasons why.
Bottom line: don’t underestimate Generation Z and the passionate commitment they bring to the problems our world faces. They are prepared to stand up for what they believe in, regardless of the cost. And meeting these global-scale challenges head on, as Thunberg and her generation are already doing, will call out every ounce of their tremendous potential.