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Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion - MISYON

gen­er­a­tion of peo­ple to­day are con­sid­ered “Mil­len­ni­als.” Ac­cord­ing to the Mer­riam-Web­ster dic­tio­nary, the term Mil­len­ni­als gen­er­ally re­fer to the peo­ple born be­tween the early 1980s and 1990s, and some peo­ple also in­clude chil­dren born in the early 2000s. In a live­science.com ar­ti­cle, stud­ies have iden­ti­fied some char­ac­ter­is­tics of mil­len­ni­als which in­clude lazy, nar­cis­sis­tic and prone to jump from job to job. They also em­pha­size ex­trin­sic val­ues like money, fame, and im­age, and less em­pha­sis on in­trin­sic val­ues like self-ac­cep­tance, group af­fil­i­a­tion and com­mu­nity. Rap­pler also con­ducted a study of Filipino mil­len­ni­als (2016) which re­ported that the top five words to de­scribe them­selves are “con­fi­dent”, “driven”, “self-cen­tered”, “am­bi­tious”, and “pas­sion­ate.”

In the gospel of Mark, an un­named young man came to Je­sus, knelt be­fore him and asked, “What must I do to in­herit eter­nal life?” The un­named young man was rich. He fol­lowed the rule. He is con­fi­dent and in con­trol of his life. The rich un­named young man could be the mil­len­nial of his time.

Eter­nal life - ac­cord­ing to Pope Fran­cis is “hap­pi­ness. ‘Eter­nal life’ is not only the life of there be­yond, but

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