The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. ~Ralph Nichols
I recently read two articles that made me stop and think about an interesting topic. The first article was about how Finland is leading the way in global education. Their belief is the way children are educated must change in order to prepare for future jobs which will center around collaboration, creativity and communication. In other words “soft skills.”
The second article was about the millennial generation and home buying. Granted, the article was the opinion of one real estate investor, Grant Cardone, but he contends the future housing market will be higher in rental demands rather than homeowner heavy. The reason – the millennial generation is investing in themselves and self-improvement rather than putting large amounts of their resources into physical structures and buying homes.
Some might say the latest generation is too self-focused but perhaps there is a different perspective to be considered. Could it be today’s young adults are wise if their interest in self-development leads to having the “soft skills” needed for future jobs? What say you?
Today, I’d like to put those two seeds of thought out there and I’d love it if our readers would sow some responses to this post. I am listening. But words do matter, so have a heart and respond in ways that will be helpful rather than hurtful.