Generation Z, I have hope for.
I work with a lot of kids in GenZ (all online), mostly because they find me and I’m an entertainer / educator / whatever online. I don’t follow an agenda really.
I do stuff online. They’re entertained or feel smarter.
Then they follow me.
So I’m like, “Dang it, now I have to do *more* of being myself?”
and so I just keep doing that. I give a lot of like emoticon and praise for creativity, limit constructive criticism for when someone REALLY wants it (and that’s rare – most people want encouragement, NOT criticism, constructive or otherwise).
and so I feel like i’m doing my part to help.
Thank you for the like – I don’t talk about it much – I just do it – but getting a like is awesome validation for me. I never feel like I do enough, so I keep pushing ahead.
If one person feels they’re worthwhile to the planet because of me being there or saying something, even if I never get to find out, my existence is validated.