As of 2012, the generations called ‘Millennials’ (born between early ’80s until early ’00s) represent the fastest growing segment in terms of traveling and money spent while doing that.
So, the question rises:
How come the Millennials travel so much?
To start with, it’s easy to explain why young people got so hooked up with traveling:
Because once you’ve seen how mind blowing traveling is, you can’t stop. You become addicted. You start looking for cheap airplane tickets like the last druggie searching for the tiniest amount of anything that could make you feel high again.
I don’t know if it was in their genes or not, but they inserted the travel chromosome into their DNA spiral after their first landing.
The Millennials got so attached to traveling that seeing them at home might lead you to think they act depressed or crazy. But it’s not all acting.
They truly live for the holidays. And that is not necessarily a good thing. Mainly because this lust for traveling cannot be supported by everybody. There will never be enough time and money to satisfy this passion completely. And people have to live with that and learn to appreciate every day spent discovering other cultures, people, traditions, places and ideas.
What’s more is that they are defined by the word ‘mobility’. They have that freedom of traveling that their parents have never fathomed, not even in their wildest dreams.
So, after analysing how lucky they really are, they all reach the same conclusion:
‘Appreciate every moment and be happy for the chances you get.’
Truth is, the Millennials have plenty of opportunities to see the world through projects, conferences, work placements, study programs or maybe just incredibly good travel offers; there are enough financial means to do it (many young people also choose to work and travel at the same time, in order to support financially the experience) and the appropriate environment to hop on the first bus and head to new horizons. Of course, nothing is ever made only of milk and honey – there are still war zones, there are terrorist attacks every year, we haven’t got out yet of the 2008 financial crisis and so on, but the Millennials were raised in order to think that nothing is impossible.
They have this amazing mentality that if you don’t do it now, you might never get the chance again.
They are wild enough to think that they shouldn’t wait for the perfect moment because there is no such thing.
And one of the most important things is that they stopped worrying so much about the future so they could live their present.
This is what I also urge you to do. Go out and live your life. Stop planning so meticulously your future.
And ask yourself what would you prefer more: a life full of adventures that will make you overwhelmed with joy or an extra-safe and meticulously arranged life with the goal of finding the perfect timing to travel?
It’s all up to you.
Have a great day!