However, as we enter our final years, many grandparents question whether we will even be remembered. We have the power to shape the legacy we leave to our spiritual heirs in addition to whatever worldly goods we bequeath to them.
As employers continue to improve their workplace environments, benefits, and perks to attract and retain millennials, who now comprise about two-thirds of the global workforce, it's time for them to consider switching gears and turn more of their attention to the next generation that will soon take the workplace by storm - Generation Z.
Each generation is different from the one that precedes it. Sometimes these differences are stark -- the era of Eisenhower leading into the Woodstock years, for instance -- and sometimes they are much more subtle. An overlooked way to examine the size of these generational differences is to compare the buying habits of one generation to another.
My God, my 60th birthday's barreling down faster than Usain Bolt in Rio. There's less than one month to go and I'm feeling a funny brew. There's definitely a 'Holy-sh*t, how did I get here?' vibe. After all, I was 25 a week ago.
Suddenly the seriousness of the new generation is upon is. Much has been made about the selfie generation, their whims, and narcissism. Only now as the dust settles, is it becoming increasingly clear that they are indeed mature enough to understand the world that they are taking on.