The past century has been arbitrarily segmented into age groups based on the year of birth of a person. The illustration shown below outlines this division and lists the names given to each generation.
"iGen": these individuals are the pioneer generation to have whiled away all their teenage years with a smartphone. What exactly renders iGen distinct? Their entire adolescence has revolved around using a smartphone, an environment which has influenced almost every single element of their daily lives. They have put in a sizeable percentage of their quality time on the web, texting buddies, as well as on social networking sites. Listed below are a few attributes of this particular generation.
All this shouldn't be construed to mean that iGen teens do not have a great deal going for them. They are certainly physically safer and a lot more unprejudiced compared to past generations. They additionally appear to possess a sturdier work ethic and more pragmatic expectations than millennials did at the same interval.
Not to mention, the harsh reality that this is the generation that will have to take on the consequences of climate change, head on.
Arjun has spent four decades as a surgeon, educator and medical administrator. Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and Member, Association of Surgeons of India, he has been associated with Sundaram Medical Foundation as the Medical Director since its inception and opening to the public in 1994. He did his residency training in General Surgery from the Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois. After a 22-year stint as Trustee, Medical Director and Head, Department of Surgery at Sundaram Medical Foundation, he handed over the reins of the hospital but continues to provide advice and insights as Advisor and Trustee. Following his retirement from active practice, he has now embarked on a wider mission of forming a community of people, from all spheres of activity, who are interested in these three areas: thinking, teaching and talking.