June 18, 2024
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Understanding Generation Z

Generation Z is the generation that comes after Generation Y, known as Millennials. Those who are part of Generation Z were born between 1995 and 2010. Currently, this generation consists of young adults, teenagers, and children. Along with this generation comes a change in attitude toward many topics that have long been considered taboo and often avoided, such as same-sex marriage and multi-cultured households. Generation Z pushes the boundaries of societal norms and pursues to allow each person the right to choose and personal freedom and to bring things that are seen as taboo to the forefront of society for everyone to deal with and learn to accept.  

Pluto in Sagittarius

Pluto entered Sagittarius on January 17, 1995. It remained there until April 20, 1995, re-entered Sagittarius on November 10, 1995, and remained there until January 25, 2008. It then re-entered Sagittarius for a short while again from June 14, 2008, until November 26, 2008. Although Pluto left Sagittarius before generation z ended, it remains the transit linked to generation z. Those born with this placement are extraordinarily connected to their subconscious, and they do not hide their true selves and motivations. This can be tricky for the other generations to deal with, as they do not always allow that which is usually hidden to be shown so proudly, such as what the Pluto in Sagittarius generation does.

Living their truth is the highest goal of the Pluto in Sagittarius generation, which makes it one of the most unique and diverse generations to have ever existed. These natives are highly aware of how toxic and harmful beliefs can significantly impact the world and are constantly changing their values, attitudes, and views to align with what is needed for the greater good. Pluto in Sagittarius natives understand the depths of their soul and do not fear hiding this, which significantly impacts how other generations respond to them and deal with the issues they bring up. 

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What Makes Generation Z Unique?

Most Gen Z individuals were the first to grow up with their mobile phones or using their parent’s phones. This is the first generation that grew up in a much more connected world than before. Gen Z individuals are known to spend up to 3 hours a day on their mobile devices, often staying in touch with and connected to many people at once. Gen Z individuals are highly aware of the mistakes their parents made, such as accumulating too much debt and spending all their time working, and they tend to have a different approach to how to make money and earn a living. Generation Z knows how to take advantage of social connections and establish many social connections early in life that could potentially bring them opportunities. 

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Interesting Facts About Generation Z

Generation Z Believes That Values and Beliefs Should Be Important in the Workplace

It is vital for generation z individuals to feel like their work aligns with their morals and ethics, or they will become antagonistic and rebellious. Generation z individuals are not shy to speak up to authority if they disagree with something and will eventually make it their mission to ensure fair practices in workplaces in the future. 

They Are Loud and Unafraid to Speak Up

Social media came into existence while generation z individuals were being born, and it gives them the understanding that anything can be expressed and heard. There is always a platform or space to make their opinions known. Due to growing up during the social media explosion, generation z does not hold back in telling the world who they are and what they believe. 

Generation Z Is Unlike Any Other

Standing out from the crowd is essential to gen z. They grew up in a competitive world where your identity gets you likes and followers. So, Gen Z individuals go out of their way to be as unique as possible, and blending in with the crowd is not what they aim for. 

They Know Exactly What They Want

In a study, 61% of generation z participants stated that they know exactly what they want to study and which career they want to follow. In comparison, Millennials, the generation that comes before gen z, didn’t know what they wanted to study or be until they reached their mid or late 30s. On the other hand, generation z individuals have a solid plan and usually know who they want to be from an early age. 

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They Are Highly Concerned with Financial Stability 

Many Generation Z individuals grew up during the great recession in 2007. For this reason, they are highly aware of what it is like to undergo financial hardship and will do what is needed to ensure they have financial security in their lives. In addition, generation z is incredibly hardworking and can remain loyal to a cause or company for extremely long periods if the company or cause aligns with their values. 

Gen Z Is Removing Mental Health Stigmas

Millions of people suffer from mental health conditions, and in the past, mental health conditions were seen as disgraceful. However, Gen Z individuals understand that your past circumstances significantly impact your mental health and advocate for not allowing anyone to be restricted or stigmatized for having a mental health condition.