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Who are you working for?
Millennials tend to get a bad wrap. They’re considered self-absorbed, introverted, and only looking out for themselves.
In this episode of Millennial Money, Robert Kiyosaki and host, Alex Gonzalez, discuss how the Millennial generation isn’t the only one that can be described that way.
Looking back on his college years at the Merchant Marine Academy, Robert realizes how those formative years helped strengthen him in all four intelligences: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
The most important of those, spiritual, is what still guides him as the leader of the Rich Dad Company.
In a recent interaction with a homeless gentleman roaming the streets of Arizona during another blistering hot summer day, Robert realized he had a choice to make.
Though it would have been easy for Robert to tell him to ,”Get a job!”, his spiritual intelligence kicked in. Giving the man a few dollars and sharing some comforting words, “I feel your pain,” reminded Robert that the true sign of emotional and spiritual intelligence isn’t divisive (“I have money because I work hard and you don’t because you’re lazy.”) but unifying.
Recalling his time learning from Bucky Fuller, he reminds us that he doesn’t work for me (oneself) but for everybody.
And therein lies the difference between the Millennial generation and those that came before it.
Where previous generations grew up with nothing, the Millennial generation has every advantage imaginable.
So while they are labeled self-centered and entitled, Robert is quick to point out that they are also full of compassion and seek to make the world a better place.
Millennials are far more socially conscious than the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers that preceded them. Robert gives them credit with their desire to correct the mistakes of the past.