Millennials rising discusses a revolution on behalf of the next generation, the millennials. The authors describe how with each passing generation there is a surprise in behavior and action. According to the authors "revolution was a necessary reaction ¦ . The question arises, why the future generations will not mimic the past?
In this chapter the authors reflect on two past generations, the Boomers and the Xers and compare how the newest generation, the Millennials, will rebel or revolutionize. Howe and Strauss state that the "baby boom generation will grow up more pliable and conformist ¦ . They will be more idealistic, progressive and rebellious. A few decades later, the pragmatic, scrappy, free-agent persona began to emerge with Generation X.
Rebellion is a natural phase to occur with each passing generation, according to Howe and Strauss. Each rebellious stage is a reflection of cultural images and social mood created by their elders. The authors use three principles to base the changes that occur with each generation. "One, it solves a problem facing the prior youth generation, whose style has become dysfunctional in the new era. Two, corrects for the behavioral excess it pe