Millennials You Should Be Watching
In today’s volatile climate of politics and morality there are many different approaches that can be taken. The list below cites some of the most effective and intellectual young guns in todays cultural landscape. Different views and different people groups all similarly addressing the power of the human condition. The people have shown that they are loved and valued and some are even okay with being despised.
Whom I placed first, since I knew he would love the fact that I placed him first on this list. A provocateur, a journalist, entrepreneur and satirist; he advocates for free speech and is known for his work on Breitbart.com. Milo has debated some of the most vivacious and ludicrous characters in the political arena and shaken them at their core. His stances on race, religion and culture are rooted in fact yet are often perceived as offensive. He’s okay with that.
Lejuan is a hilarious dose of latino culture in America. He reminds us that we aren’t alone with his mini-skits of mami throwing the chancleta at us and instills in us the notion that even though we got spanked, we ended up as better people for it. Lejuan is a dose of brightness in a dark newsfeed and is constantly bringing joy to millions of people.
Alex The Speaker
Alex is an influencer with a nak for motivation. His words penetrate the soul and remind you of the most important things in life. You begin to forget his age when he speaks, his wisdom surpasses his years as he gives life lessons from a unique perspective. Don’t go a day without one of his 15 second videos. They will surely make your mornings.
But why not Steph? Ayesha has been needlessly mid-court in tons of drama the past couple of years. Her reactions to the public spotlight have been nothing short of classy, tempered and well thought out. Her words are consistent and her speech always has depth. Even in her wildest moments her quirkiness seems to be thought provoking. Ayesha seems to have done more for women in the industry to break stereotypes and strengthen women than many feminism activists.
The intellectual tommy gun that is Ben Shapiro has a resume that looks like spoiled millennial’s Christmas…excuse me…holiday list. He has graduated from UCLA and Harvard Law both before the age of 20, he has written six books and become the editor at large to Breitbart.com as well as the founder and editor in chief at DailyWire.com
Jefferson is a young father. Both to his two children and to the Christian faith. His youtube poem which went viral “Why I love Jesus but Hate Religion” struck a chord in the lives of so many people that he catapulted his career off into one of change and breaking Christian stereotypes. Jefferson now makes his living as an influencer and teacher. Giving people hope and delivering a powerful message to people in need through this wonderful internet platform. If there’s one millennial we should be listening to, it’s him.
Magic is real. Justin will admittedly claim his tricks are engineered in a workshop, yet that is the best part. Giving you a behind the scenes look at the life of a magician, developing his craft and following him through his struggle. His transparency is something needed in his industry and our generation. Justin has become a sensation in the magic world for his ability to charm his way into your memory, yet remain skillfully determined to be one of the best. His positivity and willingness to bring joy while adding value to the world is second to none in the magic world.
What is there to say about this Nobel Peace Prize winner? She is an inspiration to humanity. She is an analyst of the human condition. She has in her, an ability to show the world how one person can have such a drastic affect for intentional good. Deliberate and persistent good in the face of opposition is Malala. Although many have tried to stop her, silence her, and even kill her, she has stood strong in her convictions. Leaving only one thing apparent. You can’t silence righteousness.
Thomas Sanders is a shimmer of joy and laughter in a dim world. His vines run endlessly with hilarious fast motioned exaggerations of life. He spreads joy and makes it contagious. We all need laughter, and Thomas makes it easy to attain.