Recently, a colleague of mine turned me on to Relevant, a magazine and online publication which examines issues of life and culture from a God-centered perspective. In this month's edition, Relevant founder Cameron Strang discusses the "The Price of Vision," a price that our current generation of young people seems unwilling to pay. Writes Strang, "There is a sense of entitlement and urgency that saturates our generation. We’ve grown up hearing nothing but yes. We’re going to be the best. We’re going to change the world...But are we willing to pay the price?"
It's a pertinent question to ask of "The Millenials," those born between 1982 and 2000, many who have never known a a world apart from "drive-thru Starbucks, one-click ordering and Netflix instant streaming." So many of them want to be entrepreneurs, but few want to cultivate discipline or overcome obstacles. The truth is that, "if something comes easily and without sacrifice, it is rarely significant." Our culture shows contempt for things that take time, but truly the most profound thinkers and innovators have been met with severe setbacks. I hope my kids and other young dreamers will be willing to take on challenges and embrace "the price of vision."