Recently, I attended a talk on Generation Y. Contrary to what the media portray Generation Y to be (i.e. spoilt brat, wasteful..etc), the seminar spoke about how we are shaped by our environment and Gen Y shouldn’t be pointed out as “impatient/selfish ones”.
For instance, if you are born in born as part of Generation Y, you probably would have chuck the jar of peanut butter when u r done with it.
BUT, your grandmother/grandfather, would probably pick the jar up, scrap ALL the peanut butter out (like at least 3 more spreads) and then…..
wash the jar out to use it as a container/vase/cup…
Is it because they are environmentally friendly?
Maybe.. but most likely it’s because as they were growing up, it was war time! And you HAVE to learn to be careful with what you have during war time. The Y-generations however, were brought up in a disposable culture-hence their behaviours were shaped by their environment. Same thing as why Gen Ys are more tech savy than the baby boomers or builders.
Creamy Peanut Chicken Stew (Serves 5)
500 grams of diced chicken thigh
2 carrots peeled and chopped
1 cup of snow peas
1/2 a sweet potato peel and chopped
1 cup of chopped button mushrooms
1 cup of nutty peanut butter
1/4 cup of chicken stock
Heat wok or pan till very hot. Add chicken and stir fry quickly till brown. Lower heat and add veges and stock. Cook till done. Add creamy peanut butter and stir will well combined. Taste to see of require seasoning. Serve with hot rice!