I'm not here to provide my take on the merits of these things, or my thoughts on the state of the U.S. job market, or even a rebuttal to a Boomer's accusation that millennials generally lack grit--perhaps some other time. I'm here to talk about the relationship between young adults and money.
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Is African Californian a thing?
My first travel abroad experience was funny. Yup, that’s how I’d describe it. Not like “ha ha” funny (even though there was a whole lotta that too), but funny like “Ya know, I never really thought about [insert experience]. Funny.” I saw, learned, felt a lot of things I’d never really considered before. It changed a lot for me. What’s also funny is that I expected that. I knew I was in for a wild ride that would have a big impact on me. I just couldn’t predict the particulars.
The way you perceive yourself changes over time. Identities can morph and evolve–some come to the forefront at times, while others fade into the background. For me, I’d never actually thought about the fact that I’m an American until I was 20 years old and found myself in a whole other country for the first…
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From the first article: As I started to visit more countries and travel more over the years, I started to notice that the reaction people from other countries had when I told them I’m from California was totally different from if I’d just say I was from the United States...www.brandonthegallant.com
Do you remember that one question literally all of us were asked when we were kids? You know, the one that went something like: “So, what do you wanna be when you grow up?” It’s almost a rite of passage — the first official step everyone has to take on the long winding road to... Continue Reading →
When I was growing up, my older brother was really into hip hop. So of course, I got really into it at a pretty young age. As I got older, I started to realise that rap is more than just rhythm, profanity, and bravado — there’s artful lyricism, there’s history, there’s economics. I don’t need... Continue Reading →
A while back I wrote an article about the awkward and perhaps even tense relationship between young adults and their money (or lack thereof). That led me to a good convo with someone who sparked a really cool idea--make a video series about all the untalked about money taboos for young people and then post... Continue Reading →
I played sports a lot growing up. Although basketball was by far my favorite, and still is, the biggest lesson I learned from a sport came from cross country. I took up cross country by joining my middle school team over the summer going into 7th grade. It was August, which meant it was the... Continue Reading →
What's a B|G Connection? B|G Connections are manifestations of a crucial aspect of the Be Gallant mission: Responsible and brave self-improvement. They form the framework of the Be Gallant community, contributing to the wealth of information and experience of the network. B|G Connections form Clusters based on their passion area(s), giving them access to other... Continue Reading →