Every now and then, I find myself thinking about how the future will…

What’s up by Miluska Ojeda for COCOONERS N° 13

June 12, 2023
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This article was first published in Cocooners N° 13

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Every now and then, I find myself thinking about how the future will be for the new generations. Surely it is because I have a little nephew and a niece, who is 17 years old.

I remember when she had to choose her high school*, she had already decided it, commenting it with “what aunt did” because she based her decision on her positive perception of how I live and work today… Too bad she didn’t really understand what I do for work. Moreover, the job I do today was a profession that, when I chose my high school, I wasn’t even aware of its existence.
*To be clear, I am talking about how high school works in Italy: students make a choice about their education at an early age of 13/14 years old, they choose which higher secondary school they will attend based on subjects (ex. scientific, artistic, etc.) or also professional training (ex. graphic design).

Well, as much as I might like that she wanted to follow a path inspired by my experience, I care about her so, I proposed to accompany her to the various Open Days of different high schools to allow her to see options and decide more properly. We had fun and she was able to get to know various possibilities and meet people who were studying different subjects.
In the end, she chose her path with more awareness (and different than mine).

I link this memory to what happens during our annual Ohana Meetups.
I think it’s a good space to do the same thing at whatever age because there is a mix of people from all over the world, driven by a similar vibe regarding the evolution of the world of work. It’s a space where to meet them, get to know their reality and discuss topics of interest. It can nourish our vision, broader our perception of what it’s possible and also, inspire our path and growth.


This article was first published in Cocooners N° 13

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