While most of the older generations look at the shortcomings of Gen-Y, we could find some valuable lessons if we look at them from an "Appreciative Eye".
While the Baby Boomers spend lot of time and energy trying to find the "Work/Life" balance, for Gen-Y, it's all about life. This sounds unrealistic but when you start to look around carefully, you will see more and more Gen-Yers doing stuff they love and somehow making a living out of that. For example, in a world where zillions of blogs start everyday, who would have thought you could make a living by writing "Blogs". But there is a new profession called "ProBloggers" and I have seen many successful Gen-Yers making a living out of Full Time Blogging.
This is just one example, I'm sure there are lot more new professions that have been born as a result of Gen-Y thinking.
PS. Tina Su is a young lady based in Seattle and a very successful ProBlogger. Click Here to see Tina's profile and link to her "Think Simple Now" Blog.