“I simply shared my observations on a topic that is close to me and my generation,”
Kern’s Linkedin post challenged the conventional notions of working 9-5, with him stating, “I believe I speak for most Millennials when I say 9-5 isn’t enough.” Carter laments on his own mother’s experience working forty years as a nurse, who upon retirement still harbors some financial concern.
“I just don’t want to be in that situation. I can’t work that hard for that many years and still be unsure about whether or not I could retire comfortably. And I do believe that my opinion represents that of my generation.”
Carter has just recently released his first book “Thoughts of a Fractured Soul,” which he describes as a story that, in part, deals with the Millennial battle with ambition, expectation and their fight for independence. “We have our own ideas, our own vision of how our lives and the world around should function,” Kern explains. “But just because we have new views shouldn’t mean that we are at odds or in competition with the generation before us. In many ways we are building on the work that they have done and making improvements along the way.”
It was only the author’s third post since becoming a publisher for Linkedin, all one way or another focusing on Millennials. Carter says he will continue to voice his thoughts and perspectives regarding current culture and the importance of his generation.
Thoughts of a Fractured Soul is available in print and e-book format at www.kerncarter.com and sold through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Chapters.