Who is living their best life?: A Profile of a Flourishing Gen Zer
We all want to do well in life. We all want to be happy, have meaning and purpose, and be surrounded by great people and healthy relationships. We’d love to experience physical, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual health (preferably all at the same time!).
Yet, so many factors of our life experience can keep us from that reality. Whether it’s where we’re born, who we’re born to, how we grew up, choices that we did or didn’t make, etc, most of us work toward health having to make the most of the hand we were dealt.
So what does it look like when Gen Zer is succeeding or thriving or prospering, or as we call it, “flourishing”? Our data below shows some of the beliefs, attitudes, experiences and behaviors a Gen Zer is taking on when they identify themselves as “flourishing a lot”. These people are not necessarily doing, feeling and thinking all of these things at once, or even experiencing some of these things all at once. What’s shown here more accurately represents certain aspects of what it can look like to flourish. Depending on one’s circumstances, culture, etc., some of these aspects may contribute to flourishing more than others – and some may be out of reach at any given time. While what it means to flourish is individually shaped, these are beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that show what it may mean collectively to Gen Z to flourish.
Of the people who identified as “flourishing a lot”, here’s what at least 50% of them said were things they think, believe and do: