Hasbro has introduced a new Monopoly game this year “Monopoly for Millennials”. In this game, instead of collecting cash, the winner who collects the most experiences wins the game. Whether it’s a night on a friend’s couch, the hottest restaurant or the weeklong meditation retreat, experiences are valued more than assets.
The idea is to instead of getting out of the rate race, take a break from the rat race and pretend it doesn’t exist for a while. That’s one of the most dangerous ideas of our time. We have a responsibility to engage our young adults in a conversation that mirrors real life and shape their thinking so that they achieve true freedom. In both versions of the game, the winner achieves something that is a proxy for freedom. After all, having the complete freedom to do what you want, when you want is the ultimate expression of freedom.