Two thousand fifteen was the year of adult coloring books. Not sure what cause this craze among Millennials but I think the Great Recession and high student college debt may have played a role.
The coloring book phenomenon reminded me of the Japanese culture’s fascination with Anime and Manga. Perhaps that’s the next American adult trend.
Life can be pretty tough and perhaps the Millennials got caught up in the “Change You Can Believe In” talk. I’m sure they were dismayed when it didn’t immediately translate into more jobs. Unemployment was at an all time for Millennials graduating from college during the Great Recession .
Now with lower gas prices, more jobs and lower employment, there are some things to be thankful for.
Gratitude is good for the soul and a lot less costly than a coloring book and more rewarding. One author says you should write a letter expressing gratitude to someone everyday. This increases your gratitude quotient.
Gratitude makes for better health and longevity. There is no replacement for gratitude.
Yet I can’t be too hard on coloring book illustrators. I happen to be one!