I was watching this program called 'What Happens In Kavos' on Channel 4 and I was totally shocked when a girl on the show said 'our generation has got it so cr*p'. This really struck a chord with me because I don't think anyone should feel like that.
West Sussex, UK (PRWEB UK) 18 January 2013
UK Entrepreneur Ben Hulme, 29 is the founder of Scaleogy Ltd, an umbrella company, focusing on the lifestyle and luxury market.
Ben has gone onto launch a controversial website under the Scaleogy Ltd umbrella called YoungAndMinted.com. This website is aimed at inspiring young people to succeed, have fun and really live their dreams.
"I was watching this program called 'What Happens In Kavos' on Channel 4 and I was totally shocked when a girl on the show said 'our generation has got it so cr*p'. This really struck a chord with me because I don't think anyone should feel like that. Especially not the younger generation of our society. They have their entire lives ahead of them and to think like that means that something is seriously wrong" says Ben.
'What Happens In Kavos' has been described by some newspapers as 'sick' and 'disgusting' and showed the hedonistic lifestyle of some young British holiday makers in Kavos, Greece.
"I wasn't shocked by what I saw on the show because I have done the whole partying thing myself and had a lot of fun, we were all young once right?! But what shocked me was the way the people on the show were talking about their lives like there is no hope. It just isn't right and we need to do something to inject some positivity back into the younger people in our society to inspire them because they are our future, they will be creating the jobs and opportunities for the generation after them" says Ben
Ben's website YoungAndMinted.com shares photographs of real people enjoying themselves and literally loving life. This is a ray of sunshine amongst the doom and gloom of today's economy. But the site has raised a few eye brows.
"I knew that the site would cause a bit of controversy because not everyone likes young people being rich and having nice things, but I feel that when someone has become successful, why shouldn't they enjoy their money. Oh, because they are being selfish right and not helping other people? Well you don't know that, the people with the lovely cars and the incredible houses could very well be helping charities and don't forget, they pay more in tax too. I really don't think that success should be seen as negative thing but something that should be praised, just like our friends over in the USA do. We have a strange view on success in this country and one that I feel needs to change if we are to move forward" Says Ben
So how does YoungAndMinted.com work, one may ask...
"My site enables people to share photos of themselves enjoying life and having fun with the money they earn. It works via the social networks Instagram and Twitter and enables people to tag their photos #youngandminted. If the photos are right for my site, they are then added to YoungAndMinted.com and shard via our social media channels to our followers." says Ben.
Ben has huge plans for Scaleogy Ltd and YoungAndMinted.com and he says a huge part of why he does this is to inspire people to better themselves and change their lives.
"I totally understand that not everyone's dream is having nice assets and 'boys toys' and for that reason the website isn't all about people in nightclubs drinking outrageously large bottles of champagne and getting drunk, its more about peoples lives and what they think is successful. For that reason we have a huge range of photographs going on the site and its really becoming like an 'inspiration board' or 'mood board' for many people. I am sure you will like it if you check it out" says Ben
The new website, Young And Minted can be seen at http://www.YoungAndMinted.com. Photos can be added directly on the site or by using the hashtag #youngandminted