What happened to us 20-somethings?

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The NY TImes Sunday Magazine is asking this question, “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” What is going on with our generations need to stunt our growth and try and keep as teenage as possible? Why do some of us move home? Why do we think we are so damn special? Everyone knows the world of pop and brainwashing is run by 40-50 years old, who take the 30 years olds ideas, who got their ideas from 20-year olds who act like teenagers. The world in a nutshell.

But on a more non-rant mode, here is the gist of a VERY GOOD article on our generation:

It’s happening all over, in all sorts of families, not just young people moving back home but also young people taking longer to reach adulthood overall. It’s a development that predates the current economic doldrums, and no one knows yet what the impact will be — on the prospects of the young men and women; on the parents on whom so many of them depend; on society, built on the expectation of an orderly progression in which kids finish school, grow up, start careers, make a family and eventually retire to live on pensions supported by the next crop of kids who finish school, grow up, start careers, make a family and on and on. The traditional cycle seems to have gone off course, as young people remain un­tethered to romantic partners or to permanent homes, going back to school for lack of better options, traveling, avoiding commitments, competing ferociously for unpaid internships or temporary (and often grueling) Teach for America jobs, forestalling the beginning of adult life.

Read the whole thing here.

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