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What Is It About 20-Somethings? –

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments · reading list

WHOAA. It’s pretty interesting that the New York Times has picked up on this conversation that I’ve had with many of my friends and it’s so true! I know a lot of people who are pretty much in this boat.

“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.” – Robin Marantz Henig

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You’ll want to set aside some time to get through the 10 page web package. It’s a good read. Full article: What Is It About 20-Somethings? –


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