Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up?

August 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm (Anything and Everything, Food for Thought, Working Hard (or hardly working?))

I am one of the lucky few who have graduated from college and found a great job only a few months later.  For so many of my peers, the job search has not been too kind.  Countless classmates of mine have had to move back home because they don’t have jobs, or with the jobs they do have they cannot fully support a lifestyle independent from their parents.  It’s not what we had imagined post-college life should be like. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

A recent article by the New York Times addressed this issue very well. I advise you to give it a read-through!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/magazine/22Adulthood-t.html?_r=1&ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=all

“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.”

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