What is it with young people?

The New York Times Magazine published an article about the lackadaisical nature of today's 20-somethings.  Turns out there's a gap between the way these young adults are living their lives and the way their parents hoped they'd lived their lives.

This snippet sums it up well...

"The traditional cycle seems to have gone off course, as young people remain un tethered 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." 

The piece generated a lot of discussion at our daily meeting.  Some of us thought they hit the nail on the head and others thought this was the same generational criticism once leveled at Generation X.

What do you think?  Is Douglas Coupland reading the same piece from his perch in Canada...laughing aloud?

As a young person about to graduate from college and wade into the dark depths of the job pool,  living with my parents doesn't sound all that bad.

(Unidentified hipster flickr: istolethetv

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