“The only jobs for twentysomethings are either in hyrdraulic fracturing or are unpaid internships”
“Instagram has turned entitled American millennials into lazy, disaffected cyborgs”
These are just some of the thousands of hyperbolic, overwrought, doomsday-predicting headlines which have been written about our generation of new adults in the last few years. Every time a media outlet needs to put a human face on the poor economy or the way technology has changed American life, they turn to a poor, down-on-their-luck, internet addicted twentysomething and make them an example of how shitty things are for the average new adult. They’ll write that our echo-boom generation, technically the children of the children of the 60s, were over-nurtured, over-protected and told by our parents/teachers/society that we were special too many times and now we’re entitled, lazy and unable to work to make something of ourselves. Perhaps our punishment for our nurturing parents is being told, daily, by every online news portal/cable news channel/newspaper imaginable that in reality, we’re actually shit.