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self-absorbed assholes ME: booo CLARE: we need a D to make it really good SAD—self-absorbed delusionals ps (10:26 p.m.) can i send you a cover letter right quick? ME: sure CLARE: our generation is: delayed, afraid immature independent fame and glory hungry (ambitious? weirdly apathetic when it comes to things outside of the internet (10:26 p.m.) ME: delayed is not our fault CLARE: ok, you know what i always think about when i think of our generation? i read the david brooks book, “the social animal” and while it was only mediocre, he had this one really great bit that really stuck with me—the Greek ideal of “thumos”, which is the lust not for money or success (in the conventional sense) but the lust for glory we want glory through our ideas-we want to know we matter (10:33) the cold truth is that not all of us are brilliant we are not all big thinkers. Not everyone’s TED talks will change the world some of us will just dissipate into the ether (10:34) but it is the digital connectivity, that proximity to these people, that makes us think that perhaps we will succeed as well (10:35) ok, i’m done (10:36) no i’m not here’s why the recession is so devastating to us we grew up, all the way through college, with everything seeming so ripe and possible (10:37) we had a PC education—people tried to hide from us as long as possible that not everyone is equal we were told we all have a fair chance of making it that’s just not so and we’re starting to realize that (10:39) are you even listening to me anymore? (10:41) ME: hi sorry (10:42) i was writing an email i am filing your comments in my file. (10:43) i think your cover letter is good! CLARE: i thought it was ok (10:47) but I am, to be honest, expecting a rejection.

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Mina Qhatn finds herself running from home sto school fantically searching for work.

Abriel Fabricio now suffers from a workplace enduced anxiety disorder not covered by her insurance.

SUCKS TO BE US Every generation finds, eventually, a mode of expression that suits it. Cavemen drew lines on their cave walls. Sixties

years into their independent lives—are living with their parents than at the beginning of the recession.

kids marched. My generation, we Gchat, a million tiny win-

Being young is supposed to mean you have the luxury of

dows blinking orange with hopes and dreams and YouTube

time. But in hard times, a few fallow years can become a

links, with five-year plans and lunch plans. So as I began to

lifetime drag on what you earn, sort of the opposite of com-

search for a single phrase that could, preposterously, de-

pound interest. Because the average person grabs 70 of their

scribe our entire cohort, post-crash, I did what I always do in

total pay bumps during their first ten years in the workforce,

moments of crisis. I I know this might read as very woe-is-us,

according to a paper from the National Bureau of Economic

but these are the facts: Nearly 14 percent of college gradu-

Research, having stagnant or nonexistent wages during that

ates from the classes of 2006 through 2010 can’t find full-

period means you hit that springboard at a crawl. Econo-

time work, and overall just 55.3 percent of people ages 16 to

mist Lisa Kahn explained to The Atlantic in 2010 that those

29 have jobs. That’s the lowest percentage since World War

who graduate into a recession are still earning an average

II, as you might have heard an Occupy Wall Street protester

of 10 percent less nearly two decades into their careers. In

point out. (Not coincidentally, one in five young adults now

hard, paycheck-shrinking numbers, the salary lost over that

lives below the poverty line.) Almost a quarter more people

stretch totals around $100,000. That works out to $490 or

ages 25 to 34—in other words, people who should be a few

so less a month, money that could go, say, toward repaS ng

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Instudent loans, which for the class

ever, that this generation will not be better off

of 2009 average $24,000. Those

than its parents.

We wouldn’t living among the scattered ashes and spilled red wine and broken glass from

student loans (the responsible bor-

And so we find ourselves living among the

a party we watched in our pajamas, peering

rowing option!) have reportedly passed credit

scattered ashes and spilled red wine and bro-

down the stairs at the grown-ups. This is not a

cards as the nation’s largest source of debt.

ken glass from a party we watched in our paja-

morning after we are prepared for, to judge by

This is not just a rotten moment to be young. It’s

mas, peering down the stairs at the grown-ups.

the composite sketch sociologists have drawn

a putrid, stinking, several-months-old-stringy-

This is not a morning after we are prepared for,

of us. (Generation-naming is an inexact science,

goat-meat moment to be young.

to judge by the composite sketch sociologists

but generally we’re talking here about the first

Earlier generations have weathered reces-

have drawn of us. (Generation-naming is an in-

half of the Millennials, the terrible New Agey la-

sions, of course; this stall we’re in has the

exact science, but generally we’re talking here

bel we were saddled with in the eighties.) Clare

look of something nastier. Social Security and

about the first half of the Millennials, the terrible

has us pegged pretty well: We are self-centered

Medicare are going to be diminished, at best.

New Agey label we were saddled with in the

and convinced of our specialness and unaccus-

Hours worked are up even as hiring staggers

eighties.) Clare has us pegged pretty well: We

tomed to being denied. “I am sad, jaded, disil-

along: Blood from a stone looks to be the

are self-centered and convinced of our special-

lusioned, frustrated, and worried,” said one girl

normal order of things “going forward,” to

ness and unaccustomed to being denied. “I am

I talked to who feels “stuck” in a finance job she

borrow the business-speak. Economists are

sad, jaded, disillusioned, frustrated, and wor-

took as a stepping-stone to more-fulfilling work

warning that even when the economy recu-

ried,” said one girl I talked to who feels “stuck”

she now cannot find. Ours isn’t a generation

perates, full employment will be lower and

in a finance job she took as a stepping-stone to

that will give you just one adjective to describe

growth will be slower—a sad little rhyme that

more-fulfilling work she now cannot find. Ours

our hurt. It might be hard, in fact, to create a

adds up to something decidedly unpoetic. A

isn’t a generation that will give you just one ad-

generation more metaphysically ill-equipped to

majority of Americans say, for the first time

jective to describe our hurt. But shouldn’t be a

adjust to this new tough-shit world. Yet some of

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Our generation is the product of two longterm social experiments conducted by our parents. The first sought to create little hyperawould like to take this forum to at last admit that my co-secretaryship of the math club had nothing to do with any passion for numbers and much to do with the extra-credit points.) In the second experiment, which was a reaction to their own distant moms and dads, our parents tried to see how much self-confidence they could pack into us, like so many overstuffed microfiber love seats, and accordingly we were awarded clip-art Certificates oft for showing up. The finite supply of actual brass rings meant that the first experiment would never pan out, but the second was a runaway success. Selfesteem among young people in America has been rising since the seventies, but it’s now so dramatically high that social scientists are conGet out, get free: For a 15-minute video on creating your own awesome something, See page 156.

collectively labeled the Organization Kid, more or less happily embraced very hard work within the system. (Brooks was focused on elite students, but I think the term applies equally well to your typical first- and second-honor-roll strivers.) If you were an Organization Kid and have prospered despite the economy, landing one of those jobs that come with an embroidered gym bag, you’re obviously fine. The big change is that when you describe yourself as lucky—a word that comes up a lot with friends I know like this—you may actually mean it more than you would have before. (Before, it

sidering whether they need to find a different measurement system—we’ve broken the scale. Since we are not in fact all perfect, this means that the endless praise we got growing up, win or lose, must have really sunk in. (Meanwhile, it’s this characteristic that our parents’ generation—which instilled it in us!—so delights in interpreting as “entitled.”) I’ve got a working theory about what’s happening as our self-esteem surpluses collide with a contracting world. A big chunk of our generation, the part David Brooks a decade ago

would have just been codespeak for “privileged.”) If, though,

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