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comment by raysmuckles
raysmuckles  ·  3118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why People Under 35 Are Unhappy

This article made me angry, because of the condescension. I am under 35, and admittedly I have been blessed in my career, but my expectations of a career are perfectly reasonable. I put a lower priority on career advancement and a higher priority on family compared to my parents' generation but I don't expect to own two cars and go on foreign holidays every year. I find it aggravating to be told that I think I am a special unicorn and don't live in the real world - all my friendship group are realistic and down to earth as well. I feel like the 'entitled Gen Y' trope is made up. Unfortunately, I predict that when I am in the senior generation I will forget all this and will probably believe that the young generation are entitled snowflakes.

humanvoices  ·  3118 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel this as well. In general, many of my peers have had decent careers and got on with living. We haven't been particularly entitled to anything. However, the rising cost of living in cities (London is especially ridiculous) means its harder to get holidays, houses, cars. It's not that we are delusional about our expectations, it's that the odds have been stacked more against us. But even this is just a sweeping generalisation based on nothing more than my own peer group