Disadvantages of dating at young age
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It’s tempting to look at the recession as the cause of all this, the Great Fuckening from which we are still waiting to recover.
But what we are living through now, and what the recession merely accelerated, is a historic convergence of economic maladies, many of them decades in the making.
What is different about us as individuals compared to previous generations is minor.
What is different about the world around us is profound.
We are delaying partner-marrying and house-buying and kid-having for longer than any previous generation.
Add it all up and it’s no surprise that we’re the first generation in modern history to end up poorer than our parents..“Some days I breathe and it feels like something is about to burst out of my chest,” says Jimmi Matsinger.
“And I just knew I was never going to get a job.”After six months of applying and interviewing and never hearing back, Scott returned to his high school job at The Old Spaghetti Factory. He still lives at home, chipping in a few hundred bucks every month to help his mom pay the rent.He sometimes considers getting a master’s, but that would mean walking away from his salary and benefits for two years and taking on another five digits of debt—just to snag an entry-level position, at the age of 30, that would pay less than he makes driving a bus.At his current job, he’ll be able to move out in six months. There are millions of Scotts in the modern economy.Every stereotype of our generation applies only to the tiniest, richest, whitest sliver of young people.And the circumstances we live in are more dire than most people realize.Please add a one-time donation to help fund our most urgent campaigns to fight discrimination and expand LGBTQ rights.