I graduated in June and have one of those American McDreamy stories journalists love to profile for these kinds of stories. Daughter of immigrant parents who work their way up to the middle class and send their first born to Dartmouth, their second to Berkeley. Do all sorts of rad things in college but now face a downturned economy and dim prospects.
I’ve stopped reading those articles.
Sure, they bring awareness to our circumstances and help garner sympathy for our plight but for once I’d like to see an advice column, opinion piece, or tweet about how Millennials are an innovative and creative group of people that are going to find the secret to happiness or at least redefine what it means to be successful. Because if the boomers throw us a bone—maybe in the form of student loan forgiveness or an expansion of Americorps—that’s just what we’d do.