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Dream Jobs, Labors of "Love", and Exploited 20-Somethings

Dream Jobs, Labors of “Love”, and Exploited 20-Somethings

A fascinating little addendum to our recent post on 20-Somethings appeared in The NY Times this past weekend in the article “The No-Limits Job” which reports on the non-stop professional lives of many young adults in the creative/entertainment industries. For our purposes, while it’s sad how something ostensibly good, like following your dreams/taking a risk job-wise, is being so transparently leveraged for profits, the underlying “law” here has to do with how deeply the performancism has been imbibed by employers and employees alike. There is no separation between work life and social life because there is no separation between who…

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Expectation Hangovers and Twentysomething Nones

Expectation Hangovers and Twentysomething Nones

Back in early 2013, The New Yorker published a piece about twentysomethings by Nathan Heller that had more than a ring of truth to it. He surveys a handful of books that have attempted to distill and address the challenges facing young people today, and what he found might come as a surprise, namely, despite the alarmist headlines, twentysomethings are not much different than they’ve ever been. It’s still a confusing and tumultuous time of life, full of big decisions and rocky relationships. In fact, in most ways they are a lot like you and me, human beings who are…

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Go to Church!

Go to Church!

As America tries to catch up with Europe in declining church attendance, some people are actually trying to figure out why no one likes religion anymore.

This article from the Washington Post entitled A Faith for The Nones depicts the vast majority of 20-somethings (called “nones”) who are secular and religiously unaffiliated. Put off by the legalism and political nature of the institutional church, the article describes the unfortunately polarized state of religion in the United States. What is really insightful about this article is that they actually have the right solution! A rare thing indeed.

The last two paragraphs are exactly…

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