There are 50 million 20 somethings in the United States most of whom are living with a staggering, unprecedented amount of uncertainty.  Many have no idea what they will be doing, where they will be living, or who they will be with in 2 or 10 years. They don’t know when they’ll be happy or when they will be able to pay their bills. They wonder if they should be photographers or lawyers or event planners. They don’t know whether they are a few dates or many years from a meaningful relationship. They worry about whether they will have families or whether their marriages will last.  Most simply, they don’t know whether their lives will work out and they don’t know what to do.  Uncertainty makes people anxious and distraction is the 21st-Century opiate of the masses. So too many 20somethings are tempted, and even encouraged, to just turn away and hope for the best. That’s not the way to go. 

– Dr. Meg Jay

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