Is This Why Generation Y Are Unhappy?

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An interesting new article posted on Wait But Why is looking to explain why some people who were born between the late-1970s and the mid-1990s are unhappy.

The article, written by Tim Urban, says that these people, better known as Generation Y, are unhappy as a result of the fact that they were all brought up to believe they are “special”, and have lived with the false hope that their life will “stand out amongst the crowd”.

Urban identifies Gen Y members as Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies (GYPSYs), who have much more ambitious and unreachable career goals, which ultimately makes their realities much less impressive than their expectations.

The post also explains the difference in the upbringings of Generation Yers to those of their parents, and even grandparents, by looking at the varying ideals and cultural values of the different generations.

Check out the full post here.