23 March 2010

Tuesday Links: "Young Adults Are..."

It's Tuesday, which means it's time again for the internet to tell young adults about our lives: our interests, concerns, priorities, and opinions. Is the internet right about us? Only you can say.

This week, young adults are...

"Slacktivists." According to The Economist, Millennials engage in online political and social activism not to do good, but to show off: they wish to "broadcast" it to their peers.

The best-educated generation in American history. (The study the linked article refers to is this one by the Pew Forum.)

Set to get more student loan money. Eventually. (The maximum Pell Grant, currently set at $5,350, will increase to $5,917 by 2017.)

 Of the opinion that gay marriage is inevitable.

More likely, if they are straight men, to make poor decisions while in the presence of beautiful women.

"Focusing on the positive aspects of their transition to adulthood rather than dwelling on plans that have fallen through or have been put on hold indefinitely."

How does this information make you feel? Does it give you hope for the future, or not?

As always, comments are much appreciated!

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