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Twenty-somethings

What an interesting dichotomy on the Today show this morning…with twenty-somethings!

First up the newly infamous 22 year old call girl in the middle of the Eliot Spitzer scandal…her band “bros” came in true “street” style to extol that Asley is a “human” after all…”a person you know”…..No… they didn’t have any idea she was a call girl…..  neither did her mother….she ran away at 17…was homeless for a while…in the band …new last name…and has a My Space blog.

Next segment ….a You Tube sensatiion…another  twenty-something…. 25 year old woman …an actress with so many mastered dialects ….she maks Meryl Streep look like a novice! Poised, and confident….on a path to be certain…

Not long ago a weekly magazine had a story about these young adults …titled …”Wandering into adulthood”…how these twenty-somethings…extending now into thirty-somethings are on a path to nowhere!

They go to school….college……they take a job…in that job…not a career…..just a job….they can’t quite cope…they are so used to being praised for what they did well on in their formative years…in school and home…that the  reality it is not how things work in the business world..that they are “responsible” for  what they have done well and what they might have done wrong….many take a hike…right out of that job…back to school for those warm and fuzzy positive responses once more…then another job…or perhaps “giving back”…a humanitarian trek….and so on and so on…..wandering into adulthood….

Suddenly we have mid- thirty-somethings…still trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives…. hard to fathom…but more and more the case…

Bottom line…. an interesting dichotomy for us AARP-somethings …..

are they lost and indeed wandering…

or do they know “something” we don’t?

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