Poverty is pathologized, but empathy helps. What if our social media obsessions make us better at empathy?
“What got the top vote as ‘most important’ factor from the Millennials? ‘Meaningful work’ was listed more often than six other factors, including high pay.”
Nearly 80% of us would be interested in dropping out of the FT workforce to go freelance.
At TIME, Jacob Davidson goes through some of the data and makes a list of 10 things that Millennials aren’t buying. Are you not buying these things? Let’s go through them one by one.
“The Millennial job interview prospect brings a resume, a crisp suit… and parents,” read the caption at the top of this Wall Street Journal story. Sorry, but no. Yes, you can talk to your parents and get career advice from them. But you don’t need them to accompany you for job interviews or smell out a place so that they can feel better about your career choice. Live your own life millennials! Or Joel Stein is going to come after you.
Portland Monthly has an interview with Kelly Williams Brown, who recently penned a book titled Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, and will be doing a book launch at Housing Works on Thursday (Billfold pal Lindsey Weber will also be there). I’d also like to propose “formal Fridays” where we all wear cocktail attire to work.
Derek Thompson provides some bad news about the Y generation (average debt for graduates of public universities doubled in a decade; grownup stages like buying a home are being deferred) before offering a tiny bit of good news (young people are “living in an age of affordable abundance”—especially when it comes to entertainment where things like music, movies can be streamed at little cost.