Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Rarely-Discussed Subject Of Being In Your Twenties Finally Examined In Depth


"What is it like to be a not-quite-adult today, and how does that compare to previous generations? A conversation about what it's like (or what it was like) to be at the time of life when you finally have to start making adult decisions about careers, marriage, family and friends. How are timelines shifting? Is being young harder today than it used to be?" So many questions! Awl pals Anna Holmes and Emily Gould—and a bunch of other people—have answers! Probably. You can safely skip ahead to around the seven-minute mark to get started here. Enjoy!

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camelface (#4,600)

*trolls this post*

mimithedog (#1,165)

That's some nincompoopery right there. Emily?

@mimithedog good trolls and bad trolls, I've seen 'em all and my dear/ I'm still here

IBentMyWookie (#133)

I thought the whole reason "Girls" was greenlit was so that society could efficiently meet the quota on privileged navel gazing in one fell HBO-funded swoop.

Also, Emily, girl, I like that shirt.

@IBentMyWookie thank you, you have good taste in shirts

petejayhawk (#1,249)

My Twenties? My Twenties Seem So Smart But I'm Also Scared About My Twenties

saythatscool (#101)

@petejayhawk Astrology: because millions of planets and stars have spent billions of years lining themselves up just to let Emily know that "things are going to turn a corner for her."

Bittersweet (#765)

@saythatscool Hey grumpypants, it sounds like your Mercury is in retrograde.

Moxie (#81,363)

tl;dl

I'm too busy being a twentysomething.

In my day, we didn't have all of these fancy YouTwitters and Faceblrs to broadcast our uselessness. We had to do it drunkenly in shitty bars to an unfortunate circle of strangers beneath a constant soundtrack of Nine Inch Nails.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

@Clarence Rosario We wrote everything down in moleskin notebooks AND THAT'S HOW WE LIKED IT.

@IBentMyWookie I really hated my job and was frustratingly awkward around women, according to the three people I was playing pool with who rolled their eyes every time I complained about it to them.

Unfortunately, there were no photos.

rich bachelor (#8,586)

When I was in my twenties, I lived in Olympia, Washington, and most conversations seemed to revolve around astrology: your Saturn Return, when Mercury was in Retrograde, how people act when the Moon is Devoid of Course. So there was some nostalgia in there for me.

Really though; you never really grow up. You just occasionally think you are.

Brunhilde (#1,225)

I can't wait to regress ironically.

Claire Zulkey (#6,639)

Zeitgeisty 20-somethings will get theirs someday. Specifically, in one to ten years.

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