High school diploma? Check!
College degree? Check!
Job that pays all your bills so you don’t fall behind on payments? Ummm. Come again?
Growing up, our parents taught us that we could be anything that we wanted to be all we had to do was put our minds to it. Only that wasn’t true, it was a complete lie! What our parents didn’t realize was that by the time that we got to be their age that the economy would be such a shit show that it would take us 10x the amount of time to accomplish our goals that it took our parents to. It wasn’t their fault they couldn’t have predicted how hard it would be for us, but that doesn’t change the fact that the seed was already planted.
If you are a generation X’er (born between the early 1960’s and early 1980’s) then you grew up with the notion that all you needed to do was work hard in school and get a degree, so you took this mindset and ran with it. Now fast forward to 22 years later…continue reading here.